Signs of Pain in Pets

By September 26, 2015 · · · · 0 Comments
Signs of Pain in Pets

Radar’s story Signs of pain in pets can be subtle and easily missed. Case in point: I recently saw a case of a nine year-old mixed breed dog “Radar”, who was brought in to me for “just a check up” and to update the vaccinations. A foul odor emanated from the dog and it didn’t…

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Euthanasia – when it’s time to say good bye…

Senior Dog with health issues contemplating euthanasia

In my capacity as a Veterinarian I have seen this countless times. The family is gathered, tears silently fall. There are hushed kind words spoken in praise for a pet, whose life is about to end. Cradled by arms that love her, a body ravaged by age and disease is ready to go. Cuddled in…

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Pets deserve veterinary dentistry

professionally cleaned cat teeth

More than just bad breath If you have ever wondered what happens if teeth go for years without brushing (or you want to show your children what will become of their teeth if they fail to brush regularly), lift up your pet’s lips and have a look at the teeth and smell your pet’s breath. Veterinary…

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Vaccination Guidelines and Disease Prevention

Preparing a pet vaccination, or shot

Vaccines Protect Your Pet from Preventable Disease At Sardis Animal Hospital, we understand that vaccines protect most pets from serious diseases. However, we don’t believe in giving pets vaccines they don’t need. Our vaccine protocols are based on the recommendations published by the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Canadian Veterinary…

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Puppy Kitten Care – Starting new pets off right

Puppy kitten care

Starting Little Pets in the Big World So you have a new kitten or a new puppy! At Sardis Animal Hospital, we want to give you and your young pet a sound start in life. Here are a few hints to help you prepare and provide proper puppy kitten care: Your new puppy or kitten…

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What is Canine Parvovirus?

Puppies are especially prone to Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus Canine Parvovirus has been in the news lately, a result of a cluster of cases seen in Chilliwack. Parvo (for short) is a viral infection of dogs that causes vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, dehydration, electrolyte loss and immune suppression. Without proper treatment many dogs go on to die. Puppies between the ages of…

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Is a purring cat truly content?

Content cat purring

It’s a common belief that cats purr because they are happy.  A relaxed cat being petted will often purr, close it’s eyes and enter a trance like state that to us looks like the ultimate state of bliss. There is also an assumption that a purring cat is a healthy, well cat and that is…

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Corgi puppy survives swallowed rocks

By November 6, 2003 · · 0 Comments
Corgi Puppy by Daniel Stockman

Puppies are notorious for getting into things.  As they explore their world they will commonly place things in their mouths and sometimes swallow objects that should not be swallowed.

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Vocal signs from your cat

By October 15, 2003 0 Comments
Content cat purring

Cats learn at an early age that their owners will respond to the vocal signals they make. They are rewarded with attention, affection and most importantly, food. There are individual and breed related differences in the vocal characteristics of cats, the Siamese being notorious for loud, at times piercing wails and meows made at night….

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Transfusion from Lady Powell saves Molly Kirkby

Lady Powell Transfusion

On Monday, May 12, Molly, a pregnant, four year old Maltipoo belonging to Diane and Tom Kirkby of Sardis came to the animal hospital with a complaint of hemorrhage from the reproductive tract.  Molly had been bred recently and was thought to be expecting puppies.  She was feeling reasonably well and a blood count reveleaed…

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