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Working dogs, we salute you!

By Arbutus West, on Saturday, December 16th, 2017

As the year draws to a close many of us reflect on the year that was. It’s been a year of political ups and downs, a year of leaps in science and humanity, of the continued rise of our soon-to-be-tech-overlord Elon Musk. Locally one story has continually warmed our hearts as the year has rolled […]

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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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Tips for a safe and spooktacular Halloween!

By Arbutus West, on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Pets and the Holidays…   Yes, Halloween season is upon us and just in case you hadn’t read enough articles about how to keep your pets safe in the holidays, I’m going to put in my two cents as well! Firstly let’s go over the obvious: – NO chocolate for your pets (unless you want […]

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Parasites Pt. 2

By Arbutus West, on Thursday, June 1st, 2017

We ended last post by promising to go over internal parasites are worms and protozoa (like giardia).   They can cause severe disease in puppies and kittens, or diarrhea in adults when present in heavy numbers.   Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) a healthy adult can carry a heavy burden and not show any clinical signs, […]

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$100 for referrals and free dental checks!

By Uri Burstyn, on Friday, April 8th, 2016

We’re excited to offer some promotions to our family of clients in April.  Springtime is a busy time for pet owners, and a great time to come in for boosting vaccines for the summer, getting your pet ready to travel for the holidays and last but by no means least, starting that flea and worm […]

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Release The Hounds: Feature | Arbutus West Animal Clinic

Release The Hounds

By ArbutusWest, on Thursday, October 29th, 2015

ArbutusWest: I was going to ask what drove you to open Release The Hounds, but you just told me before we started recording that you took over four years ago. How did that come about? James Woller: There’s a personal side to the story – I was living in Africa at the time, in Swaziland, […]

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