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    Grain Free Diets & Heart Disease in Dogs

    You may have heard in the news or social media lately that grain-free diets are causing heart disease in dogs. As a pet owner, this sounds very scary! Here we will discuss the facts about those reports and what you should be aware of as a pet owner. It is true that some commercial diets have been identified in causing…

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    Euthanasia Decision Making

    Many people wonder how they will know when it’s time to give their dog or cat that one last act of kindness… to let them take that walk over the rainbow bridge.  The decision to humanely euthanize is never an easy conversation to have with your family.  Your pet has always been there for you, greeting you after school or…

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    Anesthesia Free Dental Procedures

    Anesthesia-Free pet dental cleanings (also called non-professional dental scaling, or NPDS) refers to the practice of scaling the surface of the teeth in a fully awake pet. Some pet owners may find this practice appealing if they are afraid of putting their pet under anesthesia, or if they may have trouble affording a professional cleaning. Although anesthesia-free dental cleanings may…

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    Marijuana Intoxication

    With the impeding possibility of legalization of marijuana, it is ever more important to be extra vigilant as to what our pets are getting into these days. Something as small as an ill placed joint remnant can sometimes have serious consequences for your pets. Marijuana intoxication is no laughing matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly when it comes to your…

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    Hairballs

    The only thing worse than watching your poor cat vomit up a hairball, is having to deal with the mess afterwards! This is an unfortunate consequence for many cats of their diligent self grooming habits, especially for the  long-haired kitties. Cats have tongues that have backwards facing barbs, with hook-like features on the surface. Essentially, their tongues are designed like…

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    The Dangers Of Ice Melt For Your Pet

    Winter is an amazing season filled with beautiful snowy weather that you and your pet can both enjoy. Although there is nothing worse than taking your pet out for a walk and slipping on a very icy patch of the sidewalk. To prevent this problem many cities, businesses and individuals use ice melt to melt all ice on roads and…

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    Weight Control For Cats & Dogs

      Happy New Year!! Did you know, weight control (and management) is the number one thing a pet owner can do to increase the length of their pet’s life? In the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions, does your pet need to lose a bit of weight?  We can help you determine if this is the case- stop in with your…

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    A Dog Named Zircon

    Introducing Zircon, a well-named loyal service dog and valued companion to his hearing and vision impaired care-taker.  Zircon not only provides companionship, but improves the safety of his person by signaling potential danger when he hears or sees something that could be dangerous.  Obviously his eyes and ears are essential to both Zircon’s livelihood, and his person’s safety and well…

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    The Five Animal Freedoms

    Animals, of all shapes and sizes have freedoms, just like you and me. These animal freedoms are recognized globally by organizations that are in place for the protection of animal welfare such as Humane Societies and SPCA’s.  To some these freedoms may not be common knowledge, so today we will discuss the five animal freedoms and how pet owners can…

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    Feline Environment Enrichment

    Harmonious Homes with Cats The practice of keeping cats strictly indoors has allowed our kitties to live substantially longer and healthier lives owing to elimination of car traumas, toxins, the neighbourhood bully cat, angry neighbors and their dogs,  and wildlife (coyotes) and a reduction in the spread of infectious diseases including feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus, rabies and internal…