Top 10 Cat Emergencies

  Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while others have […]

Flea & Tick Prevention

    Nobody wants to find a flea or tick on their pet, but these tiny critters are unfortunately among the most common pet parasites around, especially in this season. Fleas thrive in warm, humid conditions while ticks are commonly found in wooded areas. If not destroyed, fleas can lead to allergy dermatitis while ticks […]

Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous […]

Importance of wellness exams

  Veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound […]

5 Signs of an Affectionate Cat

Cats are unique and sometimes mysterious creatures. They behave in the strangest ways sometimes, and considering their independent nature, many cat owners are left asking themselves, “How do I know if my cat loves me?” Here at Thornhill Pet Hospital, we know cats, and we’re very familiar with their behaviors. Check out these five signs […]

Yuck—My Pet Ate Garbage!

Anytime food preparation is underway, food scraps, wrappers and more end up in the garbage. Inevitably, household animals help themselves to that tempting trash. In the holiday season, decorations become fodder as well. Why worry? Because people food is not safe for animals. And food isn’t the only risk—animals will eat the most unexpected things. […]

Springtime Pet Safety Tips

Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts inevitably turn to spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. But the new balmy weather can prove not-so-sunny for curious pets—or their unwitting parents. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your delicate, furry friend. […]

First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

What would you do if …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter?  …your cat had a seizure right in front of you?  …your dog fell down the stairs and started limping?  …your cat was overheating on a hot summer day? To avoid the feelings of […]

WoofTrax Mobile APP

We have found an APP for your mobile device that raises money for rescue and shelter animals every time you walk your dog! Download it to your mobile device today! Website: http://www.wooftrax.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Walkforadog

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

  Most pets do not tolerate spicy seasonings very well or large quantities of food. Avoid giving pets a sampling of everything on the human menu.   On the morning of the holiday, exercise the dog to try to wear it out before guests arrive.   Make sure to dispose of turkey bones where the […]