• Jun 23 2017

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    Keep your dog safe this summer with these easy tips!

    1. Walk or exercise your dog early in the day. Temperatures are cooler in the morning, so try to get outside with your dog before the hot sun makes exercise…

  • Jun 23 2017

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    Dog friendly hiking trails on the North Shore

    Here are some of the best dog friendly hikes on the North Shore! Mystery Lake – 1.25 hours, Easy, 3km, season: July-October Whyte Lake – 2 hours, Easy, 5km, season:…

  • Jun 17 2017

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    Pet first aid and emergency preparedness!

    Do you know what to do in case of a pet emergency? Here are some common first aid tips, disaster tips and symptoms to look out for! Pet First Aid…

  • Aug 17 2016

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    Chronic Renal (Kidney) Failure

    By Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP  Educational Director, The kidneys are made of thousands of tiny filtration units called nephrons. Once a nephron is destroyed by a disease, it…

  • Jun 24 2016

    Get Sound Advice for Pets with Noise Phobia

    Noise phobias are real problems for some dogs, and even some cats. After all, dogs can hear a wider range of frequencies than humans can, and cats hear a higher…

  • Jun 18 2016

    Kidney Stones in Dogs & Cats: What You Should Know

    Does My Pet Have Kidney Stones or Bladder Stones? Unlike people, where kidney stones are unfortunately fairly common and most often very painful, dogs and cats are relatively unlikely to…

  • Jun 18 2016

    Can Pets Have Allergies?

    Does your pet start scratching at this time of year? Lick and chew their feet non-stop? Or develop skin infections, bottom itching or ear problems? The start of Summer/Autumn also…

  • May 12 2016

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    Bloat – The Mother of All Emergencies

    There are many injuries and physical disorders that represent life-threatening emergencies. There is only one condition so drastic that it overshadows them all in terms of rapidity of consequences and…

  • May 10 2016

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    Finding a lump under a beloved pet’s skin is a disturbing event and definitely warrants a trip to the veterinarian’s office for an evaluation. Happily, it is not uncommon for…

  • May 07 2016

    How to Stop your Dog Scratching Itself

    Spring is that time of year when humans start getting hay-fever and our pets start itching. The wonderful Vancouver climate, with all the beautiful plants and greenery, tend to be…