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Don’t Be Scared! 5 Halloween Pet Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Although you may be tempted to include your pet in your Halloween festivities, Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital recommends that you keep the holiday low-key for your dog or cat. In between the tricks and treats, Halloween poses truly scary hazards for animals. Avoid the real horror of a missing or sick pet by [...]

Treat This, Not That—Halloween Pet-Safe Treats

Halloween is more commonly known for cruel tricks than pet-friendly treats. Every October, Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital sees an increase in toxin ingestion, gastrointestinal obstruction, and pet-related accidents. For the dogs, cats, and owners affected by these holiday mishaps, Halloween fear is frighteningly real.  Keep your pet out of the candy dish and [...]

Don’t Do These 5 Things When Medicating Your Pet

Most pet medication tutorials lie. OK, they may not lie, but they do not tell the entire story. The truth is, medicating pets is not always as easy as it looks, and sometimes there is no quick fix, because a pet is scared or stressed. If you struggle to give your pet medicine, first give [...]

Vomiting dog? 5 Ways to Know It’s Time for an Examination

Sometimes your dog’s stretch is more than a stretch—such as when your retriever poses in the downward-dog yoga position for the third time in a row, and you realize they are not practicing their flexibility, but preparing to vomit on your expensive rug. Sometimes dogs will vomit once and carry on. When vomiting becomes more [...]

Litter Box 101—A Necessity For Every Cat Owner

Our team at Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital would like to present this class, Litterbox 101, to address the problem of cats refusing to use their litter box. Prerequisites include owning a cat, enjoying your cat’s companionship, and wanting to ensure your home life stays stress- and cat urine-free. The course objectives are to [...]

Heat Safety For Your Pet Menagerie

Before the summer’s official start, British Columbia experienced a prolonged heat wave, which does not bode well for the remaining summer months. The extreme heat can be detrimental to your furred and feathered friends. Our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited team at Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital wants to help keep your critters cool [...]

6 Ways to Take Advantage of myVETstore

Shopping online for whatever you need at a moment’s notice is a wonderful convenience, especially when paired with speedy shipping. You now can not only order your groceries and other necessities online to be shipped straight to your door, but you can also do the same for your pet’s supplies. Many pet stores offer online [...]

7 Tips for a Successful Hiking or Camping Trip With Your Dog

A summertime hiking or camping trip is the perfect way to include your furry friend in the family fun. As you plan for your trip,  you may envision waking next to your pooch after a relaxing night’s sleep in the tent, or snuggling by the campfire. However, your dog whining all night long, or becoming [...]

Flea and Tick Awareness For Pet Owners

After time spent outdoors, you always check your pet for fleas and ticks. These unwanted passengers can not only cause your pet discomfort, but can also infect your pet with serious illnesses. Our team at Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital wants to educate you on these parasites. Following are our tips on keeping your [...]

The Lowdown on Leptospirosis

Your dog insists on jumping into any body of water you come across when out hiking. They love to splash around and get completely soaked, and will inevitably drench you when they shake off. You are aware that your dog could become infected with leptospirosis when playing in natural water sources, but you may not [...]

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