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When a child’s pet dies

There are also several books available for dealing with the loss of a pet. Some are written for the adults with grieving children. Others are written for the children themselves. In my research, “Goodbye, Mousie” by Robie Harris has been cited a few times, as has “Saying Goodbye to Lulu”…

When your beloved pet dies

As such, a simple Google search will come up with a list of Vancouver’s pet memorial centers. “Until We Meet Again” is one that I’m familiar with and have recommended. They have the compassion and promptness bereaved pet owners need. That said, once the practicalities have been dealt with, the…

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Cats, Dogs, Bunnies and Brushing Teeth

80% of dogs and cats over the age of three whose teeth haven’t been brushed regularly have periodontal disease. Rabbits have very particular needs – mainly the need for a high fiber diet, ideally of different types of hay. As such, I’ll do a blog later that’s dedicated specifically to…

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Rabbits need more than carrots

Bugs bunny may have lived on carrots but, let’s face it, he could survive anything. In real life, your pet rabbit needs far better care especially when it comes to diet. In fact almost all major diseases in rabbits are in some way related to food. Diet even affects a…

Animal advocates trapping rabbits

UVic has a long history of wild rabbits, and this year proposed trapping and euthanizing the free-range bunnies. Last spring more than 100 rabbits were euthanized, which angered animal rights groups who protested a cull. In response, the provincial Ministry of Environment recently granted a trapping permit to the ad…

Bunny doc helps UVic rabbits jump to new home in Texas

Dozens of rabbits from the University of Victoria campus are bound for a new home at a ranch in Texas, after they were spayed or neutered by a Steveston veterinarian in preparation for travel. Joseph Martinez, owner of Little Paws Animal Clinic, is one of three veterinarians permitted by the…

Bunnies Make Pit Stop In Steveston

Bunnies saved Joseph Martinez’s life and now he’s saving theirs. UVic has long had an overpopulation of feral rabbits on campus. The university euthanized 104 of them last May, prompting animal rights groups to fight against a large-scale cull. The Ministry of Environment recently granted a permit to one group,…

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New Rabbit Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, BC Area

We noticed Priscilla’s right eye was red around the edges and decided to take her to a veterinarian who recently opened up a new practice. We first heard about Dr. Joseph Martinez in a TV news story about a pregnant rabbit who had been shot in a park in Richmond,…