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Life is a Highway: Travel Tips for You and Your Pet

Life is a Highway: Travel Tips for You and Your Pet

Summertime brings about increased car travel with pets as they accompany their families on road trips and day trips. These trips may occur relatively close to home, or they may take you and your pet across provincial or international borders (travel restrictions...

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Dealing with Equine Colic

Dealing with Equine Colic

Colic is a condition that most horse owners will see sometime during their horse’s lifetime. Colic does not discriminate between age, gender or breed and can be as a result of numerous things. In our cold Manitoba winters, we most often see impaction colic. This is...

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The Ideal Hoof

The Ideal Hoof

There is an old adage that describes the horse as having 5 hearts, each as equally important as the others.  The 5 hearts are made up of one actual heart and 4 feet.  Of course, a horse cannot live without any of these 5 hearts, which underlines the importance of the...

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How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Now that we are gearing up for warm weather (hopefully), it’s common for us to see a lot of appointments for ear infections. Why are ear infections more common in the Spring/Summer, you may wonder? This is because it’s more common for our pups to go swimming, get...

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Lovely Lilies and Curious Cats: A Dangerous Combination

Lovely Lilies and Curious Cats: A Dangerous Combination

Many of you may have heard that lilies are poisonous to cats, and most of you with cats will avoid having these flowers in your house because of this - but what makes lilies toxic? And what happens if a cat does eat one? Lilies are highly nephrotoxic to cats, meaning...

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Apps for your High-Tech Pet

Apps for your High-Tech Pet

In my recent “internet travels” I started to look into some of the best pet-related apps on the market.  This quickly became a Top 5 list that I hope you will enjoy. Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with any of these companies or websites.  They simply looked cool to...

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Your Guide to Pet Nail Trimming

Your Guide to Pet Nail Trimming

During this time of social distancing, many services have been temporarily suspended for the safety of ourselves as well as those around us. This has left a lot of people to their own devices - men forced to endure haircuts by their significant others, homeschooling,...

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Pet Socialization in the Age of Social Distancing

Pet Socialization in the Age of Social Distancing

In spending so much time at home, many people have realized that there may never have been a better time to adopt a dog or cat.  Animal shelters are in desperate need of adopters and fosters. Now more than ever, social distancing alters shelter policy and affects the...

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