Written By on August 11, 2015
Pet dental care is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy and ensuring a long happy life, 80% of dogs have periodontal disease by the time they turn four. In fact, it is the most commonly diagnosed health problem in cats and dogs! This remarkably common and sometimes life-threatening illness can usually be prevented with good oral hygiene, like brushing your pet’s teeth and feeding them specially designed dental foods. This will not only keep them healthier and happier, but may add years to their life. (more…)
Written By on July 16, 2015
Providing the proper nutrition is an integral part of caring for your four-legged loved ones.
It is important to understand the basics of nutrition whether you feed your pet homemade meals or pet store food. Although it sometimes seems as if our pets could eat almost anything, it is important to understand that, like us humans, a healthy lifestyle that combines physical activity along with a proper well-rounded diet can expand the life and well-being of our pets. (more…)
Written By on July 6, 2015
Don’t let planning your next vacation put you in a holi-daze. We’ve got you covered.
Only packing the essentials
Since summer is in full swing, vacation season is at its prime. For those of you who own pets, planning a vacation may be challenging. You may be wondering “what is the best thing to do when you hit the road?” (more…)
Written By on June 29, 2015
“I have seen a lot in my day. For quite some time now I have inspected the many rescue kittens that have come into my office from my secret hiding spot. I wish I could keep all of my kitten friends, but seeing how happy the kittens make you humans, I have decided to be gracious and let them get adopted.” -Sherlock (more…)
Written By on December 6, 2014
Dear Santa Claws,
It’s that time of year again where I remind you what a good cat I’ve been this year!
Here are some of the things that make me so amazing. (more…)
Written By on November 17, 2014
Looking for a great gift idea? We’ve got you covered!
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is an organization that we work very closely with here at Alta Vista and one that is very dear to our hearts. (more…)
Written By on November 11, 2014
We’ve had quite a few patients come in over the last several weeks who’ve had the itch…
Here’s a brief summary of what you need to know about fleas and your pet.
Written By on October 29, 2014
Day 5686 with humans.
They seem to be getting excited for a holiday they call Halloween. I’m still unsure of what this day commemorates, but it involves dressing up… And they’ve been eating even more candy than usual.
They’ve even managed to dress up the suck-up, Sherlock… I’ve no idea how he puts up with it; I certainly wouldn’t allow them to get anywhere near me with that orange monstrosity. (more…)
Written By on October 27, 2014
Trick or Treat Dunbar Village 2014 was a Huge Success!
The pouring rain didn’t stop the superheroes, princesses, vampires, Harry Potters, zombies and many others from stopping by the clinic for some candy on Saturday! The little trick-or-treaters were as enthusiastic and polite as ever. A BIG thank you goes out to the Dunbar Village Business Association for organizing the event and providing some delicious treats. We’d also like to thank the wonderful volunteers that helped us hand out over 500 pieces of candy!
Most popular costume: Captain America, Elsa, and Harry Potter
Scariest costume: Zombie
Cutest costume: Baby elephant
Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you next year! Happy Halloween!
Written By on October 25, 2014
Calling all little ghosts and ghouls!
Drop by our clinic Saturday, October 25th between 3 and 5pm for some tasty treats! My humans and I will be in costume handing out my favourite snacks, like fish, chicken and cat nip! We’ll also have candy and chocolate bars. Extra candy will be given to those dressed up as cats.