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Never leave your pet in a hot car

By Arbutus West, 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 more 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 just […]

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Fancy a ferret?

By Arbutus West, on Friday, January 26th, 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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What to do with an injured bird

By Arbutus West, 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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Responsible gift giving

By Arbutus West, 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 […]

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Surviving this winter, healthy and happy!

By Arbutus West, on Friday, November 17th, 2017

With the cold weather truly settling in for the winter season, here are a few helpful 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 […]

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Get good karma, adopt a senior.

By Arbutus West, on Friday, November 10th, 2017

  November is Adopt a Senior Month, and rescues 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. […]

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Vancouver is going bunny-crazy

By Arbutus West, 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 ballooning 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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Dry eye in dogs -what you need to know

By Arbutus West, on Monday, October 16th, 2017

Have you ever gone on a road trip without wiper fluid? Trying to see through a dirty, scratched windscreen is one of the most annoying experience in the world. Can you imagine if the same thing could happen to your eyes? Well a lot of dogs sure can due to a disease called dry eyes […]

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BC-SPCA Vancouver: JAGGER

By ArbutusWest, on Monday, February 1st, 2016

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m JAGGER – a 14 Year old male Domestic Medium Hair Mix, currently sheltered at the Vancouver SPCA. At 14 years young, this big strong senior is longing to be that cuddly companion for someone. Jagger’s family could no longer keep him and he’s looking to spend hi golden years […]

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BC-SPCA Vancouver: Snow

By ArbutusWest, on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m SNOW – a 5 Year old male Domestic Short Hair Cat, currently sheltered at the VANCOUVER SPCA. Snow here! This silly boy entertains everyone he meets. He has an infectious purrsonality that is sure to keep you laughing and have your heart melting simultaneously. When we tell you that […]

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