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Arthritis and Mobility – Not just for senior pets

  • January 16, 2013
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Pet of the Week – Smokey Mobility issues aren’t just for senior pets!  It’s been quite a journey for Smokey and his mum over the last year. Thanks to Smokey’s mum for submitting this story. You’ve worked so hard with Smokey and have done such a wonderful job with him. We were so happy to Continue Reading

Arthritis and Mobility – A Condition Review

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Arthritis and Mobility By Diane Breton Have you been feeling sore this winter season? Well, your pets may be feeling the same way. Arthritis, or degenerative joint disease is a common condition that may affect both dogs and cats of any age. Animals who’ve experienced joint diseases such as patella luxation, hip dysplasia or cruciate Continue Reading

Arthritis and Mobility

  • January 15, 2013
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By Dr. Courtney Sherlock What is Arthritis? The term arthritis means “inflamed joint”.  There are two major types of arthritis, but the majority of pets with the condition have osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage of the joint is damaged for some reason.  This damage triggers a cascade of inflammatory changes within the joint, causing Continue Reading

Happy ever after – A true tail with a happy ending

  • January 14, 2013
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Jenn writes: “Just an update on Freddy that we adopted from you guys in August, now known as Finn. He’s completely adjusted, and has started to let us cuddle him and pick him up without trying to run away. He’s calmed down a lot, and loves watching nature shows and trying to catch the birds Continue Reading

Winter Hazards – Pet of the Week

  • January 11, 2013
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Ray-Ray’s Story: A Tail Of Winter Survival By Kim Irvine Ray-Ray is a beautiful man, Approximately 9 years old. He now enjoys a safe and happy life with Kim, our Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician but he knows all too well how dangerous the winter can be to our pets. As a young kitten in 2004, Ray-Ray Continue Reading

Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets:

  • January 10, 2013
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By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season. Avoid Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet Alcoholic beverages Chocolate (baker’s, semi-sweet, milk chocolate) Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans) Turkey, chicken or other bones Mouldy or spoiled foods Onions, onion powder, Continue Reading

Winter Hazards – Road Salt

  • January 9, 2013
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By: Julia Downey The winter season brings upon us many changes each year, some that are good and some that are not. The change of the season affects us all but what many don’t realize is that it affects our pets as well. One of the many hazards of winter that plague our pets that we Continue Reading

Winter Hazards – Paw Guard

  • January 8, 2013
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By: Norah Cyr Winter can be hard on us all, and we’ve all experienced the effects it can have on our pets. Cold bodies, chapped and broken foot pads. Luckily there are solutions that don’t have to include keeping them inside all winter long. This convenient gloss soothes chapped paws by protecting your pet’s pads Continue Reading

Weight Loss and Obesity – Pet of the Week

  • January 4, 2013
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By: Andrea Marshall Meet Callie! I first met Callie about a year ago, because she was limping and very painful in her hind end. When she arrived for her appointment, she weighed in at 74.7 lb. Callie’s exam with her veterinarian showed that her body condition score was measured at 8 points on a scale Continue Reading

Weight Loss and Obesity – Obesity in Pets

  • January 3, 2013
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Obesity and Pets By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock It is common knowledge that our society is becoming more and more obese every year. Unfortunately this trend is also occurring with our furry family members as well. Although there is not always a connection between obesity in owners and obesity in pets, these animals are getting larger Continue Reading