Dr. Oz's Vet Advice

COVID 19 and pets

Mar 25, 2020 / 11:40 am

Life is so surreal right now; it seems our entire world turned upside down. Pets have always been special in our lives, but now they have an even more...

A vet's view of euthanasia

Dec 23, 2019 / 6:00 am

I’ve been writing my columns for about a decade now, and I believe that this is my most intimate and personal one. The veterinary profession has a...

Dogged by ACL tears

Jul 4, 2019 / 11:00 am

A The knee joint is composed of three bones — the femur (the long bone extending down from the hip), the tibia (the bone between the knee and ankle), and...

Watch for snakes

Apr 25, 2019 / 11:00 am

The hot summery weather is probably one of the most significant factors making the Okanagan a unique and attractive area for residents and tourists. We are now...

Grooming an act of love

Dec 19, 2018 / 11:00 am

Grooming your pet on a regular basis can significantly improve its quality of life and wellbeing. Grooming typically includes some or all of the following: ...

Is your pet too fat?

May 23, 2018 / 11:00 am

In our modern life style, food is no longer serving as a basic survival need, but has become a part of life’s pleasures. This is also true for pets. Many...

Jack Frost can bite your pet

Jan 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

The extreme winter conditions we're facing are adding extra challenges to our daily lives. Besides tending to snow shovelling, anti-freezing our vehicles...

Corn (on the cob) in the dog

Nov 6, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Animals never cease to amaze me with the things they swallow. Unfortunately, swallowing foreign bodies is a common phenomena in both dogs and cats. 

Guarding against giardia

Oct 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Not many diseases can be transmitted from pets to humans, but there are some exceptions and one that can affect both pets (mainly dogs) and humans is caused by...

Down and dirty on diarrhea

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

Curiosity and gluttony along with a sensitive digestive system make dogs and cats prone to suffer from diarrhea. In my experience, diarrhea is the No. 1 reason...

New puppies and kitties

Mar 30, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I have been asked lately about caring for newborn animals. Animals have very strong instincts when it comes to caring for their newborn offspring. However, both...

Ringworm in pets

Jan 21, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Skin issues are one of the most common reasons for taking pets to the vet. Skin problems is a wide subject and these cases can be complicated and challenging...

Don't be sweet to your dog

Dec 10, 2016 / 11:00 am

Christmas holiday is upon us. In the season of giving, chocolate is a popular gift. As a chocolate lover, I know how a chocolate can raise your spirit. As well...

Sleeping with your dog

Sep 21, 2016 / 11:00 am

Dogs are known as man’s best friends, but their place in the family has changed. It used to be common to keep the dog outside, even it was a companion and...

Hot pets dangerous

Jul 20, 2016 / 12:00 pm

We are all so lucky to live in a paradise like the Okanagan. We get to enjoy the best of the best that the valley has to offer. Your pet would absolutely love...

Does my pet have cancer?

May 15, 2016 / 12:00 pm

Breast cancer has been one of the hottest topics drawing people's attention and awareness in the last few years. There are numerous fundraising campaigns...

Tick-ing time bomb

Mar 28, 2016 / 7:30 am

Spring has barely sprung, and already I’ve been noticing its impact while treating pets with medical conditions typical this time of year. The weather is...

Deadly obstruction

Feb 27, 2016 / 7:00 am

Late one night when I was getting ready to crawl into bed after a busy day at the hospital, I received a phone call from the panicked owners of a dog called...

Feline urinary tract disease

Jan 11, 2016 / 8:05 pm

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease If you share your life with a cat, you should be aware of a syndrome called Feline lower urinary tract disease (aka FLUTD). ...

Antifreeze poisoning

Dec 14, 2015 / 6:00 am

Lets face it, winter is here. As much as I was dreading it, I can’t deny it any longer, so the winter boots are out of the storage, along with the snow...