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NYC is having a whale of a time!

By Arbutus West, on Monday, January 15th, 2018

Although most of the news from the east coast of late has been keeping tabs on the deep freeze, some happier news is peeking it’s head above the snow, and NYC is having a whale of a time with this feelgood story! Although Vancouver residents are spectacularly lucky to see a lot of marine life […]

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#1 New Year’s resolution for your pet.

By Arbutus West, 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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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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Canine Physiotherapy – how to do physio for your pet at home

By Arbutus West, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Something fairly practical this week.   Knee (stifle) injuries are the most common cause for orthopedic surgery in dogs, and also occur in cats, rabbits, and most other species.   Here’s a video showing you some basic steps for providing physiotherapy for your pet after as they are recovering from surgery. Dr. Burstyn provides our clients with […]

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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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Reptile Husbandry pt. 2

By Arbutus West, on Monday, September 25th, 2017

Not everyone likes reptiles, but people who do like them, like them  A LOT. Most reptile keepers probably started out marveling at reptile houses during trips to the zoo as kids or being introduced to these beautiful, diverse and quixotic creatures by friends and family who already were herpetologists. Unlike caring for mammalian pets, reptile […]

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Air Quality – What you Need to Know

By Arbutus West, on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Forest fire alert With all the smoke hanging in the air (again) we thought it would be appropriate to postpone reptile talk a week or two and discuss health issues related to air quality.  Pets can suffer respiratory difficulties from poor air quality just like humans, and it is important to recognize them to provide […]

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Brachycephalic airway syndrome

By Arbutus West, on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Meet Tina, a cute fifteen-week-old French Bulldog puppy! Tina came in to be desexed although difficulty breathing or dyspnoea as known in the medical world – a common problem seen in brachycephalic breeds, was also noted. The Latin term Brachycephalicus refers to the skull having a shorter snout and as such very compressed airway structures, […]

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Spring Allergies Update

By Arbutus West, on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

It’s no news that dogs are prone to spring allergies with some breeds, like Staffordshire bull terriers being almost universally afflicted.  However most people don’t realize that dog allergies fall into two categories: food and environmental, or atopic, allergies. In the spring, with pollen, mold and other plant matter in the air we commonly see […]

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A Practical Guide to Picking the Best Veterinarian for your Pet

By Arbutus West, on Monday, October 17th, 2016

It is natural to want “the best” when we seek professional advice. Whether you are picking a plumber or a surgeon for your grandmother’s hip operation, we like to feel like we made an informed choice and are getting value for our money. When it comes to health care, we also want results!   No one […]

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