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Dr. Nora Fortune

Dr. Nora Fortune graduated with honours from the Ontario Veterinary College. She has been a member of the Champlain team since 1990. Dr. Fortune cares for all animals, including pocket pets, birds and wildlife. She has a particular interest in senior pets and Shelter Medicine and has been an active volunteer at LAWS for many years. When not at Champlain, Dr. Fortune enjoys spending time with her family kayaking, hiking and skiing.


4DX Testing: A Quick and Powerful Screening Tool for the Health of Your Dog

The 4DX test is a quick blood test that screens for four diseases which affect our dogs: Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and is becoming more prevalent as the climate warms and more dogs (unknowingly infected) are brought into the province from other areas where mosquito borne diseases are widespread. In a few discrete areas within southern Ontario, such as Peterborough County, the prevalence of infection in dogs not on a heartworm preventive can be as high as 5% to 10%.* Local wildlife such as foxes, coyotes and wolves may be infected and be able to spread the disease to our dogs through the mosquito.

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