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!

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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Fancy looking at a ferret?

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, January 27th, 2018

What to do if you need a companion in your life but dogs are too big, cats too expensive, and bunnies or guinea pigs aren’t quite your speed. Have you every considered a ferret? Ferrets are becoming more common as more people transition to smaller pets in the city, and for an excellent reason! Ferrets […]

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VIDEO: How to measure blood glucose in a cat – Diabetic cat

By VanEastVet, on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Testing your diabetic cat’s blood glucose is more accurate and cheaper than doing it at a veterinary hospital, and it does not have to be difficult!   Here’s a quick guide to easy at-home blood glucose checks for your diabetic cat. Please remember, practice makes perfect, and love your felines!

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How to help an injured bird

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, January 20th, 2018

What do I do with an injured bird? It’s one of the most common calls vet clinics get, that unfortunately, few vets can treat. Birds are quite a specialized field. Add into that equation any number of diseases or parasites they could be carrying into a clinic and you have a bit of a conundrum. […]

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NYC is having a whale of a time!

By VanEastVet, on Monday, January 15th, 2018

Although most of the news from the east coast of late has been keeping tabs on the deep freeze, some happier news is peeking it’s head above the snow. NYC is having a whale of a time with this feelgood story!   Although Vancouver residents are spectacularly lucky to see a lot of marine life […]

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#1 New Year resolution for your pet.

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, January 6th, 2018

New year, New you… sound familiar? For so many of us a new year includes a resolution to lose weight and get fit. Why not make 2018 the year you extend this promise to your pet? Animal health professionals worldwide have been seeing an alarming increase in the number of overweight animals. Studies in North […]

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Working dogs, we salute you!

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, December 16th, 2017

As the year draws to a close many of us reflect on the year that was. It’s been a year of political ups and downs, a year of leaps in science and humanity, of the continued rise of our soon-to-be-tech-overlord Elon Musk. Locally one story has continually warmed our hearts as the year has rolled […]

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