Thanksgiving Hazards: No Bones About it

Thanksgiving Hazards: No Bones About it

This weekend, many of us will be enjoying delicious Thanksgiving feasts with our friends and families. And while it can be tempting to share some of our tasty treats with our beloved pets, many of these indulgences are not so safe for our furry friends. Turkey...
Elina is going to Veterinary College!

Elina is going to Veterinary College!

Elina started working at Amherst Veterinary Hospital in June 2017 as a veterinary assistant. At that point she was a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia and had previous volunteer experience. She found her passion for animals while volunteering at...
Camping Canines: Health Tips

Camping Canines: Health Tips

This is the time of year where everyone in Vancouver is out and about, be it trekking around our vibrant city in search of excitement or forging into the wilderness. We want to share these adventures with everyone we love, including our dogs. However, it’s important...
Honey, I Lost the Dog

Honey, I Lost the Dog

A few weeks ago, I decided on a Spring Clean. It would be, I rationalized, the best way possible to usher spring in, since it has seemed determined to keep at bay. So off I puttered with Pot Roast always in hot pursuit. I cleaned out drawers, scrubbed baseboards,...
Giving the Grooms

Giving the Grooms

I have reason to believe that Pot Roast emerged from his dog momma’s womb with toenail issues. There’s always something going on with them—they’re growing in crooked and pressing into his foot pads, they’re cracked and purple, they’re being ripped out entirely during...

April is a time when families prepare to gather and feast for such holidays as Easter, Passover and Ridvan, it is also a time where pet owners are often tempted to give table scraps to their pets to include them in their holiday celebration. Unfortunately there are...
Parasite Awareness at Amherst Veterinary Hospital

Parasite Awareness at Amherst Veterinary Hospital

Spring is finally here! The sun is shining, the cherry trees are blooming, and the eggs are waiting… That’s right; parasites are excited about spring too! Now that your pets are spending more time outside, there are a few things that you should know about parasites....
The Cadillac of Comfort

The Cadillac of Comfort

The Cadillac of Comfort I’ve written before about Pot Roast’s love of the Great Canadian Road Trip. It doesn’t matter the destination. He’s happy to have the wind in his fur, his head out the window and a squishy bed offered in the back seat. He spends most of each...
Parvovirus In The News

Parvovirus In The News

Parvovirus has recently made the news as there was an increase in dogs diagnosed with the infection on Vancouver Island in early January. Here is the recent news article on the subject. Symptoms of the disease include lack of energy, vomiting and diarrhea. It is a...
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