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5 Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

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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! 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 d…

20% off Joint Guard

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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.

20% off Advocate Sale

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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.




10% off Revolution 12 Packs

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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!

Purchase Revolution Now

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.

Giant George is Large than Life!

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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 ma…

A Kitten Miracle from China to America

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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.

July 4th Poll Winners!

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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.

Get $5 CanadaVet Cash!

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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!

Shop now at CanadaVet.com

4th of July Poll Promotion 2012

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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!

Grooming Kit Winners

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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 WallPhil BonannoUwe PriggeDarcey PorterBrittany DeLucaJim JepsonGregory HarveyCarolyn RichardsonTheresa TheisenPamela EllisGary KravetzShane HoodEllen DudleyTonya BainMaureen HightDavid TolsonJanice WalkerMildred MerconJamie CiminoPeter AndersonLois HelmsJohn PuskarDiane ArnettLeslie DefrangeMark HowreyBarbara LipiewWilliam ChristoffersonJennifer RuckmnaSandra WesselAngela ParkGlenn JacobyMark BellPhillip WilliamsJoan MelonisKay LileHoward EvansJohn TaylorSarah BrothertonMadeline PhillipsThomas BarberLinda MooreCarolyn PerdochConnie CrumrineNancy ChartierIan SparksStefanie PattNancy MajewskiRoseMarie BetukerKevin GoadArlene BirknerDog Grooming Kit Winners
Molly AshermanCharlie EvanillaJennifer BlainJohn RoweShalini ShenoySh…

4th of July Pupcake Recipe

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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, peeled1 cup natural (no sugar added) peanut butter, chunky or smooth1/3 cup vegetable oil2 large eggs1 Tbsp baking powder3 cups white whole-wheat flour1 cup plain rice or soy milk, or waterFrosting and Sprinkles (Pet-friendly only)1 tub (12 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese spread (Neufchâtel), softenedDry 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 mil…

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.

15% off all Bayer Product Packs!

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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!

CanadaVet.com 2012 Photo Contest Winners!

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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.

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

How much should my dog weigh?

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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 Hound58-64 lbs26-34 kgAiredale Terrier40-65 lbs18-29 kgAkita75-120 lbs34-54 kgAlaskan Malamute