Friday, December 30, 2011

Best Wishes for the New Year (in many languages)

All the team at CanadaVet would like to wish our customers and suppliers a very happy new year. Because we source products from various countries and we ship to customers all over the world, we thought it might be nice to wish everyone (and their pets) a happy new year in their own language, so here goes!

AFRIKAANSgelukkige nuwejaar / voorspoedige nuwejaar
AKPOSSOilufio ètussé
ALBANIANGëzuar vitin e ri
ALSATIANe glëckliches nëies / güets nëies johr
ARABICعام سعيد (aam saiid) / sana saiida
ARMENIANshnorhavor nor tari
ATIKAMEKWamokitanone
AZERIyeni iliniz mubarek
BAMBARAaw ni san'kura / bonne année
BASAAmbuee
BASQUEurte berri on
BELARUSIANЗ новым годам (Z novym hodam)
BENGALIsubho nababarsho
BERBERasgwas amegas
BETImbembe mbu
BOBObonne année
BOSNIANsretna nova godina
BRETONbloavezh mat / bloavez mad
BULGARIANчестита нова година (chestita nova godina)
BURMESEhnit thit ku mingalar pa
CANTONESE
CAT
sun lin fi lok / kung hé fat tsoi
meow meow
CATALANbon any nou
CHINESExin nian kuai le / xin nian hao
CORSICANpace e salute
CROATIANsretna nova godina
CZECHšťastný nový rok
DANISHgodt nytår
DARI
DOG
sale naw tabrik
woof woof woof
DUALAmbu mwa bwam
DUTCHgelukkig nieuwjaar
ENGLISHhappy new year
ESPERANTOfeliĉan novan jaron
ESTONIANhead uut aastat
EWEeƒé bé dzogbenyui nami
EWONDOmbembe mbu
FAROESEgott nýggjár
FINNISHonnellista uutta vuotta
FLEMISHgelukkig nieuwjaar
FRENCHbonne année
FRISIANlokkich neijier
FRIULANbon an
GALICIANfeliz aninovo
GEORGIANგილოცავთ ახალ წელს (gilocavt akhal tsels)
GERMANein gutes neues Jahr / prost Neujahr
GREEKkali chronia / kali xronia
eutichismenos o kainourgios chronos (we wish you a happy new year)
GUJARATIsal mubarak / nootan varshabhinandan
GUARANÍrogüerohory año nuévo-re
HAITIAN CREOLEbònn ané
HAOUSSAbarka da sabuwar shekara
HAWAIIANhauoli makahiki hou
HEBREWשנה טובה (shana tova)
HEREROombura ombe ombua
HINDInav varsh ki subhkamna
HMONGnyob zoo xyoo tshiab
HUNGARIANboldog új évet
ICELANDICgleðilegt nýtt ár
INDONESIANselamat tahun baru
IRISH GAELICath bhliain faoi mhaise
ITALIANfelice anno nuovo, buon anno
JAVANESEsugeng warsa enggal
JAPANESEakemashite omedetô
KABYLIANasseggas ameggaz
KANNADAhosa varshada shubhaashayagalu
KASHMIRInav reh mubarakh
KAZAKHzhana zhiliniz kutti bolsin
KHMERsur sdei chhnam thmei
KIEMBUngethi cya mwaka mweru
KINYARWANDAumwaka mwiza
KIRUNDIumwaka mwiza
KOREAN새해 복 많이 받으세요 (seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo)
KURDEsala we ya nû pîroz be
LAOsabai di pi mai
LATINfelix sit annus novus
LATVIANlaimīgu Jauno gadu
LIGURIANbón ànno nêuvo
LINGALAbonana / mbula ya sika elamu na tonbeli yo
LITHUANIANlaimingų Naujųjų Metų
LOW SAXONgelükkig nyjaar
LUXEMBOURGEOISe gudd neit Joër
MACEDONIANСреќна Нова Година (srekna nova godina)
MALAGASYarahaba tratry ny taona
MALAYselamat tahun baru
MALAYALAMnava varsha ashamshagal
MALTESEis-sena t-tajba
MANGAREVANkia porotu te ano ou
MAORIkia hari te tau hou
MARATHInavin varshaachya hardik shubbheccha
MOHAWKose:rase
MONGOLIANШинэ жилийн баярын мэнд хvргэе (shine jiliin bayariin mend hurgeye)
MORÉwênd na kô-d yuum-songo
NDEBELEumyaka omucha omuhle
NGOMBALEngeu' shwi pong mbeo paghe
NORWEGIANgodt nyttår
OCCITANbon annada
ORIYAsubha nababarsa / naba barsara hardika abhinandan
OURDOUnaya sar Mubarak
PAPIAMENTUfelis anja nobo
PASHTOnawe kaalmo mobarak sha
PERSIANسال نو مبارک (sâle no mobârak)
POLISHszczęśliwego nowego roku
PORTUGUESEfeliz ano novo
PUNJABIਨਵੇਂ ਸਾਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ (nave saal deeyan vadhaiyaan)
ROMANCHEbun di bun onn
ROMANIbaxtalo nevo bersh
ROMANIANun an nou fericit / la mulţi ani
RUSSIANС Новым Годом (S novim godom)
SAMOANia manuia le tausaga fou
SANGOnzoni fini ngou
SARDINIANbonu annu nou
SCOTTISH GAELICbliadhna mhath ur
SERBIANsrećna nova godina / Срећна нова година
SHIMAOREmwaha mwema
SHONAgoredzva rakanaka
SINDHInain saal joon wadhayoon
SINHALESEශුභ අළුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා (shubha aluth awuruddak weiwa)
SLOVAKšťastný nový rok
SLOVENIANsrečno novo leto
SOBOTAdobir leto
SOMALIsanad wanagsan
SPANISHfeliz año nuevo
SRANANwan bun nyun yari
SWAHILImwaka mzuri / heri ya mwaka mpya
SWEDISHgott nytt år
SWISS-GERMANes guets Nöis
TAGALOGmanigong bagong taon
TAHITIANia orana i te matahiti api
TAMAZIGHTassugas amegaz
TAMILiniya puthandu nalVazhthukkal
TATARyaña yıl belän
TELUGUనూతన సంవత్శర శుభాకాంక్షలు (nuthana samvathsara subhakankshalu)
THAIสวัสดีปีใหม่ (sawatdii pimaï)
TIBETANtashi delek / losar tashi delek
TIGREsanat farah wa khare
TSHILUBAtshidimu tshilenga
TSWANAitumelele ngwaga o mosha
TULUposa varshada shubashaya
TURKISHyeni yılınız kutlu olsun
TWENTSgluk in'n tuk
UDMURTVyľ Aren
UKRAINIANЩасливого Нового Року / З Новим роком (Z novym rokom)
URDUnaya saal mubarik
UZBEKyangi yilingiz qutlug' bo'lsin
VIETNAMESEChúc Mừng Nǎm Mới / Cung Chúc Tân Niên / Cung Chúc Tân Xuân
WALOONene boune anéye, ene boune sintéye
WALOON ("betchfessîs" spelling)bone annéye / bone annéye èt bone santéye
WELSHblwyddyn newydd dda
WEST INDIAN CREOLEbon lanné
WOLOFdewenati
XHOSAnyak'omtsha
YIDDISHa gut yohr

If we've missed anyone or made a mistake, please let us know! Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Safe and Happy Festive Season

From all the team at CanadaVet.com we'd like to wish all our customers (two legged and four legged) a safe and happy festive season. If you feel like things are getting you down, take a look at this terrific Christmas doggy video:



At this special time, we also take pause (paws?) to think of those less fortunate than ourselves, particularly all the beautiful animals that will spend thier holidays in a shelter. A friend recently sent us this beautiful poem, which helps us remember thier plight:

A Shelter Dog's Christmas

’Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every shelter is full—we are lost, but not found.

Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care.

They’ll come to adopt us and give us the call,
“Come here, Max and Sparkie — come fetch your new ball!”

But now we sit here and think of the days
we were treated so fondly — we had cute, baby ways.

Once we were little, then we grew and we grew.
Now we’re no longer young and we’re no longer new.

So out the back door we were thrown like the trash.
They reacted so quickly — why were they so rash?

We “jump on the children,” “don’t come when they call,”
we “bark when they leave us,” “climb over the wall.”

We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.

If only they’d trained us, if only we knew,
we’d have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.

We were left in the backyard, or worse, let to roam.
Now we’re tired and lonely and out of a home.

They dropped us off here and they kissed us goodbye…
“Maybe someone else will give you a try.”

So now here we are, all confused and alone
in a shelter with others who long for a home.

The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can’t stay to chat.

They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer…
we know that they wonder how long we’ll be here.

We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads
of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.

Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears –
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.

If you can’t adopt us and there’s no room at the inn –
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?

We count on your kindness each day of the year –
can you give more than hope to everyone here?

Please make a donation to pay for the heat…
and help get us something special to eat.

The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bayer Combo 20% Off Promo

New Offer! When you purchase Advantage or Advantix and then add either Kiltix, Drontal or Profender to your basket you can receive 20% off BOTH products by using the coupon code. Be quick and order today as this offer will expire January 31st, 2011.

Click to see full Bayer promotion and coupon code details.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The $13M Cat - That's the cat's wiskers!

News from Europe is that Tommaso, a four-year-old, one-time stray from Rome is now the world's richest cat after he inherited $13 Million (€10m) last month.
Black Cat Inherits $13 Million
Move over Donald Trump, since the death of his 94-year-old  owner Tommaso  has become a real estate millionaire with homes worth an estimated €10m across Italy.

In a handwritten will, Tommaso's mistress — the childless widow of a successful builder — gave her lawyers the task of identifying "the animal welfare body or association to which to leave the inheritance and the task of looking after the cat Tommaso".

One of the lawyers, Anna Orecchioni, told the Rome daily Il Messaggero they considered several organisations without getting adequate guarantees of the cat's future comfort and welfare. In the meantime, the old lady met a fellow cat-lover – named only as Stefania – in a park. "Sometimes I'd go to her house so my cat could play with Tommaso," Stefania said.

As the old lady became increasingly frail, Stefania, a nurse, began to take care of her.
"She needed someone to help her move around, shower and eat. I looked after until the end," she said.
Under Italian law, animals cannot inherit directly. But they can be beneficiaries if a suitable trustee is found. The elderly widow decided to entrust the cat – and his fortune – to Stefania.

Tommaso's trustee, who is now looking after him an undisclosed address outside Rome, said: "I had no idea the signora had such wealth."

The richest cat was previously thought to be Blackie, who was left £9m by his reclusive British owner in 1988. But the fortune pales by comparison with that of Gunther IV, an Alsatian dog who inherited from his father Gunther III, the pet of a German countess. According to media reports, he is worth around $372m!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Choose your own discount!

For our second promotion of our December celebrations for reaching over 1000 Facebook friends, we want to give you the choice of what exclusive discount you receive!

All you have to do is vote for the product that you would most like to receive a discount on and if it is the first one to reach 100 votes then you will receive a voucher to redeem your discount.

Once the winning product has been decided you will then have 1 week to take advantage of the offer so make sure you follow it closely!

Make sure that your chosen discount wins and get your friends and family to vote too.

Click here to vote for your discount.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CanadaVet Spot-the-Difference Competition

To launch our CanadaVet December of Facebook promotions and competitions in celebration of our page reaching 1000 friends, we are running a Spot-the-Difference competition with 10 Gripper Balls to be won!


To enter, simply follow the link below, click the Like button on the photo and then tell us one of the ten differences in the two photos that you have found in the comments section below it. Be the first to spot one of the differences and we will send you a free Gripper Ball. There are 10 to be won in total! Good luck!

Click here to enter the CanadaVet Spot-the-Difference competition.

Don't Stress: Treating Stress in Dogs

When we are stressed, our hearts race, palms sweat, we have butterflies in our tummies and often feel overwhelmingly pressured. The same goes for dogs. But the difference is, dogs can’t tell us how they feel. They use body language. So the easiest way to tell if your dog is stressed is look at changes in his behavior.

Some common signs include:
stressed dogExcessive grooming or lickingIllness
Diarrhea
Being vocal – incessant barking
Inappropriate toilet habits e.g., accidents inside
Destructive behavior
Changes in appetite and drinking habits
Shyness or avoiding contact
Restlessness or trembling


And there are many reasons he might be stressed:

  • Illness
  • Thunderstorms or loud noises
  • Moving home or being put in a boarding kennel
  • Addition of another pet or family member
  • Travelling
If your dog is prone to stress the key is to control, calm, relax or distract him when he’s in a stressful situation, so he will realise there is nothing to be stressed about.

Some simple strategies:

If your dog suffers from separation anxiety, try to distract him before you leave so he will be focused on the distraction rather than you walking out the door. A kong filled with kibble is a simple and reliable strategy.

Moving home – take familiar items to the new house (or boarding kennel) such as bedding and toys, water and feeding bowls.

Thunder storms/fireworks – Allow your dog to stay in a quiet secure place, e.g., Laundry or his kennel and consider desensitizing techniques and calming formulas which have been shown to be very effective.

If symptoms persist, of course, you should contact your vet as there are also medical solutions for dogs that suffer undue stress. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Science Agrees - Dogs and Cats are Good for You!

We bet you don't need any convincing that an animal in the house brings health and happiness. For most North American pet owners, the thump of a dog's tail or the rumbling purr of a contented cat is enough to bring on the feel-good factor. But increasingly, science is supporting the sentimentality with medical fact, and all the evidence points in the same direction: pets can help you live longer.

According to Dr Karen Allen at the State University of New York , pet owners have lower stress, cholesterol levels and blood pressure than their pet-less counterparts.  Dr Allen observed hypertension among stressed-out Wall Street stockbrokers [Ed: Poor things! Probably stressed out about all the money they made!]. She gave half the group dogs and the other half medication. Six months later, the pooch-petters were doing significantly better, while the pill-poppers still had high blood pressure.

Researchers from Cambridge University also showed that it doesn't take long for the benefits of pet ownership to kick in.  "After just one month, there was a very significant reduction in minor health problems among pet owners. And after ten months, general health had improved." according to Dr James Serpell of the Animal Research Group.

One Professor at Pennsylvania University, believes psychology plays an important part. He calls pets "non-human social support providers" and points to many studies showing that people with good human social support networks have a more robust immune system and less cardiovascular disease. Pets may promote the same feelings of purpose, companionship and fulfilment, with similar health benefits.

There could be a scientific explanation for this feel-good factor. It now appears that when people are in the company of those they like or love – whether humans or animals – their brains produce oxytocin, which suppresses the production of stress hormones.

Pet ownership also encourages physical exercise. Researchers believe this may be the reason that dogs produce more health benefits in their owners than cats or other animals. A study in Australia of 894 adults showed dog-owners walked an average of 18 minutes more per week than those without pets.

But,more than half the owners didn't walk their dogs at all, showing dog ownership and greater physical activity don't always go hand in hand.

Pet owners also recover more quickly from heart attacks, illness and accidents. This has made the use of therapy pets standard in many of the world's hospitals and rehabilitation centres and twenty years of research shows that pet-assisted therapy has many benefits including lower blood pressure, better respiratory patterns, improved immune system and less need for pain medication.