How To Prevent Dog Bites

There are an estimated 500,000 dog bites per year in Canada with three-quarters of the victims under the age of 10. Most of these are not serious and are only warning nips but the question remains: what makes a dog dangerous and what causes them to bite? Dogs have many different reasons why they bite

How To Prevent Dog Bites 2018-06-14T16:54:01+00:00

Should BC Have An Animal Abuse Registry?

In more American States, animal abusers might have to be registered like sex offenders. At the moment there are 11 States which have animal abuse legislation pending, and a growing number of municipalities including New York City, Chicago, and Tampa Bay are toughening their stance on animal abuse. The question then becomes should British Columbia follow their lead? While the main goal of

Should BC Have An Animal Abuse Registry? 2018-05-30T17:38:45+00:00

BC becomes the second province in Canada to outlaw declawing

Although declawing cats is not as popular as it once was, it is still a prevalent practice across Canada and the United States. However BC just recently became one of the first provinces in Canada to outlaw the practice– hopefully, the rest will soon follow our lead. Nova Scotia is the only other Canadian province

BC becomes the second province in Canada to outlaw declawing 2018-05-15T17:16:45+00:00

How To Deal With Pests Humanely

Since the weather is getting nicer, you’ll find a lot of animals, insects, and other critters have started to appear. Most of them you probably don't want in your house or garden. There are many reasons you want to get rid of pests humanely. For starters, pests are creatures too, and they deserve as much

How To Deal With Pests Humanely 2018-04-30T18:46:10+00:00

When Your Pet Has Allergies

Thankfully we’ve had some Spring weather in Vancouver, however, you need to watch your pet for allergies – just like you would for a human. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the things you can do to eliminate allergens in the air which will get to the root cause of

When Your Pet Has Allergies 2018-04-12T18:39:56+00:00

When Should You Get Your Pet Vaccinated?

Vaccinations for pets are as commonplace as it is for children these days and is an effective way to prevent serious diseases like rabies, influenza and hepatitis. Not only do regular vaccinations protect your pet’s health, but they can also keep your human family safe as well as some pet disease can be transferred to

When Should You Get Your Pet Vaccinated? 2018-03-07T01:12:41+00:00

Safety For Your Pets In Cold Weather

We’ve had a recent influx of cold weather in Vancouver and it’s supposed to snow even more this year so it’s important to keep your pets nice and toasty warm. Remember they won’t be able to tell you if they are freezing. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather:  

Safety For Your Pets In Cold Weather 2018-02-22T20:13:41+00:00

7 Dogs In Canada Infected With High Contagious Canine Influenza

Five canines in Canada who came into contact with two other dogs from South Korea are now infected with a strain of canine influenza and have tested positive for the highly contagious disease in southwestern Ontario. The infection was passed on by two dogs imported from South Korea in a foster home with other dogs

7 Dogs In Canada Infected With High Contagious Canine Influenza 2018-02-09T01:05:33+00:00

How To Build Your Own DYI Cat House

Want a fun DYI project that benefits your cat? If you’re particularly crafty and good with your hands, you could try building your pet a unique cat house which can help save your furniture and provide your cat with some great vantage points. There are many wonderful cat house designs available and there really are no

How To Build Your Own DYI Cat House 2018-01-12T23:30:16+00:00

Should You Declaw Your Cat

Declawing cats is an emotional issue and often debated topic.  There is a constant disagreement between pet owners, animal rights activists, and veterinarian groups about what is best for your pet cat. Some people feel it’s unnatural to remove a cat’s claws, and it’s done for the owner’s benefit rather than the cats’. When the

Should You Declaw Your Cat 2017-11-02T22:09:27+00:00

9 of the Best Halloween Werewolf Movies

It’s Halloween and time to think about trick-or-treating, costumes and scary movies. What better way to cuddle up on Halloween and watch a scary movie with your pet?  In honour of your furry friend, we have gathered a couple of our favourite werewolf movies together for your enjoyment. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) Director:

9 of the Best Halloween Werewolf Movies 2017-10-27T18:17:54+00:00

5 Safety Tips for Pets This Halloween

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year. We get to dress up; go to parties and trick or treat. Unfortunately, our pets don’t have such a good time. For them, it can be a stressful night that causes anxiety. Here are some safety tips so you can keep your pet healthy

5 Safety Tips for Pets This Halloween 2017-10-26T22:35:17+00:00

Pet Lovers Want The New Pet Furniture from IKEA

IKEA is known as an innovative furniture company that once you get sucked into their stores, you’ll find all sorts of useful items you didn’t even know existed. By the time you reach checkout, you have spent more money than you budgeted for. One of the lines the company just launched is furniture specifically designed for

Pet Lovers Want The New Pet Furniture from IKEA 2018-01-30T20:06:12+00:00

What To Do If You Have An “Emotional Support Animal”

Service animals help people cross streets, take transit and figure out daily tasks that a lot of us take for granted. Service animals have to go through a very comprehensive training program in order to be fully certified. However, especially in Canada, there isn’t much thought given to “emotional support animals.” (ESA). There is no

What To Do If You Have An “Emotional Support Animal” 2018-01-30T20:01:01+00:00

How To Prepare Your Pet For A Natural Disaster

The world has been recently hit by many natural disasters and with Vancouver scheduled to have a big earthquake it’s always best to prepared. We are taught in school, at work, and through the media how to best prepare ourselves but what about our furry friends? Emergency response teams understand how important it is to

How To Prepare Your Pet For A Natural Disaster 2018-01-30T20:02:46+00:00

5 Facts About Guinea Pigs You Didn’t Know

Guinea pigs enjoy widespread popularity as household pets because of their cuteness, playfulness, and friendly nature. They make ideal pets, especially for children with short attention spans. They won’t bite or scratch and they have soft fur to play with. They can also bond well with other pets like dogs and cats if you allow

5 Facts About Guinea Pigs You Didn’t Know 2017-09-14T23:35:21+00:00
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