Toxic Tartar? New Findings about Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Posted On: March 26, 2021

Categories: Case reports, Internal Medicine, Pet Care

Back in 1999, the ASPCA APCC (Animal Poison Control Centre) first reported on the poisonous nature of grapes to dogs when they noticed a cluster of dogs that became seriously ill after eating grapes or raisins. In the ensuing two decades veterinarians have diagnosed many cases of grape and raisin toxicity in dogs, but the […]

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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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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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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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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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Mobility in Older Dogs

Posted On: January 29, 2019

Categories: Pet Care

As promised in our previous post on living with geriatric pets, this is a look at modifying the environment for the aging dog and making sure they aren’t in pain. Pets that are in pain don’t get as much exercise as they would otherwise, and as with people are more likely to have other health […]

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