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Hot Dogs Are Not Cool!

With our early start to summer and record-breaking temperatures so far in the Comox Valley this May, it’s time to keep our pets at home and not in our cars! Temperatures have already reached well above the low to mid 20’s, and that is too hot for any pet to be left in a car, […]

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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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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is fast approaching which brings along a time of excitement, ghoulish customs, creepy-crawly decorations and festive fireworks! Although Halloween is thought of as a children’s holiday, it is just as important to think about our pets and ensure they have a safe, happy and fun night as well.

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Why does my dog eat grass?

One of the most common questions we get here at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital is “Why does my dog keep eating grass?” Unfortunately, we’re sorry to say there is no real answer to this age-old question even though there have been 100’s of studies done over the years from US Davis down to top animal […]

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Cool Tips for Hot Dogs!

With the hot summer months upon us in full force it is important to remember that the heat can have serious effects on our furry family members. Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to compensate for hot weather. This results in an elevated body temperature that causes illness, organ damage or failure and, […]

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Staff's really helpful and welcoming. They have a beautiful building. If I had one complaint they're almost too busy. Can…

Chubb Rock

Very spacious lobby with beautiful wood accents. The lady at the reception desk was very helpful and seemed to genuinely…

Judy Bood

Great, knowledgable, gentle, friendly staff. They genuinely care for your fur babies and it shows. I trust my cat and…

Curt Carbonell

They were accommodating and helpful assisting me with a pet that I was looking after for somebody. They made…

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Over Excitement and Exercise

Often when we see a very active dog that has an open mouth “grin” on their face, tongue hanging out, running about with owners in tow, we think “now there’s a happy dog!”

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