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Building upgrades


New improvements to our building on the inside and also the outside as you may have noticed. Check it out next time you come in for pet care, or come and see it at our next Open House!



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Puppy Classes


Cochrane – Opening in June 2019 Check out our upcoming classes in Cochrane under the leadership of trainer Tanja Schlingmann  



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Ticks & Fleas


Well, it is that time of year again! As the weather warms up and our beautiful greenery returns, so will the fleas and ticks. Here are some important points about ticks and how to protect yourself and your pet. Dogs and cats (and humans) generally contract ticks when they brush up against tall grass or […]



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Echinococcus Multilocularis – An Emerging Deadly Tapeworm in Alberta


Echinococcus multilocularis is a very tiny (<5mm) tapeworm that lives in the intestines of coyotes and foxes but also occasionally in dogs and cats. Although well established in Europe and parts of Asia, it was once thought that this tapeworm was rare in North America. However, recent studies in populations of coyotes and foxes in […]



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Parasites


Internal parasites (or “worms”) are worm-like organisms that infect areas of the body and feed off of the host’s nutrients or blood. They can cause diseases in our pets and some can infect people. Contrary to previous beliefs, a recent study in Calgary suggests that the incidence of internal parasites (especially roundworms and giardia) here […]



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Dental Care


How To Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy Just like the humans in the household, your pet’s teeth require regular dental care. Your pet’s dental health is a critical factor in their overall health and quality of life. We want to make sure you, our clients, know how to best care for your pet’s teeth at […]



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Raw Diets – What you need to know


Just like our other family members, we want to feed our pets a complete healthy diet with wholesome ingredients. A recent trend in the past 10-15 years has been the feeding of raw meat diets, either purchased commercially or prepared at home. These diets have been marketed as being similar to what dogs’ wild ancestors […]



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Common Summer Poisons


1. Rodenticides (mouse and rat poison) Rodenticide poisoning is one of the most common toxicities reported to the Pet Poison Helpline. Rodenticides come in a variety of colors and forms (bricks, pellets, grain-based). Different types of rodenticides can cause several different conditions. The most common type of rodenticide prevents the blood from clotting and can […]



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Travelling with Pets


Spring & Summer are coming… What you and your pet need to know to have a safe, happy & healthy season Travelling With Pets Ensure that your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. Health certificates can be obtained from your veterinarian & should be issued no later than 14 days prior to travel. Crossing the […]



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Creepy Crawlies…


Ticks Ticks are small spider-like arachnids that attach to a host and suck blood. The host can be an animal (dog, cat, rodent) or a human. Adult ticks are about the size of a sesame seed but an engorged adult female can grow up to a half an inch. Ticks have a 4 stage life […]



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