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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:40

Speargrass is a weed that is commonly found in the city of Victoria. It most often grows beside sidewalks and in grassy fields such as Dallas Road and the UVIC dog field. Early in the spring it does not pose much threat, but as the summer approaches and the grass dries out, it can become a hazard to your pet.

Speargrass awns have a sharp point with fine, hair-like stems that spread...

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 14:19

In support of Veterinarians Without Borders and World Rabies Day on September 28, we have organized a fundraising raffle.

Stop by our clinic before the end of October to enter to win one of 3 amazing gift bags for dogs and cats.

Visit the Vets Without Borders website for more information about how you can help Make Rabies History!

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:21

Hillside Veterinary Hospital has been nominated in the CityHUB Victoria contest! CityHUB is an interactive virtual community showcasing Victoria's most loved businesses.

Voting is open until October 15, 2011 and you can vote every day for a variety of local businesses.

Visit their website to vote for us every day!

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 09:02

Sometimes we wish our pets could just say something to let us know when something is wrong. Cats do communicate when they feel unwell but the signs can be subtle and they require that we pay close attention.

Here are some signs that your cat might be sick:

Inappropriate urination or defecation Changes in level of interaction Changes in activity level Changes in...
Tue, 07/26/2011 - 09:22

Protect your pet by taking the following room-by-room precautions.

Living room

Check out your plants—both inside and outside your home. Lilies (Lilium and Hemerocallis sp.) can be especially poisonous to cats, so eliminate them from any bouquets. Keep home fragrance products out of reach. This includes open dishes of liquid potpourri and simmer pots. Don’t spray...