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    Thinking about adopting a new pet?

    Jun 30 2017

    Adopting a new pet comes with a lot of change, for both the pet and pet parent. Here are some thing to consider to help make the transition easier! Questions…

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    Keep your dog safe this summer with these easy tips!

    Jun 23 2017

    1. Walk or exercise your dog early in the day. Temperatures are cooler in the morning, so try to get outside with your dog before the hot sun makes exercise…

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    Dog friendly hiking trails on the North Shore

    Jun 23 2017

    Here are some of the best dog friendly hikes on the North Shore! Mystery Lake – 1.25 hours, Easy, 3km, season: July-October Whyte Lake – 2 hours, Easy, 5km, season:…

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    Pet first aid and emergency preparedness!

    Jun 17 2017

    Do you know what to do in case of a pet emergency? Here are some common first aid tips, disaster tips and symptoms to look out for! Pet First Aid…

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    Chronic Renal (Kidney) Failure

    Aug 17 2016

    By Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP  Educational Director, VeterinaryPartner.com The kidneys are made of thousands of tiny filtration units called nephrons. Once a nephron is destroyed by a disease, it…

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    Get Sound Advice for Pets with Noise Phobia

    Jun 24 2016

    Noise phobias are real problems for some dogs, and even some cats. After all, dogs can hear a wider range of frequencies than humans can, and cats hear a higher…

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    Kidney Stones in Dogs & Cats: What You Should Know

    Jun 18 2016

    Does My Pet Have Kidney Stones or Bladder Stones? Unlike people, where kidney stones are unfortunately fairly common and most often very painful, dogs and cats are relatively unlikely to…

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    Can Pets Have Allergies?

    Jun 18 2016

    Does your pet start scratching at this time of year? Lick and chew their feet non-stop? Or develop skin infections, bottom itching or ear problems? The start of Summer/Autumn also…

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    Bloat – The Mother of All Emergencies

    May 12 2016

    There are many injuries and physical disorders that represent life-threatening emergencies. There is only one condition so drastic that it overshadows them all in terms of rapidity of consequences and…

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    Lipoma

    May 10 2016

    Finding a lump under a beloved pet’s skin is a disturbing event and definitely warrants a trip to the veterinarian’s office for an evaluation. Happily, it is not uncommon for…