Winter is upon us, and that means colder, wetter weather that can have an effect on your pet’s health and the care they need to stay healthy and happen through the season. Consider the following tips to help keep your pet healthy this winter.
November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Feline leukemia (FeLV) frequently comes up when talking about cancer in pets because most people do not realize that feline leukemia is not actually cancer. In people, leukemia is a type of cancer of the bone marrow and blood. FeLV is a contagious virus that affects cats.
Yes, it’s true that pets come in all shapes and sizes. Pets, however, can weigh too much. In fact, depending on the breed, just a couple of pounds can mean the difference between having a pet at a healthy weight and an overweight pet. Being overweight or obese is not good for pets. It can lead to all sorts of secondary health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory issues, and arthritis.
We recommend vaccinations for all pets. Not only are some vaccines required by law, but they also help protect your pets, your human family members, and your community. Vaccines prevent the spread of dangerous and contagious diseases, many of which are zoonotic, life-threatening, and have no cure.
August 8th is National Cat Day in Canada and around the world. This special day of the year is set aside simply for the sake of celebrating cats and humanity’s special, unique relationship with the species. Call Sage Creek Animal Hospital today to book your Kitten’s first set of vaccinations!
Your pet holds a big place in your heart, and that’s why we always want to ensure your pet’s heart is healthy. For some pets, seeing a veterinary cardiologist might be necessary in order to ensure they receive the best possible care to keep their cardiovascular system strong and healthy.
For pet owners, summertime is all about having fun in the sun with their dogs. When the sun is out and the weather is warmer, however, it’s important to make sure your dogs have what they need to stay hydrated and cool in order to avoid heatstroke.
When it snows or rains or gets hot outside, you might think to bring your pet inside, out of the weather, and into the safety of your home. But have you ever wondered how windy weather might affect your pet?
Exercise is good for everyone, but it is especially important for dogs who are naturally active. All dogs can benefit from getting daily exercise at a level that’s appropriate for their age, breed, and fitness abilities.
Orthopedic problems are medical problems in dogs that directly affect the musculoskeletal system including the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Orthopedic problems can range from mild to severe and cause pain and discomfort, limit mobility, and lead to additional injuries and health problems.