Hydrate for Health – Importance of Pet Hydration
Jun26

Hydrate for Health – Importance of Pet Hydration

Hydrate for Health – Importance of Pet Hydration Summer has officially arrived in Canada! What does this mean for you and your dog? Time to shake off the wintertime cobwebs, get outside, more trips to the dog park, longer walks, ball and Frisbee catching. As exciting as the dog days of summer are, when temperatures begin to soar we must be cautious and understand that pets require special attention and that includes...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety
Jun20

Dog Days of Summer Safety

Dog Days of Summer Safety Today is officially the first day of summer! Woohoo! While you’re enjoying the hot,hazy, lazy, sunny days of summer, lets not forget the importance of protecting our pets and pet safety! This is the first in a series of six weekly posts highlighting Summer Safety Tips for Pets  Tip #1 No Hot Dogs in Cars! The only place a “hot dog” belongs is on a plate at a BBQ or picnic! Never, ever, leave your dog...

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Annual Heartworm Testing and Veterinary Check Up’s
May09

Annual Heartworm Testing and Veterinary Check Up’s

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Time to toss my dog coat in the back of the closet and hide those socks and dog boots my human insists I wear to protect my paws from the ice, snow and salt during our winter walks. You know what else happens this time of year? Annual Heartworm Test and Veterinary Check Up Heartworm testing is just one of my regular veterinarian visits throughout the year. Each vet visit is an opportunity for me...

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My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian
Feb29

My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian

My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian Why I like vets but would never want to be one – anymore. When I was younger I thought I would love nothing more than to be a veterinarian, not a vet that cares so well for our dogs, cats and other family pets, but a large animal vet, to be more specific, I wanted to specialize in horses and breeding, becoming a veterinarian seemed like a natural choice for me. You may ask why I didn’t pursue...

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Introducing – Vet Chat with Dr. Llera
Sep16

Introducing – Vet Chat with Dr. Llera

Introducing  Dr.Ryan Llera I met Dr. Llera on Twitter and became a fan of his blog, DrRyanLlera.com, where he shares pet health information, the life a veterinarian, and his personal experiences of pet ownership. Dr. Llera and I have teamed up to share pet health information and topics of interest to pet owners in a new segment called, “Vet Chat with Dr. Llera“. Dr. Llera and I invite you to leave comments below with...

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Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Indoor Activities for Dogs
Jan22

Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Indoor Activities for Dogs

Pets and pet owners know it’s been a long, cold, frosty, icy, snowy winter.  And, it’s not over yet! So what does this mean for dogs that are used to going for regular walks, runs and meet up’s at the park? For some of us like me – a small dog – a pug, it means less exercise because the weather is too frigid, the sidewalks are too icy and covered with salt that burn my paws and the snow can at times be...

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