Thursday, August 25, 2011

Win 1 of 3 CanadaVet Pet Gift Packs!

We are giving everybody the chance to win 1 in 3 prize packs full of goodies that your pet will no doubt love! The best part is to enter all you have to do is tag yourself in our competition album to win.
Simply choose an empty cell within the grid of one of the 10 photos in the album and then leave a comment in the comments section below the applicable photo with your co-ordinates, eg. A1. The competition ends on September 12, 2011 so visit our CanadaVet Facebook Page now and start tagging!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Everything you need to know about worms

It is extremely important to keep up a constant worming routine to ensure your pet is kept safe from a number of different worms that pose a constant threat to your pet’s wellbeing. If infected they can become very unwell and in some cases it can even be fatal. 

Being aware of the signs, keeping your pet up to date with preventative worm treatments and regular vet checks are the precautions that should be taken to keep your pet healthy. This month's article will give you all the information you need to make sure your furry friend stays worm free!

Read the full article now to find out everything you need to know about worms.

Product of the Month: Drontal Allwormer for Dogs

Worms are an unwanted parasite that can cause your pet to become very sick if they are infected. Some cases can even be known to cause death amongst animals.

These little pests must be stopped from getting anywhere near your beloved pet, which is why keeping up-to-date with worming your pet is crucial for their health and wellbeing.

This month's product of the month takes a look at Drontal Allwormer which is one of the top recommended products available to help with the fight against worms.

Check out the full Drontal Allwormer product spotlight here.

10% off all wormers!

Regularly worming your pet will not only help them to stay happy and healthy, but will also save their life. If you haven't already got a worm preventative plan in place then now is the time to start.

To make sure everybody is keeping their pet protected we are offering 10% off all our CanadaVet wormers up until 09/11/2011. Visit our wormer promotion page now to see how you can take advantage of this offer.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Top 5 Worm Tips!

Keep your pet safe and sound from any worm trouble by following these top 5 worms tips!

  1. Prevention is best so keep up-to-date with worming treatments all year round.
  2. Make sure the products you are using cover the major worms: hookworm, roundworm, heartworm, tapeworm, whipworm.
  3. Keep an eye out for any warning signs:
    • Worms visible in pets vomit or stool
    • Itchy area around the back area
    • Tired and weak
    • Loss of weight
    • Pot bellied tummies
    • Bloody diarrhea
    • Poor hair coat
    • Vomiting
  4. Give your pet regular vet checks just to be safe
  5. Be aware that it is possible for some types of worms to be passed onto humans. Pet owners must keep good hygiene and wash hands reguarly after playing with pets.
For more information check out this month's article on everything you need to know about worms or view our complete range of worming products.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Best Dog Breeds for Families

When it comes to choosing a dog to join a family, its important to consider various things including how much space you have, how old your children are, how often your going to be able to exercise your dog  and many other factors.

While its important to choose carefully when picking a dog for a family, here is a list we've compiled of good dogs for families as recommended by various experts.

1. Golden retriever
2. Pembroke Welsh corgi
3. West Highland white terrier
4. Irish setter
5. Schnauzer
6. Labrador retriever
7. Poodle
8. Bichon frise
9. Airedale
10. Basset hound
11. Beagle
12. Shih tzu
13. Boxer
14. Cairn terrier
15. Collie
16. Boston terrier
17. Newfoundland
18. Pomeranian
19. Pug
20. Whippet

Of course, the list isn't exhaustive and many breeds work well with children. Always remember that there can be good dogs and bad dogs in every breed so it's important to know that individual dogs within breeds can demonstrate their own, unique personality traits. No matter what breed you choose, you shouldn't leave dogs and young children together unsupervised – for the safety of both.

Introducing Blackmores New PAW Range

Blackmores have recently introduced a new range of products for pets. The PAW range includes products for ordinary pet care such as shampoo for washing your pet, right down to vitamins and minerals for your pet’s specific needs regarding their health and wellbeing.
The range includes the following items;
PAW 2 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo
PAW Active Pet Essential Vitamin & Mineral Chews
PAW Calming Gel
PAW Conditioning & Grooming Mist
PAW Dermega Omega 3 & 6 Oral Supplement
PAW Multi + Tryptophan Chews
PAW Osteocare Joint Health Chews
PAW Osteosupport Joint Care Powder for Cats
PAW Osteosupport Joint Care Powder for Dogs
PAW Probiotic Powder
PAW Puppy Conditioning Mist
PAW Puppy Gentle Shampoo
PAW Rose Aroma Grooming Mist
PAW Sensitive Skin Conditioner
PAW Sensitive Skin Shampoo

The products have been designed to cater for pets of different ages, with differing skin types and various needs.

Check out the full range of Blackmores PAW pet products by clicking here.