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Stones and frequent urinary tract infections can be a real problem!

Precious is a cute fluffy Bichon Frise who has been having some problems lately. She has been presented to the veterinary hospital for frequent urinary tract infections. Antibiotics seem to clear it up temporarily but after a few weeks it comes right back. Now Precious has back pain and frequent urination with blood. When her […]

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Cat Heartworm – Everything you need to know

 Everything you need to know about Heartworm in cats (but were afraid to ask!) Although it is a dog parasite, cats do get heartworm disease. Felines are an abnormal host for the heartworm, but it can cause devastating disease in the cat. Here are some important facts: Heartworm has been diagnosed in all 50 States […]

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Is your Pet our next Pet HERO?! New Contest

JOIN PET WELLBEING PHOTO CONTEST: It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s inspiring! Every month STARTING JULY, 2016, there is a lucky winner and a featured Pet HERO shared in our newsletter and social media! Each Winner receives $200 of Spark The ultimate healthy supplement!  What makes every pet – a Pet HERO?  The amount of joy, laughter and happiness […]

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Tracheal Collapse – Airway obstruction in dogs

 Collapsing Trachea—what are the options? Collapsing trachea is a common medical problem seen mostly in small breed dogs. It is the number one cause of airway obstruction in dogs. The trachea (windpipe) is made up of stiff cartilage rings through which the air is transported in and out of the lungs. If the rings are […]

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Brothers reunited after Cushing’s disease

About a year ago, Geraldine returned from a holiday to her home in Benbrook, Texas, to find Sterling, her three-year-old Miniature Schnauzer, in very poor condition. The dog was severely dehydrated and lethargic. A family member had rushed Sterling to the vet as he was having spasms. After running a series of tests, Sterling’s mom […]

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Gunner overcomes Cushing’s disease

Pam, a resident of British Columbia, noticed that Gunner, her 10-year old Blue Heeler started drinking more water, developed a voracious appetite, and urinated at night while he was sleeping. At first, Pam thought  that the dog was suffering from a bladder infection or a kidney disease. After numerous blood tests, X-rays, and an ultrasound, […]

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Pet Wellbeing Dosage Explained

Mandy explains how all Pet Wellbeing tincture dosage is measured.

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Annual Exams for Cats and Dogs

We all know that our pets age faster than we do. Many times people ask me how old their pet is in “people” years.  The old rule of thumb 1 dog year equals 7 human years and 1 cat year equals 5 human years is not always correct but it does give you a pretty […]

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Common Causes of Coughing in Dogs

If your dog is coughing, it can be very concerning and annoying.  Coughing is a symptom rather than a disease unto itself.  Some of the most common causes of coughing are: Allergic disease Collapsing trachea Heart Disease Bronchitis–Kennel cough or another infectious disease Asthma Lung tumors Allergic disease can cause coughing and be accompanied by itching […]

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Pet Obesity: Facts and Risks

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of American pets are estimated to be obese. The Canadian Veterinary Medical association estimates that around 60% of Canadian pets are obese or overweight. Being overweight or obese puts pets at significant risk for many health problems and shorter lives. The unfortunate thing is that fat […]

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