Vaccines Save Lives

 Every year, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association celebrates Animal Health Week during the first week of October. From September 30–October 6, 2018, the CVMA will showcase the  importance of vaccines . The spread of communicable disease has not only become an increasing concern in the human population, but within the animal community as well. It is even more relevant given the increase in international travel and importation of animals from foreign countries. Furthermore, disease-spreading parasite populations have grown and the regions in which they live have amplified. This year’s theme,  Vaccines Save Lives!  is an opportunity to remind animal owners of one of the most important components of animal health — disease prevention. We will focus on prevention through immunization and remind animal owners to discuss the best vaccination protocols for their animals based on their breed, age, overall health, risk of exposure, and region in which they reside.  A vaccinated animal is a happy, safe, and healthy animal .

Every year, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association celebrates Animal Health Week during the first week of October. From September 30–October 6, 2018, the CVMA will showcase the importance of vaccines. The spread of communicable disease has not only become an increasing concern in the human population, but within the animal community as well. It is even more relevant given the increase in international travel and importation of animals from foreign countries. Furthermore, disease-spreading parasite populations have grown and the regions in which they live have amplified. This year’s theme, Vaccines Save Lives! is an opportunity to remind animal owners of one of the most important components of animal health — disease prevention. We will focus on prevention through immunization and remind animal owners to discuss the best vaccination protocols for their animals based on their breed, age, overall health, risk of exposure, and region in which they reside. A vaccinated animal is a happy, safe, and healthy animal.

Join us in celebrating Animal Health Week as we focus on animal vaccinations. Vaccinations have been one of the largest advancements in animal health by protecting individuals and larger populations of animals from suffering the effects of certain contagious diseases. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! To learn how vaccines can keep animals and humans healthier, visit the North Peace Veterinary Clinic on October 3rd between 4 and 8 pm for our Open House.

Itchy Pets!

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The sun and mosquitoes are out, the plants are growing and so is the increase in itchy pets. Bug bites, parasites, hot spots and allergies are just some of the causes. Biting insects can hamper summer fun for animals as well as people. Usually insect bites are just a nuisance, but in some parts of Canada, mosquitoes and ticks can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus, Heartworm and Lyme Disease. Ask us about veterinary-approved products and vaccines that can prevent disease as well as the annoyance of mosquito and tick bites. A veterinary exam and diagnosis are important to relieve your pets scratching so that everyone can enjoy the summer. 

Quality of Life

What to do when your once young, bright, bouncy pet isn't bouncy anymore? As responsible pet caregivers we need to decide when our pets need help.  Changes are often slow and can easily be missed but are significant over time.  Quality of life assessments coupled with veterinary expertise are tools that can help you make difficult decisions regarding your pet’s comfort. To learn more about this tool, call us at 250-785-4578. 

To print out your own Quality of Life Assessments, right-click on the below image and select "Save Image As", then print from your saved location.

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