COVID-19 and Pets: Information Current to March 24, 2020

Posted On: March 24, 2020

Categories: COVID-19, In the Media, Pet Care

We know that it is a very stressful time for you and your pets. There is a lot of information being shared online that may be causing you fear how COVID-19 may affect your furry family members. We appreciate that it can be difficult to know which sources of information to trust and would like […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside! (Antifreeze And Your Pet)

Posted On: January 13, 2020

Categories: ER + Critical Care, Pet Care

This winter has been warmer than previous years, but the deep freeze is now upon us!! Antifreeze is a necessity at this time of year, but it is important to remember to protect our pets and wildlife from exposure to this deadly toxin. Ethylene glycol affects the nervous system and causes severe injury to the […]

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Case Report: Injection Site Sarcoma – “Stella Beans”

Posted On: December 19, 2019

Categories: Case reports, Oncology

“Stella Beans”, a sweet and wiggly middle aged kitty, presented to the CWVS Oncology service in February 2019 for evaluation of a mass on the left side of her chest wall. Her family veterinarian suspected a feline injection site sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that can develop in cats at the site of a […]

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Kidney Cat – the story of Ruckus

Posted On: November 18, 2019

Categories: Case reports, Internal Medicine

Ruckus is a 9-year-old tabby cat who was referred to the Emergency and Critical Care Department for severely increased kidney enzymes due to a left ureteral obstruction. Ruckus had a blocked ureter, which is a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, because of a stone which caused his kidneys to not […]

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RVT Month – October 2019

Posted On: October 7, 2019

Categories: Pet Care

October is Registered Veterinary Technicians month, a time of year when the veterinary community recognizes Veterinary Technicians and their contributions and commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care. This is a valuable time to acknowledge our hard working support staff and to help you learn more about the important role Vet Techs play in veterinary medicine. […]

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Molly And The Bear Attack

Posted On: August 23, 2019

Categories: Case reports, ER + Critical Care, Neurology

Molly and The Bear Attack In late July on a Whistler trail, Molly and her owner were surprised when they encountered a bear making aggressive noises who then charged towards them. The bear pinned Molly down by her throat. The owner tried to distract the bear to no avail – it disappeared in the bush […]

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Oh Barf: Vomit versus Regurgitation: What’s the difference and what’s the big deal?

Posted On: August 15, 2019

Categories: ER + Critical Care, Internal Medicine

There are many, many reasons why our pets may “bring up” something, and it’s easy to assume that what they are doing is vomiting. But what if we told you that in addition to the reasons to vomit, there are many other reasons why they might regurgitate!  Being able to differentiate between vomiting and regurgitation […]

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Pets And Travel During Holidays

Posted On: June 12, 2019

Categories: Pet Care

As summertime approaches, so do holiday plans.  Whether you plan to bring your pet along on your vacation or leave your pet at home, we have some tips and thoughts for each option. Travelling Together What could be better than going on holidays with your pet? You are together with your fur-buddy, you don’t have […]

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Case Report: Raisins, Grapes, Kidneys and Crisco. Hardy Has A Tale To Tell.

Posted On: May 2, 2019

Categories: Case reports, ER + Critical Care, Internal Medicine

Hardy is an aptly-named and lovely 7-month old Bernese Mountain dog who recently arrived at our Emergency Room after eating a large amount of raisins and two pounds of Crisco (vegetable shortening)!  That night his owner discovered more than 50 raisins in his stool along with some paper towel remnants. Blood work was done to […]

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Lily Toxicity in Cats

Posted On: April 1, 2019

Categories: ER + Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Pet Care

Easter is around the corner and we’ve already had two cases of lily toxicity here at Canada West. Now is the time to review how certain species of lilies cause kidney failure in our feline friends. It has been pointed out that every time holidays roll around I’m doom and gloom about the possible hazards. […]

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