Blog: Dog

Anal Gland Expression

Anal Glands are a natural part of your dog and cat's (as well as many other animals) regular bowel movements. They are typically released every day with a normal bowel movement, and this helps lubricate the feces and leaves a scent as a signature to each pet.


The veterinarians at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital understand that every dog has a different lifestyle. Our goal is to work with you to develop a vaccine protocol that will work for your pet’s lifestyle, age and needs.

Puppy Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccinations

Puppies should receive their first vaccination around eight weeks of age, as this is the time their natural antibodies begin to leave the system. Their second vaccine should be given 3-4 weeks after the initial vaccine (between 11 and 12 weeks of age), where a third booster should be given...

Dog Spaying & Neutering

Spaying and Neutering

Here at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital all our spays and neuters include a physical exam, sedation, so your dog is comfortable before the surgery, IV fluids to keep your dog hydrated and control blood pressure while under general anesthetic, nail trim and pain meds to go home. Spaying and neutering...