Tag - Health

Video: How to tell if your cat is sick

By VanEastVet, on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

It can be really challenging to tell if your cat is sick.  They do not communicate illness the way dogs do, and people are often surprised to learn that that these simple signs, which are easily overlooked, are how your cat will tell you if your cat is sick.  

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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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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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#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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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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Forest Fires, Smoke, and Your Pet

By VanEastVet, on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

It is not surprising that everyone in Vancouver is talking about forest fires, but for us pet owners, there may be extra concern that BC’s fires may have a detrimental affect on the health of our pets. We aren’t used to smoke hanging thickly in the air, and many people are naturally concerned about the […]

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