Month: September 2020

Rabies – Vaccinate to Save Lives

Rabies – Vaccinate to Save Lives

Think rabies is a thing of the past or only found in undeveloped countries? Think again! Even in Alberta in 2018, rabies infections occur. The virus is typically found in wildlife such as bats, skunks, raccoons, coyotes and foxes. These wild animals can come into contact with pets and humans. Rabies positive cases in Alberta: …

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5 Tips to Help an Overweight Pet

5 Tips to Help an Overweight Pet

Just like humans, pets can become overweight and experience a wide range of health concerns related to the extra pounds. Not only does the extra weight exert extra stress to bones, joints and ligaments, but an overweight pet is also more at risk of developing diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, increased blood pressure, thyroid problems, heat …

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10 Summer Pet Care Tips

10 Summer Pet Care Tips

By following some summer pet safety tips, you can ensure to enjoy those hot summer days with your family and pets! 1. Never leave your pet in the car – even on a cooler day with the windows rolled down, the temperature inside the car can rise and become too hot for a pet in a matter …

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Pet CPR

Pet CPR

CPR can be used on pets that have no pulse or have stopped breathing. Just like with human CPR, pet CPR involves chest compressions and mouth to nose breathing (instead of mouth to mouth). You may be able to save your pets life, so print out these instructions and stick them on the fridge or …

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5 Ways Pets Help Kids & Families

5 Ways Pets Help Kids & Families

1. Learning – Studies have shown that children can learn in a relaxed fashion when in the presence of a pet. Since pets are non-judgmental, children feel safe exploring and trying new things, rather than fearing they will be critiqued if they make a mistake. Chestermere’s Listening Tails program operates on this finding, a program designed …

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5 Steps to Brushing Your Pets Teeth

5 Steps to Brushing Your Pets Teeth

1. Get your pet comfortable with you handling their mouth: Gently handle your pets mouth for a few seconds frequently. Try to do it when they are relaxed, and always make it a positive experience. Offer them a treat or a favorite toy after you are done. 2. Use pet toothpaste: Human toothpaste should not …

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5 Reasons to Adopt a Pet

Here are 5 fantastic reasons to adopt: Save a life: millions of adoptable pets are euthanized each year, simply because there are too many and not enough resources to care for them. Adopting a pet saves that pets life, and frees up space for another pet in the shelter. Save money: adoptable pets have a …

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5 of the Largest Dog Breeds

5 of the Largest Dog Breeds

These gentle giants will astound you with their size! Here are just a few of the largest dog breeds in the world. 1. Great Dane: A strong and friendly breed originally bred to hunt wild boar. The world record holder for tallest dog Zeus, measured in at a 7 feet 4 inches when standing on his …

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