Thursday , 27 July 2017

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The Stiles Files: It’s a Privilege

It’s a Privilege – by  Dr. Enid Stiles  I consider my time on this earth as a veterinarian a privilege. And the reason why is simple, and yet for some people, it may seem odd. I hear myself and my colleagues using words with clients like ‘it is our duty’, ‘we are always considering the welfare of the patient’, ‘we have …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: A Dog Will Be A Dog

A dog will be a dog – by Dr. Amanda Glew  Every once in a while, something completely out of the ordinary occurs while working in a vet clinic.  A few months back, I was thrown into a situation which was confusing and uncomfortable – but needed to be addressed. While seeing regular clients, I was pulled out of consultation …

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Guest Post: One Dog’s Journey from Kibble to Raw

How I Improved my Dog’s Nutrition, One Dog’s Journey from Kibble to Raw – Guest Post by Orly Leitner  DISCLAIMER: This is our personal story of which I am happy to share with you. Everything I keep learning is from hours and hours of research, experimentation and of course, common sense. These instalments will provide you with insight into the …

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Shish Kebabs: Dr. Amanda Glew

Shish Kebabs – by Dr.Amanda Glew  One of the challenges when doing low cost spay/neuters is when things out of the ordinary arise. Sometimes owners have no idea when we find a problem prior to going into surgery. Sometimes the problem is only found during the surgery.  Common examples would be finding parasites (my animal does not fleas – he …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: The Senator

The Senator  – by Dr. Amanda Glew  Around Thanksgiving last year, on an annual exam, a client of mine from 20 years told me that she was selling her dog facility, the VIP canine center. Louise had been operating her center since she built it, with an open concept of boarding. We had always spoken together, because I had done …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: What Comes Around…

What Comes Around – Dr. Amanda Glew It has been a year since my first mentor Dr. Floyd approached me on behalf of his wife, to use our clinic when needed while doing house calls. Dr. Floyd was an owner of the infamous Baker Animal Hospital for over 40 years, and that day ended up being a great opportunity for …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: Pet Insurance and Bogart’s Legacy

Pet Insurance and Bogart’s Legacy – by Dr. Amanda Glew  For many years, we have suggested that owners consider taking pet insurance.  My take on pet insurance is the following – you will likely claim on it, much more than we usually do on car or home insurance. Your animal is likely to have a major medical condition in his/her lifetime …

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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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