Animal Health

We have a new puppy!!!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

We have a new puppy!!!

Meet Shay.   Dr. Louise Janes D.V.M. & Dr. Jeff Grognet D.V.M. Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital 5-161 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach, BC Tel (250) 752-896  Mid-Isle Veterinary...

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Three Things Your Puppy Needs

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Three Things Your Puppy Needs

Three things are essential for your puppy. The one most people think about are vaccinations. How old should a pup be when he gets his first set of vaccinations? What diseases should pups be vaccinated against? There are no concrete answers to these questions. Your veterinarian is the best source for information on vaccinations because she will know which infections are a concern in your area and she will follow an established protocol that she trusts. For information on how long they can last, check this out: https://www.dogtraining.academy/newsletter—vaccine-schedules “When can I...

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Cataracts

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the most common problems affecting the eyes of the dog. There are many different forms and causes of cataract formation. They affect all breeds and ages of dogs, but certain types show up more commonly in certain breeds. Despite the fact that they are very common, there is still a lot that we do not know about canine cataracts. The only current treatment option is surgery, but with correct patient selection the outcome is very good. This article will explain some of the different forms of cataracts including their age of onset and their treatment options. What are...

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When Good Teeth Go Bad

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

When Good Teeth Go Bad

When was the last time you had a good look in your dog’s mouth? If he’s over three years old, there is a 75 percent chance that he has dental disease—plaque, tartar, and inflamed gums. However, besides causing bad breath and tooth loss, the infection in the oral cavity can spread to vital internal organs. Small breed dogs are prone to tartar accumulation at very young ages. The result is they lose many teeth by the time they are 10 years old. It all begins with the formation of a thin, soft film of plaque (food and bacteria) on the teeth. Left undisturbed, plaque eventually mineralizes...

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What to Feed a Dog with Cancer?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

What to Feed a Dog with Cancer?

Almost half of all dogs over 10 years of age succumb to cancer. Is there any way we can improve the lives of canine cancer victims in a natural way? Yes, there is. By feeding them a diet low in carbohydrates, high in fat, and supplemented with vitamins and herbs, we can enhance not only the quality of their lives, but sometimes the length of their lives. If your dog with cancer is going to withstand surgical treatments, chemotherapy, or even radiation, he must be strong. His immune system must also be well supported so it can fight the cancer. Not surprisingly, your dog will be better able...

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Obesity – Why it is so BAD

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Obesity – Why it is so BAD

If your dog is 10 percent over his ideal body weight, he is overweight. If he’s more than 30 percent over his optimal weight, we call him obese. Unbelievably, obesity strikes more than 30 percent of dogs, and the incidence is rising. Obesity is partly due to ignorance – owners not making the right choices about diet and exercise for their canine friends. However, even owners that recognize their dogs are obese often do not think it is an issue. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Fat isn’t just a layer under the skin. It is in every crevice of the body. If you were to cut a fat...

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Urine and Grass Scalding

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Urine and Grass Scalding

Urine. Some veterinarians call it “liquid gold” because it has incalculable value in determining a dog’s health status. However, puppy owners who have to clean it up call it a waste product. Likewise for people who take pride in their lawns. To them, dog urine is a force that wreaks havoc on their pristine green carpets. Urine scalding of grass is so upsetting to some people that they won’t allow their dogs access to their beautifully manicured lawns. Others try to limit unsightly yellow urine stains by adding ingredients such as baking soda or apple cider vinegar to their dogs’...

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A New On-Line Shopping Page.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Animal Health, Business, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 1 comment

A New On-Line Shopping Page.

On-line marketing has become an ever increasing presence an the market place and Island Woman magazine has created a platform to assist smaller companies on the island to easily access and share in its potential. Trish Summerhayes, the owner of Island Woman, said “It’s very important to me to do all that I can to encourage small business’ on the island, especially those of island women. I was a small business owner for many years and I know that it can be very difficult to start up and run a business, especially for women. It is so draining trying to obtain start-up money...

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Cat Bathing as a Martial Art

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Animal Health, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Lifestyles | 0 comments

Cat Bathing as a Martial Art

Some people say cats never have to be bathed. They say cats lick themselves clean. But, sometimes kitty does smell or their owner gets an idea that they should be bathed. When that day arrives at your house, here is some advice you might consider as you place your feline friend under your arm and head for the bathtub. Know that although the cat has the advantage of quickness and lack of concern for human life, you have the advantage of strength. Capitalize on that advantage by selecting the battlefield. Don’t try to bathe him in an open area where he can force you to chase him. Pick a...

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Christmas Hazards

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Animal Health | 0 comments

Christmas Hazards

For those of you who are taking time during this busy season to read this column, we send wishes for a happy and safe festive season for both you and your four-leggeds. Though the holidays are fraught with potential hazards for your furry kids, you can easily keep them safe with an ounce of common sense. The most common holiday ailment is the simplest one to prevent. Overeating disease only occurs if you let it. You have to remember that dogs are creatures of habit. Because many dogs eat the same thing every day, their digestive tracts are not prepared for the Christmas food assault. If you...

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Do You Have An Itchy Pet?

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Animal Health | 0 comments

Do You Have An Itchy Pet?

We are seeing an inordinate amount of fleas right now, largely due to the hot summer on the West Coast.  The fleas got hold and they aren’t giving up.  If you have an itchy dog or cat, watch this webinar on how to diagnose these pesky insects, along with recommendations for flea control.       Dr. Louise Janes D.V.M. & Dr. Jeff Grognet D.V.M. Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital 5-161 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach, BC Tel (250) 752-8969Mid-Isle Veterinary...

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The Wonderful Reverse Sneeze

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Animal Health | 0 comments

The Wonderful Reverse Sneeze

Does your dog ever look like he is having trouble breathing, gasping to get air in, and yet a minute later, he is all fine? It could be a reverse sneeze. Take a look at this webinar to see what to do about it.       Dr. Louise Janes D.V.M. & Dr. Jeff Grognet D.V.M. Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital 5-161 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach, BC Tel (250) 752-8969Mid-Isle Veterinary...

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The Perils of Peanut Butter

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Animal Health | 0 comments

The Perils of Peanut Butter

If you give your dog treats like peanut butter or grapes, make sure you watch this. We’ve known about the toxicity of grapes for a long time, but some people still give them, or their dry cousins the raisins, to their dog. They can cause massive kidney damage. And, if you thought that organic means safe, you’d be wrong. Peanut butter, once considered safe, is now being tainted (from the dog perspective) and can be poisonous. There is a chemical added to boost the sweet flavour called xylitol that you need to watch out for.       Dr. Louise Janes D.V.M. & Dr....

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Heatstroke in Pets

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Animal Health | 0 comments

Heatstroke in Pets

With this hot weather, we need to be on the lookout for overheating, what we call hyperthermia. The video below will provide some tips on preventing heatstroke, as well as actions to take if you suspect your pet is suffering from heatstroke.     Let’s all keep our pets safe this summer!     Dr. Louise Janes D.V.M. & Dr. Jeff Grognet D.V.M. Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital 5-161 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach, BC Tel (250) 752-8969Mid-Isle Veterinary...

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Fleas? We Can Help!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Animal Health | 0 comments

Fleas? We Can Help!

We are seeing lots of fleas, and this started in January! This year is different from any we’ve ever seen.There are two reasons. One is that it is warm – the fleas were not killed because it hardly froze at all. The other is complacency. Too many people didn’t use a preventive last year. But, don’t panic. We can get your pet on a flea program really fast. You can call the hospital or watch the video below for information.     Dr. Louise Janes D.V.M. & Dr. Jeff Grognet D.V.M. Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital 5-161 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach, BC Tel (250)...

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Separation Anxiety

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Animal Health | 0 comments

Separation Anxiety

Dogs can experience fear and anxiety in many different ways. Because dogs form strong bonds with the people with whom they live, separation from people is one of the most common behavioral problems we struggle with. This is also one of the most common problems seen in shelter dogs. For the most part, a well-adjusted dog can cope with separation from family members or caregivers for a few hours at a time with no problems. However, some dogs feel stressed and anxious when left alone for even just a few minutes. These are the dogs that most likely suffer from canine separation anxiety. It could...

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