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Reading Pet Food Labels

  • October 12, 2012
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By: Dr. Courtney Sherlock Three things must be present on a pet food label. Ingredient List: This lists all the ingredients that goes into making the food. They are listed in descending order by PRE-COOKED weight; the heaviest being first. Once the foods are cooked the weight can decrease greatly. For example most meats are Continue Reading

It’s A Jungle In Here

  • October 3, 2012
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Indoor Cats Need Stimulation, Exercise To Thrive By Dieter Kohlmaier, DVM Domestication of the cat occurred between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago. Despite this history, these common household pets have retained many instincts that served them well in the wild – and we need to understand these innate characteristics to avoid serious behavioral and health Continue Reading

Common Toxins for Pets

  • September 21, 2012
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HUMAN TREATS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR PETS There are a number of things around your house that can be deadly to your cats and dogs, some you may know, and some may be surprising. Some are even in your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A & M Continue Reading

September is Pet Insurance Month!

  • September 6, 2012
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You have insurance on your car, house, treasured belongings, and even on your vacation south this spring…but we often don’t stop to think about health insurance for our four legged family members. Pets, like people at some point or another will require an unexpected visit to the doctor, so pet insurance is a sensible decision Continue Reading

Helping Our Stressed Pets

  • September 5, 2012
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By Dr. Alison Pollard “My dog is so nervous at the groomer.” “Fluffy is terrified of thunderstorms.” ”My cat pees on my bed every time we have company.” “My new puppy is destroying everything in my house when I leave.” These are common issues we see everyday at the veterinary hospital. In some cases, there Continue Reading


  • May 31, 2012
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Cool summer treats that both you and your pet can enjoy! Ingredients 2 cups (500mL) plain yogurt 1 cup (250mL) fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or chopped stone fruit such as peaches or plums 2 tbsp (30mL) maple syrup Directions Stir together the yogurt, berries and syrup and freeze in containers appropriate for the Continue Reading

Miracle Babies

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By: Dr. Lesley Steele A beautiful cat was brought to see me last week by SPCA that had been in labour for 48 hours when surrendered to them. She was in bad shape and I was more worried about her surviving the c-section and held no hope for the kittens. Kathy from the SPCA stayed Continue Reading

Join The Revolution Against Fleas And Heartworm This Season!

  • May 1, 2012
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Flea, Heartworm and Lyme prevention is back! Now that the weather is finally warming up, we need to start thinking about how to best protect our furry family members from those pesky parasites that like to invade our home and bother our pets. Fleas are the most common external parasite of companion animals. They feed Continue Reading

Smile Pics

  • February 10, 2012
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February is Dental Health Month Continue Reading

Happy Tails – Chilli

  • February 8, 2012
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In Feb, 2007 the Village Veterinary Hospital received a call about a deceased cat found in a client’s driveway. The assistant who answered the phone offered to help the client and went right over to his house. After a second look, she realized the cat was still breathing, so she took off her coat, wrapped Continue Reading