Monday , 16 January 2017

MDB’s 6th annual Paw It Forward: $4000 for animal rescues!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! MDB loves the holiday season because this is when our bloggers get to “Paw It Forward” and help rescues that mean a lot to us! Where The Money Comes From Our generous advertisers! The folks you see in the sidebar on the right hand side of this page – AND in the …

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Dakota, rescued from a Korean dog meat farm, needs your help

The holidays are fast approaching and in addition to this being a time of preparations for family reunions and celebrations, it is also the time of year that charities and nonprofit organizations fundraise heavily to help advance their causes. This is, after all, a time for sharing and giving. Your generosity is probably sought everywhere (good causes are not lacking …

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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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