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Aggressive Dogs and Vet Visits

Having an aggressive dog means that you as a pet owner have some unique challenges—one especially difficult obstacle is bringing a dog to the vet. Because all dogs need regular veterinary care, it’s extremely important to be mindful of things you can do when you are scheduling and transporting...

Off-Leash Dog Park Etiquette

The dog park is a happy place for people and pets alike—canines get physical and mental stimulation, socialization opportunities and the chance to make new friends, while humans get to tire their dogs out and interact with other dog owners.But along with all the positive things, there...

Fireworks Are Coming Soon. Help Your Best Friend Stay Calm.

Many of our pets don’t enjoy loud noises, but some suffer from noise aversion and are downright terrified of any kind of commotion. If your pet trembles, furrows their brow or clings to you when they hear loud noises, they likely suffer from noise aversion.Plan on keeping pets...

Summer Hazards for Horses

Summer is finally here, and while this can be a great time to ride your horse, the heat can potentially be dangerous for these magnificent creatures. High temperature hazards can include dehydration, lethargy and general malaise, while extreme heat stress can cause colic and diarrhea.To ensure you...

Safety Tips for Outdoor Cats

Some cats prefer to hang out inside all day, while others need to spend time outdoors just to get their exercise and stimulation. While it would be ideal for health and safety reasons to keep your feline friend inside at all times, this sometimes isn’t realistic. With that...

Is Your Pet’s Food A Heartbreaker?

If you feed your pet a grain-free diet, home-cooked meals or food with exotic and atypical ingredients, you may want to reconsider. Veterinary cardiologists, nutritionists and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are currently investigating a possible link between those types of diets and the...

Do Later Snips Save the Hips?

Controlling the homeless pet population is important to our communities, and at Prairie Animal Health Centre we believe it’s vital to prevent unwanted litters of puppies. However, a growing body of evidence points to some potential health risks of sterilizing your pet too early, especially for larger breed dogs.Two different...

Ways to Beat the Bloat

You probably know Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) better by its common name: bloat. It’s a life-threatening emergency in larger dogs resulting from excess gas in the stomach, which causes it to twist upon itself. It’s most common in large-breed, deep chested dogs.But there is something that...

Travel Prep for Pets

Got travel plans with your pet? If your itinerary is taking both of you outside Saskatchewan, it’s a good idea to make sure your animal companion is covered for diseases we don’t normally vaccinate for.Heartworm: This potentially fatal, mosquito-borne parasite is present in southern Ontario, southern Quebec, Okanagan in...

Don’t Say Neigh to This Efficient, Life-Saving Vaccine

When it comes to horses, there are five core diseases that can potentially cause death:Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis – 90% FatalTransmitted through infected mosquitoes, attacks the horse’s nervous systemWestern Equine Encephalomyelitis – 50% FatalLike EEE, this disease attacks the nervous system and is transmitted by infected mosquitoesRabies – 100% FatalFound throughout the...