Pets

One of the puppies rescued from a trailer in Vancouver by the BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)

7 puppies found living in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Vancouver trailer

1 puppy will need repeat bloodwork, BC SPCA says

 

Anna’s hummingbirds, many of which depend on bird feeders around Greater Victoria homes, can be put in peril when those feeders freeze up during the cold weather, or are not cleaned regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wintry weather around Greater Victoria prompts tips for wildlife and pet care

Wild ARC warns residents to commit fully to feeding vulnerable hummingbirds, if at all

 

Shop A Pet’s Life by phone, online or in-store at 2019 Cadboro Bay Rd. Check-out their Instagram or Facebook for products, events or cute pictures of pets!

Start the new year by making the switch

Victoria pet store, A Pet’s Life, suggests adding ‘switch my dog to raw’ to your 2022 resolutions!

  • Dec 20, 2021

 

Twilight (front) and Harold relaxing at home in Cache Creek after Twilight’s hair-raising adventure. (Photo credit: Angela Taylor)

The cat came back: Twilight returns to B.C. Interior home after 2 month disappearance

Twilight was found at highway rest stop miles from Cache Creek and turned in to PoCo SPCA

Twilight (front) and Harold relaxing at home in Cache Creek after Twilight’s hair-raising adventure. (Photo credit: Angela Taylor)
Food options for puppies are endless: kibble, canned-wet, lightly cooked, but have you considered raw? Victoria pet store A Pet’s Life thinks you should.

Is a new puppy on your holiday wish list?

Victoria pet store A Pet’s Life suggests planning food for new family members before taking them home

  • Dec 6, 2021
Food options for puppies are endless: kibble, canned-wet, lightly cooked, but have you considered raw? Victoria pet store A Pet’s Life thinks you should.
Just like us, pets fall victim to plaque and tartar which can cause serious issues for their health and wellness. A Pet’s Life in Victoria has three options to help with your pet’s teeth cleaning!

Pet parents: How often are you cleaning your pet’s teeth?

Victoria pet store owner recommends ways to keep their pearly whites their whitest

  • Nov 22, 2021
Just like us, pets fall victim to plaque and tartar which can cause serious issues for their health and wellness. A Pet’s Life in Victoria has three options to help with your pet’s teeth cleaning!
Cricket meal topper? Your pet will go crazy for the flavour boost, and they’re a wonderful source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. Visit A Pet’s Life at 2019 Cadboro Bay Rd. to give some a try.

You take supplements for your health, but what about your pet?

Victoria’s local pet store ‘A Pet’s Life’ recommends adding omega-3 into your pet’s diet today

  • Nov 8, 2021
Cricket meal topper? Your pet will go crazy for the flavour boost, and they’re a wonderful source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. Visit A Pet’s Life at 2019 Cadboro Bay Rd. to give some a try.
The Capital Regional District is warning of blue-green algae present in the waters of Lower Thetis Lake. (Photo courtesy CRD)

Blue-green algae bloom reported at Lower Thetis Lake in View Royal

CRD advises visitors and their pets to stay clear of water

The Capital Regional District is warning of blue-green algae present in the waters of Lower Thetis Lake. (Photo courtesy CRD)
Switching your cat to a raw food diet can have many benefits. To learn more, ask the helpful staff at A Pet's Life at 2019 Caboro Bay Rd.

Feeding felines

Victoria pet store owner suggests next time you should skip kibble and cans and consider feeding raw

  • Nov 1, 2021
Switching your cat to a raw food diet can have many benefits. To learn more, ask the helpful staff at A Pet's Life at 2019 Caboro Bay Rd.
Winston, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, canine concierge enjoys a few moments alone in a room with a personalized bathrobe, a miniature toy Winston and some rom service drinks  Don Denton photo

Has your life gone to the dogs?

Pet-friendly means you can bring Fido

  • Sep 29, 2021
Winston, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, canine concierge enjoys a few moments alone in a room with a personalized bathrobe, a miniature toy Winston and some rom service drinks  Don Denton photo
The B.C. SPCA is offering 50 per cent off adoption fees from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, 2021. (BCSPCA)

SPCA offers 50% off pet adoptions until Oct. 6 to free up space in busy shelters

Discount applies to dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits and small animals, as well as for farm animals

The B.C. SPCA is offering 50 per cent off adoption fees from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, 2021. (BCSPCA)
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Keep your pet entertained and exercised with these tips from Chad McMillan, owner of A Pet’s Life in Victoria.

4 Back-to-school tips to keep your pet purring

Victoria pet store owner says there are many ways to keep pets happy while their humans are away

  • Sep 6, 2021
Keep your pet entertained and exercised with these tips from Chad McMillan, owner of A Pet’s Life in Victoria.
Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA warns dog owners of contagious cough

There are 24 confirmed cases of this highly transmissible sickness

Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)
Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA responds to more than 600 calls for animals in distress during heat wave

The BC SPCA is asking pet owners to leave their animals at home this summer

Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Firefighter climbs into Nanaimo’s Abyss crevice to rescue another fallen pooch

Crew called to Extension Ridge Trail on Tuesday, July 20

Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Victoria police are seeking the owner of a large snake after it was found on a person’s patio Tuesday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police are seeking the owner of a large snake after it was found on a person’s patio Tuesday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
Kaneycia Bush-McLean, a Langley City resident who works as a registered veterinary technician seen here with, with Quila (L) and Koda (R) said pet owners need to understand the hazards of the current heat wave. The clinic she works at had 15 heat stroke cases in one eight-hour shift, 13 fatal. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

‘It breaks my heart:’ heat wave taking a toll on pets, B.C. vet clinic staffer warns

In one shift on Saturday, there were 15 heat cases, 12 fatal

Kaneycia Bush-McLean, a Langley City resident who works as a registered veterinary technician seen here with, with Quila (L) and Koda (R) said pet owners need to understand the hazards of the current heat wave. The clinic she works at had 15 heat stroke cases in one eight-hour shift, 13 fatal. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Barriers to rental housing brought on by no-pet rules add stress to renters, says councillor. (Pixabay)

Saanich councillor wants to remove barriers to housing for pet owners

Motion calling for province to amend lease stipulations against pet ownership defeated in 5-4 vote

Barriers to rental housing brought on by no-pet rules add stress to renters, says councillor. (Pixabay)
The Tiny Home Village, at 940 Caledonia Ave., is set to welcome 30 residents starting May 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

No influx of animals as people move from parks to housing in Victoria: BC SPCA

Our Place Society says the bulk of its housing sites allows for pets, with rules

The Tiny Home Village, at 940 Caledonia Ave., is set to welcome 30 residents starting May 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)