Latest posts

Meet Rooney!

  • March 5, 2019
  • courtneysherlock

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

  • courtneysherlock

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
  • courtneysherlock

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
  • courtneysherlock

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
  • courtneysherlock

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

Cat Carriers

  • September 5, 2017
  • courtneysherlock

We understand that visits to the veterinarian can feel like a huge ordeal to cat owners, and it oftentimes starts at home with the cat carrier being pulled from storage and…where did Kitty go? Stress only goes up from there, with “the chase” of searching the house for your cat, wrangling them into their carrier, Continue Reading

Why do cats “spray”?

  • January 23, 2017
  • courtneysherlock

Are you having an issue with your cat spraying urine around your house? We’ve got some explanations to this unpleasant, but natural cat behavior as well as some recommendations on how to address it in your home. Remember not to punish your cat for urine spraying. Punishment can lead to fear-related aggression, reduces the bond Continue Reading

Halloween and your Pets

  • October 6, 2016
  • courtneysherlock

Halloween may be a barrel of laughs for people who love to dress up in costumes and party, but most pets aren’t quite as fond of the holiday as people are. The doorbell rings far too often and is usually accompanied by loud children; there’s enough candy to make a pack of wolves sick; fearful pets can Continue Reading

Pet Protection: Keeping Your Animals Safe On Halloween

  • October 22, 2015
  • courtneysherlock

Halloween is best when the whole family has fun, and family includes any dogs, cats, or other household pets. Halloween can be distressing for animals, but with proper precautions, they too can have a safe, happy holiday: 1. Keep Them Clear of Candy As tasty as they are to humans, Halloween candies are not suitable Continue Reading

4 Ways to Keep Your Cat in Tiptop Shape!

  • September 25, 2015
  • courtneysherlock

Cats mostly keep indoors, and they are great lovers of sleep during the day. Therefore maintaining their fitness can be quite a challenge. However the job has been simplified courtesy of some tried and true pointers put together in the following ways: Create playtime for your cat Bring home a catnip toy or a laser Continue Reading