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September is Happy Healthy Cat Month!

  • August 27, 2019
  • Diane Breton

Although we spend our entire year trying to make sure all of our feline patients are happy and healthy, September is the OFFICIAL month to celebrate! It is a common misconception that cats are self-reliant and don’t need as much attention as dogs. Cats are extremely social creatures, and require the same amount of care Continue Reading

The Importance of a Microchip

  • May 16, 2019
  • Diane Breton

A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip Continue Reading

5 Ways to HAVE FUN with your Cat!

  • May 16, 2019
  • Diane Breton

Cats have acquired many reputations as their media portrayal is always changing, but a persistent belief that continues to show up is that cats are lazy and uncooperative. Some people would probably say, “If you want a fun animal, get a dog!” The truth is that there are many ways to engage with cats to Continue Reading

Feces eating in Dogs and Cats: Why do they do that?!!

  • May 16, 2019
  • Diane Breton

Eating feces (known as coprophagia) is a frustrating thing. You may have a dog or cat that is constantly trying to eat their own (or others) feces and unfortunately this can be a hard habit to break. There is nothing worse than chasing your dog around the backyard as he playfully runs away, or seeing Continue Reading

Meet Nepeta!

  • March 5, 2019
  • Diane Breton

If you were to poll veterinary employees about their pets, you would find that the majority have minimum one oddball. It might be due to a medical condition that developed after we’ve had them, but sometimes we know that we are committing to a pet who needs unique care. Our technician Christie knew exactly what Continue Reading

Meet Rooney!

  • March 5, 2019
  • Diane Breton

If you have ever seen a greyhound run, you know that they are FAST. They tend to bide their energy through lengthy naps, and then when they let that energy out by running, they really go all out! Winter weather seems to bring out enthusiasm in many dogs, who will play in the snow and Continue Reading

Hazardous Human Foods Pets Should Avoid

  • March 5, 2019
  • Diane Breton

We all like to give our pets some special treats every once in a while.  There are many foods that are obvious to avoid.  However, some foods are not that obvious.  Below is a list of common human foods to avoid. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages and food products made with alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, ataxia, Continue Reading

Puppy and Adult Classes

  • July 6, 2018
  • Diane Breton

Getting a new puppy suddenly floods your house with excitement, and soon the stuffing of all the plush toys you recently bought him. A puppy’s curious nature leads them to explore anything and everything with amazing bravery for such a small creature. This phase of puppy growth should be used for socialization! Positive interactions with Continue Reading

Meet Our Pets! Trini.

  • January 25, 2018
  • Diane Breton

It’s the truth for many animal lovers: we fall for the sickies, the behaviour challenges, the pets with disabilities. In our technician Dana’s case, she fell for a snotty, three-legged cat named Trini (actually she was named Gabrielle, but her shelter name didn’t stick!). Before becoming a veterinary technician, Dana was heavily involved with animal Continue Reading

Meet Our Pets – Cookie

  • November 15, 2017
  • Diane Breton

Meet our pets! If you have a small, white dog, then you have probably noticed that our veterinary assistant Diana has a bit of an obsession with the shih tzus, malteses, and toy poodles of the world — but who can blame her, when the love of her life is her little bichon frise Cookie? Continue Reading