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Garden Products That Are Hazardous to Pets

Garden Products That Are Hazardous to Pets

Are you finding yourself spending more time in the yard lately? If you keep a garden or are getting one started, be sure that your pet stays away from these five common garden products. Compost — Composting is good for the environment, but not so good for your pet. As...

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COVID-19: 3 Things Pet Owners Should Know

COVID-19: 3 Things Pet Owners Should Know

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every aspect of our lives. Rest assured that we at Creston Veterinary Hospital are doing what we can to keep our team safe and healthy as well as continue to provide care for your pets. Here is what you...

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Update: September 23rd Alert: Veterinarian Staffing Situation First and foremost, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our loyal clients for showing patience and kindness in what has proven to be a very difficult year. Part of our mission at Creston...

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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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