Blog posts in August 2015

Arthritis in Cats

By VanEastVet, on Monday, August 31st, 2015

For us humans who suffer from arthritis, we know how (painfully) obvious the symptoms can be. Certainly it is nothing you would wish on somebody else, let alone your beloved family pet. Yet clinical studies indicate that up to 1 in 3 cats, and 90% of cats over the age of twelve suffer from feline […]

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The Wild Animal Rescue Centre

By VanEastVet, on Monday, August 24th, 2015

This month, BC’s Wild Animal Rescue Centre celebrates its 18th year in operation, so in tribute to their achievement, the focus of this post is to help understand the nature of their highly-specialized work. Before 1997, wild animal care in BC was handled at BC-SPCA shelters across the province. In other words, the usual crew […]

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Wildlife In Focus 2015

By VanEastVet, on Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Attention photographers and amateur shutterbugs: now is your time to shine! The BC-SPCA Wildlife in Focus photo contest is now underway, and they are accepting admissions right up until September 15, 2015. That gives you just under a month to get the perfect shot of the perfect critter. The contest has two categories: Urban Wildlife […]

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What is FIP?

By VanEastVet, on Monday, August 17th, 2015

FIP, or Feline Infectious Peritonitis, is a viral disease that affects both wild and domestic cats. It is particularly prevalent in multi-cat households, so if you own two or more cats, this article concerns you. FIP occurs when a cat becomes infected by a Feline Coronavirus. There are two such coronaviruses: an avirulent or mildly-virulent […]

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Do Unto Animals

By VanEastVet, on Monday, August 10th, 2015

Jon Stewart filmed his historic final appearance on The Daily Show last week, and used the show’s final minutes leading up to the Moment of Zen closer as an opportunity to plug his wife’s upcoming book, Do Unto Animals. Tracey Stewart (who is an animal rights advocate, and former veterinary technician, as well as Jon […]

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