What is Your Cat Saying?

What is Your Cat Saying?

You can figure out what your cat is communicating by paying attention to her body language. Our feline friends use their whiskers, eyes, tail, and many other physical cues to show us how they're feeling. Here's what to look for. Signs of an alert, happy cat A happy...

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Are You Thinking About Getting a Pet Chinchilla?

Are You Thinking About Getting a Pet Chinchilla?

Written by Dr. Clayton Chinchillas are a member of the rodent family, and they originate from South America. Most pet chinchillas are farm-raised as they are nearly extinct in the wild. They are sought after as pets for their highly intelligent personality, cute...

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Caring for Your Arthritic Pet This Winter

Caring for Your Arthritic Pet This Winter

It's certainly chilly around here in Ontario. The colder temperatures likely mean arthritic pets are uncomfortable. The frigid air can exacerbate stiff joints, making it difficult to move around. Help ease your pet's aches with these tips. Provide firm bedding near...

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18 Winter Tips for a Happy Dog

18 Winter Tips for a Happy Dog

Brrr, the weather outside has gotten quite frightful! The frigid temperatures, numbing wetness, and biting chill in the air can cause discomfort for your furry companion. Paying attention to your pet’s well-being during the wintertime can keep him safe and...

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Preventing Stress in Pets During the Holidays

Preventing Stress in Pets During the Holidays

Festive holiday decorations are starting to pop up around southern Ontario. The time of year tends to be busy and bustling, full of errands, events, and more. Yet humans aren't the only ones who can experience increased anxiety during the "most wonderful time of the...

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Why Year-Round Parasite Prevention is Vital for Pets

Why Year-Round Parasite Prevention is Vital for Pets

It's getting colder and colder out in southern Ontario, but don't "fall" for the idea that parasites will go to ground. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can harbor in your home or garage over the winter and spread deadly diseases year-round. These blood-sucking parasites...

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Why Senior Pets are the Best

Why Senior Pets are the Best

November is National Senior Pet Month, and pets are living longer than ever due to ongoing veterinary care and balanced nutrition. Are you thinking of adopting a new pet? Consider adopting a senior. Here are five reasons why pets in their golden years should get a...

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Halloween with Your Pets

Halloween with Your Pets

Halloween is fast approaching, and perhaps you're still hunting down the perfect costume, or you've already stockpiled the bags of candy. It can be a fun evening of dress-up for humans, but this spooky holiday may not be for every pet. Here are a few tips to keep...

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Fall Safety Tips for Your Pet

Fall Safety Tips for Your Pet

It's starting to feel like fall here in southern Ontario. With that, we'd like to share with you some fall safety tips for your pet. Keep school supplies out of paws' reach The school year is underway, and those of you with young children know that means glue sticks,...

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The Top 6 Healthy Treats for Dogs

The Top 6 Healthy Treats for Dogs

Despite being told that dogs shouldn't consume people food, there are actually some foods that are safe for them. Here are some of the healthiest options that also make great treats for your canine friend. Carrots — Naturally sweet and low in calories, carrots will...

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