Grapes and Toxicity to Dogs

Can Dogs Eat Grapes? Grape and raisin (dried grapes) toxicity is well documented in dogs.* Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins because even small amounts can prove to be fatally toxic for...

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs There are certain sugar-free gums, candies, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and baked goods which contain xylitol, a 5-carbon sugar alcohol used as a sweetener. When ingested by dogs, xylitol may cause vomiting, loss of coordination, seizures, and...
Pet’s First Aid Kit

Pet’s First Aid Kit

What You Should Have in Your Pet’s First-Aid Kit Learn what supplies you’ll need to keep your cat, dog, or other pet safe and healthy Everyone who shares a home with a pet should have a basic pet first-aid kit on hand. Keep your pet’s first-aid kit...

Heatstroke and Dogs in the Okanagan

Heatstroke and dogs in the Okanagan During the summer in the Okanagan we do see dogs with heatstroke. If you notice signs of your dog overheating such as heavy panting, restlessness, excessive drooling, bright red gums, respiratory difficulties, disorientation or...

Poisonous Mushrooms and Dogs

Mushroom poisoning in dogs is always underestimated. Mushroom species can be difficult and sometimes nearly impossible for even mushroom experts (called mycologists) to identify. That difficulty is compounded by the fact that little is known about the potential...

Canada Day Safety For Your Pet

There is always so much fun to be had on Canada Day, but sometimes our pets don’t share the same excitement for certain Canada Day festivities.   Here are some tips to keep your pets safe and happy this weekend.   1. Beat the heat Most of the day is...

Important Information!

As an essential service in our society it is important that we remain open to help our patients in need of Veterinary care. In order to do accomplish this we must implement the following:
Maximum of one client in the waiting area at any one time, please wait in your car or outside until others have left the lobby area.
We are asking our clients to wait in their vehicle and we will retrieve your pet for any technician or surgery admission. We are emailing surgery consent forms. If you have been out of the country or have been exposed to anyone who is unwell we ask that you not attend the appointment.
We are asking our senior or immune compromised clients NOT TO enter our building. We will help in any way possible, please contact us.
We are cleaning intensively and frequently in order to keep our staff members and members of our community safe.
Facetime and telemedicine appointments are available with subsequent drop offs for diagnostics if needed.

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