Veterinary Care for your Animals – COVID-19 Information

The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) would like to address the concern that many Albertans have regarding their family risk with COVID-19 and their animals, both pets and livestock. Alberta Veterinary Practices – Accessing Veterinary Care during COVID-19 The ABVMA recognizes that...

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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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  • 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...

  • Winter Apparel & Preparedness

    In the winter months, your objective as a caretaker is to keep your animals safe and warm while minimizing the risk of accident...

  • Special Treatments

    You’ve seen the recent stories about how 3D printers have provided wonderful alternatives to pricey prosthetic devices in animals...

  • Pet Diabetes

    Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a serious condition that affects a growing number of people every year,...

  • Canine Fitness

    Depending on your pet’s breed, as well as their personality, you may have noticed that your pet is much more content when...

  • Fire Safety with Pets

    Photo credit Fires are a serious concern for any homeowner, but if you also have pets living under your roof there are a number...

  • Dogs and Fireworks

    When it comes to festivities and celebrations, some dogs may enjoy the setting while others are best left at home. Dogs can be...

  • Fear of Thunderstorms

    Did you know a fear of thunderstorms is a surprisingly common problem among dogs? The fear may be so strong that some dogs can...