Special considerations for Special Needs

While all dogs progress to becoming seniors, some tend to just get some greys, and other dogs seem to get every single aging ailment possible. Suddenly, your happy-go-lucky pouncing pup is now a poster dog for veterinary clinics “ageing and special needs animals” campaigns. Failing eyesight, sore joints and even some accidents are all common ...

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays
Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays, I hope you’ve been paying attention! There will be an exam soon, with bonus questions.  Haha, just kidding. Our resident dog, TimBit made me write that, I promise!    At Kennedy Heights Animal & Bird Hospital, their staff, Dr. Linda Schild, Dr. Yuri Yoon, Dr. Dana Gibson, Sarah, Kelsey, Laura, Stephanie, Jenn, ...

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays
At Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic, located at 101B 45793 Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack BC, They have a permanent resident, Lily, who came to our clinic after becoming acutely paralyzed in her hind end at only 8 weeks old.  As there is no known treatment to improve her condition quickly she became the newest member of our team here at ...

Age is not a disease!

Age is not a disease!
Every day we have new customers call us, saying their dog is having mobility issues, their cat needs an amputation, or they just need some assistance. Every day, I have people tell me “He’s 14, I know thats old”. I always ask people “does he still look at you the same? Does his tail wag, ...

Your pet keeps you healthy

Your pet keeps you healthy
We’ve written a lot about pets and their health. How to keep them healthy, how to prevent them from being unhealthy, how to maintain their health once they get older, how to do a wellness check, and how to cope with an animal whose very unhealthy. How do pets affect our health? Good question. Basic ...

Whats’ needed to know about adopting a Special Needs Dog

Whats' needed to know about adopting a Special Needs Dog
What you need to know before adopting a Special Needs Dog A Special Needs dog is any dog that requires help or assistance doing the things that other dogs can do without help. Like humans, special needs in dogs may be a physical or mental disability. The term special needs can cover a wide range ...

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays
Todays Wellness Wednesdays brings us all the way to Port Coquitlam, to the Coast Meridian Animal Hospital, located at 2-1471 Prairie Ave in Port Coquitlam, BC. Come visit their wonderful staff members, Dr. Gerg Clark, Dr. Rick Boretsky, Zoe E, Zoe G, Taylor and their mascot Pekoe. Check them out online at www.coastmeridiananimalhospital.com

Hero Dog!

Hero Dog!
Hero Animals and an adorable little girl, whose dog saved her life. How can you expect me NOT to cry? Geez!   A missing 3-year-old girl who spent a night in freezing cold temperatures, survived because her dog kept her warm. The child, named Julia, was found 3- 4 miles from her home with her ...

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays
Today’s Wellness Wednesdays (which we hope you’re enjoying!) takes us to 1850 Alberni Highway in Port Alberni, BC, to the Alberni Veterinary Clinic.  The staff, Dr. Angela Damant, Dr. Junko Sakai, Marc, Tamara, Jaimee, Ross & Kerri would like to let you know that they believe that pets come first and they are here to help you keep your furry family ...

Canine Hydrotherapy

Canine Hydrotherapy
Canine Hydrotherapy, a natural remedy for tissue, bone and joint damage, has become a fairly common way of treating dogs with mobility problems, including arthritis and other injuries. Hydrotherapy facilities are equipped with at least one type of pool, usually staffed by an associate who guides your dog though the process. The treatment has been ...