Wednesday , 17 January 2018


Education! Even after years of experience

Continuing Education Important in any professional  field, continuing education can involve seminars, conferences (online too) and reading books helping oneself and a business grow. As a Veterinary technician I have always believed that its an essential aspect of my company. Everyone can be what they want but having something to back them up is what gives them the knowledge and …

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Guarding against lost pets

Hi Montreal Dog Blog readers!  Hope you’ve had a wonderful summer! Baby Jasmine Rose is doing so well! I love being a human baby mom! During my time off, I have spent a lot of days out and about, walking in the streets, going to parks, for ice cream, etc – and I have seen many people walking dogs off …

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Moms to be! How to deal with pregnancy and your pets

Pregnancy - dont neglet your furry babies cats and dogs

Congratulations on your pregnancy!  Now, what are you going to do about your other babies (the furry ones)? It’s a beautiful time especially when it’s your first child, going through all the experiences and challenges of learning what to buy, what you need or don’t.  Essentially, how to care for this child having no experience or background doing so!   …

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How much attention do cats really need?

cat lovers, cats need attention, lots of love, the furry, no more independent

When did we start believing and accepting that cats are able to stay home ALONE for days at a time? 3, 4 days even 5 days alone. Fill 5 bowls of food, 5 bowls of water and 2 litter boxes out for them to fend for themselves on this great adventure!!! Its true, cats are more independent than dogs. They …

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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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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: Flip the Resort Feline

Flip the Resort Feline – Dr. Amanda Glew  I love to travel. I love nice bed and breakfasts, resorts and hotels. I miss my animals when travelling. So when I end up in a resort that has a program of spay/neuter release with notes like “all of our animals are treated routinely by a vet” or “we use rodent control with …

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Special Contributor, Dr. James Rassi: Will Quebec ban declawing?

Special to Montreal Dog Blog – Dr. James Rassi  There’s a renewed sense of optimism throughout the veterinary profession in Quebec that our treatment of animals is on track to finally get in line with other veterinary circles around the world. The keyword being just that: optimism. Whenever I’ve asked anyone: veterinary medicine professionals, client, friends, family; the outright census was …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: M&M the big-bellied tabby

M&M the Big-Bellied Tabby – by Dr. Amanda Glew  The other day I received a call from my niece that there was a cat hanging around – “Aunt Amanda, I think she is pregnant, what do I do?”.  This is what happens to you when you have a bunch of nieces and nephews with a love of animals. “Bring her …

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