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...
Dog Flu: How Worried Should You Be?

Dog Flu: How Worried Should You Be?

Every now and again I will be presented with a lethargic, coughing dog with a fever and I am asked if this could be the dog flu. Yes, dogs do get the dog flu, more appropriately known as canine influenza. There has been increased media coverage of this disease over...
How to Get Your Fat Cat Moving

How to Get Your Fat Cat Moving

How to get your overweight cat to exercise more Exercising a cat may seem like a bit of a conundrum. Unlike their canine counterparts, cats are not as enthused to go for a hike or play fetch in the park. But exercise for our cats is just as important as it is for our...
Amherst Veterinary Hospital Discusses Heartworm

Amherst Veterinary Hospital Discusses Heartworm

It is finally spring here in Vancouver, with the change in season comes longer days, beautiful blossoms, warmer weather and an increase in the parasite population. April is Heartworm Awareness Month; the aim is to raise awareness about the disease, as well as to give...
Feline Osteoarthritis

Feline Osteoarthritis

  Our understanding and management of feline pain, both acute and chronic has changed markedly over the recent decade. One of the conditions that causes chronic pain in our cats is osteoarthritis (OA). It’s a disease that is given a lot of attention in our canine...
Dr. Loretta Yuen discusses Kennel Cough

Dr. Loretta Yuen discusses Kennel Cough

Is your dog coughing from kennel cough? have something caught in his throat? Or vomiting up white foam? Kennel cough, as the name suggests, is a disease characterized by an acute onset of a dry, hacking cough. Often your dog may even bring up white foamy mucous at the...
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