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Winter Worries: Outdoor Cats

By hashadmin / December 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

“I’ve got to get home- Oh, baby, you’ll freeze out there”. The cats you see outdoors may not necessarily be strays; these cats may be your neighbor’s outdoor kitty out for a romp in the snow. Regardless of where the cat came from it’s important to remember during these cold winter months that cats depend…

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Winter Worries: Poisonous Poinsettias

By hashadmin / December 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa-la-la-la-la…Wait Fido don’t eat that! Bright ornamental plants are a great way to brighten up the house during the holiday but some of these plants can be extremely toxic for our furry friends. Because of our pets curious natures they may feel compelled to sample some of the…

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Winter Worries: Salty Paws

By hashadmin / December 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

As winter approaches many owners begin to worry about the salt used on the roads to melt ice and its effects on their dog’s paws. Salty Paws, not to be confused with Santy Clause, can be easily prevented with a few of these tips! It may be easy for us to say to limit your…

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Winter Worries: Frost Bite

By hashadmin / November 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos.” If Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, he’s probably nipping at your pets too! Although our furry friends have nice thick coats of hair they get cold too. Just…

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Winter Worries

By hashadmin / November 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” No, really it is! With the colder months quickly descending upon us there are a number of worrisome things we should consider when it comes to our pets. This will be the first in a series of blogs containing winter safety tips for your pets. Anti-Freeze Poisoning Antifreeze poisoning…

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Remembrance Day

By hashadmin / November 11, 2014 / 0 Comments

On this 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour we stand silent to remember the millions of men and women who gave their lives on behalf of their country. However, we often forget that dogs also played a vital role in the war. It is estimated that by 1918, Germany had employed…

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Alternatives to Declawing your Cat!

By hashadmin / October 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

Are your cats ruining your furniture? Are you thinking about getting them declawed? There are other ways of preventing claw marks in your leather couch without performing a surgery! Declawing is a very controversial practice and it can become a very heated and emotional topic. This is due to the actual procedure involved in declawing…

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Hallowe’en Newsletter!

By hashadmin / October 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

Eeek! Hallowe’en Can Be a Scary Night for Pets! Halloween may be a barrel of laughs for those of us who love to dress up in costumes and party, but many pets aren’t quite as fond of the holiday as their owners are. The doorbell rings far too often and is usually accompanied by loud,…

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National Veterinary Technician Week

By hashadmin / October 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

National veterinary technician week or NVTW has been an annual tradition since 1993 when the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America passed a resolution declaring the third week in October as NVTW. The goal of this week is to celebrate the contributions of veterinary technicians throughout Canada and the United States. Veterinary technicians are critical to the…

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October is Farley Month!

By hashadmin / September 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

The Farley Foundation is a great registered charity that assists people in need by helping to subsidize the cost of non elective veterinary care for their beloved pets. The program was established in 2001 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) to help disabled persons and seniors with limited incomes with the necessary medical care…

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