Tips for an enjoyable Easter weekend for your pet | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Tips for an enjoyable Easter weekend for your pet

It is a great time to be in beautiful British Columbia. The weather has been great, we have a summer to look forward to, and a long weekend is approaching. If you have taken some of the springtime pet care precautions (listed in the March Pet Page), presumably your pet is enjoying good health and […]

Cats & Dogs Have Allergies Too | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Cats & Dogs have allergies too

The bright, sunny days of spring are here. Unfortunately, seasonal allergies are back for allergic people and pets as well. Just as a ‘sniffly, sneezy person’ does not always have the flu, similarly an itchy dog does not always have mange. Also, a lesser-known fact is that a dog that appears to lick itself a […]

Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats

Many people suffer from joint pain and arthritis, especially as they age. Pets are no different. While the feline species is one of the most agile and flexible, it would be naive to assume that athletic animals like cats cannot suffer from joint discomfort. Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) in cats affects old and young alike. […]

New Year resolutions for pets

Pet ownership is the most satisfying of experiences. We see reports fairly routinely that suggest having a dog or cat for a companion helps us live longer. Lesser stress-related and heart illnesses are reported for pet owners than for non-pet owners. One benefit I can vouch for is that growing up with a pet helps […]

Embrace aging for older pets

Pets age and go through life-stage changes just as we do. They compensate for age-related changes like decreased hearing or vision, and developing arthritis, just as we do too. They may still be by your side at every chance they get, and be happy to chase the ball or demand attention when you get home. […]