How to Take Action and Save Your Obese Cat from Health Problems | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

How to Take Action and Save Your Obese Cat from Health Problems

Here’s a good question for you: have you ever tried to pick up your cat and cuddle them, only to feel like they weigh more than you can handle? If so, your cat may be obese, and this is not a good thing. Being overweight holds many of the same dangers for pets as for […]

Animal Health Week 2017

Animal Health Week 2017

October 1st to 7th is a very special week for our pets – it’s Animal Health Week! Sponsored by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, this week celebrates the wonder of the human-animal bond, which is the unique and wonderful relationship that exists between a pet and its owner – a relationship based on unconditional love. […]

Ask an Expert: Why Does My Pet Have Bad Breath? | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Ask an Expert: Why Does My Pet Have Bad Breath?

Q: Why does my pet have bad breath? A: Pets have bad breath (halitosis) for a number of reasons. The most common and most obvious cause is: dental problems. The gold standard of oral care for pets is teeth brushing, mornings and evenings. I recommend brushing a pet’s teeth at least once a day, and […]

Pet Boarding vs. a Pet Sitter—Which is Better for my Pet?

Pet Boarding vs. a Pet Sitter—Which is Better for my Pet?

Have you ever felt guilty for leaving your cat or dog at home when you have to travel? Whether it’s for an overnight trip or lengthy trips for business or pleasure, we’re sure you’ve had to struggle with deciding whether to choose pet boarding versus a pet sitter to care for your fur baby. For […]

Arthritis Awareness Month | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Arthritis Awareness Month

September is marked as Arthritis Awareness Month in our country. It is important to recognize that people, dogs, and cats suffer daily from this chronic painful, life-altering condition. We all know of a family member, colleague, or friend that suffers from arthritis. Similarly, we all likely know a pet that also suffers from arthritis. We […]