Discovery of new feline viruses

A recently published study, in the “Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery”, discovers new feline viruses that affect cats. The newly discovered feline viruses are Gammaherpesvirus (GHVs) and Morbilliviruses that affect the domestic cat. The ways these viruses cause disease is still unknown and scientists are working on discovering that. The Gammaherpesvirus has very little known epidemiology. We know that …

Keeping Your Pet Safe for Christmas and Having a Pet-Friendly Holiday

Keeping your pet safe for Christmas and having a pet-friendly holiday at the same time can sometimes be a difficult task. Christmas is that time of the year we anticipate so impatiently. It is the time of happiness, joy, family, love, presents and hopefully snow. Let’s be honest that all of us start acting a bit crazy while the festive …

Owners of "vegan cats" might face charges

Owners of “vegan cats” might face charges

The RSPCA is warning that owners of “vegan cats” might face charges because that type of diet is dangerous and not sufficient for a cat. Cat owners that are following the vegan/vegetarian trend and are bringing their cats with them are seriously depriving them of the most important nutrients they need. Cats on a vegan diet are lacking taurine, vitamin …

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National Animal Shelter Week

National Animal Shelter Week – 5-11 November

This week we celebrate National Animal Shelter Week and we hope that more amazing dogs will get adopted and find forever loving homes. This celebratory week was brought by The Humane Society of the United States and it’s celebrated annually the first full week of November. This is a way to honor all animal shelters and the people who tirelessly …

Stomatitis Extraction Pain Evaluation

Stomatitis Extraction Pain Evaluation – Video by Dr. Brett Beckman

The video below will show Stomatitis Extraction Pain Evaluation in a cat. Stomatitis is the term used to define an inflammation in the oral cavity. Feline stomatitis is a very common, very painful and very often life-threatening condition in cats from all breeds and all ages. Some breeds of cats are more prone to stomatitis, like Persian cats, Himalayan, and Somali cats. …

Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Increase in Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats

A recent research study, conducted by Benfield Pet Hospital for their State of Pet Health Report for 2018, had its focus on skin allergies in domestic animals. Their highlights show a significant increase in FAD ( flea allergy dermatitis ) in the past 10 years, more precisely 67% increase in cats and 13% increase in dogs. The experts say that …

caring for senior pets

Caring for Senior Pets

What should we know when caring for senior pets? Our pets are part of our family and lives and we want to give them the best care possible. “Getting old” can be different for different pets. For example, cats are considered senior when they reach 7-8 years old. Large dog breeds have shorter lifespans in general so they would become senior …

Stressed & Aggressive Cats At The Vet

How To: Handle Stressed & Aggressive Cats At The Vet – Video by Victoria Birch

Today we have a video by our lovely Victoria with some tips and tricks about how to handle stressed & aggressive cats at the vet clinic. Most of the cats do not have fun and pleasant experience when they go to the veterinary clinic for an examination or a surgical procedure, and not even when there something so routine and …

Animal Health Week

Animal Health Week – Sep. 30 – Oct. 06

This week we celebrate Animal Health Week, a 30-year tradition brought by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Every year, the CVMA puts the focus on one important aspect of the animal’s health, and this year the focus is on vaccination under the motto “Vaccines save lives”. The importance of this awareness-raising week dedicated to the animals is to educate pet …