Saturday , 10 December 2016

How to have a cruelty-free Christmas

With the first snowfall of the year comes the rush of Christmas cheer. And as winter takes hold, we seek out seasonally-appropriate comforts, like a hot cup of cocoa, or the scent of a freshly-cut Christmas tree as dogs sleep by the fire. The holidays are also a time of anxiety for some – namely, what gifts to get for …

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5 Ways Cat Rescuers Can Make Adopted Cats’ Lives Better

  As animal rescuers, we become very accustomed to the adoption process. We choose our questions carefully and read into every word a potential adopter gives in response–sometimes a little too much–and this helps us to feel comfortable in our decision to let the animal in our care be adopted into the perfect new family. But there are so many …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: House Calls with Benefits

House Calls with Benefits – by Dr. Amanda Glew  There are some advantages to doing house calls. You can set your own time, you need to give yourself ample time to provide for travel as well as delays, you get to visit people and their animals in their home environment. Most of these calls can be sad – often we are asked …

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Yappy Howl’oween! – Terry Price Kimmel

  Yappy Howl’oween! – Terry Price Kimmel Copper Playing doggie dress up on a daily basis is not my thing. I have no interest in pretending my 10 lb Schnauzer, Mouse, is the little girl I always wanted. However, I do enjoy seeing pets decked out in Halloween garb and even Mouse must grin and bear a bee costume annually. I …

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Montreal’s Pit Bull Heartbreak: Dr. Lissa Altschuler

Montreal’s Pit bull Heartbreak  – by Dr. Lissa Altschuler  As a vet, I am happy to walk into an exam room and see a pit bull, wonderful members of the canine family. They are definitely not on my list of dogs that make me reach for a muzzle (In fact, I have never been bitten by a pit bull). So, what is the difference between the pit bulls we see in our veterinary practices and the dogs we read about in the newspaper? I think the …

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Intro : New blogger in town

Lo and behold my very first blog article with Montreal Dog Blog!  I want to thank the team for inviting me to blog about the benefits of caring for animals professionally. I hope you will enjoy the topics. Feel free to comment and suggest so we can all learn from each other. I’m not a writer, but I love writing …

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#BeCrueltyFree Canada’s #DayofAction is Here!

At this very moment in laboratories across the country, animals are suffering through painful toxicity tests for chemicals that could very well wind up in the cosmetics you or I use every day. Terrified rabbits, mice, rats and guinea pigs routinely have chemical substances forced down their throat, dripped into their eyes, or smeared onto their skin, then left to …

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Tinkerbelle, the Blind Cat – Dr. Amanda Glew

Tinkerbelle, the Blind Cat  – Dr. Amanda Glew  As a veterinarian, I have had the pleasure and privilege of vetting animals with many disabilities – the 3 legged labrador, the paraplegic daschund, and numerous vision impaired dogs and cats. However, there is a difference when dealing with an animal who goes blind, versus one who is born blind.  This is the …

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Ottawa Westie Fest!

Ottawa WestieFest!   Join Westies in Need Rescue for a fun day of activities for you and your Westie(s)   Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 10 a.m.   Rain or Shine Dogz Canine Sports Centre   3859 Carling Ave., Nepean, Ontario   Westie Walk will be followed by our fun games and BBQ.   Come out and chat with:   …

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