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Kato Animal Hospital’s Pet Care Blog

At Kato Animal Hospital in Toronto, we know that your pets are beloved members of your family. That’s why we offer this pet care blog full of tips, advice and health information. Each blog post has been written to help you give your pets the best possible care.

Select a post and read on to learn more about different ailments and treatments that your pets can undergo at any given time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our office for more information.

  • 08/10/2021
    What to Expect from Your Dog’s First Dental Exam

    Our four-legged companions need oral care just like us- but what exactly goes into a dog dental exam? To keep your dog healthy with a mouth full of pearly whites, you should schedule regular visits with your dog's dentist.


    Your dog’s first dental exam can be overwhelming. You want to learn as much as you can about your pet’s oral health, but there’s too much information to take in! Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Here, we’ll break down what you can expect to occur during your dog’s first dental exam.


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  • 15/09/2021
    Senior Cat Care Guide

    Did you know that 8.1 million Canadian households have a cat as a pet? As people spend more time in their homes, a pet can be a great comfort in uncertain times. But when your feline friend reaches its twilight years, do you know how to care for it? 

    In this guide, we’ll help you learn about the physical and behavioral changes that you can expect from your kitty, as well as everything you need to know to be a great caregiver. 

    Read on as we discuss senior cat care.  


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  • 16/03/2021
    Doggy Dental: How Often Should You Have Your Dog’s Teeth Checked and What Can Happen if You Don’t

    According to Kato Animal Hospital, 84% of canines suffer from some form of dental disease if they are over the age of 4.

    Doggy dental is really important for your pup's health!

    Although often overlooked when it comes to pets, dental health is one of the most important aspects of taking care of your dog. 


    No pet owner wants to see rotten dog teeth or any other repercussions that can come because of that. Even worse is the pain that you may not see your dog going through from their dental issues.


    This article will help you understand the importance of doggy dental, how often their teeth should be cleaned at the vet, how you should care for their teeth at home and the dangers of ignoring their dental health.


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  • 28/01/2021
    5 Ways to Curb Your Pet's Grooming Anxiety

    If your dog hates being groomed, this might make this critical aspect of pet care difficult. Don't despair because there are things you can do to help. Read on to learn 5 ways to alleviate grooming anxiety and make grooming more pleasant for both you and your dog.


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  • 29/10/2020
    A Comprehensive Guide for Taking Care of Your Spayed/Neutered Dog

    Congratulations on making the excellent decision to spay and neuter your pets! The health, behavioural, financial, and community benefits of this surgery are so important.

    But once the hard part is over, how soon can you get back to enjoying your time together as a family?

    Read on to learn how to ensure that everything goes well with your pet's post-operative recovery.


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  • 05/08/2020
    Covid-19 and Pets: What We Know So Far

    Just what do we know about COVID-19 and pets? That question is of major concern to the millions and millions of pet owners throughout the world who wish to keep this horrible virus from affecting their furry loved ones.

    If only it were as simple as getting your pet vaccinated! Unfortunately, this is a new threat we don't know a lot about. What we do know, however, can make a positive impact. 


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  • 17/07/2020
    Choosing the Right Pet Grooming Service

    Grooming is essential for a well-maintained and healthy pet. It takes care of your pet’s appearance as well as their health.

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  • 17/07/2020
    Why Is It Important to Get Your Pet Vaccinated

    Vaccinations are preventive measures are designed to protect your pets from infections and diseases.

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  • 17/07/2020
    5 Easy Tips to Keep Your Pet Clean

    If you have a dog or cat in your life, it’s crucial that you know about pet grooming. It will not only keep your loved ones clean and healthy, but you and your home as well. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you want them to enjoy - or at least not hate – the process.

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  • 22/10/2019
    How to Prepare Your Pet for Boarding Stay

    The idea of leaving your pet at a boarding facility can be daunting. Your pet is a member of your family and leaving them behind can be hard on you both. But at some point, whether you like it or not, you have to leave your furry pooch in another’s care for a while. No matter how luxurious a pet boarding stay may be, it can be a stressful experience for your cat or dog. Your pet will be living in a completely new environment, being cared for by new people, and staying around other pets they don’t know. This makes it important to prepare your pet for boarding stay.

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  • 19/02/2019
    Catch Common Cat Health Problems

    At Kato Animal Hospital in Toronto, ON, there are a number of problems that are common among our feline patients. Here are four that you should watch for.

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  • 19/02/2019
    Spot Common Dog Health Problems

    When your dog is feeling under the weather, you might wonder when it’s appropriate to go to the vet. Dogs, after all, can seem sick one minute and fine the next! But there are a number of common dog problems that require veterinary attention. Here are some conditions to look out for so that you know when to bring your dog to your local animal hospital in Toronto, ON.

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  • 25/01/2019
    How Often Do Pets Need to Visit the Vet?

    As a pet owner, you’re responsible for your animal companions, and this includes making sure their health needs are met by regularly bringing them to see their veterinarian. Kato Animal Hospital on Danforth Avenue has been caring for Toronto pets for a long time, and a question we often hear is “how often should my pet see the vet?” Here’s what you need to know about the frequency of visits to the vet, depending on the species of your pet.

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  • 24/04/2018
    Top 5 Reasons to Groom Your Pet

    At Kato Animal Hospital, we love animals and do everything we can to help them live happy and healthy lives. That’s why we offer pet grooming services in addition to regular hospital care to all our clients. Pet grooming is particularly important in a dense urban area like Toronto. Grime and dirt are everywhere and your pet can only do so much to clean him or herself. Here are our top five reasons you should give your cat or dog the gift of grooming:

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  • 07/12/2017
    How to Manage Obesity in Cats

    Unfortunately, obesity in domestic cats has been on the rise. Obesity poses serious heath threats to your cat, including contributing to osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disorders, and diabetes. Just like with us humans, if cats don’t get enough exercise or don’t have the correct diet, they can accumulate fat in their bodies. Not all big cats are necessarily obese, of course. Technically, obesity is determined by the proportion of fat relative to what should be normal for your cat’s size. If your cat has 20% more body weight than is normal for a cat of his or her size, you cat is technically obese.

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  • 14/09/2017
    Skin and Flea Allergies in Pets

    Many people aren't aware that their pets can suffer from a variety of different allergies. While allergy symptoms in humans most commonly affect the respiratory tract, cats and dogs tend to develop allergy symptoms on their skin.

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  • 30/05/2017
    The Importance of Spaying/Neutering Your Pet

    Drew Carey is the current host of the television game show The Price Is Right, and he ends the show with that familiar line made famous by the shows preceding host, Bob Barker “Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered.” These words are representative of his lifelong love for helping animals. It’s a love and passion shared by Dr. Christine Kato and the rest of our staff at Kato Animal Hospital. When it comes to responsible pet ownership, sometimes the best approach to your pet’s good health includes a surgical procedure.

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  • 27/04/2017
    Dental Care Tips for Your Pets

    Just like humans, cats and dogs are prone to developing oral health problems if their teeth are not regularly cleaned. Many pet owners, unfortunately, aren't sure how to brush their pets' teeth. At Kato Animal Hospital, a Toronto pet hospital, we look after every aspect of the health of the furry friends who visit our clinic, including dental health. Here are some tips from our experienced veterinarians about how you can take care of your pets' dental heath at home.

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  • 16/11/2016
    Does Your Pet Need a Checkup?

    Your pet’s an important member of your family. From kisses and cuddles, to games and outings, he or she is an integral part of your daily life. And, just like you and the other members of your family, pets require regular checkups to ensure their continued good health.

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  • 02/11/2016
    The Pet Owner’s Guide to Summer Allergies in Toronto

    As summer draws to an end, allergens come to life and tissue box sales increase dramatically. Unfortunately, us humans are not the only ones that dread this time of year - our furry friends suffer too!

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Kato Animal Hospital  

2830 Danforth Ave

Toronto, ON, M4C 1M1

Phone: 416-690-2112


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