We all like to think of our homes as being safe havens for our pets. We are offering them protection from the dangers of the outside world, right? What some people are not aware of however, are the dangers that lurk INSIDE our homes. Unfortunately, there are several products that we may use on a daily basis that are very dangerous, and sometimes even fatal, to our animals.
For some pet owners, going out of town (even if it’s just for a short period of time) can be rather stressful. Not only must you make your own travel plans, but you must make sure you have appropriate accommodations for your furry pal(s) also.
If you are a pet owner, one of the first things you should have or should be considering is the spaying or neutering of your pet. The decision to spay or neuter your pet will have a huge effect on their overall long-term health and welfare.
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Christmas trees are being decorated, lights are being hung, and goodies are being baked! Oh, it’s just wonderful, isn’t it? There’s just one teensy little problem…
In recognition of December being National Cat Lover’s Month, let’s talk about one of the most controversial pet topics out there, and something that has recently been banned in the province of BC: declawing cats. To some, the act of declawing a cat is the most horrendous form of torture possible, but in some cases, there may be a medical reason why claws need to be removed. So…keeping the well-being of our feline friends a priority, let’s discuss the facts of this subject.
Diabetes occurs when the body cannot use glucose, the main source of energy for a body’s cells. When there is not enough glucose transported into the cells, there is not enough energy for the cells to function normally; in turn, the tissues become starved for that energy. A dog or cat will not be able to live long if this goes untreated.
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.
The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has designated the month of September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. In recognition of that we’d like to share some tidbits on how to tell if your pet is in pain.
If you have a household with both a dog and a cat, then you have probably fought the never-ending battle of trying to keep the cat out of the dog food or the even more likely scenario of trying to keep the dog out of the cat food!
If you have ever had a cat, then you have most likely witnessed the somewhat disturbing event of “hacking up a hairball”.
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%?
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…
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.
The signs of hyperthyroidism can be subtle initially but become more severe as the disease progresses.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, no doubt you’re already starting to prepare a feast for your family friends.
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.
With the temperatures rising, people begin to strip down to their bathing suit to cool off, but can the same be said for your pet?
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.
Feline calicivirus infection is a common respiratory disease in cats. The virus attacks the respiratory tract — lungs and nasal passages — the mouth, with ulceration of the tongue, the intestines, and the musculoskeletal system.
Cat owners have the option whether or not to keep their pet indoors or allow outdoor access. While some believe that keeping your feline friend inside is “unnatural”, others feel it may be for the best.