Sunday , 20 August 2017

senior pets

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: 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: 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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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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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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Product Review: Ceva Diffusers

Purple and soft grey clouds of bubbles surround you. Embraced by the smell of sweet vanilla and magnolias, a figure in pink approaches. You know this energy so you follow the rose coloured silhouette. The both of you are skimming the tops of the bubbly clouds next to sea turtles singing classics from Astrid Gilburto. Suddenly you both stop as …

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Dr. Amanda Glew: Senior Month at Timberlea

It’s Senior Month at Timberlea Vet Clinic!   Here’s the latest from Dr. Glew:    Dylan is a 10 year obese male golden retriever. He came into the Timberlea Veterinary Clinic for a routine exam, and the owner mentioned he was drinking and urinating too much. Shadow is a 9 year old female Schnauzer. She came into the TVC for an exam …

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