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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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Spring Pet Detox

Spring Detoxification for pets Spring is a great time to clean things out—not only our houses but our bodies as well and this includes our pets.  Our environment is toxic and our pets are exposed to toxins in the environment even more than we are.  Most toxins are produced in the body every day as […]

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Hot Spots! Not Again!

For human and animal allergy sufferers , warm weather brings a whole of itching and hot spots called moist dermatitis by veterinarians.These spots are typically circularly and will be oozy, red, smelly and damp. How do hot spots come about? They come from scratching, itching and biting. There is always something underlying that is causing […]

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5 Things You Can do to Keep your Dog Cool

With the weather getting warmer, we need to think about preventing heat stroke and heat stress in our pets. Here are 5 tips that you can follow to help keep your dog cool inside and outside the home. Provide multiple sources of water for your pet. This is important because only one water bowl can be […]

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Good Preventive Spring Health Care for your Pet

Spring reminds all of us of spring cleaning, but maybe your pet needs some ” Spring Cleaning”. Here is a list of some great preventive tips for your pet’s health. Review your pet’s nutrition–a good diet is essential to your pet’s health.  Feeding your pet a nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet is one of the most important […]

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Bloat in Dogs

I had the misfortune yesterday to see a patient who had gastric dilatation-volvulus syndrome (GDV) or bloat in dogs. This patient was a German Shepherd and GDV  is seen primarily in large breed dogs with deep chests. Great Danes, St Bernards, Greyhounds, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and setters are among the most common breeds that […]

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