Arbutus West Animal Clinic Blog

Coming to you from beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Check back often for tips on health, safety, preventative medicine, and all things pets!

VIDEO: What causes dog ear infections

By Arbutus West, on Friday, October 5th, 2018

One of the most common and most misunderstood problems vets see.  Dog ear infections are always secondary to something else, and yet how many dog owners are educated about this by their veterinarian?  Not enough based on what we are seeing.    

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Video: How to tell if your cat is sick

By Arbutus West, on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

It can be really challenging to tell if your cat is sick.  They do not communicate illness the way dogs do, and people are often surprised to learn that that these simple signs, which are easily overlooked, are how your cat will tell you if your cat is sick.    

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VIDEO: How to tell if your dog has arthritis

By Arbutus West, on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Arthritis is one of the most common health conditions that all of us develop as we age.  Our companion animals can’t complain to us about their aches and pains, so how do we identify osteoarthritis related discomfort in our dog friends so that we can help them?  Here you go:    

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