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Baby Talk to Your Dog

Chances Are You Baby-Talk to Your Dog... But Does He Care?

Category: Dog Life
When I walked into the room I heard a woman speaking to someone. She was saying "You are so adorable! Yes you are! You are. You are so sweet that you make sugar seem sour. Don't you? Don't you?" She had pitched her voice quite high and was delivering the words in a melodious rhythm. Before I even turned to look at her, I knew that she was speaking to either a baby or a dog. When I did look in her direction I saw that she was holding a cream-coloured Pomeranian to whom this outpouring of affection was directed. more
Knowing When it's Time to Say Goodbye to a Beloved Dog

Knowing When it's Time to Say Goodbye to a Beloved Dog

Category: Inspire
When people find out I’m a veterinarian, some eagerly tell me that they shared my career dream but what held them back was the thought of seeing animals suffer or having to put them to sleep. I’ll admit that when I think back to the day that I held my acceptance letter from the Ontario Veterinary College in my hands, those things were almost the furthest from my mind. I envisioned examining and vaccinating new puppies and kittens, imagined exciting and challenging surgeries, looked forward to watching my patients grow and thrive. Please don’t think that I was naive to the demands of my prof more
Pet Talk: The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Pet Talk: The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Category: Health
One of the most important decisions that a pet owner must make is whether to spay and neuter their pets. Though many are deterred by cost or medical concerns, this procedure can provide many long-term benefits for your pet’s health and happiness, all while saving the lives of other homeless animals and reducing the widespread epidemic of animal overpopulation in our world today. more
Does My Dog Need a Friend?

Does My Dog Need a Friend?

Category: Dog Training
Q: Is it possible my dog is depressed after a play-date? My dog spent the weekend with my friend and her dog while I was out of town. The two dogs play really hard but well together. Since she's come home she seems down. Do you think she misses her friend? Should I consider getting a second dog? Do some dogs just do better when they live with a canine friend? If so, what's generally better, getting a dog of the same or opposite gender? more
TURMERIC

10 Reasons Why Turmeric Is Good For Dogs

Category: Dog Life
I am super excited to share facts about turmeric with you. In fact, if I were sent to a remote island I would make sure that I took a turmeric root with me. In this article, my goal is to tell you about the amazing properties of turmeric. However, I also want to share with you why drug companies may not like the discoveries around this natural medicinal powerhouse. more

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Meet: Rio