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Good Reads for Training

Animal behavior and training is a popular topic these days.   Animal behaviorists are finding that many of the old training and methods for behavior, focusing on dominance, are inaccurate.   The new training methods are focusing on positive reinforcement training and fear free approaches. If you are interested in learning more about these options, here are a few good books to get your started: Perfect Puppy in 7 days: [...]

When is it an Emergency?

It can be a difficult decision to decide if your pet's health problem is  life threatening and needs emergency care,  If you are ever in any doubt, always contact your vet for their advice. We would much rather you called and asked for advice instead of worrying about your pet.*This blog is NOT intended to replace veterinary care.  It is simply a starting guide for your information.  It is always recommended to contact your veterinarian. 1. Trauma [...]

Holiday Travel

The holidays are upon us and with that some of the busiest travel times of the year. Whether or not you include your pets when you travel, it is a good idea to plan ahead. Here are a few travel planning tips for owners that want to take their pet(s) along for the ride: Traveling by plane is not the best option for most pets.   However, if it is [...]

Am I Ready for a pet?

Thinking about getting a new puppy or kitten? Planning ahead can make the experience a much better one for you and your family. The first step should be researching the type of pet that would work best for you. Look at your lifestyle and your home. If you are in a small apartment, a large breed dog with a lot of energy may not be the best fit. How [...]

What is a Veterinary Technician?

Do you know the difference between a veterinary technician and a veterinary assistant? Veterinary Technicians are in integral part of the veterinary team. They work under the direction and supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Their job is to improve the welfare of dogs, cats, exotic pets, lab animals, farm animals and zoo animals by assisting in their healthcare. The role of a veterinary technician is a combination of skills [...]