Ear infections in dogs.

This week I’ve decided to dedicate the article to one of the most irritating conditions dogs owners have to deal with- ear infections. I am deliberately writing infections in plural because this condition tends to be chronic and bother both the dog and the owner off and on over a period of years. The ear is divided to three parts. … Read More

Dental disease in pets

Many pet owners are concerned and disturbed by their pet’s breath. Oral hygiene has both medical and cosmetic significance. This week I will talk about what can you do to keep your pet teeth clean and improve its oral and general health. We brush our teeth at least twice a day in order to keep them healthy.  Dogs and cats have … Read More

Hazardous food for pets

Who doesn’t like to spoil his pet with a treat? We all do it, it’s so hard not to, you are eating and your pet is looking at you with its big yearning eyes and you just give in… This week we will talk briefly about the main human food items that are toxic for pets. One of the most … Read More

Euthanasia- the time to say goodbye

This week I’ve decided to address one of the most painful aspects in raising pets- When is it the right time to say goodbye to your darling pet? Well, that is probably the hardest question veterinarians have to answer to pet owners. The decision to end a life is never easy. It is a personal, loving decision to euthanize a … Read More

Spaying and neutering your pet

Spay and neuter are the common terms for permanent surgical removal of the animal’s reproductive organs. Spay refers to removing the uterus and ovaries in females, and neuter refers to the removal of the male’s testicles. Beside the obvious advantage of preventing unwanted puppies and kittens and avoiding the whole discomfort that owners experience with the female heat and the … Read More

Heat stroke

We are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful areas in Canada. One of the greatest advantages of the Okanagan Valley is the hot weather and all the pleasures that come along with it. But we all should remember that the hot temperature bears some hazards such as Heat stroke. Heat stroke is a condition where the body … Read More

Parvo virus in dogs

This week I am dedicating this article to the new puppies owners out there. We adopt a puppy and we want to keep it as healthy as we can. So let’s talk about one of the most puppies common and devastating diseases- Parvovirus infection. How can we prevent it and in case of infection how can we recognize and treat … Read More

Heartworm disease in dogs

Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) are large roundworms that live in the right side of the heart and the blood vessels that supply blood to the lungs. The mature form of the worm can grow to a length of 23-30 cm, and in severe cases a dog may be infested with hundreds of worms. Heartworm infestation can potentially cause damage to the … Read More