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Puppy Socialization

  • January 22, 2014
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By: Dr. Crystal Craig If there’s one thing that concerns me as a veterinarian, it’s seeing fearful puppies. Occasionally I see a new pup for the first vaccine who is a little ball of fear- afraid of strangers, resists touch and even attempts to bite or growl. If this is your puppy, now is the Continue Reading

Why do senior wellness testing?

  • November 7, 2013
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By: Dr. Crystal Craig The majority of pets will not show signs of many illnesses, until very late in the disease process. Since pets age faster than people, we recommend beginning regular testing by the age of eight years in both dogs and cats. Blood work for senior pets can help us to detect hidden Continue Reading

Handful of dogs

  • October 7, 2013
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Dudley and Fiona have been keeping me very busy lately. They are very well behaved dogs… when their dad (Richard) is home. When it’s just me, they know exactly how to push my buttons. From jumping on the couches, chewing on socks, getting into the garbage and any other bad behavior you can think of; Continue Reading

Tips for a cooler dog

  • August 8, 2013
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10 Cool Ways To Keep Your Pet COOL This Summer Pupsicles: Freezing your dogs treats and toys in a bowl of water is a good way to keep your pets busy and cool during the summer months. Ice Cubes: Ice cubes are a calorie free treat that will hydrate your pet, as well as cool Continue Reading

The Travelling Pet

  • July 10, 2013
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By: Andrea Marshall Whether by plane, train or automobile there is a lot to consider when travelling with your pet. No matter the destination there is always something that can get overlooked. You should contact your consulate, embassy, customs or government authority to ensure you have an updated list of rules and regulations required to Continue Reading

Keeping Cool for Summer

  • July 5, 2013
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It’s a hot one, and we’re only 2 weeks in. Long-term weather forecasts predict above normal temperatures across the Maritimes this year. Today’s temperature is a whopping 32° in Halifax. Temperatures like this affect the entire population, even our cats. Our pets feel the heat too, and while we’re in shorts and tees, they’re still Continue Reading

Porcupines & Quills

  • June 6, 2013
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The Myths and the Facts With the arrival of summer fast approaching, porcupines will soon be walking among our four-legged family members. We thought we’d share some interesting facts and bust some common myths about the prickly porcupine. The Porcupine: Porcupines are most active at night (nocturnal) but are often found foraging for food during Continue Reading

How do you keep a skunk from smelling?

  • June 5, 2013
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Plug it’s nose! Sorry guys, but there is no magical solution to keep the skunk from smelling in the first place. When our pets get skunked we’re left to clean up the mess on our own. I have a sneaking suspicion that putting Fido in the car and taking him to the vet or groomer Continue Reading

Double the Trouble – Fun in the Sun

  • June 4, 2013
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Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’ve been enjoying taking Dudley and Fiona on longer walks, and out to socialize with other dogs on the trails. They love getting out of the house for some fun in the sun. Since I didn’t have the pups last summer, we didn’t get a chance to go Continue Reading

Caution with Collars

  • May 16, 2013
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As the saying goes “You live and you learn.” Dudley and Fiona have become the best of friends. They like to spend all of their time together, and are rarely ever apart. They play great together, but sometimes they can get a little rough. The sofas in our living room have become their personal jump Continue Reading