A Caution on the Use of Cannabinoids on Pets

Veterinarians are frequently asked by animal owners about treating companion animals with cannabinoids. While there is preliminary evidence to suggest cannabinoids have the potential to be beneficial for a number of medical conditions in companion animals, research into cannabinoids and their effects on pets is limited.

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October is RVT Month in Canada

From anaesthesia to dentistry; lab animal research to industry sales; equine to avian and exotics; nutrition to radiology; large...

Raised With Care

Raised With Care

What makes Alberta’s food great is Alberta’s food producers. It’s the pride we take in our work and the outstanding care we provide for our animals that sets us apart and makes us world leaders in food production.

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What is Traceability in Alberta?

Alberta’s traceability program is a system of tracking livestock animals and their movement to allow for a swift and accurate...

APRUMA

Alberta Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicine in Animals

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Establish Your VCPR

Health Canada has introduced changes to the way animal owners access antimicrobials in order to prevent the spread of AMR. Going forward, your VCPR will be the key component in antimicrobial prescription and distribution.

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Pets

  • Allergies in Pets

    Allergies are a common cause of skin and ear conditions in dogs. People with allergies usually have “hay fever” (watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing) or asthma. However, in dogs the skin is the target organ, whether the allergen is eaten, breathed in, or in direct contact with the skin.

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  • Pet Nutrition

    Good nutrition is as important for pets as it is for people. With so many different brands available, choosing the right food for...

  • The Cost of Compassion

    The price of a pet is more than just its purchase. Learn how prices are established for the services your pet needs.

Horses

  • Wild Horses in Alberta

    Many concerned members and citizens have written us over the past few weeks in regards to the feral horse capture currently taking place in Alberta. As veterinary practitioners, animal welfare is always our primary concern, whether it is the health and welfare of a single animal or that of an entire ecosystem.

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  • The Cost of Compassion

    The price of a pet is more than just its purchase. Learn how prices are established for the services your pet needs.

  • Equine Pre-Purchase Exams

    A pre-purchase exam provides an assessment of the horse so that you are fully informed at the time of purchase. Read on to learn...

Livestock

Wildlife

  • Porcupine Quills & Your Pet

    Every year we see countless cases of dogs that have been quilled by porcupines. Other animals can also become a porcupine’s...

  • Wild Horses in Alberta

    Many concerned members and citizens have written us over the past few weeks in regards to the feral horse capture currently...

  • Rabies

    What is rabies? Rabies is a fatal disease of the nervous system. It is caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals...