COVID-19 UPDATES

March 24, 2020 12:05 pm We are happy to be able to report that Veterinary Clinics in Ontario have been deemed an essential service and the Renforth Veterinary Clinic will remain open. However, effective today our operating hours will be restricted to: 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday [until further notice].  The clinic will remain open on Saturdays from  9 am …

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

We at the Renforth Veterinary Clinic, as well as millions of other health care providers around the world, are concerned about COVID-19. We care about you, our clients, as well as our wonderful staff. Therefore, we intend to be wise and proactive in securing the health and safety of the people and pets we care about most. At Renforth Veterinary …

COVID-19

What is SARS-CoV-2? SARS-CoV-2 is a new type of coronavirus that has not previously been identified. This virus is not the same as canine coronavirus (CCoV). CCoV does not affect people – it causes gastrointestinal problems in dogs, particularly in puppies, as opposed to respiratory disease. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses characterized by crown-like spikes on their surface as …

Sydney

It is with a heavy heart that we let Sydney cross the rainbow bridge one month shy of her 15th Birthday. She had a great life, we will miss her terrier spunk so much but when we found out she had kidney disease we had to let her leave with dignity and tail high. She can now chase squirrels like …

Ticks

I think we are all celebrating the official arrival of spring – grateful for more sunshine and warmer weather. Unfortunately, spring weather brings with it a potential pesky peril for pets…ticks. Ticks are technically not insects; taxonomically classified closer to spiders and scorpions. In some respects, ticks are much less of a pain than other external parasites. They are not …

Hill’s Pet Food Recall February 1, 2019

The recall pertains ONLY to the specific lot numbers and date codes of the canned dog foods listed below. NO DRY DOG FOOS, CAT FOODS (dry or canned) or TREATS are affected by the recall. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED ANY OF THE AFFECTED FOODS: 1. Return food to the clinic at your earliest convenience. A full refund will be provided. …

PET FOOD RECALL December 5, 2018

The investigation was prompted by reports of dogs presenting to their veterinarian with symptoms of Vitamin D Toxicity. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs in appropriate amounts but in excessive amounts causes illness. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that, unlike water soluble vitamins, when excess amounts are consumed they cannot simply be eliminated through normal body …

The Importance of Puppy Socialization

The fact that puppies need good veterinary care is no surprise to the vast majority of dog owners. Many owners, however, are not aware that failing to properly address their new puppy’s emotional and social needs can significantly impact his or her longevity and quality of life. Sadly, thousands of dogs are euthanized every year because of aggressive or destructive …

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Some figures suggest that on a daily basis we are exposed to thousands of marketing efforts in various mediums. No wonder it sometimes feels inescapable. Funny, touching, irritating, blatant or subtle, marketing teams target campaigns at every man, woman and child. Incidentally, it looks like we might even have to add dogs to that list. One has to wonder what …