Why You Shouldn’t Leave Pet Allergies Undiagnosed
We’ve all heard the saying “It’s just allergies,” but when it comes to your pets, leaving those allergies undiagnosed and untreated can cause further health issues. Mild allergic reactions to pollen, mold, bug bites from fleas or other insects, house dust mites and other allergens tend to grow worse from prolonged exposure. Whether or not […]
Cats Get Zits Too! What to Know About Cat Acne
Would you believe that cats, like humans, can get acne too? This condition consists of blackheads (medical term: comedones) that form on the face, typically at the chin or around the lips of cats. What is Cat Acne? Like with human acne, cat acne tends to be a mild condition that may not cause any […]
Ask an Expert: Do Pets Get Lice?
Q: Do pets get lice? Can people get lice from their pets?
Flea Control for Pets in Vancouver: A Year-round Struggle
Everyone dreads and dislikes fleas! These little parasites of pets, which go by the scientific name Ctenocephalides canis (or Ctenocephalides felis), are a common source of dismay to pet owners and for pets themselves. To make matters worse, fleas can live in our climate year round as we don’t really have a “flea season” like […]
Pets Have Allergies Too
We have sprung into allergy season early this year. While the sun is much appreciated, the watery eyes, itchy skin and sniffling nose of allergy symptoms are not. Both cats and dogs are affected by environmental allergies as well; and the symptoms may vary not just by species, but also by individuals. Respiratory signs of […]
Ask an Expert: Cat Scratching its Head
Q: My cat has been scratching his head, why could this be?
Consult a Pet Dermatologist about Cat Skin Problems
If recurring skin problems plague your cat, ask your veterinarian for a referral to a pet dermatologist in order to identify and treat the underlying cause as soon as possible. Pet dermatologists are veterinary specialists specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of skin problems in cats, dogs, and other animals. Why Cat Skin Problems […]