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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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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Being a Reptile Veterinarian in Vancouver

By VanEastVet, on Friday, August 4th, 2017

Being a reptile Veterinarian in Vancouver…   There are few things that can make your average veterinarian panic more than a lizard or snake in their appointment list.  Vet school has the impossible task of teaching you how to treat every animal under the sun in just 4 short years.  It does a pretty good […]

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By VanEastVet, on Monday, February 1st, 2016

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m ALBERTA – a stray Domestic Short Hair cat, about 1 year old, currently sheltered at the Abbotsford SPCA. Alberta came in to the Abbotsford Branch as a stray, therefore we do not know a lot about her history. She is approximately 1 year old and is now available for […]

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BC-SPCA Richmond: KAL

By VanEastVet, on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m KAL – a Male Domestic Medium Hair/Mixed Breed Cat, aged 13 years and 1 month. Kal came into the care of the East Kootenay SPCA as a stray. He had a microchip but sadly his guardians did not come for him. He is now at the Richmond SPCA where […]

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By Hotwire, on Monday, December 21st, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Jewel – a Female Pit Bull Terrier, aged 2 years and 1 month. Jewel is a precious girl with a timid approach. She is the kind of girl that makes you work for her love. But once she gets to know you, she lavishes you with affection. Jewel is […]

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BC-SPCA Vancouver: TESSA

By VanEastVet, on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Tessa – a Female Domestic Short Hair Mixed Breed, aged 14 years and 6 months. You’d never know that this darling girl is 14 years old, and she wants to get snug as a bug with you! Tessa is absolutely lovely, and has a gentle way about her. She […]

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