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Winter Hazards – Pet of the Week

  • January 11, 2013
  • courtneysherlock

Ray-Ray’s Story: A Tail Of Winter Survival By Kim Irvine Ray-Ray is a beautiful man, Approximately 9 years old. He now enjoys a safe and happy life with Kim, our Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician but he knows all too well how dangerous the winter can be to our pets. As a young kitten in 2004, Ray-Ray Continue Reading

Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets:

  • January 10, 2013
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By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season. Avoid Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet Alcoholic beverages Chocolate (baker’s, semi-sweet, milk chocolate) Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans) Turkey, chicken or other bones Mouldy or spoiled foods Onions, onion powder, Continue Reading

Winter Hazards – Road Salt

  • January 9, 2013
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By: Julia Downey The winter season brings upon us many changes each year, some that are good and some that are not. The change of the season affects us all but what many don’t realize is that it affects our pets as well. One of the many hazards of winter that plague our pets that we Continue Reading

Winter Hazards – Paw Guard

  • January 8, 2013
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By: Norah Cyr Winter can be hard on us all, and we’ve all experienced the effects it can have on our pets. Cold bodies, chapped and broken foot pads. Luckily there are solutions that don’t have to include keeping them inside all winter long. This convenient gloss soothes chapped paws by protecting your pet’s pads Continue Reading

Weight Loss and Obesity – Pet of the Week

  • January 4, 2013
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By: Andrea Marshall Meet Callie! I first met Callie about a year ago, because she was limping and very painful in her hind end. When she arrived for her appointment, she weighed in at 74.7 lb. Callie’s exam with her veterinarian showed that her body condition score was measured at 8 points on a scale Continue Reading

Weight Loss and Obesity – Obesity in Pets

  • January 3, 2013
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Obesity and Pets By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock It is common knowledge that our society is becoming more and more obese every year. Unfortunately this trend is also occurring with our furry family members as well. Although there is not always a connection between obesity in owners and obesity in pets, these animals are getting larger Continue Reading

Weight Loss and Obesity – Effects of Obesity

  • January 2, 2013
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Effects of Obesity If your pet has a weight problem, it may be very detrimental to its health; and is responsible for many chronic medical problems. Problems Associated With Obesity Include Arthritis, “Slipped Disc,” and torn or strained ligaments. Respiratory problems associated with endurance and exercise. Heart problems from overwork. Liver Disease. Dystocia – difficulty Continue Reading

Weight Loss and Obesity – Weight Loss Programs

  • January 1, 2013
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Get with the Program! By Coleen Pride At E.P.V.V.H., we offer two weight loss programs for your pet. Many pet owners may notice, especially in the winter months, that their pets tend to gain weight. This may be due to lack of exercise (snow, salt etc…), or too many calories. ‘Project Pet Slim-down’ and the Continue Reading

Making Cat Nail Trims Fun!

  • December 12, 2012
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By: Dr. Karen Keizer If possible start training your cat when they are young to enjoy having their nails trimmed. Find a treat you kitten/cat really likes. Get your clippers out, and let your cat smell them and then give him/her a treat. I prefer this style of nail trimmers. I often sit on the floor and Continue Reading

Special concerns with Senior pets

  • November 1, 2012
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By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock November is senior pet month! Let’s celebrate our special silver furry friends. Arthritis: Did you know that 100% of cats over the age of 15 years have signs of osteoarthritis? Most people are aware of this condition in dogs but it is not one that is typically associated with cats. As Continue Reading