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10 Common Household Plants That Can Be Harmful to Your Pet

29th March 2021


Whether you like plants or not, odds are that at one point in your life you will end up with a little green friend in your home. What you may not know is that many of the most common house plants can be very dangerous for your pets to be around and can even be

10 Common Household Plants That Can Be Harmful to Your Pet2021-03-29T19:15:24+00:00

8 Unbelievable Dog Stories To Make You Smile

15th December 2020


As Vancouver veterinarians, we meet so many dogs. Every dog owner loves to talk up their pet and has wonderful stories to share. We always love hearing them, so decided to do some research and showcase some unbelievable dog stories. Here are 8 of the most heartwarming dog stories to get you through the winter

8 Unbelievable Dog Stories To Make You Smile2020-12-15T20:10:46+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

How Does COVID-19 Affect Your Pets?

19th March 2020


Many clients have been concerned about the well-being of their pets amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus that has recently escalated to pandemic levels across the world. While each of us have become hyper aware of every sniff, cough or sneeze (emanating from our own bodies, as well as those around us), we can’t

How Does COVID-19 Affect Your Pets?2020-03-19T01:47:23+00:00

Why It’s Important To Have A Pet Sitter

6th March 2020


Life is busy and unpredictable, which can put pet parents in some especially precarious positions.  Whether you’re leaving town for a few days or trying to balance your professional and social life with the health and happiness of your pet, having a pet sitter can substantially increase your pet’s quality of life while simultaneously alleviating

Why It’s Important To Have A Pet Sitter2020-03-14T00:44:36+00:00

5 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe This Christmas

23rd December 2019


Keeping your dog or cat safe during the holidays can be a difficult task. With so many distractions and potential dangers around the holidays like breakable ordainments, presents, open sockets, are just a few of the dangers. Let’s take a look at some simple ways you can save your pet from harm these holidays, but

5 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe This Christmas2020-01-14T20:18:25+00:00

How To Choose The Best Vancouver Veterinarian

11th December 2019


Deciding on the best veterinarian in Vancouver for your pet is one of the most important decisions that a pet owner has to make. There are a lot of different considerations, and at the end of the day, your decision will, of course, have a big impact on the care and happiness of your pet.

How To Choose The Best Vancouver Veterinarian2020-01-10T20:47:33+00:00

3 Tips On How To Keep Your Pets Off Your Furniture

29th November 2019


For many pet owners, one of the hardest things is to teach your pets not to stay on the couch. As soon as you turn your head, leave the room, they are up on the furniture again. It can be annoying when you have a guest over, especially when they are not used to pets

3 Tips On How To Keep Your Pets Off Your Furniture2019-11-29T01:29:10+00:00

5 Ways To Celebrate Halloween With Your Pets

11th October 2019


Halloween is generally a difficult time for pets. People are dressed up in strange costumes, setting off firecrackers and knocking on doors – all behaviour that can cause pets huge anxiety. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with your animals during this season. Here are a couple of things you can do that are fun

5 Ways To Celebrate Halloween With Your Pets2019-11-01T02:07:49+00:00

Can You Feed Your Pet Raw Food?

30th July 2019


We all want the best for our furry friends, which is why when it comes to food, we want to find the most sustainable and nutritious option. Raw foodism, or the practice of consuming uncooked ingredients, has been buzzing around for the last few decades. However, recently, Raw foodism or rawism has become an ongoing

Can You Feed Your Pet Raw Food?2019-07-30T17:46:30+00:00

4 Flowers Vancouver Pet Owners Should Avoid

7th June 2019


Summer is finally here—what better way to enjoy the sunshine than to go for a walk with your favourite companion?  While you may enjoy the change of scenery, flowers in full bloom and all, make sure to keep your eyes on where your dog or cat may dig their paws. Certain plants, including commonly seen flowers,

4 Flowers Vancouver Pet Owners Should Avoid2019-06-07T00:26:32+00:00

Spring Cleaning For Pet Owners

8th April 2019


If you have a pet, you know how hard it is to keep your home clean – especially during Spring time when your dogs and cats are shedding their winter coat. Pets also spend more time outdoors during these months which results in most mud and dirt everywhere. While it’s not fun cleaning, having a

Spring Cleaning For Pet Owners2019-06-04T21:44:06+00:00

How To Prepare Your Pet For Spring

15th March 2019


You have to love the Vancouver weather. One day we get snow, the next it’s a beautiful sunny day. As the days become longer, you’ll be spending more time outside with your dog. However, the more time you walk and hike, the more your dog will be exposed to fleas, ticks, and parasites which also

How To Prepare Your Pet For Spring2019-03-18T23:53:40+00:00

Lest We Forget Our Service Animals

12th November 2018


This Remembrance Day we honour the veterans who gave up so much to fight for freedom but we should also stop for a moment to consider all the animals who serve alongside emergency services as well. Whether they are police dogs, RCMP horses, or the bomb-sniffing dogs, these animals help us stay safe and protect us

Lest We Forget Our Service Animals2018-11-12T02:21:54+00:00

Are Pumpkins Good Treats For Dogs?

31st August 2018


ARE PUMPKINS GOOD TREATS FOR DOGS?  It’s almost Fall and the Pumpkin-flavoured food is everywhere – pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, and pumpkin cookies. It’s a delicious treat for humans but can dogs eat pumpkin, too? Turns out, it can make an excellent healthy treat and supplement for dogs if you serve it right. How many pumpkins Do I Feed

Are Pumpkins Good Treats For Dogs?2018-08-31T01:55:06+00:00

When Your Pet Has Allergies

12th April 2018


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 Allergies2018-04-12T18:39:56+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

Safety For Your Pets In Cold Weather

22nd February 2018


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 Weather2019-10-29T01:20:58+00:00

How To Build Your Own DYI Cat House

12th January 2018


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 House2019-12-10T23:21:28+00:00

6 New Years’ Resolutions For You and Your Pet

4th January 2018


The start of a new year can signal a fresh start for owners as well as pets needing a change in their routine. For example obesity in pets has become a common problem; over 50 % of pets in North America are overweight. This year, perhaps, it’s wise to go on a diet with your

6 New Years’ Resolutions For You and Your Pet2018-01-08T20:31:32+00:00
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