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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dr. Amanda Glew: Ripley’s Believe it or Not

Ripley’s Believe it or Not  By: Dr. Amanda Glew  One of my favorite things about opening a new clinic is meeting new clients. You start afresh, and you quickly establish a relationship binding you together because of an animal. However, sometimes these first encounters are fraught with emotion- especially when it is a euthanasia, or a very sick animal. My …

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Will you donate a toy or blanket for the HSI shelter dogs?

    Hey MDBrs! Our friends at  Humane Society International Canada (HSI Canada) are in great need of toys and blankets for the pups in the Emergency Shelter. On April 1, 2o14, HSI Canada assisted the Quebec Department of  Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) rescue 59 dogs from a hoarding situation in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region. In a press release, Ewa …

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Dr. Temple Grandin: Infographic

Dr. Temple Grandin – world-renowned speaker on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – was in Montreal a few months back to launch an awareness campaign to provide high quality services for those affected by ASD.   Many know her for her unique and important work for animal welfare. We recently received this infographic from http://www.masters-in-special-education.com/  and thought it would be a great …

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Montreal SPCA helping out retired Easter Bunnies

    Montreal, April 14, 2014 – From April 18 to April 20, The Montreal SPCA, will be hosting an event to help abandoned rabbits find a foster family or even a forever home. According to a press release, the Montreal SPCA receives over 260 rabbits a year. Many of these rabbits are abandoned during the Easter Holiday. The Montreal …

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Should I be using a choke or prong collar on my dog?

Hello Meira, I am writing in because I have noticed that you talk a lot about positive reinforcement in dog training, and I get the impression that you don’t believe in prong or choke collars. With my other dogs, I have always used choke collars, and I also used a prong collar on a very strong, large dog that I …

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Every Action Counts

Every now and again we all get that inevitable, overwhelming feeling that washes over us from being constantly surrounded by animal cruelty. And the first question that usually comes to mind is – ‘what can I do that will actually help?’ Well, a lot… because every action counts. No matter how small, every single thing you do, whether it’s donating, …

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