cute little rabbit with carrotWhether from cartoons or some other media source, we have been led to believe that carrots and lettuce are good for rabbits. However, that is not the case; those vegetables can actually be harmful to your pet rabbit.

Domesticated rabbits can make wonderful pets and companions, but it is important that you understand how to properly care for them before bringing one home, and this begins with rabbit food. It is a myth ingrained into our heads that rabbits eat mainly carrots and that they are good for them, but this is far from the truth.

Below you will find information on why carrots and lettuce are not ideal for your pet rabbit, as well as what a proper rabbit diet looks like. If you have any questions regarding the information you read below or would like to know more about proper rabbit care, please do not hesitate to contact our clinic. Read More

Green Parakeet  parrot isolatedIf you decide to adopt a pet parakeet, contact a reliable avian vet and arrange a checkup for your little pet right away. Learn how to take care of your new pet’s special needs and any problems he or she faces that you need to be aware of. As with any other pet, caring for a parakeet takes time and effort, but it is very rewarding, too.

In addition to yearly wellness checkups, it is important to be able to consult a dependable avian veterinarian from time to time for advice, emergency care, and anything else you may need to help your pet lead a long and happy life. The following parakeet care tips can help, too.  Read More

Two cute guinea pigsMite infestations are one of the most common problems seen in guinea pigs at Kennedy Heights Animal & Bird Hospital. If left untreated, the mites can cause a great deal of stress and suffering for their host. Read on to learn more about guinea pig mites and the simple treatment available should your guinea pig show symptoms of these parasites.

What are Guinea Pig Mites?

Guinea pig mites are microscopic, spider-like parasites that burrow deep under the skin of their host and cause untold stress and severe irritation to the pet. These mites, also known as Trixacarus caviae, quickly die if not attached to a host. Read More

Running beagle puppy at the walkIt is wonderful to find a dog park that you and your pet can enjoy near your Delta BC veterinarian, and near your home, too. Your pet is welcome in most parks if you have him on a leash and follow the rules for on-leash pets.

However, even more fun are the parks where your dog can run free without his leash, as long as you follow the rules for these parks as well. Animal control officers routinely monitor all parks to make sure everyone obeys the rules. Read More

CatCat bowel problems are relatively common and easy to treat if they are detected early. By simply checking your cat’s litter box and noting her habits, you should be able to tell if something’s amiss.

Ideally, cats should move their bowels on a daily basis. Their stool (feces) should be well formed (not too hard but easy to scoop out of the litter box), deep brown in color, and without a particularly foul odor.

If your cat’s bowel habits change or her stool doesn’t seem normal, she may be suffering from one of several cat bowel problems. Read More

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