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5 Things to Consider When Starting a Pet Blog

23rd February 2021


Can You Commit to a Pet Blog? If you have a pet that’s inspired you to start a blog, it’s probably safe to say you’re a committed person. That said if you don’t have time and energy to throw into your pet blog it won’t gain any traction. If you just like putting your pet

5 Things to Consider When Starting a Pet Blog2021-02-23T00:50:33+00:00

How to Train Your Puppy to Stop Biting

11th January 2021


It can be tough to stop your puppy from biting, and they’ll go for anything: hands, feet, legs, clothes, their leash and even your face! So how do we intervene with an untrained pooch? Vets in Vancouver see loads of dogs and we pick up a lot about how they interact. There are some basic

How to Train Your Puppy to Stop Biting2021-06-15T06:28:21+00:00

8 Incredible Benefits of Having a Dog (As If You Didn’t Know)

6th November 2020


Our pet store blog usually focuses on information, but today we’re going to have fun with a universal truth: dogs are amazing. Here are just 8 of the many incredible benefits of adopting a dog. Dogs Make You Exercise Firstly, dogs keep you moving. As they need between 30 minutes and 2 hours of exercise

8 Incredible Benefits of Having a Dog (As If You Didn’t Know)2020-11-06T00:16:12+00:00

12 Natural Ways to Kick Fleas and Stop Your Dog Itching

13th August 2020


It’s summertime, which means you need to look out for fleas on your dog. Fleas are tiny, but can become a big problem if left unchecked. If your dog is itching themselves raw, consult your veterinarian or Vancouver veterinary hospital for advice. However, it usually doesn’t get to that point, and here are 10 ways

12 Natural Ways to Kick Fleas and Stop Your Dog Itching2020-08-13T23:11:37+00:00

Dog Toys and Accessories Master Guide

14th July 2020


Picture a pet store, with all the various toys and accessories for dogs and cats littered around the place. Your image is probably along the lines of some bowls, balls, chews, leashes and perhaps an aquarium in the corner. There’s a lot of science that goes into keeping animals happy and healthy. As more and

Dog Toys and Accessories Master Guide2020-07-22T18:55:39+00:00

Can Rain Be A Pet Safety Risk?

16th September 2019


Now that the Vancouver weather has turned for the worse and we're having more rain, your daily routine has likely changed. You're probably not going out as much in this wet weather. However, have you ever wondered how your pet is effected by the change?

Can Rain Be A Pet Safety Risk?2019-09-29T01:49:56+00:00

How To Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy This Summer

28th June 2019


Vancouver has had some great weather early in summer which has allowed pet lovers to spend some time outdoors with their pets. But summer isn’t all fun and games. Heatwaves and prolonged dry spells can cause problems for both humans and pets alike. You may think looking after your pets in hot weather comes down

How To Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy This Summer2019-07-03T17:03:41+00:00

What Pets Are Perfect For Seniors?

15th July 2018


One of the biggest issues facing seniors in today’s generation is loneliness, especially as their friends and family members slowly pass away. One of the best ways to combat this loneliness is with a pet, but obviously, not all pets are good for seniors, depending on their demeanor, age, type, and other factors. In fact,

What Pets Are Perfect For Seniors?2018-07-16T17:19:42+00:00

What To Think About Before Adopting A Pet

29th June 2018


Pets are a popular companion and they’re hard to say no to especially when they’re small and cute, but saying yes to a pet means saying yes forever. Unfortunately, because people make wrong decisions many pets suffer from inadequate care and neglect. Pet ownership is a serious commitment that should never be entered into on

What To Think About Before Adopting A Pet2018-07-06T20:32:42+00:00

How To Prevent Dog Bites

14th June 2018


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 Bites2018-06-14T16:54:01+00:00

BC becomes the second province in Canada to outlaw declawing

14th May 2018


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 declawing2018-05-15T17:16:45+00:00

It’s Time For A Spring Health Check For Your Pets

27th March 2018


It may not seem like it with all Vancouver’s rain, but it is Spring which means the weather will improve. You may be doing some Spring cleaning at home but you should also be doing a Spring Pet health check since it’s the beginning of allergy season and is a common time for a lot

It’s Time For A Spring Health Check For Your Pets2018-03-27T17:13:22+00:00

When Should You Get Your Pet Vaccinated?

7th March 2018


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

Should You Declaw Your Cat

2nd November 2017


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 Cat2017-11-02T22:09:27+00:00

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

10th October 2017


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

What You Should Know About Cancer In Your Pets

25th September 2017


Cancer is a tragedy for both pet and owner. Unfortunately, it has become the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. Like humans, dogs are living longer due to advanced medical procedures and our knowledge of medicine. In fact, fifty percent of dogs will develop cancer at some point in their

What You Should Know About Cancer In Your Pets2017-09-25T01:12:38+00:00

7 Ways To Make Your Dog Walks More Exciting

8th September 2017


Dogs constantly demand walks, especially if you have a high-energy breed like a Border Collie, German Shepard or a Bloodhound. But it can be boring taking them to the same park and the same route day in and day out. What do you do when fun fades away?  We’ve come with seven ways you can

7 Ways To Make Your Dog Walks More Exciting2017-09-08T01:30:42+00:00

How To Play Safe With Your Pet At The Beach

31st July 2017


With this string of nice summer weather that everyone is enjoying, it’s time to head to those dog-friendly beaches to have some fun with your pet. But you should also be cautious of several things when you take your pet on adventures because as fun as the beach can be, it also has its hazards.

How To Play Safe With Your Pet At The Beach2017-07-31T17:37:53+00:00

How To Understand Your Dog

19th June 2017


Do you ever look at your dog and wonder what he or she is trying to tell you? Dogs have a language that allows them to communicate to other dogs and animals around them. Although dogs use sounds and signals, much of the information they convey is through their body language, specifically their facial expressions

How To Understand Your Dog2017-06-19T18:01:07+00:00

Pet Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

12th May 2017


Mother’s Day is almost here and if you haven’t thought about what to get her, maybe consider something for her pet. After all, let’s face it, the last thing your mother needs is more flowers, perfume, and chocolates. Here are some ideas if you’re stuck. Pet Portraits This is a timeless gift that will be

Pet Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day2017-05-18T18:27:34+00:00
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