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    Bathing Your Cat

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    Bathing Your Cat – Yes, It Can Be Done! Cats are well-known for their self-sufficiency– and major dislike of water! It’s no surprise, then, that they prefer to handle cleaning and grooming on their own. But when their curiosity gets the better of them and they come home sticky or[…]

    Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

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    If you’re like most cat owners, you look forward to clipping her nails just about as much as she does! As difficult as it may seem (at first anyway), your couch, curtains, and friend’s feet will thank you. With these helpful tips, and a generous supply of cat treats, you[…]

    How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

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    Man’s best friend – until the nail clippers come out! Trimming your dog’s nails can produce anxiety and tension for both of you.  You’re worried you’ll cut the quick and hurt him; he’s wondering why his Frisbee-throwing pal is coming at him with a pair of shiny, scary things. Fortunately,[…]

    Four Activities you can do with your Dog!

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    1.    Agility Wish you could take your dog to the gym with you? Cancel your membership and sign up for agility class! Great exercise for you and your dog, agility challenges your dog to a variety of different obstacles such as jumps, tunnels, teeter-totters, weave poles and much more. You[…]

    Converting your Cat into an Indoor Pet

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    Substitute outside excursions with periods of indoor playtime or for supervised time on the patio. Cats are social creatures that crave human attention. You may find that he or she welcomes the indoors if you create an indoor environment of love, attention and play. Provide plenty of inside stimulation for your[…]

    Canine Parvovirus (CPV2)

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    Canine parvovirus (also called parvo) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal virus seen in puppies and dogs. Most commonly, parvovirus causes serious inflammation of the stomach and intestines. About Parvovirus Canine parvovirus is highly contagious and can survive for several months in the environment. Infection can occur directly through[…]

    10 Tips for a Safe Holiday Season with your Pets

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    1. Cold Weather A fur coat does not exclude pets from frostbite and hypothermia, and Ontario’s laws require that animal guardians supply proper care and shelter, but how cold is too cold? If it is below freezing, pets should not be left outside for extended periods of time. “Wind chill[…]