National Cat Lover's Month

In recognition of December being National Cat Lover’s Month, let’s talk about one of the most controversial pet topics out there, and something that has recently been banned in the province of BC:  declawing cats.  To some, the act of declawing a cat is the most horrendous form of torture possible, but in some cases, there may be a medical reason why claws need to be removed.  So…keeping the well-being of our feline friends a priority, let’s discuss the facts of this subject.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes occurs when the body cannot use glucose, the main source of energy for a body’s cells.  When there is not enough glucose transported into the cells, there is not enough energy for the cells to function normally; in turn, the tissues become starved for that energy.  A dog or cat will not be able to live long if this goes untreated. 

Halloween Horrors

Our pets tend to be creatures of habit, meaning they are most comfortable when they’re in their normal routine.  When that routine is interrupted, they can be easily agitated or become scared and anxious.  Halloween is no exception to this, especially for a dog that does not understand what is going on.  The costumes, noise, lights, and activity may scare them.  Whether you’re taking your dog trick-or-treating with you or staying home to hand out candy, take a moment to make sure your furry pal is safe and secure.

How To Prevent Pet Poisoning

Many common household items present a potential risk to your furry friend’s health and well-being so it’s important to learn how to safely organize your home in order to make it a pet-safe environment.

How To Care For Your New Puppy

You’ve decided to get a new puppy! How exciting! Few things are more rewarding than the love and devotion of a furry companion. However, you now have some big responsibilities!

How To Keep Your Pets Safe During A Disaster

First and most importantly: do not leave your pets behind in the event of an evacuation! Pets that are left behind can escape or become trapped and injured. Remember, if it isn’t safe for humans, it isn’t safe for pets!