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Pet Health Insurance – Sheldon’s Story

  • January 1, 2013
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This story actually happened before Sheldon ever got injured. I had two cats at the time, Sheldon and Spencer. The whole pet insurance idea was something I heard about, but wasn’t very interested in at first, but that all changed when Spencer got sick, and the only way we would’ve been able to have a Continue Reading

Making Cat Nail Trims Fun!

  • December 12, 2012
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By: Dr. Karen Keizer If possible start training your cat when they are young to enjoy having their nails trimmed. Find a treat you kitten/cat really likes. Get your clippers out, and let your cat smell them and then give him/her a treat. I prefer this style of nail trimmers. I often sit on the floor and Continue Reading

Special concerns with Senior pets

  • November 1, 2012
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By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock November is senior pet month! Let’s celebrate our special silver furry friends. Arthritis: Did you know that 100% of cats over the age of 15 years have signs of osteoarthritis? Most people are aware of this condition in dogs but it is not one that is typically associated with cats. As Continue Reading

Reading Pet Food Labels

  • October 12, 2012
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By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock Three things must be present on a pet food label. Ingredient List: This lists all the ingredients that goes into making the food. They are listed in descending order by PRE-COOKED weight; the heaviest being first. Once the foods are cooked the weight can decrease greatly. For example most meats are Continue Reading

It’s A Jungle In Here

  • October 3, 2012
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Indoor Cats Need Stimulation, Exercise To Thrive By Dieter Kohlmaier, DVM Domestication of the cat occurred between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago. Despite this history, these common household pets have retained many instincts that served them well in the wild – and we need to understand these innate characteristics to avoid serious behavioral and health Continue Reading

Common Toxins for Pets

  • September 21, 2012
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HUMAN TREATS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR PETS There are a number of things around your house that can be deadly to your cats and dogs, some you may know, and some may be surprising. Some are even in your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A & M Continue Reading

September is Pet Insurance Month!

  • September 6, 2012
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You have insurance on your car, house, treasured belongings, and even on your vacation south this spring…but we often don’t stop to think about health insurance for our four legged family members. Pets, like people at some point or another will require an unexpected visit to the doctor, so pet insurance is a sensible decision Continue Reading

Helping Our Stressed Pets

  • September 5, 2012
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By Dr. Alison Pollard “My dog is so nervous at the groomer.” “Fluffy is terrified of thunderstorms.” ”My cat pees on my bed every time we have company.” “My new puppy is destroying everything in my house when I leave.” These are common issues we see everyday at the veterinary hospital. In some cases, there Continue Reading


  • May 31, 2012
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Cool summer treats that both you and your pet can enjoy! Ingredients 2 cups (500mL) plain yogurt 1 cup (250mL) fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or chopped stone fruit such as peaches or plums 2 tbsp (30mL) maple syrup Directions Stir together the yogurt, berries and syrup and freeze in containers appropriate for the Continue Reading

Miracle Babies

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By: Dr. Lesley Steele A beautiful cat was brought to see me last week by SPCA that had been in labour for 48 hours when surrendered to them. She was in bad shape and I was more worried about her surviving the c-section and held no hope for the kittens. Kathy from the SPCA stayed Continue Reading