Wednesday , 22 February 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Amanda Glew: Allergic Annie

Allergic Annie – by Dr. Amanda Glew  As I find myself trying an outfit on our newly adopted 7 pound lhasa cross, my husband makes a comment like “I guess you didn’t have barbies when you were younger.” This is true, but I would never dress a dog (except for warmth), only in this case it is for allergies. Annie has …

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Pay it Forward: Walkin’ Wheels

Walkin’ Wheels: Pay it Forward We received a touching e-mail from some folks who recently had to say goodbye to their beloved dog.   Zack received his wheelchair via a donation from a family with a disabled dog.  Now, with Zack’s passing and in the spirit of paying it forward, his family would like to donate it to another dog in need.  See …

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“Sylvia”, a play about a man and his dog at Mainline Theatre in Montreal

BRAVE NEW PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “SYLVIA” – PRESS RELEASE Brave New Productions returns to the stage following the company’s most ambitious production, last year’s METAs Nominated “33 Variations”, to present an entirely new and unique theatre experience with “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney. While the show currently enjoys a Broadway revival, Brave New Productions is excited to bring this hilarious and heart-warming …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: Coal

Coal – by Dr. Amanda Glew  I have always had healthy dogs. I was always convinced that crosses rarely got sick, and that by adopting dogs, I would not have a problem. Well, Coal proved that theory wrong. He was dropped off at my old clinic in 2011, and what appealed to me about this young labX was that he …

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