Wellesley Animal Hospital

8 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E7

(416) 966-1830

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DVM Blogs: Bunny Basics: Rabbits 101

By Alison Young, DVM As the small mammal and exotics expert at Wellesley Animal Hospital, I would like to use my first blog post to share some insights on one of my favourite topics: rabbits! At first their cute faces, whiskers or ears may be all that catches your attention, or even win you over. […]


DVM Blogs: A Guide to the best Dog Parks in Toronto (Downtown West)

By Dr. Edison Barrientos, DVM, Owner Today’s urban dog has many options for getting outside, exercising and meeting new buddies. Some Pet Moms and Dads just like to take them for a stroll on some of our many walkable downtown avenues. Queen Street West, Kensington Market, College Avenue, King Street West, Bloor St and Queens […]


DVM Blogs: Every Season Can Be Tick Season! (March 2018)

Ticks are external parasites, living by feeding on the blood of wild animals, birds, and sometimes your pet or even yourself! While the general rule is that ticks are active above 4 degrees C, we have this false sense that “once it’s cold we will be safe”. But that’s no longer the case; there can be warmer pockets of […]


DVM Blogs: February is Dental Health Month!

By Elva Ma, DVM February is National Pet Dental Heath Month, so I would like to take this opportunity to write about the importance of dental health in our pets. While we may see our pet’s bad breath as only an annoyance, it can indicate a serious health concern, such as infection and pain, and […]


DVM Blogs: Caring For Senior Pets (January 2018)

By Elva Ma, DVM This is the first in a series of regular blog posts by the doctors of Wellesley Animal Hospital. I’ll start off with a topic near and dear to my heart. As the owner of a 17-year old feline, and as the health provider for hundreds of senior pets, I’ve seen firsthand […]


What is an RVT? What do RVTs do?

What is an RVT, and what do they do? This week is National Veterinary Technician Week, and we thought there was no better time to shine a spotlight on our RVTs and answer your questions! An RVT, or Registered Veterinary Technician, is a highly trained professional who acts as the right-hand of the doctor and […]


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Fleas: Indoor Pets Get Them Too!

Your pet doesn’t have to go outside to get fleas. The fleas will come to you, and they prefer to live out their entire life on one pet, not jump from one furry friend to another. So how do we get fleas? To answer this question, a better understanding of the flea life cycle is […]


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Signs Your Cat is in Pain

Cats hide their discomfort very well, and it can sometimes be difficult to tell when they are in pain. Limping or a cut on their skin are pretty clear signs your cat is hurting, but what about when the source is less obvious? Here are a few signs to help you determine if your cat […]


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Licking – when is it more than just grooming?

Licking to groom fur is a perfectly normal and healthy behaviour of pets – when done in moderation. Too much of it, however, and it may be a sign that your pet is uncomfortable. Obsessive licking or grooming of certain areas can indicate an underlying issue. Here are a few of the top culprits that […]


August 15th is Check the Chip Day!

Is your pet’s microchip information up to date? Microchips are an important part of keeping your pet safe. Collars and tags can become lost, but chips remain for the lifetime of your pet. Every animal hospital, shelter, and city service that responds to calls of animals without owners will use a special scanner to look […]



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