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
At Garibaldi Veterinary Hospital, we have a special clinic cat named Polar who is missing her back right leg. She came to us through the SPCA when she only 3-4 month old and was born with her leg deformed. We amputated it at around 6 months of age and she decided she was going to ...

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, ...

Hero Dogs

Hero Dogs
Hero Dogs, Military edition! Welcome to Trooper Tuesdays! The only reason I cried is because I was so proud of these next two dogs, Stubby and Trackr.   In the U.S dogs are equally revered, especially in the military. A Pit Bull named Stubby once reached the rank of Sergeant for his heroic work during ...

Clues to Detecting Pain and the Aging process of your animals 1

Clues to Detecting Pain and the Aging process of your animals
To protect themselves from predators, animals naturally hide their pain. Your dog may be suffering even though she isn’t showing obvious signs. Observing your dog’s behavior is vital to managing his or her pain. To help you understand your dogs body language: Abnormal chewing habits– If your dog is showing abnormal chewing habits, such as ...

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 ...

Hero Dog

Hero Dog
Hero Animals really make me weepy. This Trooper Tuesday features another assistance dog, Buddy.  Buddy, a German Shepherd and his owner Joe Stalnaker were at home when Buddy noticed that Stalnaker was sale viagra experiencing a seizure. Buddy, an assistance dog, raced to the phone and pushed the pre-programmed numbers with his teeth to call 911. ...

Wellness Wednesdays!

Wellness Wednesdays!
Wellness Wednesdays LOVES to feature new Veterinary Clinics in BC, and today is really interesting. We’ve recently started providing pet insurance through Trupanion, and while I was browsing their Twitter, I found their insurance COVERS what Dr. Paula Davies at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic offers. Along with her staff members, Dr. Fergus Alexander,  Dr. Kathy Blackford, Dr. Bruce Baker, ...

Hero Dog

Hero Dog
We’ve all seen the guide dogs, with the jacket on, giving an exceptional life to someone whose quality of life could be a lot less, without their dog. Hearing dogs, that assist their hearing-impaired human, as well as other service animals.  Have you ever heard of a “Thinking Dog”? No, he can’t tell you how ...

We’re pleased to announce….

We're pleased to announce....
Here at HandicappedPetsCanada, we want what is best for your animal. We treat your animal like it was our own, so they receive the best care possible. While we can’t help everyone, we’re happy to offer something that will help you help your pet.  Introducing Trupanion Pet Insurance!  Here are the top 3 reasons to choose ...