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Pet Talk with Dr. Bowra

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Join us at our North Van Paw Street market North Vancouver as we introduce a new Health Series with Dr. Jeff Bowra of Westview Veterinary Services. This is a FREE EVENT to attend!
Perfect for your new puppy or kitten.
Topics will include: Vaccinations / Parasite Control / Dental Health / Spay & Neutering / Behaviour / Nutrition.

This is an owner only talk. Please leave your pets at home to reduce distractions. Please bring a folding chair if you wish to sit. Thank you. Limited to 30 people. 

A little about Dr. Bowra and the practice.
Dr. Jeff Bowra took over Westview Veterinary Services in October 2016. His philosophy is to provide the best possible care to his patients and exceptional service to his clients: treating both like family.
Jeff graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994. 
He enjoys surgery & dentistry and has a special interest in canine sports and rehabilitation medicine with a focus on racing sight hounds and agility dogs. He has taken Advanced Training in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida and is proud to have the first veterinary hospital in Canada to have an underwater treadmill and therapy pool.
Proud to be privately and locally owned. Local ownership results in a strong commitment to our community. We are devoted to family pet care, providing individualized attention and care for you and your pet.

For more info on Westview Veterinary Services
https://www.westviewvet.com/

Shuswap Paws Adoptions

Saturday, July 14th 10am-4pm.   Vernon Paw Street Market.

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A fun and rewarding Dog Wash Fundraiser for this local group raising money for rescues. They will have kittens & puppies that need adoption.  Shuswap Paws will also have a few items to purchase, all going toward the society. Please come out and support them if possible. Thank You.

About Shuswap Paws Rescue Society:  We are a not for profit society that helps animals from the Shuswap area and other small towns surrounding, like Lumby, Armstrong, Chase, Revelstoke and more.Handmade or salvaged items from the Shuswap. Raising money to help spay and neuter cats and kittens in our area. Hoping to help reduce overpopulation. Also paying medical bills on rescued stray animals.

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society Facebook Page

Vehicle Heat

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Cars can become death traps in 10 minutes
“People don’t realize just how quickly their cars can become death traps for their pets – it can take as little as 10 minutes for the vehicle to reach temperatures where the animal can suffer irreparable brain damage or death,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

“We know that if people are taking their pets with them, it’s because they love them and want to spend time with them, but we really do encourage pet guardians to please, leave their pets at home when they’re going out in the car.”

What to do if you see a dog in distress in a parked vehicle:

Note the license plate and vehicle information and ask managers of nearby businesses to page the owner to return to their vehicle immediately;

Is the animal in distress? Call your local animal control agency, police, or the BC SPCA hotline at 1-855-622-7722 as soon as possible. Note: It is illegal for members of the public to break a window to access the vehicle themselves; only RCMP and Special Provincial Constables of the BC SPCA can lawfully enter a vehicle. SPCA branch staff and volunteers cannot enter vehicles.

Keep emergency supplies – bottled water, a small bowl, a towel that can be soaked in water- in your car so that you help hydrate an animal (if a window has been left open) while you wait for emergency response; a battery-powered fan from a dollar store also can be handy to circulate air.

Info: BCSPCA

Mother Day Spay Day

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VDACS (Vernon & District Animal Care Society) and Pet Soup Kitchen are working together to offer low-cost spay/neuters for the pets of local low-income families. The first 25 people to attend our table and fill out paperwork with us will qualify for a $25 spay or neuter for their dog, cat, or even bunnies! After the first 25 are done, we will continue to accept applications at our usual very affordable and subsidized prices.

www.facebook.com/VDACS/

www.vernonanimalcare.com

www.facebook.com/PetSoupKitchenVernonBc/

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Pet Health-Cancer

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The Truth About Pet Cancer  www.thetruthsaboutpetcancer.com

Leading Animal Health and Cancer Specialists Release FREE 7-part Docu-Series on the Pet Epidemic No One Talks About… Register here to watch the whole series free, starting April 4th, 2018: http://bit.ly/ttapc-trailer-register-yt.

Every year 6 million dogs and 6 million cats are diagnosed with this devastating illness. Statistics like this simply break our heart. And we know it breaks yours too :-( But now, there’s hope… You can make simple changes in your pet’s life – so you can enjoy a longer time together starting TODAY. It’s all revealed in the brand-new documentary series... The Truth About PET Cancer. In this 7-episode FREE online event, 33 of the world’s top pet cancer experts... immunologists... and clinical researchers reveal the natural treatments and therapies that are SAVING dogs and cats from cancer at record rates. It all starts on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 9PM EASTERN. If you haven’t registered yet – there’s still time to secure your spot if you hurry.

Diving Dogs

Have to say after last weekend at flyball I didn’t think things could get better with Quiz and Swindle. Quiz got a PB of 3.85 and Swindle while a handful, always manages to hover 3.7 - 3.8 and runs rock solid. 
Fast forward to this past weekend in Oregon at the NADD event. Quiz got his PB with 18.2’ and achieved his Dock Senior Title and then Swindle, this dogs amazes me hitting 30.6’ was unbelievable, but she managed to stay consistently at 29+’ and she achieved her Elite Title. She also got to try Air Retrieve for the first time ever and managed to retrieve off 20’. Scandal also got to try the pool for the first time but man she’s got some pretty big shoes to fill.