Monthly Archives May 2017

Is your pet fit or overweight?

Obesity has become the biggest nutritional disease afflicting pets in North America. Accordingly a 2016 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention: 54% of dogs and 59% of cats are overweight or obese. Furthermore overweight animals have become the new norm. Owners often ask veterinarians and staff if their pet is underweight, when actually they are a perfect weight.  Most of us know that extra weight on our pets leads to other medical issues just like it does in people. However most people simply don’t realize that an extra pound on their pet is not equivalent to an extra pound on
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Dental Home Care in 3 Easy Steps

 We all know that dental home care is important for our pets, but brushing their teeth on a daily basis can seem like such a cumbersome task that we just can’t find the time for but that’s not the case.  Taking care of your pets teeth is quite simple all you need is some gauze, a toothbrush, pet friendly toothpaste and 5 minutes.  Here are three easy steps to make dental home care seem like a less daunting task, and some tips and tricks to help you complete them:   STEP 1  – Massage gum line with gauze square First
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Road Trip with your cat

Most dogs seem to love the car. We always think of dogs with their heads hanging out the window, ears flapping in the wind, just happy and carefree. This does not seem to be the case with our feline friends.  I have taken many trips across Canada with my two kitties in tow. Recently having finished a 26-hour road trip with my two domestic short-haired friends. I wanted to share some tips with you; to make your travels with your feline companions as stress-free as can be.   Proper Carrier/Enclosure An absolute necessity for traveling is an enclosure that is safe, and
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