Social Distancing through Telemedicine

A lot of conversation about social distancing zeroes in on the literal two metres we should keep between us in public, but the term also captures the many ways in which technology and the right...

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SPCAs, Humane Societies, Shelters, Rescues and Pounds

Over the past 20 years, the network of groups, organizations, and individuals working towards the collective goal of improving and protecting animal welfare in Alberta has grown substantially. To the public, the landscape can seem confusing, as scope and objectives of animal welfare efforts occasionally overlap.

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Spaying and Neutering: An Important Procedure For Your Pet

Spaying and neutering is an important procedure that we advocate. There are long term health benefits to your pet when it is spayed or neutered with the primary benefit of controlling the pet population and reducing the numbers of unplanned, unwanted pets.

Holiday Hazards for Pets

Whenever the routine of your household is disrupted there is potential for unexpected things to happen. To make sure everyone in your home has a happy holiday, keep these items out of your animals’ reach when possible.

How Veterinary Telemedicine is Used

When operating within a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) and informed by a recent examination of your pet, veterinary telemedicine is a powerful tool veterinarians are using to...

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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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Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a hardy, highly contagious, often deadly virus that’s spread through the feces of infected dogs. It attacks the...

Your Senior Pet

Senior pets have special needs. Find out how you can make sure they're met.

Professional Animal Dentistry

  • Dental Care for your Pet

    Prevent Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, which is disease affecting the teeth and gums is very common in dogs and cats...

  • The Risks of Dental Neglect

    Dental Health is one of the most overlooked areas of animal care, and neglecting it can have disastrous consequences.

  • Cat & Dog Dentistry

    Veterinary dentistry is essential for the health and wellbeing of your animals. Whether considering animal dentistry for your dog...

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  • Feline Exercise

    Cats are hunters in the wild so consider how to allow your cat to hunt or play with its food and use your imagination. The kids...

  • Allergies in Pets

    Allergies are a common cause of skin and ear conditions in dogs. People with allergies usually have “hay fever” (watery eyes,...

  • Tick Prevention & Removal

    Dangers of Tick Bites Tick bites themselves cause little harm, but the true danger of ticks is their ability to transmit disease...

  • Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights

    Why do some groups talk about animal welfare while others talk about animal rights? The two terms have a lot in common and are...

  • Pet Obesity

    How can you tell the difference between fluff and fat? It’s not always as easy as it looks, unless you know exactly what to look...

  • Dog Breeding

    Regarding the 2015 news story: " Calgary Bulldog breeder fined over distressed ‘designer’ dogs ". The Alberta Veterinary Medical...

  • Zoonoses

    What are Zoonoses? No, we're not talking about an elephant's trunk. Zoonoses are diseases that animals and people share – in the...