• Spotlight on Canine Freestyle Dance

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    Janet always thought her border collie Athena resembled a canine Ginger Rogers. This athletic four-year-old dog excelled in her obedience class. She’s also quite a ham, spinning and jumping for the sheer joy of it. Although she doesn’t know it, Athena’s a good candidate for canine freestyle dance. This fast-growing competitive sport enables a human-canine team to create an entertaining musical routine showcasing the duo’s movement and communication skills. As with any high-energy activity, Athena’s … Read More »

  • 3 Ways to Control Your Cat’s Shedding

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    Cats certainly have beautiful coats. Your kitty’s soft, pretty fur is one of her most distinctive traits, and helps make her unique. That lovely coat, however, definitely looks a lot better on your cat than it does on your clothing or furniture. While you can’t entirely stop your feline friend from shedding, you may be able to at least reduce the amount of fur you find on your sofa and clothing. Here are a few … Read More »

  • Disaster Preparation Tips for Pet Owners

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    Every year, natural disasters and other emergencies, such as fires, threaten the homes and lives of thousands, if not millions, of people, as well as their beloved pets. As a responsible pet owner, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your furry friend safe during an emergency. While we hope you’ll never have to put this planning to use, we do urge all of our clients to take a few moments to prepare … Read More »

  • Allergies in Dogs

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    Did you know that dogs can get allergies, just like people? Man’s Best Friend can develop allergies at any point in his life, and can react to many different things, including pollen, mold, dust, trees, fumes, and flea bites. Our canine buddies can also be allergic to specific materials, such as carpet fiber, or ingredients in their food or shampoo. Read on as a local Pelham, ON vet discusses allergies in dogs. Symptoms of Allergies … Read More »

  • How to Be a Great Cat Owner

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    Cats are certainly endearing little furballs. Fluffy’s soothing purrs, adorable meows, and loving cuddles have won the hearts of billions of people over the years. While kitties have many wonderful qualities, one of the reasons they make such great pets is that they are quite self-sufficient. Your pet will groom herself daily, and will discretely use the litterbox, so you don’t have to rush home to walk her. But what does it take to keep … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Service Dog Contributions

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    We have a tremendous respect for service dogs. From terriers and cocker spaniels to golden retrievers and German shepherds, these remarkable canines have helped many people enjoy more rewarding lives. Although the dogs’ tasks vary, they all stay calm and focused regardless of the situation around them. When visiting your veterinarian, you might have observed a service dog quietly awaiting his appointment. Seeing-Eye Dogs Also known as “guide dogs,” these world-renowned companions have been assisting … Read More »

  • Warning Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

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    Many of us look forward to summer and all the fun activities it offers, such as swimming, grilling, and camping. Kitties certainly enjoy napping in sunbeams, but summer’s heat can be very dangerous for our feline friends. Cats don’t have many options when it comes to cooling themselves off. They can only sweat through their paw pads, and panting isn’t as effective for them as it is for dogs. Heat exhaustion, and eventually heat stroke, … Read More »

  • Prevent Your Dog From Becoming Dehydrated

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    Your retriever mix Rudy is the most rambunctious pooch you’ve ever met. This four-year-old canine housemate regularly romps at the dog park, and his daily walks often resemble brisk trots. During fetch games, he almost knocks you over with his enthusiasm. To fuel his energetic lifestyle, he consumes a hearty vet-approved diet that contains vital nutrients. He also swigs plenty of water daily, helping him to stay hydrated regardless of the weather. Even better, your … Read More »

  • Provide Your Senior Cat With Enjoyable Exercise

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    Your ten-year-old orange tabby Roxie might be the most pampered feline in town. You’ve given this spoiled-rotten girl a cushy senior bed, rhinestone collar, and handcrafted bowl. You’ve set up a TV in the family room for her favorite “Animal Planet” shows. Roxie dines on a top-quality senior food prescribed by your veterinarian. Because a sedentary lifestyle could cause unhealthy weight gain, your vet has recommended a regular exercise program. Besides working her muscles and … Read More »

  • Car Safety for Puppies

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    Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations! Little Fido has lots to learn in his first year, as he figures out the do’s and don’ts of being a dog. One thing he’ll need to get used to is riding in cars. Whether you plan to take your canine pal out and about with you frequently, or only for occasional veterinary appointments or dog park excursions, you’ll need to keep your furry friend … Read More »

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