A Day at the Dentist: Veterinary Dentistry

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Diamond Pet Foods Recall

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has sent out a pet food recall on Diamond Pet Foods, due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

Spay and Neuter Sponsorship in Mexico

West Kootenay Animal Hospital is sponsoring a 4 day spay and neuter clinic in memory of a long time volunteer, Ginny Rose.

The mobile MASH unit of veterinarians from PEACE Mexico will be bringing their skills and expertise to help the animals in the small community of San Blas Mexico this February.

Holiday Dangers and Your Pet


Halloween Safety Tips

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Attention, animal lovers, it's almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying "trick or treat!" all the way to November 1.

Mexi-Can Vet Project

On November 12, 2011 Dr. Elaine Klemmensen and her daughter Hannah will be travelling to Jaltemba Bay near Puerto Vallarta to volunteer with The Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue and PEACE Mexico in a 3 day long free spay and neuter clinic.

Car Travel Tips

For some pet parents, a trip’s no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your animal companions. With thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone.

Planning a road trip? Traveling with a pet involves more than just loading the animal in the back seat and motoring off—especially if you will be driving long distances or plan to be away for a long time. The ASPCA offers the following tips to help you prepare for a safe and smooth car trip:

Travelling With Your Pet

Summer is here and with its arrival comes the long awaited summer holiday.  Here are some tips on how to travel with your animal companions.  If you aren't sure if you want to bring pets on a trip, there are many local kennels that will look after your dog while you are away.  Also pet sitters are a good idea for pets that are a little more anxious when away from home.

West Kootenay Veterinary Group Dermatology Seminar

The West Kootenay Animal Hospital is hosting a dermatology seminar Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Kinnaird Park Comminity Church in Castlegar. This is open to both Veterinarians and Animal Health Technologists.

Spring is Fast Approaching!

The snow is melting and it's starting to get warm. Spring is almost here and the animals will soon be frolicking in the grass. Unfortunately, this also means some pesky parasites will aslo do some frolicking, on your pet! Fleas, ticks, lice and of course roundworms, tapeworms, heartworm and a few other are more prevalent in the spring and summer due to the warmer weather.

So your cat is on the prowl and brings you home a lovely rodent gift. If your cat is outdoors and is hunting they should be dewormed regularly for roundworms and tapeworms throughout the spring and summer.