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.

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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.

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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Zoonoses

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

  • Dog Breeding

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

  • 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...