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Signs of Aging in Dogs

March 01, 2019

Is your dog aged six or older? If so, Fido may be near—or already in—his golden years. Dogs don’t all age at the same rate, however. Your pet’s breed will play a huge role in how and when he ages. Large dogs, like Great Danes, are generally considered seniors by age six. Smaller pooches, however, aren’t considered seniors until they are about ten. No matter what type of pup you have, it’s important to watch … Read More »

Teaching Your Puppy His Name

February 15, 2019

If you’ve recently adopted a puppy or plan on getting one soon, one of the first orders of business will be teaching young Fido his name. It’s the foundation of your relationship and the starting point for all other training. Use the following tips to successfully teach your puppy his name: Choosing a Name First, set yourself up for success by choosing a great name for your pup. Try to pick a name with two … Read More »

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5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

February 01, 2019

Has your dog or cat been fixed yet? If not, we strongly recommend that you see to this right away. Although spay/neuter surgery should ideally be performed before your pet reaches sexual maturity, it can safely be done on adult pets as well. Making sure your furry pal has been spayed or neutered is very important! Read on as a local veterinarian lists some reasons to get your four-legged buddy fixed. Better Behavior Good petiquette … Read More »

Common Wintertime Pet Toxins

January 15, 2019

Now that winter is upon us, it’s time to think about what substances can harm your pet during the colder months. There are several wintertime toxins that can prove harmful for your animal companion! Let’s take a look at some of the most common so that you can keep your pet safe. Antifreeze Antifreeze is used in car engines to keep them running properly. Unfortunately, many types of antifreeze contain ethylene glycol, a toxic alcoholic … Read More »

6 Ways to Keep Fido Warm This Winter

January 01, 2019

Are you enjoying winter? Or are you counting down the days until spring? Just like people, some dogs do better with the cold than others. If you have a snow dog, such as a husky, your canine buddy may be delighted to run and play in the snow. Pooches with thinner coats, however, may spend most of the winter curled up in their beds. Read on as a vet lists some ways to keep your … Read More »

Cold Weather Care for Dogs

December 01, 2018

Winter is almost officially here! Even though your canine pal is already wearing a fur coat, he’ll still feel the effects of those freezing temperatures. In this article, a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan vet discusses taking care of your furry buddy in winter. Food Some dogs need to eat a bit more in winter than they do in warmer months. If your pooch is highly active, or spends a lot of time outdoors, he’ll burn more calories … Read More »

Puppyproofing Tips

September 15, 2018

Have you recently adopted a puppy? Or has your canine buddy just had a litter of adorable furballs? Puppies are, without a doubt, one of the cutest things on the planet. They do have quite a knack for getting into trouble, though, so you’ll need to take some precautions to keep your furry little friend safe. A Saskatoon, Saskatchewan vet discusses puppyproofing in this article. Small Objects Anything small or sharp should be stored in … Read More »

Signs of Arthritis in Dogs

August 15, 2018

Is your canine buddy aged six or older? If so, Fido may be approaching his golden years, or already in them. Dogs are just as cute as seniors as they are when they are puppies. However, as your pet ages, his needs will change. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for potential health problems. Arthritis is a common one. A Saskatoon, Saskatchewan vet lists some signs of this painful condition below. Limping Limping … Read More »

Doghouse Repair Month

July 01, 2018

July is officially Doghouse Repair Month! Does your pup have a little home of his own in the yard? If so, this is a great reminder to do some cleaning and maintenance to it. A Saskatoon, Saskatchewan vet offers tips on doghouse repairs below. Cleaning Give your canine pal’s outdoor home a good scrubbing. Use unscented soap or detergent and hot water. If you happen to have a pressure washer, uses that as well! Repairs … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Caring For a Shih Tzu

May 01, 2018

Did you know that Shih Tzus are one of the most popular dogs in Saskatchewan? These little guys are super cute, and have wonderful personalities. A local Saskatoon, Saskatchewan vet discusses Shih Tzu care in this article. Basics Shih Tzus are quite small, and usually don’t get much taller than about 10.5 inches. They weigh between 9-16 pounds, on average, and can live up to 18 years. That’s twice as long as some breeds! History … Read More »

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