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Allergy Diets and Your Pet

  For anyone who has ever experienced a pet with food allergies, you know just how frustrating it can be to find the right diet to suit your pet’s needs. At Van Isle Veterinary Hospital, we often ask our clients to start their pet on a “Food Elimination Trial” to narrow down the cause of […]

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Summer BBQs and your Pets

The evenings are longer, the sun is shining, it is the perfect time of year to enjoy outdoor meals in the back yard or at one of our amazing Vancouver Island beaches.   Who doesn’t love a summer BBQ?  Our canine companions love to be part of the action.  The time spent outside with family is […]

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Understanding Wheat & Wheat Gluten in Pet Foods

At Van Isle Veterinary Hospital, we often hear people say – “I thought animals can’t digest gluten” or “Why would I feed my dog or cat wheat or grains?! They wouldn’t eat it in the wild”

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Why does my dog eat grass?

One of the most common questions we get here at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital is “Why does my dog keep eating grass?” Unfortunately, we’re sorry to say there is no real answer to this age-old question even though there have been 100’s of studies done over the years from US Davis down to top animal […]

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Nutrition and your Pet – What’s the Scoop?

In today’s society there is a fast growing interest in nutrition and wellness.  People have become far more aware of what they are eating, where their food comes from and what nutritional value it brings to their diet. This information is also very important when we are considering our pet’s diets.

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Kennel Cough Strikes yet Again!

Kennel Cough in the Comox Valley is a hot topic yet again this week.

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