Are Halloween treats safe for my pet?

Halloween is an exciting time for children, adults and pets alike! Kids come home all dressed up with bags overflowing with candy, and oftentimes they want nothing more than to share it all with their best friend, the dog. However, Halloween candy can make your pet very sick. Listed below are a few common treats to keep away from your furry friends! Chocolate! Most pet owners are already aware that chocolate is toxic to dogs, even in small amounts. It contains caffeine and theobromine, which dogs are very sensitive to. If your pet ingested chocolate, it is important to look
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Bringing Home Baby

You’re headed home from the hospital with your baby, when you suddenly feel this pang of anxiety about introducing your baby to your dog. Will they get along? Will your dog accept the baby as part of the family? Will your dog be jealous of the new addition? These are all valid feelings for this life changing time in yours, and your dog’s life. When I found out I was pregnant I was instantly worried about how my dog would react to having a new human brother. My dog Cletus naturally seemed drawn to my growing belly, always resting his
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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful to my pets?

In recent years, E-Cigarettes and vapes have become very popular options when it comes to trying to quit smoking cigarettes. One of the bonuses of these products are the flavours! Peach, vanilla, cheesecake, and so many more! While these are great for humans who are trying to quit smoking, they can make things dangerous for our four-legged friends. Dogs and cats can be intrigued by the delicious smells coming out of the fancy machine and what can be more dangerous is their curiosity when you are not around! It’s important to remember there is still nicotine and other chemicals in
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Help! My dog got quill’d now what?

Imagine hiking on your favourite trail with your dog off leash, and you see your beloved pet investigating something, he or she lets out a big yelp and comes running back to you covered in porcupine quills. What do you do? If you search the internet many people suggest trying to pull them out quickly, or trying to cut them shorter to make things easier for your pet. While we definitely understand the desire to help your four legged friend, the best course of action is to get to your veterinarian as soon as possible. Why are quills hard to
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