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Wed, 12/05/2012 - 13:06

It’s that time of year again; our days are becoming cold, wet and frosty and sometimes we might even get a bit of snow!  It’s time to brush up on winter safety for our pets.

Antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol)

Cats and dogs are attracted to the sweet smell and taste of antifreeze.

Antifreeze is very toxic - it is rapidly absorbed and there is a high mortality...

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 20:15

Here in the Greater Victoria area you and your pet are very likely to come across fleas.  They are a problem year round in our warm environment, although we see the most activity in the Spring and Fall. We recommend year long flea prevention.

 How to tell if you pet if you pet is in...

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 14:19

The winners of our photo contest have been selected by a panel of judges (all members of our staff). It was very difficult to choose winners from all the amazing photos we received! All of the photos and the winners are posted on Facebook.

Here are some of the winning photos:

Brooklynn - Winner “Best Senior Dog Photo”





Wed, 10/17/2012 - 17:53

Halloween can be a stressful and scary time for pets, here are some tips to make it a fun and stress free time for all.


Trick-or- treaters can be loud and costumes may frighten your pet, it is best to keep your dog and cat in a separate room during peak trick-or-treating hours.  This will decrease stress of a constant stream of strangers, as well as...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 12:27

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is common in dogs and cats.  Pets of any age may become affected, although the condition is more common in older pets. Symptoms can be lameness, reduced activity, “stiff movements” and behavioral changes. 

Normal, healthy cartilage covers the ends of the bones and with the aid of joint fluid allows smooth, frictionless movement. In...


" Chaos’s progress has been remarkable. His spirits are high and his energy boundless and you can see that he enjoys his treatments. I will be always grateful for the excellent care and encouragement he has received at Hillside Vet. "