5 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Cat
Jun27

5 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Cat

Five Things You Should Know Before Getting a Cat   This episode of Vet Chat, Dr. Ryan Llera discusses the five things we should know before getting a cat. June is a fantastic time and the beginning of summer, but did you also know it’s Adopt A Shelter Cat month? Yes, your local shelter is probably overrun with kitties just looking for a home where they can be fed, feel safe & secure, and give you love in return. Before...

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What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet?
Apr18

What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet?

What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet? This is the question I was asked by Royal Canin Canada. Yet, when confronted with this question I am overwhelmed. Why? Is it because the pets throughout my life or the pets I have now mean nothing to me or have had no positive effects throughout my life? No. It’s because they have meant SO much to me and have brought SO much to my life it becomes an overwhelming task to answer the...

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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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Discovering Crossbreed Dogs
Nov30

Discovering Crossbreed Dogs

Discovering Crossbreed Dogs Ever wonder what a Poodle and a Shetland Sheepdog crossbreed would look like? What about a Pug and a Shih-Tzu? What kind of personality would they have? Would they require a lot of grooming and exercise? Would this crossbreed be a good fit for your lifestyle? The Co-operative Insurance company has a fun interactive tool called “Discover A Crossbreed” Easy to use, just select your choice of 2 dog...

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Renovations with Pets – Week 2
Nov05

Renovations with Pets – Week 2

We are nearing the end of our first full week of renovations with pets. I think I got off easy last week when everything went so well. Mind you, we only had one day of work being done when our kitchen window was being replaced. This week we are in full renovation mode with our basement being completely gutted. To prepare for this week, I printed and posted these signs on our entrance and back door just as a reminder not to let the...

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Cat Awareness Month – BC SPCA
May28

Cat Awareness Month – BC SPCA

June is Cat Awareness month and animal lovers around the province are donning their cat ears in support of their feline friends. Animal lovers are encouraged to order their cat ears from the BC SPCA online store at shop.spca.bc.ca or pick up a pair (by donation) from their local SPCA branch now and then wear them, take pictures of them and share them on social media the week of June 3rd. The initiative is designed to raise awareness...

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Questions from the “Dog Side”   My Interview with Dr. Ryan Llera DVM
Feb18

Questions from the “Dog Side” My Interview with Dr. Ryan Llera DVM

Time to turn the exam room table! Questions for the Dog Side My Interview with Dr. Ryan Llera DVM This week I turn the exam room tables and ask questions from the dog side, as I interview Dr. Ryan Llera. We discuss needles, cold thermometers and whose the better patient – cats or dogs. 1) What’s your favourite part of being a vet? Excellent question. I really love surgery!! A chance to cut is a chance to cure. Whether...

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Edie’s Ontario SPCA – Pet of the Week
Nov25

Edie’s Ontario SPCA – Pet of the Week

Lucky’s a 5 year old declawed DMH and has been waiting to find her forever family since August! Lucky is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated – she’s all ready to go! She’s very sweet, friendly and mellow and seems to get along okay with most cats Lucky’s previous owners were moving and could not take her with them. Her meet your match personality is described as: “When it comes to relationships, I’m very...

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Pug Tongue – It Completes Me
May28

Pug Tongue – It Completes Me

 A Pug and her tongue! It completes me 😉     Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools...

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Lloyd, A.K.A. Scaredy Cat, Teddy Bear, Lloydie
May27

Lloyd, A.K.A. Scaredy Cat, Teddy Bear, Lloydie

Lloyd Scaredy Cat Teddy Bear Box Lover Food Lover My Cat Brother     When my humans  brought me home I was not to be the only spoiled pet in the house.  I was joining a family with 2 cats.  This is the story of Lloyd, and although he’s a cat, I “secretly” likes him 😉 Lloyd was adopted by my humans and joined our family 9 years ago, he was we were told, a feral kitten. Lloyd was very timid, frightened, a bag of bones, his...

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Emergency Preparedness Month – Ontario SPCA
May06

Emergency Preparedness Month – Ontario SPCA

May is Emergency Preparedness Month! Is your family prepared for a major emergency, evacuation or natural disaster? How about your pets? Making arrangements before the chaos of an emergency can increase your pet’s chances of survival and greatly reduce the fear and anxiety your pet will experience. In Ontario, we are each responsible for our own safety and survival during the first 72 hours of an emergency. Responsibility for the...

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Me, Spoiled?
Mar19

Me, Spoiled?

 Just a sample of my toys 😉                   ...

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Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast
Feb08

Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

When I started sharing Pawdcasts for the Ontario SPCA, it was usually about fellow dogs. After pressure from my 2 cats, Lily and Lloyd I gave in and allowed posts about cats. Now, this post of Animals’ Voice Pawdcast is being done, not because I have one of these in my family, but more out of the fear if I don’t post it, they may come after me! (Joking – not really). In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast,...

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