Pet First Aid Kit for Sunny Activities

Pet First Aid Kit for Sunny Activities

The weather in Vancouver is finally turning to sunny days and many of us are planning camping trips, long hikes or even just a day out at the lake. If your dog will be joining you, consider taking a first aid kit for your furred companion, especially if access to...
Ticks, Lyme Disease and Lyme Vaccine

Ticks, Lyme Disease and Lyme Vaccine

Media attention for Lyme disease seems to have exploded in recent years and what is being reported is very scary indeed, at least in regards to this disease in humans. Not surprisingly our clients at Amherst Veterinary Hospital are worried for their pet and want to...
Spring/Summer Seasonal Hazards

Spring/Summer Seasonal Hazards

HEATSTROKE Dogs and cats do not sweat in the same way that we do. Temperatures inside a hot car can rise to harmful levels within minutes on a hot day, resulting in shock, collapse and death. Never leave a pet in a car on a warm day. If you plan to take your dog along...
It’s Time to Talk Ticks

It’s Time to Talk Ticks

What you need to know to protect your pet. What are ticks? Ticks are not insects, but eight legged arachnids, most closely related to spiders. They are external parasites that feed on the blood of their host, which can be an animal or a human. The most common ticks...
Beware the Blooms

Beware the Blooms

As there are sure signs of spring starting to sprout in Vancouver, many people are out working in their gardens, bringing fresh cut flowers into their homes or simply enjoying the many blossoms in the city parks. And although these beautiful plants are enjoyed by us...
Holiday Foreign Body Cases

Holiday Foreign Body Cases

The Holiday season is well under way and if your household is similar to mine there are presents, wrapping, ribbons, chocolates and home baking all around the house. This is the time where our pets often take advantage of our distraction and try to enjoy some of the...
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