Pet Health

Worms & Germs Blog

Pet Poison Hotline:

ASPCA Poison Control Centre – 1-888-426-4435
a consultation fee may apply

Veterinary Partner:

Heartworm Society: 
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

Acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) from the Chi Institute in Florida:

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service:
The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health-related topics, including the latest news on
such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth diseases, and many other things.

Health Canada: 


General Information

Our kitten and adult cat plans: 
Feline Wellness Plans as of February 2022

Our puppy and adult dog plans: 
Canine Wellness Plans as of February 2022

Spay & Neuter (pdf)
Canine Lifecycle Spay/Neuter

Spay & Neuter guidelines:

Healthy pets, Healthy people:

Choosing a pet:

What you need to know before adopting or buying a pet:

OVMA – Dog Owner’s Handbook:

Ohio State University – Indoor Pet Enrichment Initiative:

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA):

Behaviour Problems:
Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behaviour,
this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioural problems such as feline house soiling, barking dogs, aggression,
or any other behavioural problem.

The Canadian Cat Association
A wealth of information on purebred cats and breeders 

Ontario Veterinary College: 

Pet Loss

OVC Pet Support hotline:

Web-based support:

Walking With You:
Tim Boulton, grief counsellor: 
(519) 831-2082

Rainbow Bridge – Grief Support Community:
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members