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5 Easy Ways to Show Your Pet Love

5 Easy Ways to Show Your Pet Love

While you probably already show your furry friend lots of love every day, you may be in the mood to do something a little extra special! Here are five easy ways you can show your pet some love.  #1: Set aside extra time for your pet’s favourite activity Nothing says...

Is Fostering a Pet Right for You?

Is Fostering a Pet Right for You?

With the weather getting colder, you may be extra motivated to add a new furry cuddle buddy to your household. But do you know if fostering a pet is right for you and your family? Our team at HIGHlands Veterinary Hospital want you to ask yourself the following...

Common Microchipping Myths

Common Microchipping Myths

Many pet owners are unsure exactly how microchips work, so they may avoid getting these potentially lifesaving devices for their furry pals. Our team at HIGHlands Veterinary Hospital banishes common pet microchipping myths to clear up any confusion. Myth: My pet needs...

Recognizing Veterinary Emergencies

Recognizing Veterinary Emergencies

When your pet is ill or injured, you probably spring into a panic, thinking your four-legged friend is in dire need of veterinary care. However, while some scenarios are true emergencies, not all medical conditions need immediate treatment and can wait until the next...

Crazy Canine Behaviours

Crazy Canine Behaviours

​Dogs can be weird creatures, often leaving their owners scratching their heads in bewilderment. Our team at HIGHlands Veterinary Hospital explains the reasons behind some of your pooch’s oddest behaviours.  #1: Your dog scoots along the carpet Many people believe...

Safe and Unsafe Chew Toys

Safe and Unsafe Chew Toys

When you head out the door, you want to ensure your furry pal is entertained and happy while you’re gone, so you toss them a chew toy. But, some of those tasty chews can wreak havoc on your pet’s teeth and gastrointestinal tract, and may also be a choking hazard. Our...

Anal Glands in Your Pet

Anal Glands in Your Pet

Our team at HIGHlands Veterinary Hospital knows pet owners can have a stinky situation with their dog's anal glands. Have you ever smelled a horrendous fishy odour from your four-legged friend’s hind end? Or, maybe you’ve caught your dog scooting along your carpet. If...

How to Clean Your Pet’s Ears

How to Clean Your Pet’s Ears

At some point in your furry friend's life, they will probably need to get their ears cleaned. Some pets may even need their ears cleaned out once a week if they need to stave off allergy-related ear infections. Our team here at HIGHlands Veterinary Hospital has put...

Are Hairballs Normal for Cats?

Are Hairballs Normal for Cats?

If you own a cat, you are definitely familiar with hairballs. Depending on your cat’s hair coat length, you may encounter hairballs with such regular frequency that you become worried about your feline friend’s health. Join our team in taking a closer look at how...

Why Does My Dog Lick Their Paws?

Why Does My Dog Lick Their Paws?

Does it seem like your pooch can't stop licking their paws? Many pet owners become frustrated by the non-stop paw-licking and want to help their dogs overcome this condition. Before bringing out the socks or the cone of shame for your pooch, discover the underlying...