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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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VIDEO: How to measure blood glucose in a cat – Diabetic cat

By Arbutus West, 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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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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#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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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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Keeping Christmas pet-friendly

By Arbutus West, on Friday, November 24th, 2017

Yes, there’s just a month to go until Christmas is here again, and many families are already putting their decorations up! If you’re getting ramped up for the holidays, we’ve got some tips to keep you and your pets away from your vets office this silly season. Stay inside by the warm fire instead! Does […]

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VIDEO: How to trim your cat’s nails

By Arbutus West, on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

This week Dr. Burstyn will teach you how to trim a cat’s nails! Some cats are more challenging than others, but this approach will work with 9/10 cats, even if they are really squirmy or “challenging” at first.  Take your time, maybe just do one pay at a time, and before long you’ll be able […]

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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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VIDEO: How to approach a dog you don’t know

By Arbutus West, on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

This week’s video is How-to approach a dog you do not know.  It is loosely based on the guidelines put out by the American veterinary medicine association (AVMA).  A particularly useful guide if you have kids who like animals.  Its important to pet as many dogs as you can, but please do so safely!   […]

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Tame that mane! Doctor’s orders.

By Arbutus West, on Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Although the idea of a day at the spa for your pet may sound a little indulgent to some, the importance of good grooming cannot be underestimated! Maintaining good grooming habits for your pets can have long-reaching benefits for their happiness and health, and who doesn’t want to have the cutest pet at the park? […]

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