Pet News

Welcome to the Vancouver East Veterinary Pet News Blog! We update once or twice a week with tips on health, safety, preventative medicine, and local interest pieces relevant to Vancouver, Burnaby, and the entire province of British Columbia, so be sure to check back often!

Never leave your pet in a hot car

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, April 28th, 2018

As the sun starts beating down on our pale limbs once more, the announcement that comes with every summer is just as relevant as ever – A hot car can mean death for your pet.     The death of six dogs to heat stroke by being left in a dog walker’s truck in Abbotsford […]

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Cancer, chemo, and your pet.

By VanEastVet, on Friday, April 6th, 2018

Cancer is a scary word, no matter who you ask about it. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), cancer causes almost 50% of deaths in pets over the age of 10. But whether it be in human or animal, cancer is certainly not the death sentence it once was. Of the two most […]

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A garden for the family (fluffy members included)!

By VanEastVet, on Friday, March 23rd, 2018

As soon as the sunshine hits Vancouver, you can feel the city come alive. The streets, patios and hiking trails fill with people soaking up the sun. and so do the home and garden stores. After all,  what better way to enjoy the upcoming months of beautiful weather than in your own backyard paradise?   […]

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Plants and Pets – Tips for Spring Gardening

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, March 10th, 2018

With a gorgeous weekend to look forward to, a lot of people will be seizing this opportunity to get back into their gardens. Bulbs are coming back to life all over the city, and green buds are forming on everything that survived the winter. It seems we’re all ready for Spring to get here! With […]

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Big fun for little pets!

By VanEastVet, on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Pocket pets as a group may be small in stature – but they’re big on brainpower! Keeping them stimulated and entertained is just as important as with a bigger pet. Happier pets are friendlier, less destructive, and live fuller, longer lives! Luckily the internet is full of wonderful DIY projects that take just a little […]

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Boredom Busters!

By VanEastVet, on Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Boredom Busters!   As the winter seems to be kicking into overdrive, most of us are looking out the window at the rain, snow and slush and groaning with boredom. Does it feel like your pet is too? Bored animals turn into destructive animals – and wouldn’t you? While us humans have work, friends, television […]

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