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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Surgical Update - March 26, 2020‼️ Until further notice, Creston Veterinary Hospital will be delaying routine spays and neuters to conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), reduce foot traffic and the risk of contamination, and make room for urgent and emergent...

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4 Household Toxins All Pet Owners Need to Know About

4 Household Toxins All Pet Owners Need to Know About

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and if you own a pet, you’ll want to know about these items you probably have sitting around your home that could prove to be fatal for your pet. Drugs. Have a headache? Pop a Tylenol. But, if your pet...

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5 Things to Do When Preparing for a Pet Sitter

5 Things to Do When Preparing for a Pet Sitter

Though it's not quite warm around here in Creston yet, that doesn't stop us from daydreaming of sunny places. If you're looking to make a spring break getaway without your furry friend, check out these tips for preparing for a pet sitter.#1: Ensure your...

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What is Feline Idiopathic Cystitis?

What is Feline Idiopathic Cystitis?

Finding out that your cat has peed outside of his litterbox can be frustrating and stressful. One of the leading causes of inappropriate urination is feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). Read on to learn about the disease signs, diagnosis, and...

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Reading Your Cat’s Body Language

Reading Your Cat’s Body Language

Understanding what your feline friend is trying to say can be difficult. Your cat speaks with her whole body, from her whiskers to her tail, so ensure you watch her to hear what she's saying.Signs of an alert, happy catA happy cat seeking attention is...

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Training Your Pet with Positive Reinforcement

Training Your Pet with Positive Reinforcement

This month is the eighth annual National Train Your Dog Month! Whether you're looking to teach your dog simple commands like sit or some new tricks, Creston Veterinary Hospital recommends positive reinforcement for effective training. Here are our tips for...

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Indoor Fun with Your Pet

Indoor Fun with Your Pet

We are still very much in the winter doldrums here in the Kootenays, which means we're likely spending more time indoors along with our pets. This time of year can spell boredom for our furry friends: dogs can't spend much time at all outside, and there...

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Holiday Anxiety: How To Prevent Stress In Pets

Holiday Anxiety: How To Prevent Stress In Pets

Gifts to purchase. Events to attend. Food to prepare. Visitors to welcome. Crowds. Noise. Financial worries… The holidays are a stressful time, but humans aren’t the only species who experience increased anxiety during the “most wonderful time of the...

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Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy This Winter

Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy This Winter

Bitter cold, numbing wetness, biting winds cause discomfort for your special someone – your pet! Paying attention to your pet's wellbeing will surely keep you both ready to enjoy the season! Here are some tips to keep your dog warm and happy this winter...

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