Atopic dermatitis, also known as canine atopy, is a hypersensitivity, or over-reaction, to commonplace substances in the environment. These allergens may include plant pollens, house dust mites, mold spores, etc
Most people have heard the term “anemia”, either referred to in humans or animals. Anemia is a condition that occurs when the number of red blood cells in the body falls below the normal values, or they function improperly.
If you have ever had a cat, then you have most likely witnessed the somewhat disturbing event of “hacking up a hairball”.
The question that veterinarians throughout British Columbia have been hearing more and more often is “can my dog get lyme disease?”
Many common household items present a potential risk to your furry friend’s health and well-being so it’s important to learn how to safely organize your home in order to make it a pet-safe environment.
You’ve decided to get a new puppy! How exciting! Few things are more rewarding than the love and devotion of a furry companion. However, you now have some big responsibilities!
First and most importantly: do not leave your pets behind in the event of an evacuation! Pets that are left behind can escape or become trapped and injured. Remember, if it isn’t safe for humans, it isn’t safe for pets!
Often times, as a pet owner, it’s hard to know whether your pet’s condition is a true medical emergency or not.
Keeping your cat both happy and healthy provides a higher quality of life and allows you to better monitor their behavior if something appears off. So, what can you do to help keep them at 100%?
Many people find the companionship found in a dog to be just what the doctor ordered. The unconditional love a dog gives can most definitely be used as a form of therapy, and many people rely heavily on their animals to get them through the stresses of everyday life.
Keeping a first aid kit for your pet is just as important as having one for yourself. It can help you in the event of an emergency where you need to quickly get to their rescue…
Natural Disasters can come at any time and can come in many forms. In the lower mainland we need to be aware of the potential for earthquakes…
Like human, dogs have 2 sets of teeth. There are 28 baby or primary teeth and 42 adult or permanent teeth…
Marijuana is a popular recreational drug used by millions of people all over the world. Its use is likely to rise due to the changes being made in legislation and that may lead to an increase in cases of intoxication of pets by this drug.
We need to learn how to safely and respectfully approach dogs to prevent these episodes from occurring. There are appropriate and inappropriate was to approach and greet dogs…
The holiday season brings merry festivities to our homes and often brings new people, plants, foods, and decorations which warm our hearts (and our bellies!) but can also pose threats to our canine and feline family members.
Like with any season, your own routine might change a little to adjust to the weather and this also applies for your dog.
The signs of hyperthyroidism can be subtle initially but become more severe as the disease progresses.
Rabies is a viral disease of mammals that infects the central nervous system and causes disease in the brain and ultimately death.
We get a lot of questions about dog parks and whether they are good or bad for dogs. It is not always a simple question to answer.