Dr. Oz's Vet Advice


Apr 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

For those of you unfortunate enough to have suffered from an ear infection, you know how terrible the pain and discomfort can be associated with ear aches. So...

Marijuana intoxication in pets

Feb 19, 2015 / 5:00 am

It was 4 AM and I was finally sleeping after a very busy weekend at the hospital when I got a phone call on my emergency line from a panicked dog owner. The...

Behavioral problems in dogs

Jan 15, 2015 / 5:00 am

Back in history it was very uncommon for people to take medication for mental issues. People that were treated medically were considered crazy. Going to a...

Approach to tumors in pets

Nov 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

Similarly to humans, tumors are very common in animals, especially in the senior animal population. According to research, cancer is the cause of almost 50% of...

Demodex Mite

Oct 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Over the years of working as a veterinarian, my list of “special” patients, keeps expanding. One of the most memorable cases I will always have in...

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Sep 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

Eating endlessly but still losing weight, that would sounds like a dream come true to many of us. However, for the feline population, this phenomenon is a sign...

Arthritis in dogs

Jul 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

Arthritis. I’m sure most, if not all of the senior readers will be able to relate to this topic. Arthritis is a group of disorders associated with the...

Travelling with pets

Jun 23, 2014 / 5:00 am

The summer months are the official vacation time for many families. With the current school strike going on, many people are finding themselves on vacation...

Treating bite wounds

May 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

Animals tend to bite in self defence, in an attempt to prey food, and as part of normal interactions. Occasionally the bite attacks may seem unprovoked. One may...

Tick borne diseases

Mar 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Valley is considered a warm area in the spring and summer. Ticks are one of the infectious agents that are more active in warm weather and put our...

Understanding Feline Flu

Feb 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

Over the last week I have received numerous phone calls from concerned cats owners that have read the news about the cat in Calgary who died from H1N1...

Back pain in pets

Jan 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

Back pain is the bane of many people’s life. We are in good company, as it turns out as our four legged furry friends are not immune to back pain either....

A new pet for Christmas

Dec 18, 2013 / 5:00 am

Pets are often given as a Christmas present to loved ones. The holiday season is hectic on its own, adding a new pet on top of that can increase...

Prostatic gland abnormalities in dogs

Nov 20, 2013 / 5:00 am

Canada is one of the major participants and contributors to the celebration of “Movember”, the month of November in which men are encouraged to grow...

Patellar luxation

Oct 31, 2013 / 5:00 am

Taking your family pet to the vet is an ordeal most people are not too thrilled about, both because of the stress involved in some animals as well as the...

Euthanasia - the time to say goodbye

Sep 26, 2013 / 5:00 am

This column is dedicated to a lovely Golden Retriever with a golden heart named Kayda and his loving owner Ken. Kayda was suffering from an intractable problem...

Cats, claws and your furniture!

Sep 11, 2013 / 5:00 am

Cats are almost the ideal pet to have. They are relatively low maintenance creatures and very independent. They can be as loving, loyal and affectionate as...

Cats and abscess injuries

Aug 14, 2013 / 5:00 am

The summer time is for sure a busy time in veterinary clinics. Among many other things, just this past week alone we treated five cats with abscesses on their...

Anal glands disease

Jul 17, 2013 / 5:00 am

Most people really enjoy the company of dogs in their life. However, finding the balance between enjoying raising a pet and also keeping a clean and tidy house...

Beware of Spear grass!

Jul 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

Just in the last week alone, I treated four pets in my practice with spear grass in their ears. Spear grass invasion is a subject that becomes relevant every...