Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wishing You and Your Pets a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

Everyone here at CanadaVet.com would like to wish all our US customers and their pets a safe and happy thanksgiving.

Remember, thanksgiving is a time of eating and enjoying with family,and pets are our family, but they do have some special rules and requirements. For some great pet thanksgiving advice, please click here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winners of the 2010 Annual CanadaVet Pet Photo Contest Announced

The winners of the 2010 Annual CanadaVet Pet Photo Contest have now been decided and we are happy to be able to announce who they are! Thank you to everyone who participated in this community pet event and congratulations to our winners. We have all thoroughly enjoyed sharing and voting on all of these great pet photos!

Also, we would like to announce that we have heard your suggestions and we will be running our next annual pet photo contest in March next year, with special prizes for themed photos such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. The holiday season is a time when we are all taking plenty of photos with our friends, family and pets anyway, so we have decided that early next year will be a perfect time to run the contest. So be sure to get lots of photos of your pets in the coming months to have them ready to submit in March 2011!
Click here to view the winners of the 2010 Annual CanadaVet Pet Photo Contest.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Pet Quotes

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - Winston Churchill

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Video: CanadaVet.com Pet Photo Contest 2010 Shortlist

We have now compiled a video of all the shortlisted photos from the CanadaVet Pet Photo Contest for you to view. We hope you enjoy!
To view all of the other great photos that were submitted for the contest, go to www.facebook.com/canadavet.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Queen Elizabeth's Corgis

Her Majesty the Queen visited Canada recently, and during the visit, we got to thinking about what  her dogs do while she is away? CanadaVet.com decided to find out!

The current Queen is, of course, associated with the Corgi. According to the official Royal website, the breed was introduced to the Royal Family by her father, King George VI, in 1933 when he bought a Corgi called Dookie from a local kennels. The animal proved popular with his daughters and was described as ‘unquestionably the character of the Princesses’ delightful canine family’ and ‘a born sentimentalist’. A second Corgi was acquired called Jane who had puppies, two of which, Crackers and Carol, were kept.


For her eighteenth birthday, The Queen was given a Corgi named Susan from whom numerous successive dogs were bred. Some Corgis were mated with dachsunds (most notably Pipkin, who belonged to Princess Margaret) to create ‘Dorgis’.

At present, The Queen owns four Corgis: Linnet, Monty, Willow and Holly and three Dorgis: Cider, Candy and Vulcan.


And the official answer to our question about the Queen's pets while she is away? The Palace advises that the Queen’s corgis travel with her to the various residences within the UK, with Her Majesty looking after them herself as much as possible given her busy schedule, but unfortunately they are unable to travel with her on her trips outside Britain and are cared by appropriately trained Palace staff.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pet Photo Contest Is Now Closed

The 3rd annual Canadavet.com Pet Photo Contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone for the thousands of wonderful photos which were submitted. We're working hard to choose the winners and like every year, we know this is going to be a difficult exercise.

We'll be announcing the winners soon, but in the mean time, if you'd like to see some of the great submissions, take a look at our Facebook page.