Sunday , 25 June 2017

reader piece

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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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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Reader Piece: An Animal Health Tech’s Take on Declawing

Evolving Medicine – by Andrea Bates, certified A.H.T., Sherwood Park Animal Hospital  Medicine, whether human or veterinary, is an ever-evolving science. We certainly know more today than we did just 50 years ago, and we’ll certainly know even more in another 50 years! Does that mean that the way medicine was practiced back then is anything to be ashamed of? Of …

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Reader Piece: Arthur the Treasure

About Margaret Blackman:  Mild mannered accountant by day and “Crazy Dog Lady” by night, pets have been part of Margaret’s life from a very early age and she has been heavily involved in rescue for the last 10 years as a foster home and emergency responder.  She currently shares her home with 5 teckels (dachshunds) plus a varying number of …

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Reader Piece: When We Go To The Dogs, The Dogs Get Going

  You may not know Sarah Dyer. But it’s likely you are familiar with her company – Chucklehounds! Chucklehounds designs amazing collections of unique and whimsical doggie bowties and collars! In the past, Sarah has graciously offered up fantastic prizes for MDB giveaways and events supporting animal rescue in Montreal.   Now, we are proud to share this piece she wrote about …

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Reader Piece: My kind of hero

 We’d like to thank Suzannah J Vanson for sending along this reader piece. And for her generous and loving heart.  Our condolences.      Lillie, My Kind of Hero  Suzannah J. Vanson  It seems like we spend much time talking about heroes. Sports heroes, action heroes, movie and music idols. To me, none of them really quite passed the test.  …

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A dying man’s wish for his dog

The following is a reader piece from friend of MDB, Carole Dandurand, who was involved in quite a heartwarming endeavor the past few days.  It is also a reminder to always have a plan for our pets, should the unexpected arise.  Read on:  Dying man’s wish for his beloved dog fulfilled via good friends and FB Over this past weekend …

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125 adoptable cats at the SPCA Valleyfield

Before the holidays, you may have seen the push for cat adoptions out of the SPCA Valleyfield.  With the hustle and bustle of the holidays at a close – now is an ideal, stress-free time to bring a feline into the fold. There are still about 125 cats to adopt out before January 31st.  The SPCA Valleyfield are currently waiving …

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Stanley: One year later!

Our thanks to Tara Garland for sending us this update on her former foster boy, Stanley.  We love updates! And naturally, we love Stanley. (FYI: Many people have commented on Stanley’s ‘generous’ mouth.  Turns out, he is a type of Shar pei called a “meat mouth”.  He sees a vet regularly, can breathe just fine – and might just be …

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Reader Piece: A Daschund in Diapers?

We are so happy to introduce Margaret Blackman to our MDB readers!  We met Margaret and her special needs dogs, Heidi and Arthur at the recent Beaconsfield Pet Fair.  Margaret has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to disabled pets and we’re thrilled to welcome her onboard, to share her stories with you!  About Margaret Blackman: Mild …

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