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Cold Intolerance in Our Pets!

The recent stories of subzero temperatures hitting across our nation serves as a good reminder about how our pets tolerate the freezing weather. Even our furry friends feel the cold!

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“Learning” to Relax!

Having friends and family over is typically a happy, enjoyable time. However, this isn’t always the case for our 4-legged companions. Whether it be for a casual dinner party with the neighbours or an evening of games and celebration; in some households, our pet’s anxious (and often undesirable) behaviour can turn a fulfilled evening into […]

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What is the Deal with Anal Glands?

Based on the name alone, anal sacs (more commonly known as anal glands) may not be something you want to know much about. But at some point, in most dogs’ lives (and some cat’s), they may need their anal sacs expressed. So as pet owners it is a good idea to have a general knowledge […]

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Winter Weather Blues

With shorter days, colder weather, and lots of rain in the Comox Valley, it is easy to fall into a winter slump when it comes to staying physically active, and mentally sharp. Although some dogs may not mind the blustery weather, it can make exercising less than enjoyable and may leave our pets, and even […]

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Recognizing Signs of Kidney Disease In Your Pet

A common question we get asked here at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital when it comes to an ageing pet is: When do we need to be concerned about kidney disease? The early stages of kidney disease can be difficult to detect and the age in which this can occur varies pet to pet, breed to […]

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I have only been here once but received the most friendly and professional service. The staff are excellent, very thorough…

Tara

My cat had to have his eye removed and Dr Maclean and the rest of the staff were amazing! They…

New Moon

So much care and compassion with this team of wonderful people. A very comfortable setting for animals and owners. Will…

Kyli Woods

Always pleasant and professional. Treat my dog gunner like they would their own. Love this clinic.

Lynn Yaright