Care Tips & Infomation for Pet Owners
Our monthly newsletters are filled with valuable information about caring for your pet at all life stages. Check back every month for updates!
- January 2023 - Preparing Your Pets for Winter
Preparing Your Pets for Winter
It's that time of year again. Time to have the oil and coolant mixture changed, the belts and hoses checked, and the snow tires installed. We are used to thinking about winterizing our vehicles, but those of us who share our lives with animals must remember to “winterize" our pets as well.
- December 2022 - Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners
Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners
During times of celebration, friends and family often gather in our homes. It is easy to overlook potential hazards to your pets' health and safety. In order to prevent mishaps for your cuddly companions, it is important that you recognize these hidden dangers.
- April 2022 - It’s an Emergency – What do I do?
- March 2022 - Why You Should Buy Your Food from Your Veterinarian
Nutrition & Your Pet
There are three factors that affect a pet’s quantity and quality of life. Genetics, Environment, and Nutrition. Our veterinarians study nutrition in school, as do our Registered Veterinary Technicians/Technologists because it is such a major contributing factor to the overall health and wellbeing of animals.
- February 2022 - Annual Exams & Vaccines
The Importance of Annual Exams
We are often told by pet owners that they are not coming in for their pet’s annual physical examination because their pet isn’t due for any vaccines. Your pet's annual, or semi-annual for senior pets, exam is important so that our veterinary team can evaluate your furry family member. Early diagnosis and treatment means better outcomes.
- January 2022 - Preventing Dental Issues
Teeth Matter – Preventing Dental Issues!
Did you know that pets develop plaque, tartar, and gingivitis in their mouths just like we do? Not only can these conditions cause chronic pain in the mouth, but periodontal disease can actually cause infection throughout the body.
- December 2021 - Pain Management in Dogs
'I’m Fine' – Dogs Keep Secrets When Pain Is A Problem
More than anything – dogs love to please their people! Generally, dogs often hide and tolerate pain, not ideal for addressing what’s bothering them. We want to take a proactive approach to managing painful pets which means, we need to educate and empower dog owners with the signs to look for!
- November 2021 - Pain Management in Cats
'I’m Fine' – Cats Don’t Tell Us When Pain Is A Problem
Cats evolved with the knowledge that showing pain meant showing weakness, unacceptable for prey animals. We appreciate you taking the time to educate yourself on what to look for and hope that this list will help you to keep your cat feeling at its best!
- October 2021 - Quality of Life for Senior Pets
Semi-Annual Exams for Senior Pets
In senior pets, we recommend a check-up every 6 months instead of annually. As they age, issues are more likely to arise, and the sooner we can identify them, the sooner we can work towards positive outcomes. We work with each pet parent to customize a strategy for their senior pets as no two are ever the same.
- September 2021 - Introducing a New Pet Into Your Home
Introducing A New Pet Into Your Home
Congratulations! Bringing home a new pet is so exciting, and those first few days are an important time for creating a foundation that will foster a healthy and happy relationship with your new friend, especially if your household includes children or other pets! We wanted to give you a few tips to help ensure that you start off on the right foot (or is that left paw?)!.
- August 2021 - Spaying & Neutering Your Pet
Spaying &Amp; Neutering – Here’s What You Need To Know!
Educating our clients on the importance of spaying or neutering their pet is something we take seriously. We want you to understand the facts – not just from a medical perspective, but behavioural as well – so that you can make an educated decision regarding your pet’s care.