Walk Your Dog Month is happening throughout the month of January. The official month is intended to help keep dogs and their humans physically active and healthy throughout the coldest part of the year with encouragement and a reminder about how important regular exercise is for your health and that of your dog.
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.
Whether you have recently adopted a puppy or kitten or have an adult pet with a reproductive system that is still intact, we encourage you to seriously consider electing spay or neuter surgery. These surgical procedures offer many benefits to pets and to the greater community.
As you know, the heart is one of the most vital of the body’s vital organs, and the same is true when it comes to our pet’s hearts, too. For this reason, any health issues involving the heart need to be taken seriously and treated with the utmost attention to detail.
We think that every month of the year should celebrate adopting older animals because there are so many good reasons to adopt a senior pet that we could only fit the very best in this blog post.
Jokes about overweight pets can be found everywhere online, but obesity in pets really is not something to laugh about. All pets are cute, but overweight pets should not be considered especially cute because they are actually at risk for developing several weight-related health problems.
At Sage Creek Animal Hospital, we like to honor the month by spreading awareness about service dogs to help more people understand what service dogs are and what the proper etiquette is when you encounter one while you’re out and about.
We like to celebrate by spreading awareness about why we immunize our pets while helping to educate pet owners about the importance of vaccinating pets.
Shopping for your pet is fun, but crafting for them can be a blast, too! As any cat lover knows, our feline friends play with some of the oddest items: hair elastics, plastic wrappers, and discarded boxes. When you make toys for your cats with items you have around the house, your cats will not only love them, but you’ll also end up saving a lot of money at the pet store.
Canada Day is approaching quickly, and, while you might be busy planning a barbeque or fireworks display to celebrate, it’s also important to make a plan to keep your pets safe during the festivities.
Dogs and cats are more prone to contracting ticks and fleas in the warmer months of the year as this is when they are the most prevalent outdoors. Spring is in the air and it is time to make an appointment at Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg to meet with our veterinarians to discuss flea.
If you’ve ever had a pet bleeding profusely or choking, then you know how critical emergency veterinary services are for the health of your pet. At Sage Creek Animal Hospital, we provide exceptional urgent pet care to save your pet’s life. We are a reputable and passionate pet clinic serving St. Vital, Sage Creek, and the surrounding areas.
Has your pet been acting weird or out of character? You pet acting out of the ordinary is his way of telling you that something is wrong. Any time your pet is acting strange or showing signs of pain, you should make an appointment at your local veterinarian.
Pets are great but they can become ill or injured easily. When your pet is injured or sick it is essential to make sure you are finding the proper care for them. For those in the Winnipeg, Sage Creek, or St. Vital areas, Sage Creek Animal Hospital offers reliable emergency care when your pet needs it most.
To ensure overall wellness for your furry friend, take your pet into your local Winnipeg veterinary clinic for an annual checkup. While there, one of our veterinarians will also check on your pet’s teeth. Pet dental problems may cause or be caused by other underlying health problems. At Sage Creek Animal Hospital, serving St. Vital, we know that your pet’s health and wellness is important, for you and us as well.
Pets, like people, can suffer from skin issues. If your dog or cat has a dermatology problem that you believe requires intervention, contact Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, serving St. Vital, Sage Creek, and the surrounding areas. Our veterinarian helps with skin allergies, food allergies, rashes.
At Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, serving St. Vital, Sage Creek, and surrounding areas, our veterinarians have seen plenty of odd behavior in animals, but some of the strangest acts were just the result of pet allergies.
Many veterinary clinics, veterinarians, and pro-animal organizations will agree, spay and neutering services are part of essential care for animals, particularly dogs, and cats. They help keep down animal populations, avoid “surprises,” and they also help avoid unnecessary euthanasia and elimination.
Heartworm prevention is a vital part of maintaining optimal pet health. At Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, we want to stress the importance of heartworm prevention. After reading this article, if you have questions about your furry friend or heartworms, one of our Sage Creek veterinarians will provide further guidance on prevention.
Ticks can cause serious health problems for pets, especially for those that spend time outside. These small pests can spread diseases to pets through their bites, so it’s important to make sure your pets are protected. Our veterinarian at Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg provides.
Proper dental care is a key component of your pet’s overall health and wellness. At Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, our veterinarians recommend an annual dental examination for your dog or cat to quickly treat existing issues and try to prevent any new problems from developing.
We know you love your pets. Nevertheless, many of our pets suffer from behavioral issues that cannot easily be resolved without professional intervention. Luckily, we here at Sage Creek Animal Hospital are glad to provide veterinarian behavioral counseling to those in the Winnipeg area.