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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) found in Alberta

Cute small rabbit half out of a tunnel
September 28, 2022

On September 9, 2022, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2) was confirmed following a mass mortality event of feral rabbits in Calgary, AB. This is the first time a wild rabbit (Mountain Cottontail) has also been confirmed as having the virus in Alberta. This follows reports from mid-May confirming the disease in multiple rabbits in a single …

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You can stop your dog from pulling on a leash: Here is how!

poodle pulling on leash at a park wile walking with guardian
September 19, 2022

Walking your dog is a daily activity, usually enjoyed by all parties involved. However, some pups are better at pulling than walking relaxed on a loose leash. Sound familiar? We reached out to AnimalKind accredited trainers to talk about why dogs pull and asked them to share humane training tips to help you teach your …

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BC SPCA holds emergency vaccine clinic after parvo outbreak discovered in DTES

September 12, 2022

The BC SPCA is holding a special vaccination clinic today in a Downtown Eastside SRO after an outbreak of the potentially fatal canine parvovirus was confirmed in puppies being cared for in a building near Dunlevy Avenue and Powell Street. Three of the puppies have since died and the fourth is receiving intensive veterinary care. …

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Five human medications dangerous to your pet

September 9, 2022

Pet poisoning from over-the-counter and prescription human medications is much more common than you might think and can be very serious. Pets metabolize medications differently than people and drugs and herbal medications that are safe for us (and even children) may cause serious poisoning in pets. Dogs and cats are exposed to human medications when …

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Dangers of using your dog’s flea & tick medication on your cat

August 29, 2022

Some pet guardians care for more than one furry family member, many are from different species such as cats, dogs, Guinea pigs, birds and rabbits. When an issue arises like flea or ticks, there may be temptation to give the same prescription or over-the-counter flea or tick medication that they purchased for their dog to …

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