How to find a good breeder Read more..
Brachicephalic Syndrome or flattened muzzle Read more..
A bunny for Easter! Is it a good idea? Read more..
purchase a pet: budget Read more..
Too often, people adopt an animal on impulse, without considering the adult size and life expectancy of a race, the costs to pay and the time to devote to it. This article in three parts, will, I hope, help you to choose wisely your future life partner (cat or dog) and thereby, reduce abandonments and abusive and unnecessary euthanasia. Read more..
In September, I had the chance to follow a fantastic training in feline behaviour with none other than Daniel Fillion and his team of educhateurs (educator for cats). I was lucky enough that it was given in a beautiful location, Zoo Academie. Read more..
Here are the medical problems we see the most often with ferrets. Read more..
Better known under the term TNR (to trap, neuter and release), this program is a population management program for stray cats. Used in several countries around the world it is considered a humane manner and humane control of stray and feral cats. Read more..
Here are some informations regarding ferret, either ou have or planning to adopt one as a pet. Read more..
Planning a trip is complicated, especially when you have a pet. You have two choice. Either you let him at home or in a kennel, or you birng him with you. In both choices, this require a bit a planning to ensure a good trip. Read more..
Diabetes is one the most common endocrine disease in pets. We talk about diabetes when insulin is produced in insufficient or inappropriate for the needs of the animal, thus causing a inbalance in the blodd sugar. Read more..
Here is a chronique with some tips in case your pet has an infortunate encounter with a porcupine or a skunk. Read more..
Too many animals are euthanized and abandoned every year, after being born and finding themself without a home. A big part of the solution to this problem of pet overpopulation is in neutering these. And as pet owner, this responsibility comes back to us. Read more..
With the arrival of good weather and heat, also comes the arrival of the fleas. These parasites, although they are very small can cause many headaches to the infested animal as to its owner! A single female flea lays up to 50 eggs a day, and up to 2000 eggs during her life Read more..
Hyperthyroidism is a disease frequent with old cats. It generally affect animals of over 8 years. Read more..
Here are recommandations on raw food pet diets, as well as alternatives. You want to avoid commercial kibbles pet food ? It's possible ! If you still choose to feed raw meat, here are some precautions to take. Read more..
It is difficult to summarize in just a few words a clear fact and accurate explanations. I will try to debunk the arguments concerning the raw meat diet, whether it be for or against it. The statements in italics are the most used arguments by people using raw meats. They can be found on the websites of the company or in the testimonies of satisfied clients. Each argument will be analyzed and commented on the most objective way possible based on facts. Read more..
One diet is more and more present in the animal field for several years now and causes a controversy whenever it is touched. Whether supporters in favors or against it, each finds an argument opposing the other. We are talking about raw food diet. Today I'll tell you a little story of this diet and what it consists of and make some recommandations Read more..
It is not uncommon to see a small dog to suddenly walk on three legs. Indeed, dislocated patella (kneecaps) is a problem often seen in small breeds such as Yorkshire terriers, Poodles, Chihuahuas, etc., but can also disturb larger breeds of dogs as well as cats. Read more..
Did you know that cats can catch leukemia and AIDS? In terms of leukemia, it is however not a cancer as it can be seen in humans, because it is caused by a virus. The feline leukemia virus belongs to the family of retroviruses, as the virus FIV (feline immonideficiency feline or commonly call AIDS). Those viruses have the ability to change the DNA of cells they infect. Read more..
Environmental enrichment is: to improve the conditions and quality of life of an animal, by an increase in physical and mental activities. Already in 1911, they were talking about it for wild animals in captivity in zoos. Still, it's really only in the last decade that the subject becomes more and more relevant in our domestic animals. Read more..
Here are some tips on basic care for your rabbit to keep your companion at your side as long as possible. Read more..
Dental disease affects about 80% of dogs and cats older than one year. It is also one of the problems most often diagnosed in small veterinary care. Read more..
Cats do not tend to consume enough water. In many cases they do not feel thirsty like dogs. Yet it is very important for their health to consume enough water. Here are tips to increase water intake that your cat will consume in a day. Read more..
In veterinary clinic, a large number of calls we receive concern housesoiling with cats. Indeed, it is common to hear that a cat has urinated in bed, on a sofa, in the bath or on a carpet. Rest assured, you are not alone in this situation. Read more..
Although some breeds of dogs such as huskies and other northern dogs are more resistant to cold temperatures, the majority of our pets, especially those with short hair are not well adapt for our Quebec winters. Thus, it may be beneficial to buy them a light coat to avoid minor frostbite and succumb to hypothermia. Read more..
Already the holidays ! During this time of year, even though we have our mind into good food and shopping, some precautions must be taken for the safety of our pets. First, we find Poinsettias and Mistletoe in many homes. Read more..
Did you know that from the age of seven years, your cat and your dog are considered old? Indeed, from this age, our companions can begin to develop diseases affecting their health. Read more..
Did you know that a movement was born in the dog world, to avoid unpleasant encounters? Indeed, when you met a dog wearing a scarf around his neck, it means that he needs some distance. Read more..
Halloween is coming soon! A holiday well appreciated by young... and old alike. A lot of pet owners take a lot of time and joy in disguising their companion. Yet did you know that several of those succulent treats that your child will treasure in his Halloween bag contain potentially dangerous or fatal substances to your pets. Read more..
Imagine for a moment that your pet runs away from home. It is difficult for all pet owners, to be without news of his companion. Therefore, the microchip is increasingly used to identify pets permanently. Read more..
The labeling of pet food is regulated by strict laws and regulations (FDA in the United States and several levels of Government of Canada as the Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada). These are the same regulations that governing the labeling of foods for humans. Read more..
In February 2015, two of our technicians will fly to Africa with FVAI, for 3 weeks, to hold neutering clinics of cats and dogs. Foundation for Veterinary Aid International is a quebec based foundation dedicated to animal aid in foreign countries. Read more..
Today we give you some clarifications on AAFCO nature and standards governing the food industry and the importance of its seal. So what AAFCO? It is the Association of American Feed Control Official Read more..
Many people come to the Hopital Vétérinaire Ste-Rose with several questions in relation to the food they should or should not give their companion. Read more..
Overweight is a more and more common health problem in our pets. Before giving a body score condition to an animal, you must first learn to ''feel'' his body condition, and we call that the ''Healthy Caress''. Read more..
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection usually transmitted by black-legged ticks. To transmit the disease, ticks must be carriers of the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks can attach to animals as much as to humans and therefore infect all those in contact with them. Read more..
In fact, ticks are increasingly present in Canada and Quebec, most of them come from the United States and according to the climatic changes. Read more..
We are often asked what is the importance of vaccination against rabies, or if vaccination is required or necessary. This week, the Veterinary Hospital Ste-Rose will answer these questions and demystify this deadly disease often underestimated and trivialized in Quebec . Read more..
Nearly four unsterilized female dog will suffer a pyometra in his life. This is an infection in the uterus, which occurs in most cases in intact female dogs of 6 years or older . Read more..
More and more dogs and cats have a problem with overweight or obesity. We know that these few pounds can shorten the life of your pet. Read more..
Here is a list published by the ASPCA (The American Society fort Prevention of Cruelty to the Animals) describing the ten most frequent cases of poisoning encountered in pets in 2013. Read more..
We all know mosquitoes and the unpleasant itching after their bites. But did you know they can also carry parasites potentially fatal for your pet ? Read more..
Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacteria called Leptospira which is increasing, and become more and more common Read more..
Did you know that finding the right cage for your cat can help reduce stress? Read more..
The Veterinary Hospital Ste -Rose is proud to launch its new animal chronicles. We hope to educate our clients and the general public about the world of animal health. Our chronicles will be published every other weeks and will focus on a variety of subjects, always related to the animal world and veterinarian. Articles are written by veterinarians, technicians and receptionist of the Hopital Veterinaire Ste-Rose. Do not hesitate to give them your feedback. Read more..