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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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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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Responsible gift giving this holidays.

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Yes, it’s a familiar headline around Christmas, and for good reason. Pets given as a gift often don’t work out, the proof being seen in spiking animal surrenders in shelters across the globe in the weeks after the holidays. Not only do unwanted pets ‘gifted’ to friends or relatives put added strain on shelters and […]

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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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Vancouver is going bunny-crazy

By VanEastVet, on Friday, October 27th, 2017

Rabbits seem to be having a moment in Vancouver. Between relaxing stressed out university students at bunny-yoga, running a whimsical rabbit habitat at Jericho Beach and their wildly increasing popularity as a pet choice for those in our increasingly challenging housing market, it seems the answer to the age old question is here… In the battle […]

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