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Signs of chocolate toxicity in your dog

dog chocolate
February 14, 2023

Most humans love indulging in their favourite chocolate treat but unfortunately, ingesting chocolate can result in significant illness for your dog. Chocolate is toxic for your dog because it contains both caffeine and a chemical called theobromine that are both from the methylxanthine family; two chemicals that dogs cannot metabolize as well as humans. While …

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) found in Courtenay, B.C.

Cute small rabbit half out of a tunnel
February 13, 2023

On February 10, 2023, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2) was confirmed following a mass mortality event of feral rabbits in Courtenay, B.C. Staff at the BC SPCA Comox Animal Centre kindly volunteered to collect specimens for submission to the Ministry of Forests. This is the first time since 2019 the virus has been found in British …

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It’s the Year of the Rabbit – how much do you know about our furry friends?

January 20, 2023

January 22, 2023, marks the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit begins. The rabbit is the luckiest animal on the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes the character traits of creativity, compassion and sensitivity. It is a great time to learn more about our furry friends. “Rabbits are a much more complex and interesting …

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Penticton dog trainer first in the South Okanagan to receive BC SPCA accreditation

December 15, 2022

South Okanagan dog training company Wei With Tails has received BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation, becoming the only dog training company in the region to hold the distinction. Sandy Wei, owner and trainer at Wei With Tails, is happy to receive the recognition. Wei says, “I am very proud to be a multi-certified dog trainer in …

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BC SPCA and TELUS Health MyPet join forces to make virtual veterinary care more accessible

November 2, 2022

TELUS Health to donate $2 to support the services of the BC SPCA for every download of TELUS Health MyPet until December 31, 2022. TELUS Health and the BC SPCA have joined forces to provide access to virtual veterinary care through the newly launched TELUS Health MyPet service, offering reduced rates for virtual consultations for …

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