Saturday, December 8, 2012

5 Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

It's almost time to let the Christmas celebrations begin! Before you pop open the champagne and start feasting on the Christmas turkey, it is important to make sure your pet is safe from all the festive dangers that surround our beloved animal's this time of the year. Follow the simple tips below to avoid any unwanted disasters this holiday season!
  1. A Safe Gift is a Good Gift 

    Pet owners should be aware of the risks before purchasing their pet any toys this Christmas. There are a number of things to steer clear of when finding that perfect present for your furry friend and although the packaging might suggest the toy is safe, it may in fact cause your pet harm. If you have a pet that likes to chew and tear things then stuffed toys can be dangerous.  If the product has buttons, eyes or other small parts then they will easily become detached and could cause your pet to swallow or choke on them. An obstruction in the intestinal system could end up costing thousands of dollars in medical treatment or even worse your friend's life. Take time to read product information on the toy or packaging before making a selection to check the material used is safe, free from toxic chemicals and won't harm animals. CanadaVet.com has a whole range of harmless toys for dogs and toys for cats to help you safely fill your pets stocking this Christmas.
     
  2. Deck the Halls with Safe Decorations

    Tinsel, lights and ribbons brighten up our homes at Christmas, but festive decorations also have a darker side that can pose a threat to your pet's safety. Curious canines and cats can be at risk of choking, intestinal blockages, electric shocks and cuts on their legs and paws. Keep all dangerous items well out of reach and a close eye on the areas your pet is playing, so there is no chance they can get their paws on anything harmful. Even Christmas trees are a hazard, if pets consume pine needles they can become sick with vomiting and diarrhoea. It's also important to be cautious of what presents you leave wrapped under the tree. Dogs can be known to chew through wrapping paper and polish off boxes of chocolates and other harmful gifts that have been left lying around. Make sure you pet-proof your home and keep your pets well supervised throughout the holiday season to avoid any animals ending up sick or injured.
     
  3. Snug as a Bug in a Christmas Rug

    We all love a white Christmas, however snow also brings icy weather which means it's time for you and your pets to start dressing warm. Pets can also feel the winter chill and a warm coat and place to sleep can help them stay comfortable in freezing temperatures. There are dog coats designed for every weather condition that will help furry friends stay snugly. If your pet sleeps outdoors make sure they have a good kennel to keep them out of the rain and wind. Try adding some warm blankets for extra warmth on very cold nights. Remember to stay on safety alert during the holiday season, especially with the use of different electrical devices and fires commonly being used to stay warm. Devices such as heaters make great winter accessories however they can be very dangerous when pets are around. There is an added risk that they could chew through the electrical cords so it is important that pets are supervised at all times.
     
  4. Avoid a Seasons Greeting from Unwanted Parasites

    With all the festive celebrations going on, it can be easy to forget about protecting your pet from unwanted parasites. It is however, important to remain vigilant against fleas and worms despite the cooler weather. Many infestations of worms and fleas occur in the beginning from pet owners relaxing with prevention measures, during the cooler weather, wrongly believing the parasite is less prevalent. What pet owners are unaware of is that a warm, heated home actually provides the ideal environment for fleas to breed, enabling them to complete their full lifecycle from eggs to adulthood in as little as 2 weeks. It is very important to combat fleas at all life stages; breaking the cycle to prevent reinfestation, which means keeping pets protected and using an effective flea control product even in the colder months. Worm control is also a must which makes products like Advocate ideal as it will protect your pet from both parasites with one easy dose.
     
  5. Pet-Friendly Feasting for Fido

    Owners need to be aware of the festive treats that their pets are eating. A number of foods that are found on the table at this time of the year can be very dangerous to our pets. Leftover fat and other various fatty foods can cause pancreatitis, a very serious and occasionally fatal disease. Bones also seem to be a favorite among pets, however it is important to keep turkey and ham bones right away. These bones can splinter and become lodged in an animal’s throat or intestine as well as cause severe constipation. Another food danger at Christmas is turkey stuffing, chemical thiosulphate can often be found in turkey stuffing, which is made up of onions and garlic. This chemical can cause a pet’s red blood cells to weaken and even rupture. With all the food dangers that your pet may be faced with, it doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on indulging in any special treats altogether; purchase a few dog treats or cat treats so they can safely enjoy a feast too.
     

Seasons Greetings from all the team at CanadaVet.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

20% off Joint Guard

Seasons Greetings everybody! To celebrate the holiday season we are giving all our customers at CanadaVet.com 20% off Joint Guard 750g. We don't want any pets in pain this Christmas, so be quick and purchase your Joint Guard now! Offer is only available during December, 2012.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

20% off Advocate Sale

For 10 days only, CanadaVet.com are having a huge Advocate sale! For a  very limited time you can get 20% off when you purchase any 12 pack of Advocate. Shop now as this offer ends on November 19, 2012. Use code: ADVC20 at the online checkout.




Wednesday, September 5, 2012

10% off Revolution 12 Packs

Keep your pet's free from flea infestations by remembering to keep on top of your monthly flea treatments. Now is the time to shop for Revolution for cats and Revolution for dogs, with our limited time 10% off 12 packs sale. Don't miss out!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Employment Fraud

Unfortunately it appears that someone claiming to represent CanadaVet.com has been placing job advertisements on one or more websites targeting veterinarians and animal health professionals in Columbia and possibly other countries.

We wish to advise that CanadaVet.com is not currently seeking new employees and  has no association with any program that is recruiting veterinarian professionals from Columbia or elsewhere. If you see any such advertisements,  law enforcement officials recommend you simply ignore them. For more information, you might like to read this useful article from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Giant George is Large than Life!


Meet Giant George

After picking out there new puppy from a litter of Great Dane’s, both Dave and Christie new that they were going to have a large dog, however having a 'giant' dog was not something they had prepared themselves for.

They never dreamed that the new puppy they had just brought home was soon to become the biggest dog in the world; standing at nearly 4ft high at the shoulder and 7ft long!

At five months he still acted like a puppy, chasing his tail and playing games of fetch and tug-of-war with his favorite bit of rope. But he was already the size of a fully-grown Labrador.

Finding a fitting bed for George proved to be challenging as he eventually outgrew the single mattress that had been placed at the end of his owners bed for him and instead took a liking to the comfort of their king-sized bed — sprawling between them like some over-indulged prince while his owners spent half the night clinging onto the edges.

They soon solved this problem by buying George his own queen-sized mattress, which he still sleeps on today at the bottom of Christie and Dave's bed.

A sausage on the barbecue had to be guarded at all times. You couldn’t turn your back for a minute. He was even so tall that he actually had to bend down to pinch food off kitchen counters.

He could reach the high shelves as well, so the family had to start hiding everything away in cupboards. Soon, he was getting through around 100lb of dry dog food every month.

His owners have described him as a 'gentle giant' that they wouldn't trade for the world - he is said to even be afraid of chihuahuas!

It seems Giant George has also won the hearts of people around the world,  with his own fan club, website and 70,000 fans on Facebook. Can you imagine taking him for a walk?


All Aboard!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Kitten Miracle from China to America

After a two week journey across the Pacific in a shipping container with no food or water, Ni Hao a three month old kitten is recovering in California and looking for a new home.

Officials said at first he was too weak to even stand when the container was opened last week after the two week, 10,450km journey from Shanghai.

It has not been made clear how the orange and white colored kitten, named Ni Hao or ‘hello’ in Mandarin, got into the container.

Marcia Mayeda, head of the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control said after a week of care Ni Hao has greeted the medical team with his first meows and is attempting to stand.

A loving home is in need for Ni Hao who in theory has to remain in quarantine for 60 days though may be allowed to finish the quarantine period under the care of a foster family if his health continues to improve.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 4th Poll Winners!

Congratulations to Jen Wexler, Shauna Atkinson and Tery Harris for being selected as the winners of our 2012 4th of July Poll Promotion. The 3 winners have all won their pet a special prize pack, worth over $50 in goodies! Thanks to everyone who entered, join the CanadaVet.com Facebook Page to keep up to date with the latest contests and giveaways.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Get $5 CanadaVet Cash!

During July we have decided to give everyone who orders $5 CanadaVet cash to use on their next purchase! So make this the time to stock up on your pet supplies and flea treatments!

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

4th of July Poll Promotion 2012

Independence Day is a celebration of America's freedom, which means planning fun activities that you and the whole family will enjoy-pets included. Take our 10 second survey and tell us how you'll be celebrating on July 4th with your pet and you'll go in the draw for a chance to win 1 of 3 July 4th Pet Prize Packs worth over $50 each!  Click below to enter!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Grooming Kit Winners

Everybody who purchased a 6 or 12 pack of Frontline Plus in April and May was in the running to win a grooming kit for their pet. Congratulations to the randomly selected 100 winners that have won a cat or dog Frontline grooming kit.


 Cat Grooming Kit Winners
  • Walter Wall
  • Phil Bonanno
  • Uwe Prigge
  • Darcey Porter
  • Brittany DeLuca
  • Jim Jepson
  • Gregory Harvey
  • Carolyn Richardson
  • Theresa Theisen
  • Pamela Ellis
  • Gary Kravetz
  • Shane Hood
  • Ellen Dudley
  • Tonya Bain
  • Maureen Hight
  • David Tolson
  • Janice Walker
  • Mildred Mercon
  • Jamie Cimino
  • Peter Anderson
  • Lois Helms
  • John Puskar
  • Diane Arnett
  • Leslie Defrange
  • Mark Howrey
  • Barbara Lipiew
  • William Christofferson
  • Jennifer Ruckmna
  • Sandra Wessel
  • Angela Park
  • Glenn Jacoby
  • Mark Bell
  • Phillip Williams
  • Joan Melonis
  • Kay Lile
  • Howard Evans
  • John Taylor
  • Sarah Brotherton
  • Madeline Phillips
  • Thomas Barber
  • Linda Moore
  • Carolyn Perdoch
  • Connie Crumrine
  • Nancy Chartier
  • Ian Sparks
  • Stefanie Patt
  • Nancy Majewski
  • RoseMarie Betuker
  • Kevin Goad
  • Arlene Birkner
 Dog Grooming Kit Winners
  • Molly Asherman 
  • Charlie Evanilla
  • Jennifer Blain
  • John Rowe
  • Shalini Shenoy
  • Shawn McAdams
  • Robert McMinn
  • Mark Lombard
  • Kerry Robinson
  • Phil Brumley
  • Natalie Gibson
  • Cynthia Santalone
  • Betty Williams
  • Kathleen Hull
  • Marsha Nehls
  • Nancy Wise
  • Becky Briggs
  • Elizabeth Picone 
  • Leigh Koepp
  • Lucille Eiland
  • Marilyn Jones
  • Steve Nichols
  • Cindy Rossk
  • Teresa Tourville
  • Bonnie Gilbert
  • Sydney Good
  • Marilee Scholl
  • John Merancy
  • Julie Thornton
  • Michelle Huber
  • Regina Milton
  • Carol Applegate
  • Jeff Burns
  • Margaret Liberty
  • Vicki Gamble 
  • Robert Hill
  • Doug Woods
  • Linda Leavelle
  • Aaron Diehl
  • Turner Krueger 
  • L. Steven Cline 
  • Brian Santalone
  • Charles Ward
  • Sheila Freire 
  • Kim Pengelly
  • Mary Keldrauk
  • Rebecca Marsh
  • Ann Barzola 
  • Deborah Jaggers


Thursday, May 31, 2012

4th of July Pupcake Recipe

Give your pet a 'pupcake' this 4th of July and save them missing out on any yummy feasts you have planned. Follow the simple animal-safe recipe below and spoil your special furry friend!




Ingredients:
  • 3 very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1 cup natural (no sugar added) peanut butter, chunky or smooth
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup plain rice or soy milk, or water
  • Frosting and Sprinkles (Pet-friendly only)
  • 1 tub (12 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese spread (Neufchâtel), softened
  • Dry dog food, crushed to fine crumbs

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350˚F. Spray muffin tins (mini for small dogs, regular for midsize dogs, jumbo for large dogs) with baking spray.

2. Beat bananas in large bowl of electric mixer on low speed until puréed and smooth. Beat in peanut butter, oil, eggs and baking powder until combined. With mixer still on low speed, alternately beat in flour and rice milk until batter is smooth (if batter is too thick, thin with more rice milk).

3. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter. Bake mini-Pupcakes about 15 minutes, regular-size about 24 minutes and jumbo about 30 minutes, or until a pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool pupcakes in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire rack and cool completely.

4. For a special treat, frost pupcakes with a thin layer of cream cheese spread and sprinkle with crumbled dog food “sprinkles.



Happy 4th of July

Thursday, May 10, 2012

UPDATE: Customer Alert: Thurs May 10, 2012

Customer Alert:  The problem reported over the last 24 hours with the order taking process has now been resolved. The problem occurred very late last night (PST) while a small programming change was being made and was fixed a few mintues ago. The problem was not security related, all data is safe and any orders placed in the last 24 hours should not have been affected, although we may have to contact a small number of customers to re-confirm delivery addresses. Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

15% off all Bayer Product Packs!


CanadaVet.com
is having a spring sale! Get 15% off all water-fast product packs from Bayer this month at CanadaVet.com.

You can keep your pet protected this spring, even if they enjoy a swim, when you apply any Advantage, Advantix or Advocate waterproof product:
  • Protect cats, dogs, rabbits or ferrets from fleas an lice with Advantage; available in 4, 8 or 12 application packs.
  • For the ultimate canine protection from ticks, fleas, lice, mosquitoes and flies try Advantix, available in 4, 8 and 12 packs.
  • Keep your cat or dog safe from intestinal worms, lice, mites and fleas when you use Advocate; available in 3, 6 and 12 packs.

Enter the coupon code below to receive 15% off when you purchase any Bayer pack at CanadaVet.com. This is a springtime sale so offers end May 31st, 2012. Order online at CanadaVet.com today to save!

Coupon Code

Thursday, April 19, 2012

CanadaVet.com 2012 Photo Contest Winners!

The CanadaVet.com 2012 Annual Photo Contest has now come to an end! This year we had five winning photos to celebrate the contest's fifth year running. There was so many amazing photo's entered making it a seriously tough job for the judges. Check out the winning photos below.

By Brian Pflanz
By Linda Ruiz
By Margaret Adie
By Ross Tonkens
By Tess Lucas

Check out all the entries in this year's Photo Contest on the CanadaVet.com Facebook Page.

How much should my dog weigh?

Keeping your dog at the correct healthy weight can be difficult. But what exactly is a "healthy" weight for dogs anyway? The answer to the questions "how much should my dog weigh?" or "is my dog too fat?" depends on a number of factors, but there are weight ranges that most dogs of a particular breed should fall in to. Below is a useful chart for many common breeds, but remember, it's a guide only. If you have any concerns about your dog's weight, refer to your pet health professional.



  • Afghan Hound
  • 58-64 lbs
  • 26-34 kg
  • Airedale Terrier
  • 40-65 lbs
  • 18-29 kg
  • Akita
  • 75-120 lbs
  • 34-54 kg
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • 70-95 lbs
  • 32-43 kg
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • 57-67 lbs
  • 25-30 kg
  • Australian Shepherd
  • 40-65 lbs
  • 18-29 kg

  • Bassett Hound
  • 45-65 lbs
  • 20-29 kg
  • Beagle
  • 20-25 lbs
  • 9-11 kg
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • 80-110 lbs
  • 36-50 kg
  • Bichon Frise
  • 7-12 lbs
  • 3-5 kg
  • Border Collie
  • 27-45 lbs
  • 12-40 kg
  • Boston Terrier
  • 10-25 lbs
  • 4.5-11.3 kg
  • Bouvier
  • 60-90 lbs
  • 25-41 kg
  • Boxer (female)
  • 63-75 lbs
  • 24-29 kg
  • Boxer (male)
  • 60-70 lbs
  • 27-32 kg
  • Bulldog
  • 49-55 lbs
  • 22-25 kg
  • Bullmastiff
  • 100-133 lbs
  • 45-60 kg

  • Cairn Terrier
  • 13-18 lbs
  • 6-8 kg
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • 10-18 lbs
  • 5-8 kg
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • 55-80 lbs
  • 25-36 kg
  • Chihuahua
  • 2-6 lbs
  • 1-3 kg
  • Chinese Shar Pei
  • 40-55 lbs
  • 18-25 kg
  • Chow Chow
  • 45-70 lbs
  • 25-32 kg
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • 15-30 lbs
  • 7-13 kg
  • Collie
  • 50-75 lbs
  • 20-34 kg
  • Corgi
  • 24-30 lbs
  • 11-13 kg

  • Dalmatian
  • 55 lbs
  • 25 kg
  • Daschund, miniature
  • 11 lbs
  • 5 kg
  • Doberman
  • 66-88 lbs
  • 30-40 kg

  • French Bulldog
  • 19-28 lbs
  • 9-13 kg

  • German Shepherd
  • 77-85 lbs
  • 35-40 kg
  • German Short Haired Pointer (female)
  • 45-60 lbs
  • 20-27 kg
  • German Short Haired Pointer (male)
  • 55-70 lbs
  • 25-32 kg
  • Golden
    Retriever (female)
  • 55-70 lbs
  • 25-32 kg
  • Golden
    Retriever
    (male)
  • 60-80 lbs
  • 27-36 kg
  • Great Dane (female)
  • 100-130 lbs
  • 45-59 kg
  • Great Dane (male)
  • 120-200 lbs
  • 54-90 kg

  • Irish Setter
  • 35-75 lbs
  • 25-34 kg
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • 90-150 lbs
  • 40-69 kg
  • Italian Greyhound
  • 6-10 lbs
  • 3-5 kg

  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • 14-18 lbs
  • 6-8 kg

  • Labrador Retriever (female)
  • 55-70 lbs
  • 25-32 kg
  • Labrador Retriever
    (male)
  • 60-75 lbs
  • 27-34 kg
  • Lhasa Apso
  • 13-15 lbs
  • 5.9-6.8 kg

  • Maltese
  • 6.5-9 lbs
  • 3-4 kgs
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • 8-10 lbs
  • 4-5 kg

  • Newfoundland (female)
  • 100-120 lbs
  • 45-54 kg
  • Newfoundland (male)
  • 130-150 lbs
  • 59-68 kg

  • Old English Sheepdog
  • 60-100 lbs
  • 25-45 kg

  • Papillon
  • 7-10 lbs
  • 3-5 kg
  • Pekingese
  • 8-10 lbs
  • 3.6-4.5 kg
  • Pomeranian
  • 3-7 lbs
  • 1-3 kg
  • Poodle, Miniature
  • 15-17 lbs
  • 7-8 kg
  • Poodle, Standard
  • 45-70 lbs
  • 20-25 kg
  • Poodle, Toy
  • 6-9 lbs
  • 3-4 kg
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • 35-55 lbs
  • 16-25 kg
  • Pug
  • 13-20 lbs
  • 6-9 kg

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback (female)
  • 65-75 lbs
  • 29-34 kg
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback (male)
  • 80-90 lbs
  • 36-41 kg
  • Rottweiler (female)
  • 85-115 lbs
  • 38-52 kg
  • Rottweiler (male)
  • 95-130 lbs
  • 43-59 kg

  • Saint Bernard
  • 110-200 lbs
  • 50-91 kg
  • Samoyed
  • 35-65 lbs
  • 16-30 kg
  • Schnauzer, Miniature
  • 10-15 lbs
  • 5-7 kg
  • Scottish Terrier
  • 19-23 lbs
  • 8.5-10.5 kg
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • 14-27 lbs
  • 6.4-12.3 kg
  • Shiba Inu
  • 15-25 lbs
  • 6.8-11 kg
  • Shih Tzu
  • 9-16 lbs
  • 4-7kg
  • Siberian Husky (female)
  • 35-50 lbs
  • 16-22.5 kg
  • Siberian Husky (male)
  • 45-60 lbs
  • 20.5-27 kg
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • 30-45 lbs
  • 14-20 kg
  • Springer Spaniel
  • 40-55 lbs
  • 18-25 kg

  • Vizsla
  • 40-60 lbs
  • 18-27 kg

  • Weimaraner
  • 50-73 lbs
  • 23-32 kg
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • 13-22 lbs
  • 6-10 kg
  • Whippet
  • 25-45 lbs
  • 11-21 kg

  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • 7 lbs
  • 3.2 kg