Pet Health 101

Information about Vaccination and Spaying/Neutering

To engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training, and passion.

Our goal is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being. Optimal well-being permits individuals to thrive in their environments. By giving caregivers the information and tools needed to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that permits them to thrive across the lifespan, we aim to sustain the highest quality relationship between pets and their owners possible. The Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) provides a foundation for pet owners and veterinarians to create plans tailored to promote thriving that are based on the soundest, most up-to-date science available.

Answers from veterinarians about your pet’s health, behaviour, and care.

This site contains detailed information about heartworm disease, its prevention and treatment.

An excellent discussion form on infectious diseases and how they affect both humans and animals.

Excellent online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA®’s Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.

A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on animal adoption, relocation and travel tips, and a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities. supports veterinarians and pet owners in the care of companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.

The Veterinary Emergency Clinic of York Region provides medical care to pets in the evenings, on weekends and on statutory holidays. They provide only emergency (after-hours) medical care, and do not perform routine procedures, such as vaccinations, spaying or neutering. The Veterinary Emergency Clinic of York Region does not use an appointment system, but a TRIAGE system, similar to that used in human medical emergency rooms.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. It brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice, and association leadership.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition carries on the tradition of caring that began in 1939 with one remarkable veterinarian. Our Prescription Diet® and Science Diet® pet foods offer the highest quality pet nutrition available. We’re making a difference for people and their pets all over the world.

We understand the importance of your morning snuggles and the tail-wagging excitement when you come through the door, even if you’re only gone for five minutes. Your pets are always there for you, so we are always here for them.

Learn more about the inside working of your Dog or Cat with this helpful information and diagrams.

Helpful information regarding medicating your pet.

Pet Safety Tips

Heat Stroke, Cannabis, Holiday Hazards, Poisons, Dangerous Plants, and Travelling with your Pet.

Dental Home Care

Information about the Importance of Dental Home Care, Dental Products and Tips on Tooth Brushing

Ongoing Care

Parasite Control, Nutrition, Behaviour, Dental Care and Tips on Keeping your Pet Active in the Winter

Fear Free Happy Homes

Information on how to improve your pet’s emotional well being