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Closed Family Day Long Weekend

Feb 15, 2019

Parkdale Veterinary Clinic is closed in observance of Family Day, from Friday February 15, 2019 at 5:30pm and will re-open Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 8am.


Wishing everyone a happy, enjoyable and warm Family Day weekend, spent with friends, family, and our furry companions!

Pet Weight Loss Journey

Feb 25, 2019

DID YOU KNOW?

56% of dogs and 60% of cats in North America are obese. There are multiple diseases that are associated with obesity in pets including: a decreased life span, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, respiratory disease, hepatic lipidosis, increased surgical and anesthetic risk and arthritis.

An ideal body condition of a pet is one in which there is a visible waist when looking at your pet from a top view. You should also be able to feel your pet’s ribs, but not be able to visibly see the ribs when you lightly rub along their sides.

Weight loss journeys for pets can help to significantly improve a pet’s quality of life. When your pet has completed their weight loss journey and is maintaining their ideal weight, you will notice an improvement in your pet’s activity and energy levels, a reduction in begging behaviours, it may help decrease the severity of your pet’s compounded health issues and can help to increase the life span of your pet.

Not only can your pet’s weight loss journey help make your pet more active, it can also allow you to become more active!

The team at Parkdale Veterinary Clinic would be pleased to chat with you regarding your pet’s unique nutritional needs.

Tick Awareness Month

Mar 05, 2019

With the cold weather hopefully taking a back seat to warmer temperatures moving in, ticks will begin taking up residence in Alberta. When temperatures reach and remain around 4°C and above, ticks will become more prevalent. Ticks typically reside in long grassy areas, and have been spotted in the mountains, and off-leash dog parks even within Calgary!

March is Tick Awareness Month and to kick start Tick Awareness Month, Parkdale Veterinary Clinic will be introducing a species of tick every week on their Facebook. First up are the Ixodes spp. This species include the Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and Western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus). These ticks are the most common ticks seen in Canada that affect dogs and cats and can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

If you are planning on going to the mountains for hiking, camping, or plan on visiting off-leash dog parks and parks within Calgary, and need more information regarding internal and external parasite prevention, contact Parkdale Veterinary Clinic at 403-283-0305 or email us at [email protected] and/ or visit our website at www.parkdalevetclinic.com.

Reminder: Daylight Savings this weekend!

Mar 08, 2019

This weekend is daylight savings time. Remember to turn your clocks forward by one hour this Sunday March 10, 2019 at 3am!!

Spring Plant Safety!

Apr 02, 2019

Spring is a time we all like to redecorate our homes and add a little colour into our homes with plants. With Easter around the corner, many of us like to decorate with lilies; however, individuals should be cautious if kitties are living in the home or frequent the area.

Lilies are quite toxic to cats! One to two pedals or leaves and even the pollen or water from the vase is enough to cause severe toxicity.

If you suspect your kitty has ingested any part of the lily plant, please seek immediate veterinary care!

Common signs to watch for:

-Lethargy

-Inappetence

-Vomiting

-Diarrhea

-Dehydration

-Increase or decrease in urination

Please contact Parkdale Veterinary Clinic with any questions!

Happy Mother's Day

May 05, 2019

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms of our human and furry children! You are all wonderful individuals and Parkdale Veterinary Clinic wishes you a very special day!

Closed Heritage Day Long Weekend

Aug 02, 2019

Parkdale Veterinary Clinic is closed in observance of Heritage Day, from Friday August 2, 2019 at 4:00pm and will re-open Tuesday August 6, 2019 at 7am.

Wishing everyone a happy, enjoyable and warm Heritage Day weekend, spent with friends, family, and our furry companions!

Blue Green Algae Advisory

Aug 02, 2019

In recent news, there have been reports from Alberta Health Services issuing advisories about the blooming blue green algae in our Alberta lakes. These advisories will remain in effect until further notice until the issue has been resolved.

This blue green algae is a cyanobacteria found in freshwater streams, ponds and lakes, and is toxic to humans and pets!

Common signs: vomiting, diarrhea, pale mucous membranes, bloody or black stool, seizures, disorientation, difficulty breathing, jaundice, and in some cases may be fatal to your pet. Please seek immediate veterinary care if you believe your pet has been exposed to blue green algae.

Below is a link with more information on blue green algae and where advisories are in place.

Do not hesitate to contact your veterinary clinic for more information.

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/blue-green-algae/?fbclid=IwAR1Mj4yrC1u1FuvjkaiAyeF_bOxpLMAqU_DOf07Nf0gE2RC6U6uk3ZT7Qz4


Halloween Contest Rules

Oct 21, 2019

Parkdale Veterinary Clinic Halloween Contest

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER AND WIN.

To be eligible to enter this contest the owner of the pet must be 18 years or older and an active client of Parkdale Veterinary Clinic. The contest will run the entire month of October 2019.

To enter:

- Like Parkdale Veterinary Clinic’s Facebook page.

- Submit a photo by posting it to Parkdale’s Facebook messenger section on our Facebook page.

- Photos must be of solely cat(s) or dog(s), stationary or action shots, of your pet dressed up for Halloween.

By submitting a photo:

- Clients agree to having that photo displayed on Parkdale Veterinary Clinic social media.

- Clients agree to having that photo displayed in the reception area of Parkdale Veterinary Clinic.

- Clients agree to this list of requirements, rules and regulations.

Prizes:

-There will be one feline gift basket and one canine gift basket that can be won, which is filled with treats and goodies supplied by veterinary companies.

- 1 feline winner and one canine winner will be selected from a draw every week. The weekly draw will include all photos submitted during the week in play from the Monday to the Sunday of each week.

- The feline winner and canine winner of each week will be placed into the finale draw which will take place November 1, 2019.

- There will be one finale draw for felines and one finale draw for canines.

- The winners of the contest will be displayed on the Parkdale Veterinary Clinic’s Facebook page after the contest closes, as well as on the winning gift baskets.

Contest closes October 31, 2019.

Christmas Raffle Rules

Dec 02, 2019

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER AND WIN.

To be eligible to enter this contest the owner of the pet must be 18 years or older.

ONE SUBMISSION PER PET.

To enter:

- Fill out a raffle ticket with your name and phone number.

- Submit your completed raffle ticket into the raffle box.

- By entering a raffle ticket, clients agree to this list of requirements, rules and regulations.

Prizes:

-There will be one canine and feline gift basket that can be won, which is filled with treats and goodies supplied by veterinary companies.

- 1 lucky winner will be selected from a raffle box on December 20, 2019. The raffle draw will include all submitted raffle tickets from the start of the raffle up until December 20, 2019 from the start of the raffle.

- The winner will be contacted via the contact information provided on the raffle ticket.

-If the winner has not picked up the gift basket by January 20, 2020, another winner will be drawn.

Contest closes December 20, 2019.