Amherst Vet Hospital prepares for Halloween

Amherst Vet Hospital prepares for Halloween

Halloween is a favorite festive time for many, filled with candies and costumes. For our four legged friends however, it can be a dangerous and stressful time of year. Halloween presents an array of hazards, which can be easily avoided to ensure a safe and happy...
In the News…Grain Free Diets

In the News…Grain Free Diets

Grain free diets and its association with heart disease in dogs has recently made the news. Last week the US FDA made an announcement to alert pet owners and veterinarians about reports of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs fed grain free diets. DCM is a serious and...
Parvo virus in the news

Parvo virus in the news

Parvovirus has made the news again in Vancouver recently, as several puppies from the downtown area have died from the infection. Here is the recent news article on the subject.Symptoms of the disease include lack of energy, vomiting and diarrhea. It is a virus that...
Amherst Veterinary Hospital Discusses Internal Parasites

Amherst Veterinary Hospital Discusses Internal Parasites

Spring is here in Vancouver! The sun is shining, dogs and cats are running in the grass, cherry trees are blooming, and the eggs are waiting…That’s right; parasites are excited about spring too! Now that your pets are spending more time outside, there are a few things...
Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligaments In Dogs (CCL of ACL tear)

Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligaments In Dogs (CCL of ACL tear)

A ruptured cranial cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in our pet dogs. Larger breed dogs, particularly Labrador retrievers, Golden retrievers, Rottweilers, Neoplitan mastiff, Newfoundlands, Staffordshire Terriers and Labradoodles seem particularly prone....
February is dental month at Amherst Veterinary Hospital

February is dental month at Amherst Veterinary Hospital

February is dental month at Amherst Veterinary Hospital and we are excited to help give your pet a shiny, healthy smile! Have you checked your pet’s breath lately? Does it make you run across the room? The clinical name for bad breath is halitosis and often there is a...
Leptospirosis in the news

Leptospirosis in the news

Here is a recent article in the news about a dog that died on Vancouver Island due to Leptospirosis. We have received multiple calls from concerned clients as to whether they need to worry about this disease for their dogs. Although not a common disease, Leptospirosis...
Pot Roast and Puppies

Pot Roast and Puppies

Not all dogs like puppies, and it’s not hard to tell why. Puppies lack manners. They nip. They jump. They have seemingly endless piles of energy. Ask anyone with a puppy and they’ll tell you that nothing is more difficult than training a new one. What makes us humans...
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