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VIDEO: What causes dog ear infections

By VanEastVet, on Friday, October 5th, 2018

One of the most common and most misunderstood problems vets see.  Dog ear infections are always secondary to something else, and yet how many dog owners are educated about this by their veterinarian?  Not enough based on what we are seeing.  

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VIDEO: How to tell if your dog has arthritis

By VanEastVet, on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Arthritis is one of the most common health conditions that all of us develop as we age.  Our companion animals can’t complain to us about their aches and pains, so how do we identify osteoarthritis related discomfort in our dog friends so that we can help them?  Here you go:  

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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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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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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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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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