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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How to throw a Summer Birthday Party for your Pooch!

It’s your buddy’s birthday and you want to do something special, because after all, he or she is your child. So what things are important to think about when throwing a birthday party for your pooch? A few key things are location (outdoor AND indoor options), invitations (inviting your pets besties, both canine and human), healthy snacks, fun games, and supervision! We will go into each of these aspects a little more below! KEEPING COOL! First and foremost, let’s discuss the importance of water and access to the indoors to cool down. Just like kids, dogs can get overheated easily.
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