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How Princess Molly overcomes canine liver disease and stomach tumor

This is our Miracle Molly, aka Princess Molly. Two years ago, at age four, Molly became extremely ill, not eating and bleeding out of her bottom. Ultrasound indicated a stomach tumor and she was taken in for an emergency surgery called stomach resection and was given a 50/50 chance of surviving the operation.   Once […]

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Outdoor dangers for your pet: Heat stress, dog parks and poisoning

Heat stress and exhaustion are common summer problems, however there are several outdoor dangers for pets such as poisoning can happen all year long. Your pets can be in danger even in your backyard, hence the swimming pool or other toxic hot tub chemicals, and need to be kept out of paw’s reach! So here […]

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Itchy Pets? Skin allergy, itch and inflammation relief

Itchy Pets? So many pets have allergies, that if your pet is among them, you’re certainly not alone!  Did you know – skin allergies in pets are the number one reason dogs are brought to their veterinarian; sixth most common reason for cats? In fact, five out of ten reasons for veterinary visits are due […]

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Nutrition for pet’s diet: More fruits and veggies for pet wellbeing!

Eating in season is good for us and our pets. One way to make sure that the nutrition for your pet’s diet is optimal, ask yourself if your four-legged friend’s nourishment could be more colourful, seasonal and fresh? Most pet owners assume their pets will not eat fruits and veggies, but you may be surprised! If you provide […]

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Canine Pancreatitis: why high amounts of fat in your dog’s diet is unhealthy

It’s summer BBQ season and that means lots of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and lots of grease from the grill. Often well-meaning party attenders give dogs hot dogs, hamburgers or whatever else is on their plate. Most of these things are quite high in fat and can trigger a condition called pancreatitis. When most people […]

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Preparing your Pet for Emergencies

A little bit of planning may just save your pet’s life in case of an emergency. With the onset of summer comes storms and for parts of North America, hurricanes and tornados and sometimes floods. Preparing your pet for emergencies in advance is how you ensure that your entire family is looked after! Depending on where you live […]

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Dog Diabetes: Helping your dog fight back

Mazie has been struggling with diabetes for the last two years, and Diane, her mom, did not know what to do to help her best four-legged friend. Even though Mazie was getting two doses of insulin per day, her health deteriorated over the years. She lost her sight, and made mom’s life miserable. “She was […]

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Laney and Jerry: friends fighting kidney disease

Seven years ago, Laney brought a stray cat to her home in Washington, DC. Since then the pair has been inseparable. Laney’s baby led a happy life and never had to leave the house to see a vet until his health started failing. Jerry became lethargic, he refused to eat and he was not going […]

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10 Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

The first summer long weekend is behind us and with several more long weekends ahead we should put some thought into traveling with your pet safely. When the weather is nice more of us travel with our pets there are potential dangers we should be aware of. Here are some tips to make car travel […]

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The Essential Pet First Aid Kit

This blog offers preventative care to take care of your pets in times of need, including the essential pet first aid kit! Pet Specific Supplies Pet first-aid book Phone numbers: your veterinarian, the nearest emergency-veterinary clinic (along with directions!) and a poison-control centre or hotline (such as the ASPCA poison-control centre, which can be reached at […]

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