How to Help Dogs with the Heat, Dog Swimming Pools, and Alternatives

Dogs don’t deal with the heat the same way we humans do. For example, did you know that dogs don’t sweat as much? They only produce sweat in areas not covered by fur, like their paws and their bellies. Still, they can do well in the heat. The way they do it is by panting. […]

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Hemp Supplements For Pets: How Does Hemp Oil Work?

Did you know that animals can benefit from cannabis however, giving your pets psychoactive substances is not and will never be a good idea. I am talking about something similar yet completely different.  Giving your dog or cat a product made from a safe compound derived from the hemp plant is something Holistic veterinarians are for, […]

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CBD Strains for Pets

Cannabidiol or CBD has grown in popularity and usage due to the potential medicinal benefits in humans. The apparent success has been so promising that people are turning to the drug as a remedy for various ailments in their pets. Animals have a greater sensitivity to the THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient found in […]

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You Want Me To Brush My Doggie’s Teeth?! YUP, and Your Cat’s Too!

February is National Pet Dental Month, but it is a cause you should embrace 365 days a year!  According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 98% of dogs & cats with bad breath suffer from gum disease, and 80% of them develop it before they are three-years-old.  Dental problems are painful and can […]

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Abbotsford Vet, Trusting Your Local Veterinarian At Your Vet Clinic

Is your pet dog not feeling well? Or is your cat showing signs of irritability or nausea? If you are worried, and this is the first time that your lovable cat or dog has shown these kinds of behaviors, it might be the best time to visit a veterinary clinic in Abbotsford, British Columbia, if […]

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Dog Walking Insurance & Bonding: What You Need to Know

Starting a dog walking business may be a dream come true for most people, but it also comes with numerous risks. The most obvious being if the dog you’re walking bites a person. However, most dog walkers don’t pay attention to the costs involved with injuries to dogs. Dog walking insurance and bonding is a […]

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Pet Travel Safety

Thanks to Pet First for sharing my words of advice for keeping your “four on the floor” safe on the road!    

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New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Parents

The third week of January is often when New Year’s Resolutions begin to go by the wayside.  We either choose to make too many changes at once in our lives and can’t keep the pace, or select goals that are unattainable.  Maybe we’re lazy or lack motivation, or just can’t be consistent.  Regardless of the […]

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Keeping Your Cat Indoors, Why And How You Should Do It

It’s a commonly held assumption that keeping your cat indoors is cruel, but it’s not – in fact the opposite is true. Keeping your cat indoors can actually help her live a longer, healthier lifetime with you! 3 Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Cat Indoors During Winter: It is safer, and may allow her […]

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Bread Dough Ornaments & The Trees They Hang On…Are They Safe for Our Pets?

Thanks to my friends at Pet First Insurance for publishing my blog on this topic!

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Bloat, Colic & G.I. Stasis: Dogs, Guinea Pigs, Horses & Rabbits

A little more than two years ago, Dominick, a Rottweiler-Shepherd mix, who was close to a decade old, started pacing, and could not get comfortable.  His mom, Tammy, a professional pet sitter and devoted dog mom, noticed his normal hourglass shape was quickly disappearing as his stomach got larger and larger.  She also could hear […]

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