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 [...]

Feline Asthma: A Cat Owner’s Guide

You may not think about pets having asthma—especially about them using an inhaler—but feline asthma occurs in 1% to 5% of cats. Asthma is defined as a constriction of the airways, or bronchi, the two narrow tubes that lead directly from the trachea to the lungs. This airway disease is commonly confused with hairball production [...]

Allergies in Cats and Dogs: Your Questions Answered

“Ugh,” you think to yourself as your eyes itch and your nose drips yet again. “I’m so sick of these springtime allergies! Hopefully, the pollen count drops soon.” After a day spent gardening outdoors, you are miserable with all the typical allergy signs—a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. You take a break on [...]

Prepare Your Puppy for Success: The Basics for a Good Foundation

The full-body wiggles. The puppy breath. The lazy afternoon snuggles on the couch. Is there anything more perfect than a puppy? We don’t think so! But, although puppy ownership has many wonderful aspects, raising a pup into a great family companion requires a lot of work. You can set your puppy up for success by [...]

Skipping a Beat: Heart Disease in Pets

Your pet’s heart plays a critical role in their health. The heart is arguably their hardest-working organ, beating 35 million times per year, with each heartbeat pumping blood through an endless network of vessels to deliver oxygen to their cells. Heart disease can impact your pet’s entire body, and have serious effects on their overall [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe and Warm This Winter

Winter still has southwest British Columbia in its icy grip, with snow, freezing rain, and frigid air. Spring and summer will be here in no time, but until then, you must take precautions to keep your pet safe and warm. Your furry friend could be affected by hypothermia, frostbite, paw pad injuries, and toxicity if [...]

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