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Platelet Rich Plasma / Regenerative Medicine

The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine therapy (another example of regenerative medicine would be Stem Cell Therapy).   PRP has been available for use in human medicine for some time and now is being applied in veterinary medicine.   PRP is created by taking a sample of blood…

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Keeping indoor cats content

Cats that go outdoors unattended are at great risk to injury from attack by animals (other cats, dogs or wildlife) or physical injury from things like cars.   They are also exposed to parasites (fleas, ticks, intestinal worms) as well as infectious diseases such as Feline Leukemia or Feline Immunodefficiency Virus.   For these reasons, cats…

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National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day!

Tuesday August 22 is Bring Your Cat to the Veterinarian Day! Tell your friends. Call us for tips on how to make it easy to bring in your furry friend for a vet visit: 604-898-9089! Or check out our recommendations here. #nationalbringyourcattothevetday

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Near Total Eclipse of the Sun Morning of August 21 2017

The eclipse of the sun on August 21st will be visible from Squamish. While we are not in the path of the ‘umbra’ (locations on the earth where all of the sun but its corona will be covered by the moon) 80-90% of the sun will be covered at 10:21am tomorrow! It will be quite…

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Kennel Cough Cases

We had two dogs present with Kennel Cough yesterday This video provides an example of kennel cough in dogs:     While these two cases do not constitute an outbreak, they definitely have our attention.   Kennel cough is extremely contagious and is easily transmitted as contact between dogs is potentially increased during the active…

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Air quality posted daily until the smoky conditions clears in Squamish!

Environment Canada Air Quality is still rated at 7/10 for Squamish. Click on the ‘Air quality affects pets’ title below to read about tips  on how to protect your pet’s health while these smoky conditions persist. Thank you! Dr. Tom Honey   Air quality affects pets

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We will post Air Quality here Daily!

Air quality in Squamish is again rated at 7 on a scale of 10 (poorer quality as you progress toward 10). Below are the precautions you should be taking for you and your pets. At-Risk Population Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also take it easy. Find out if you…

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We will post Air Quality information here Daily!

Air quality in Squamish is currently rated at 7 on a scale of 10 (poorer quality as you progress toward 10). Below are the precautions you should be taking for you and your pets.   At-Risk Population Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors. Children and the elderly should also take it easy. Find out if…

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Summer Heat Safety for the Active Outdoor Dog

Heat stroke and heat-related injuries in dogs can be common in the hot summer months. Heat stroke can be very dangerous for your pet and even deadly.   Certain risk factors will increase the chance of a heat stroke event occurring, such as: • Duration of time: shorter walks will have a lower risk compared…

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Hot Times in the City – Summer Safety

Heat injuries and heat stroke can be common occurrences for our pets in the summer but these situations are avoidable by being proactive and well prepared.   It is so much fun going for walks on a nice summer day and what better companion than your four-legged friend? However, the temperature of the asphalt rises…

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