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Poisonous Mushrooms and Dogs

Mushroom poisoning in dogs is always underestimated. Mushroom species can be difficult and sometimes nearly impossible for even mushroom experts (called mycologists) to identify. That difficulty is compounded by the fact that little is known about the potential toxicity of many species. Mushrooms reported as edible in Europe have been associated with toxicity cases in…

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Canada Day Safety For Your Pet

There is always so much fun to be had on Canada Day, but sometimes our pets don’t share the same excitement for certain Canada Day festivities.   Here are some tips to keep your pets safe and happy this weekend.   1. Beat the heat Most of the day is spent outdoors enjoying the sunshine. However,…

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Why does my cat need dental care?

Why does my cat need dental care? For the same reasons that we do! Cats can get dental problems that can be very painful and lead to a decline in their overall health. In the past, our role as veterinarians was really only to intervene when the problems in our feline patients became so serious…

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It

Some people often have the wrong attitude about pet insurance. For example, it’s not uncommon for someone to say they would rather just open up a savings account to pay their veterinary expenses rather than “waste” money on pet insurance. Pet Insurance Tips:  People buy insurance of any kind to help them pay for large,…

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PennHIP Procedure, Central Animal Hospital, Vernon, British Columbia

Did you know that we are now certified to perform PennHip Procedures here at Central Animal Hospital? Dr. Autumn Pulfer is now certified in PennHip procedures. Hip dysplasia remains the most common heritable orthopedic condition seen in veterinary practice.  Hip dysplasia is a laxity or looseness in the hip joints which over time leads to…

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What do I do if my dog is bitten by a rattlesnake?

Though not all snakes have a deadly venom, a snake bite will still cause discomfort and stress for your pet. In the case of venomous snakes, time is of the essence in regards to life-saving treatment. Do not attempt any life-saving measures on your own; bring your dog to the nearest veterinary clinic immediately. Non-venomous…

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What is veterinary acupuncture and how can acupuncture help my dog or cat?

What is veterinary acupuncture and how can acupuncture help my dog or cat? Acupuncture Acupuncture involves inserting small needles into specific points on the body to stimulate a healing response. Most dogs and cats tolerate acupuncture very well and most often do not even notice when the needles are inserted. Acupuncture is used in veterinary…

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Ticks and Flea Season

The Tick and Flea season is upon us! TICKS Avoiding tick infested areas is the best way to protect your pet from Lyme and other diseases such as tick paralysis.  This is especially true in the spring when young ticks are most active.  Here in the Okanagan we have seen a great rise in ticks…

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