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Mon, 08/19/2013 - 14:26

In the fall of 2011 Trevor seemed to be in so much pain. Normally he would bounce with excitement at walk time – and never let me forget when it was time to go. But he started to limp, lost his bounce, and even ignored walk-time on occasion. I was beside myself with worry – what if we couldn’t control the pain? Unbidden thoughts about euthanasia came to mind in the wee hours of the night....

Wed, 08/14/2013 - 09:49
Drs Newman and Chan and Rehab techs Trina, Karen, and Rhea attended the Pet-A-Palooza event this weekend August 10-11th. The free event attracted a large number of pet owners and many of our clients from around Victoria. Hillside Veterinary Hospital's booth saw a large amount of traffic and educated many owners about our services available including our Hydro-Treadmill. Many thanks to the “Just...
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 16:41

Since pets spend more time outdoors during the warm summer months, we see more dogs with allergic reactions to insect bites and stings.  Reactions can range from mild pain and inflammation at the site to a full blown anaphylactic reaction, but the most common reactions we see  are swelling of the face, drooling (if stung in the mouth or on the lips), skin hives,  and generalized itchiness. ...

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 07:55

Planning a trip this summer? Having a hard time finding a pet sitter? Travelling with your pet can be challenging but if you are well-prepared it can be hassle-free and it makes your holiday much more enjoyable to have your furry family member with you.

If you are planning to travel internationally, be aware that each country has its own restrictions and laws for pets brought into...

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 08:55

At Hillside Veterinary Hospital we have recently started to clean our patients’ teeth with sedation only, as opposed to under general anesthesia.  We find that in most cases we are able to do a good full mouth assessment, cleaning, and polishing both above and below the gum line without having to completely anesthetize the patient.  It is easier on their bodies and easier on their owner’s...

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" The rehab crew always offered extra advice when I asked for it. All the combined experience at Hillside Vet pulled us through a difficult time and was very much appreciated. "