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    Pet first aid and emergency preparedness!

    Jun 17 2017

    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…

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    Chronic Renal (Kidney) Failure

    Aug 17 2016

    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…

  • Get Sound Advice for Pets with Noise Phobia

    Jun 24 2016

    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…

  • Kidney Stones in Dogs & Cats: What You Should Know

    Jun 18 2016

    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…

  • Can Pets Have Allergies?

    Jun 18 2016

    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…

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    Bloat – The Mother of All Emergencies

    May 12 2016

    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…

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    May 10 2016

    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…

  • How to Stop your Dog Scratching Itself

    May 07 2016

    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…

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    Abscesses from Bite Wounds

    May 05 2016

    An abscess forms when an infected bite wound heals over on the surface, sealing the infection inside. Fever is generated as the infection incubates. Diseased tissue and the inflammatory cells…

  • Rabbits VS Guinea Pigs: Which is Better for Kids?

    Apr 30 2016

    A first pet is a very important right of passage for your child. Not only does it make a very cute contribution to your family, it teaches your kids responsibility…