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Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital

MyVetStore - Online Ordering

We are very pleased to announce the opening of Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital’s online store available to our clients! Browse through our online MyVetStore for your pet’s food and pet products in the comfort of your own home. You are able to set up auto-orders for your pet’s food at desired intervals so you will never run out again! Your pet food orders even have the option of home delivery.

You can place refill medication requests through the online store and even get reminders of when yo…

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Indoor Life with Clawed Cats

July first marks the date of the 7th province to elect to ban declawing in cats! New Brunswick joins British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island who have already made the decision to ban non-medical declawing of cats. This is a positive step forward for the welfare of cats in BC and around Canada.

This may mean a shift in our thinking of how we cohabitate with our indoor cats. Scratching is a normal behavior for cats. They will scratch vertical or h…

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Diet Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy

After reading a very sad article on diet related congestive heart failure in a young, 3-year-old dog, I was struck as to just how important it is to discuss diet with pet owners. Every pet parent I have ever met truly wants the best for their beloved pet and wants to feed them excellent food with quality ingredients. The problem the pet food industry has is the lack of regulations, diet testing and quality control. Although there are guidelines made by AAFCO for minimum nutrient standards, n…

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