Monday , 19 February 2018


Why are we still declawing cats in Canada?

When I speak with veterinary colleagues in Europe and Australia, I am simply embarrassed. I live in this wonderful country where we are often leading the way of research and innovation in animal health and welfare. And yet, we still declaw. Twenty-eight countries (and counting) have made declawing illegal and considered inhumane. Why is Canada so far behind?   I …

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It’s all about trust

It’s all about trust and confidence in your veterinarian by Dr Enid Stiles, Sherwood Park Animal Hospital So I am sitting here, anticipating what I know will likely be a lot of hype after tonight’s Market Place show. I don’t know what they are going to say and if the previews are any indication, it should be TV at its …

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It’s not always or only your fault…….

by Dr Enid Stiles, Sherwood Park Animal Hospital When I first started seeing veterinary behaviour cases, I was a strong believer, as I had been taught, that most behaviour problems in domestic animals occurred because “The owner wasn’t doing it right”, “Who’s the master here?”, “He doesn’t get enough exercise”, “He’s spoiled”, etc. Nurture was far stronger, in the opinions …

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Thanks for Growling

So I have a simple rule I live by: thank all dogs who growl! It takes every ounce of my will-power not to get upset at my own dogs when they growl about something. Some kind of natural or parenting instinct that overtakes my inner being…. “NO, AHH, DON’T BE LIKE THAT, I DON’T UNDERSTAND, HE IS NEVER LIKE THAT”, …

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