Blog posts in November 2017

Keeping Christmas pet-friendly

By VanEastVet, on Friday, November 24th, 2017

Yes, there’s just a month to go until Christmas is here again, and many families are already putting their decorations up! If you’re getting ramped up for the holidays, we’ve got some tips to keep you and your pets away from your vets office this silly season. Stay inside by the warm fire instead! Does […]

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VIDEO: How to trim your cat’s nails

By VanEastVet, on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

This week Dr. Burstyn will teach you how to trim a cat’s nails! Some cats are more challenging than others, but this approach will work with 9/10 cats, even if they are really squirmy or “challenging” at first.  Take your time, maybe just do one pay at a time, and before long you’ll be able […]

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Surviving winter, happy and healthy!

By VanEastVet, on Friday, November 17th, 2017

With the cold weather truly settling in for the winter season, here are some tips to make sure both your pets and neighbourhood wildlife get through the long winter ahead in one piece. Lets start with Think and Thump! The warmth from your car is appealing to a lot of creatures trying to avoid the […]

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Get good karma, adopt a senior.

By VanEastVet, on Friday, November 10th, 2017

November is Adopt a Senior Month, and rescue’s everywhere are highlighting all of their amazing older animals looking for homes to keep them warm and loved right until the end.   It’s a terrible reality how many older animals end up in shelters, left behind or picked up for a range of heart-breaking reasons. The […]

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VIDEO: How-to approach a dog for the first time

By VanEastVet, on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

This week’s video is How-to approach a dog you do not know.  It is loosely based on the guidelines put out by the American veterinary medicine association (AVMA).  A particularly useful guide if you have kids who like animals.  Its important to pet as many dogs as you can, but please do so safely!

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Tame that mane! Doctor’s orders.

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Although the idea of a day at the spa for your pet may sound a little indulgent to some, the importance of good grooming cannot be underestimated! Maintaining good grooming habits for your pets can have long-reaching benefits for their happiness and health, and who doesn’t want to have the cutest pet at the park? […]

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