Tuesday , 25 October 2016

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

Image: Reddit, kerry142

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

dog lovers, veterinary technician

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!

Keywords: stock, rat

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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Dr. Amanda Glew: Breed Bans, Act Now


Breed Bans – by Dr. Amanda Glew “Can Copper come in today? We are doing a blood drive,” my technician asks the client. We like it when Copper comes in to give blood. He is big, he has huge veins, and with only a few bribes of biscuits, Copper hardly needs to be held when we poke his jugular to draw …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: Unsocial Media


Social or more likely, unsocial media. In our fast-paced digital world, we expect immediate answers, prompt attention, and personable client services.  In the veterinary field, add the component of anxiousness and worry, and our clients become venomous.  No longer will our clients come to us directly to lodge a complaint – they go to social media to do so.  Relatively …

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I Speak Up For Pit Bulls!


I’m sure many of you are just as concerned about the impending BSL enactment in Montreal as we are here at the Montreal Dog Blog, and how we can fight it. Lori Nanan and the wonderful folks at Your Pit Bull And You have stepped in to help us, by creating this fundraiser specifically for us here in Montreal, to help …

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