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
The word “cancer” is probably one of the most feared words in our world today; and unfortunately that doesn’t stop with humans – it affects our pets as well. According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, it is a diagnosis one out of every three dogs will receive in their lifetime.
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!
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…
Like human, dogs have 2 sets of teeth. There are 28 baby or primary teeth and 42 adult or permanent teeth…
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.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, no doubt you’re already starting to prepare a feast for your family friends.
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.
Often we get questions from clients about what things they can do for their pets prior to coming to the clinic or when problems occur over the weekend.
A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted under the skin over the shoulders with a needle.
With summer fast approaching, dogs and their owners like to spend more time in the outdoors. The warmer weather also brings a wide variety of insects, including bees and wasps and increases the chance of your dog getting stung.
Diabetes Mellitus is a disease which involves the lack of insulin in the body. To understand how this affects your pet it is necessary to understand how the body normally functions.