Pet News & Articles
How to cold-proof your Squamish pet
Cold weather poses serious threats to your pets’ health. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Check it out: Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Get your pet checked out to make sure the pain is under control. Know the limits: Cold tolerance can vary from pet […]
For the love of Fido
Vaccinating your Squamish dog is essential to its good health These days, many in Squamish go to great lengths to keep their fur babies happy and healthy. There are goggles and lifejackets on dogs in the summer and coats on them in the fall and winter. Not to mention organic dog food and even doggy […]
Cat vaccines & Squamish felines
Squamish pet owners face lots of choices when it comes to their pets these days. What food, accessories and toys to buy, how much exercise to give them and what vaccines their fur-babies need. When it comes to their feline family, vaccines are essential. Vaccines stimulate the body’s immune system to form disease-fighting cells and […]
Pets, parasites and You — Important things to know
Dogs and cats are not just pets but are members of the family. And like any member of your family, it’s essential to keep your companion animal healthy and free of parasites. Most pet owners are unaware that their furry friends are infected with worms unless they see one. Most internal parasites are too small […]
Just don’t do it
Summer’s here, and that means there are some important things to think about when it comes to your pets. Warm weather can be dangerous for our pets. It’s hard for them to keep cool when the sun is beating down, and that’s because animals don’t sweat as people do. You probably knew that dogs cool […]
Pets and Lyme disease
Although pets can’t spread Lyme disease directly to humans, they can carry infected ticks into your home or yard. Regular tick checks and prompt tick removal are just as important for pets as for people. Sore muscles and joints are the most common symptom of Lyme disease in pets. Some animals may develop a fever […]
Feline Stomatitis: Treatments
Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this...
Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know
Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats...
Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection
Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker...