3 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Cat This Month

cat adoption.

June is Adopt-A-Cat-Month. If you’ve been wondering if now is the right time to bring home a shelter cat, we can assure you, it is. With “kitten season” in full swing, there seem to be more cats available than there are homes. Adopting a cat makes a difference in the life of one cat, but the good deed goes far beyond a single kitty. 


Tick Season is Here—Are You Ready?

A tick on wood

The snow is finally melting, and the bounty of spring is beginning to arrive. Of course, along with the fresh breezes, colourful flowers, and singing birds come the parasites we all love to hate. Tick season has officially arrived, and protecting your pet—and your family—from the many diseases they carry is a top priority. Fortunately, the team at Parkside Animal Hospital is here to help!


Tick Season in Canada and Lyme Disease Treatment for Dogs


Ticks are infamous for feeding on the blood of various mammals, but the fact that they spread disease secures their reputation as one of the world’s most revolting insects. Without a doubt, the sight of an engorged tick attached to a pet rattles our sense of health and safety. With the proper prevention and attention, you can avoid dealing with this unfortunate disease in your pets. 


Rhinitis and Sinus Infections in Cats

cat up close.

Our team at Parkside Animal Hospital is quite familiar with stuffy kitties. Clients commonly bring in their pet because their cat has a runny nose, irritated eyes, or seems congested. Nasal infections and sinus issues are a common feline issue, and we hope to help you understand better what causes this and how to help.


Signs of Feline Stomatitis and Gingivitis in Cats

cat teeth and gums.

Most of us know that any word ending in “-itis” usually isn’t good. In fact, the suffix refers to disease characterized by inflammation. Because of the enormous impact that dental health has on the whole body, we emphasize dental cleanings 1-2 times a year. Additional tactics at home, such as daily or weekly brushing, dental chews, or even water additives, can prevent gingivitis and stomatitis in cats. 


Feline Veterinarians: Why Your Cat Deserves Specialized Care

cat at parkside animal hospital in north bay canada.

Sassy, finicky, and incredibly inquisitive, cats have high standards, and so do we! At Parkside Animal Hospital, we’re proud to be a certified Cat Friendly Practice®, which means we take the care and comfort of our feline friends seriously. Cats have unique behaviors and healthcare needs, and we provide customized care in a manner that causes as little stress as possible to our cat patients. 

Keep reading for more reasons why your fabulous feline deserves a cat veterinarian: 


Endoscopy for Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Disorders in Pets 


Medicine is an ever-changing science, with new options emerging all the time. Not only are new discoveries happening, but new surgical techniques are also being developed. In particular, endoscopy has allowed us to do more than ever with less invasive methods for our patients. Parkside Animal Hospital is happy to be able to offer this technology to better care for the pets that depend on us.


Detection and Diagnosis of Foreign Body Ingestion in Dogs and Cats

cartoon of dog xray.

The ingestion of a foreign body is a common complaint among veterinary patients. After all, pets learn about their world through their senses, and they just like to eat in spite of flavor or the potential for danger. 

A foreign body is something inside the body that’s not supposed to be there. The risk of moving certain objects through the gastrointestinal tract is incredibly high, and some items simply get stuck where they don’t belong. Luckily, veterinary diagnostics techniques and even surgery can save the day. 


What Is Canine Parvovirus: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Hospital treatment for canine parvovirus.

There are several canine vaccinations that are vitally important for disease prevention. While we customize every patient’s care, we always recommend the canine parvovirus vaccination.

One of the most common diseases in dogs, parvovirus, can be effectively prevented throughout a dog’s life with routine boosters. 


Understanding Environmental Allergies in Pets Living in North Bay, Ontario

cat sitting in a tree surrounded by autumn leaves.

Our pets can suffer from seasonal allergies, too. Since allergy outlooks are typically high in spring and summer, pets can be exposed to various allergens that make for an uncomfortable time. By the time the leaves start changing, allergy season has reached its apex. So how do yu help your pets overcome their symptoms? Keep reading to find out.