Do I really need to change my pets food just because they are getting older?

It can sometimes be difficult for pet owners to know when exactly is the right time to make changes to their pets diet, if ever. This is why we are here to help as it is important to re-evaluate your pet’s diet as they enter their senior years. Older pets may need changes to their diet for several reasons: Metabolic energy requirements are often lower (dogs) or sometimes higher (older cats) in older pets As pets age, they often require more highly digestible ingredients, as their digestive capabilities are often reduced. Protein requirements change with age – often an increased
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Should my dog smoke a joint for his arthritis?

  The answer to that question is a resounding “No!”. But on the day that marijuana use becomes legalized in Canada, I thought it was a good time to talk about pot and pets. So where do we begin?   Firstly, dogs and cats are extremely sensitive to the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) component of cannabis, so any ingestion of products containing this compound can be very dangerous for pets. Given their sensitivity, small size and the variety of ways that people tend to enjoy cannabis (including edible treats, gummies, butter or other food products) accidental ingestion is a consideration for any
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There is no need to worry- and here is why

Recently, my son came down with appendicitis. In the middle of the night we were admitted to the pre-op waiting room as our little baby was wheeled away and we had no idea what the next few hours would bring. Thankfully the surgery was successful and he was home in less than 24 hours talking about how much TV he watched and how many popsicles he had eaten. Clearly all was forgotten. But this experience made me think more about the experience you as pet owners have of bringing your own fur babies to our hospital for procedures. How much
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What To Expect When You’re Expecting.. A Puppy!

It is always very exciting when you see a puppy or kitten and you just want to take it home right away. But there are a few important things that you and your family should consider before you decide what the best fit is for you, things may not always turn out the way you expect if you are not prepared. Breed – It is important the breed matches your lifestyle. Although you may have always had your heart set on that beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog or that cute little Chihuahua each breed has their own specific qualities as well
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