Wednesday, December 11, 2013

4 Great Ideas on What To Get Your Pet Cat This Christmas

For those people that treat cats as part of the family, Christmas is a special time to spend with them and may want to include them in the seasons' festivities.  Although cats may not comprehend what Christmas is, it is another opportunity to make your feline friend ecstatic! 
Cat Feeder
It is best to know what would make your pet cat purr with happiness and what he would appreciate.  The following are a few examples that may help you in your dilemma.  A toy like a mouse or better yet a mechanical one that would keep him entertained and keep him  busy for hours.  Another nice gift would be an cat feeder preferably an automatic one.   This may seem like it would  more of a present to oneself, since it relieves you of the burden of feeding your cat, but it may be more convenient for him to eat whenever he wants or maybe feed himself if you stepped out of the house for a bit.  
Water Fountain
A water fountain may also be a good idea.  One should look for a water fountain made especially for your feline friend.  As you may know, cats just love to drink from running water and this fountain would be perfect for him and still provide his water supply.  
Scratching Post
A scratching post or cat tree is also another great idea.  Cats love heights and scratching.  So you would be catering to his love of heights and his physiological demand.  Mostly, adult cats sleep. So getting a new bed will be greatly appreciated by your cat.  It would be a great idea to place it on a window sill, or shelf that is still safe, hold his weight and accessible to him.  
Heating Pad
Since cats like resting in cosy plazes, it would be a good idea to get him a heating pad.  Another gift of which your cat would truly appreciate.
All the mentioned suggestions are only of the samples of what to get your cat for Christmas.  One thing to remember is to give the cat something that is natural to them but not had everyday so the cat distinguishes that it is a treat and therefore enjoys it more.

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pet Cat Care While You Are on Holiday

The holidays will be here before you know it. This is a time when friends and families gather to enjoy each other’s company and share meals. This often involves individuals leaving their cats when they travel for a couple of nights or more. People who live with felines have the problem of how best to care for them when traveling. In cases that are rare, cats go with their owners on a vacation. However, most either are boarded at facilities or stay at home. The down side is that cats are left without care all alone. Owners sometimes believe that their cat will fend for themselves and end up being fine if left with a couple of litter boxes, water and a lot of food.

Best for Your Kitty

In the perfect world, felines would get care at home from a doting, caring care-giver even while their real owners are traveling for work or on a holiday. The fact is that it is at home that cats feel most secure. They have established routines, are territorial and have favourite nap places, favoured toys and windows to look out of. They are used to the specific sounds and smells and are used to eating scheduled meals. Even if many times, care at home is ideal, it is not always a possibility. The next option that is best is to board pets at facilities that can provide care that is great.

Not an Option

It should never be one of your options to leave your cat in your home to take care of herself. Ideally, they need a caregiver to tend to them twice or at the very least, once a day. Stuff that is unexpected does happen, including medical problems and acts of nature. Cats need litter boxes that get a scoop at least daily, food and fresh water. In addition, some do develop separation anxiety and become stressed when they are alone. The fact is that cats do not do very well when they are all by themselves.

Making Arrangements

If it is at all a possibility, arrange a caregiver to tend to your cats. A friend or pet sitter and even someone who visits routinely twice or once a day should do. 

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winter Pet Care Tips

The rude awakening of the arrival of winter might disrupt your pet if you happen to have a cat that whiles away on the front porch’s sunny patch or a dog that romps around the entire day in the yard. Of course, you might argue that your pet is covered in fur anyway, so winter should not be too disruptive. On the other hand, many pets are just not equipped to out for prolonged periods in temperatures that are frigid.
How can you care well for your furry friends and make sure they are warm this winter? There are a few safety tips you can put into effect that will help ensure the safety of your pet this winter.

Plush Coats

The plush coats of your pet may be something you admire. As gorgeous as it is, however, when the weather turns frigid, it is not exactly an insulator that is perfect. In the wintertime, your pet dog or cat could suffer from the extremes of weather conditions. This is in the same way that hypothermia is something that mountain climbers tend to get no matter how many layers of clothing they wear. The cold fact is that excess cold temperatures can overwhelm regulation and retention of heat in mammals. Fur also loses much of its ability to insulate if the coat of your animal gets moist. For dogs and cats with fur that is short, there is even less protection.

Winter Shelter

In the wintertime, your pet will need to be protected from temperatures that are extreme. This includes shelter free from drafts and which is dry and warm. It also includes lots of water and food. Any time the temperature starts to drop below zero, take caution. If you feel very cold, your pet may also feel the same way.

Winter Clothing

Human beings use coats to deal with cold temperatures, so doesn’t it follow that pets should too? For cats, using a coat to protect your pet may not be a good idea as these won’t be tolerated by your feline. Usually, your dog will be able to tolerate a coat, but not your cat. When you dress your pet, make sure they are supervised at all times and not left to wander around outside in frigid temperatures.

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pet Gift Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to show your pet just how much they mean to you. Many pet owners treat their pets like members of the family and do go the extra mile to keep their cat, dog or fish comfortable and healthy. There are a few things you can do to show your  pet appreciation and love for the holiday season. 

Pet Mailbox

One gift you can give your pet this holiday season is to get a mailbox and have the pet's picture pasted or painted on it. Outside the front door, put a welcoming mat with images of the dog just outside, showing that both human and canine guests are welcome. Find kitchenware and coffee mugs where you can have the dog's picture printed on. Water bowls and dog food with the name of your dog stenciled on it are other great ideas. 

Bed Covers and Treats

You might also want to consider giving your pet a new bed cover or a pet store gift card. Dog treats are a favorite among dogs and tying these up with a red ribbon in a basket is a good idea. Look for doggie Christmas stockings and tree ornaments to help celebrate the holidays with your pet. 


For dogs and cats, apparel can also be given this Christmas. Knitting booties or sweaters for pets that happen to be in colder climates will truly be appreciated. On the other hand, waterproof fabric such as neoprene are also going to be great to use for creating apparel. For a unique pet gift this Christmas, you might want to attach metal or red and green crystal studs to the collar of your dog or cat.

Gifts for Show Pets

Many show dog and cat lovers love bringing their pets on the road to be part of pet shows. One gift this Christmas would be to put personalized license plates or a license plate holder on the car with a message that caters to the breed or name of your dog. A first aid kit you can bring with you on the road is another Christmas gift that will benefit both pet and owner. In addition, a portable grooming kit and novelty scoops for poop are going to be convenient for traveling away from home. 

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

4 Pet Care Tips You Can't Ignore

It is not easy to care for your own well-being and health, so it can be confusing to know what your pet needs as well. To keep your canine and feline pals happy and healthy, there are a few tips from pros about caring for your pet in the proper way. 

Balanced Weight

In countries that are more developed, there are many cats and dogs that happen to be obese or overweight. In pets, obesity comes with risks in health that include cancer, arthritis and diabetes. One leading overfeeding cause of obesity is overfeeding. Trimming down the waistlines of your pets can add years to their lifespan. Since pets need a lot less calories that many pet owners think, talking to your vet to find out how much your pet really needs based on your pet's lifestyle, weight and age is a good idea. 

Parasite Prevention

For pets, the most common parasite on their external physique are fleas. These can lead to infection, hot spots, hair loss and skin that is irritated. In your dog or cat, fleas can also be the reason that other parasites are introduced. All it takes is for your puppy or kitten to swallow 1 single flea and tapeworm is the result. Tapeworm happens to be the internal parasite most common in cats and dogs. 

The Issue of Neutering Pets

Each year, up to ten million pets end up in a shelter. Some are homeless while others are abandoned or lost. There is one way to avoid this and this is to neuter and spay your dogs and cats. This is one of the procedures that you can have done as early as puppies or kittens aged 6-8 weeks. Not only does this cut down on pets that are not wanted, it also shows that certain cancer risks are lower and there is less tendencies to roam. 

The Importance of Getting Routine Exams

Just like people, pets can get toothaches, develop arthritis and heart problems along the way. Regular exams are one method that keeps pets healthy for the long term. Annual visits to the vets need to touch on weight control and nutrition. It can also cover recommended health screening, dental exams and parasite control aside from vaccinations. 

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Always Faithful - moving memorial pic for Veterans Day

A customer sent us this this image of two present day soldiers paying respect to their fallen comrades in front of a memorial statue called "Always Faithful" by artist Susan Bahary. 

The work is a war monument commemorating 25 Marine war dogs who gave their lives helping to liberate Guam in 1944. These dogs served as sentries, messengers, scouts and mine detectors in World War II. A Marine medic who tried unsuccessfully to save Kurt, the Doberman pinscher on this monument, insisted that he be buried with other fallen soldiers. Twenty-four other canine soldiers joined their human comrades in a common burial ground on Guam in recognition of their service.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pets and their Supplements

Supplements have already become very popular among people who want to improve their health and to avoid diseases. These days, pet owners are also looking for ways to improve their pet’s health by trying out various supplements. But the thing that’s stopping some pet owners is the cost of regularly providing pets with supplements. However, if cost isn’t an issue, should your pet be provided with supplements?
The following are some helpful tips for finding the best deals for the right kinds of supplements for your pets, as well as some reasons as to why pets may also need supplements.

Why pets may also need supplements

These days, there are a wide variety of pet supplements available out there, and knowing which one to buy and where could be a daunting task. Some supplements are designed for pets that are exposed to pollution. What these types of supplements do is that they help pets eliminate the toxins that they have ingested, whether it is from the surroundings of from the foods that they eat.

Choosing the organic way

As with humans, organic supplements provide pets with the optimum amount of nutrients. Some synthetic supplements may provide some of the nutrients that your pets need, but organic ones are best for digestion. Organic supplements may contain herbs that provide essential nutrients that may pet foods are not able to sufficiently provide your pets.
Naturally, pets have a natural sense of what their body needs. That’s why some pets nib on grasses to feed their body’s need for natural nutrients.
Choosing the organic types of supplements is essential not only for the nutrients that they contain, but also for the compounds that the pet’s body needs. Most synthetic supplements may not contain compounds that are present in natural foods, which are crucial for the pet’s overall health.
If you are faced with tons of choices that actually choosing seems to be a daunting task for you, ask your vet for which ones you should choose.

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This Winter Get a Free dog collar light LED

This winter, is giving away a great LED flashing dog light when you spend over $150.

Pets can be difficult to see  during winter’s darker days and that's why an LED Flashing Dog Light is a must for dogs who are out of doors after dark.  Designed to keep your dog visible and safe, and easily clipping onto the D-ring of your dogs collar, the battery powered flashing dog lights emit a bright, ambient glow, so you’ll be able to see your pet on the darkest of nights; and so will everyone else.  

Click here to read more on how to get this FREE dog collar light.

* offer ends Nov 31, 2013.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

5 Surprising Facts About Your Pet Cat

Do you think you know everything there is to know about your pet cat? Here are a few surprising cat facts that may surprise you.

Unscented Litter

Rather than scents that pet owners love, preference tests indicate that your cat will prefer clumping litter with no scent. Make sure you keep your cat’s litter clean in a cat friendly, quiet location if you want your kitty to keep going to ‘the bathroom.’

The Tail’s Tale

How do you tell the mood of your cat? A cat’s tail tells the tale. Erratic twitching, low tails indicate your pet cat is on the prowl. Unhappy tail tip twitches indicate stop petting your cat’s tail immediately. Languid tail movements in an upright, tall tail indicate for you to continue with the petting.

No Eye Contact Please

Are you serious about getting your cat to love you? When eye contact is something you avoid, a cat will more likely come to you. The fact is that with strangers, cats don’t like eye contact and they will prefer going to the person who is not facing them. This answers the mystery of why a cat will always go to the only person in the room that does not like them.

Kibble Versus Canned

It is recommended by veterinarians that over kibble, cats should be fed canned food. Compared to dry food, there is a higher percentage of fat and protein in canned food. Plus, cat food that is canned has a higher content of water than kibble. Plus, cats with dental problems, elderly cats or finicky cats tend to find canned food more palatable.  Talk to your vet about this. For your cat, you might find that better health begins by feeding good canned food in measured amounts than an all-day buffet of kitty kibble.

Running Water

You might be surprised to find out how much cats love running water. As a matter of fact, when it comes to the health of your cat, one of the best investments you can make is a pet fountain for drinking. Cats find it appealing to be near running, cool water. For cats, this behaviour is natural since compared to a stagnant pool, water from streams are less likely to go through contamination. There is a tendency for cats to be dehydrated chronically. To get cats drinking more water, fountains for felines are proven to work. With proper hydration, many health problems that felines normally go through can be alleviated. Plus, it is more efficient and convenient than leaving dripping faucets on as you try enticing your pet cat to drink more water. 

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pet Insurance—Should You or Shouldn’t You?

One of the greatest joys in life is being able to share your home with a pet cat or a pet dog. Not only do they offer protection, companionship and loyalty, pets also offer us love. Therefore, it is not much of a surprise that pets win their owners’ hearts rapidly and become members of the family. The bad news is that pets are just as likely to go through accidents or go through illness as much as every other family member. At times, this becomes even more true. From allergies, falling down the stairs, cancer or car accidents, it is not unusual for pets to need the expert care of veterinarians. This can even happen at a time when money is the last thing you really want to think about. For this reason, you get the chance to manage associated risks with the right insurance program for your pet. Most pet owners believe that finding affordable, flexible insurance programs will give you peace of mind when it comes to your pet.

Insuring Your Pet

Policies of pet insurance protect your pet against risks to wellness, illness and accidents. These are the type of expense that can arrive when you are expecting it least. Fees at the vet can be very pricey and you might have to face a large expense when you own a dog that becomes ill. If you buy insurance for your pet, the company will pay costs at the vet if your pooch or cat becomes ill. This may even protect you from large future expenses. As a general rule, there are available pet insurance policies for animals that include rabbits, pigeons, reptiles, turtles, horses, fish, birds, cats and dogs. You can keep your pet healthy and fit by availing of insurance policies that are right for your needs.

Claim Limits

There is a limit for pet claims for between two and four million for liability claims as of the year two thousand and ten. These also make an inclusion of endorsements that are not that common providing coverage for control, custody and care of pet clients from ten to two hundred thousand dollars for each occurrence.


Usually, the pet insurance coverage includes negligence claims that include lost keys and fire damage. Plans of insurance also provide pet transport coverage. Most insurers for the pet industry also provide control, custody and care liability for every animal minus the loss of income that happened if the animal was involved in farming or other business ventures.

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

3 Techniques for Bathing Your Pet Cat

When your cat is going through flea-infestation, you will most likely want to bathe her. Since your cat will tend to wash herself anyway, you may feel that they won’t need bathing. However, it is always a good idea to give your cat a good washing once in a while for hygiene reasons not just for your cat but for your entire home as well. A bath reduces parasites and will help any allergic person in the house tremendously.
Everybody knows that cats do not like water, much less, taking a bath.  Even all the cartoons say as much.  But you can’t allow your pet kitten to sleep with you and not be clean.  You owe it to yourself to have a clean pet. 

Start Them Young

So, how do you go about this task?  Expert pet owners advise to start your kitty young.  That is, train your little feline to actually like baths.  Yes, you can do it.  It’s just a matter of positive conditioning.  Before you do so though, read up and find out how the experts do so.  There are multiple steps to follow when taking your cat a bath at home. Watch and learn.  Or you can ask your professional groomer how they do and what areas to avoid. 

Enjoy The Routine

For your kitty to enjoy this routine here is what you need to do.  In the sink or in your tub, place a towel or mat underfoot.  This is to make ensure that kitty does not slip.  Run lukewarm water.  Do not use cold water.  First dampen the paws then work your way up.  A small amount of shampoo or soap is all that is needed to create lather.  Make sure that the lather does not touch the eyes, ears, and nose of your pet.  Rinse thoroughly and completely.  Make sure there isn’t any residue left.  Remember, your pet will still clean itself after the bath.  Kitty cat will eat any residue left and that might induce a tummy ache.  Wrap your pet in a towel and dry it off completely with gentle rubbing. 

Gentle Massages Work

You can make this more pleasurable for your pet by simulating a gentle massage on its body.   Keep your kitty away from drafts till you are sure she is dry.  A once-a-month bath is just right as a routine.  If kitty really doesn’t like the bath, you can always finish the session with a treat or two as a reward for behaving.  The earlier you condition your cat, the better for you both.  Remember not to skip the routine.  Just follow through monthly and you’ll both be fine.  

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

4 Expert Dog Grooming Tips for Every Responsible Pet Owner

Dogs are such lovable creatures. After all, they’re there for us when need them, right?  Isn’t it just proper to treat such a wonderful creature to the best grooming available so as to make the life of your dog more meaningful?  More and more pet dog owners are realizing the value of having a loyal, loving companion at their side each and every day. Not only is owning a pet dog one way to relieve daily stress, it is a great way to protect yourself from loneliness.

Creating a Daily Routine

Your dog will need a daily routine, too, just like you.  If you practice these on your lovely four-pawed friends, then they will live a long and incredible life shared with us.  It’s quite simple.  A dog needs to have their coats brushed, have their ears cleaned, have their nails cut, and need to have a bath. 

Brushing The Coat of Your Dog

Routine is what will ensure your dog a healthy, long life.  For instance, regularly brushing the coats of your doggies can be a happy or sad time for your dogs.  The experience is definitely what you make it. For your pet dog to enjoy this, use the correct brush with gentle strokes and soothing sounds, depending on the length of your pooch’s mane.  Shorthaired dogs can do with a monthly brush but medium length and longhaired dogs need a weekly to daily brush.  This is done to avoid matting on their hair.  Plus, brushing brings out the natural shine of your dog’s mane, giving it a healthy glow. 

Canine Ear Cleaning

Cleaning of the ears regularly is a must, especially on dog breeds with longer ears.  The ears can be places of infections for these types and can be very painful on your beloved house pets.  Swab water or mild alcohol on a damp, thin cloth and ran around the outer and middle ear layers of your dog’s ears.  Doing this once a week is recommended to maintain squeaky clean ears. 

Trimming Your Pet Dog’s Nails

The most excruciating thing for a dog to undergo is a nail trim.  It is best that vets or professional groomers do this to avoid cutting away the skin underneath a dog’s nail.  However, if you feel you can do this yourself, get a special trimmer especially tailored for dogs.  Once a month will do for nail trimming.  Bathing is the most enjoyable part for dogs, as they love water.  No difficulty here.  It’s a wonderful treat.  Enjoy the bonding moment.  Have fun taking care of your beloved canine!

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cheap TREATment options this Howl-o-ween!

Treat yourself and your pet this Howl-o-ween with CanadaVet’s freakishly low prices on Advantage and K9 Advantix!

Now available in 8 pipette packs, which means each pipette is cheaper, K9 Advantix and Advantage  provide fast relief from adult fleas, other nasty biting parasites and are gentle enough to start good flea control habits early.

K9 Advantix Product Benefits: 
  • Fast flea killing action within 5 minutes near the application area with rapid onset
  • Protect your dog from ticks by repelling and killing the ticks
  • High percentage of mosquito bites repelled up to 95%
  • Water proof for up to a month 48 hours after application on dogs
  • Repels mosquitoes
Caution For DOGS ONLY: TOXIC For Cats

Advantage Product Benefits:
  • Stops fleas biting within five minutes around the application area; killing all adult fleas within one hour of application
  • Long lasting with up to a month of reliable flea control and protection
  • Safe on puppies, lactating & pregnant dogs
  • Safe on kittens, lactating & pregnant cats
  • Water proof for a month; so it lasts, no matter what your pet gets up to
Buy 8 pipette packs of K9 Advantix and Advantage this Howl-o-ween and save!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

6 Top Tips for Naming Your Pet Dog

With thousands to even millions of names to choose from, how can you possibly find a pet name for your own puppy and make sure that this is the absolutely perfect one?

One of the methods you can use for creating a short list of pets names for your own furry pal is to begin with the type or kind of pet name you want him or her to have.

One fact that may surprise you is that these days, more than half of all names for pets are either nicknames or names for humans. Largely, people have a tendency to name their pets the way they name a human baby. A portion of pet names is based on the perceived personality or appearance of pets. For example, an active dog is named Dash or Comet and a black puppy becomes Charcoal, Midnight or Blacky.

There are a few things you can keep in mind when going through dog name selection. Keep in mind that you will be calling the name of your pet dozens of time each day to scold, praise or call your pet. For this reason, finding one you love calling out is essential.

Breed Inspiration

Your pet’s heritage or breed may be able to provide inspiration that is useful. For instance Irish Setters or Wolfhounds, Scottish Terriers, French Poodles, German Schnauzers or Dachshunds and Oriental Burmese or Siamese dogs may help you find a name with the same origin as the breed.

Appropriate Names

Your pet will not remain a puppy forever, so finding a name that can grow with your pet is recommended. For instance naming your Saint Bernard “Baby Bernie” may not be appropriate when he becomes a full grown adult dog.

Your Pet’s Behaviour

Once your pet gets home, wait a few days and start observing his or her behavior. The appearance, affectionate tendencies or personality that is apparent may help you decide on the perfect name.

Similar Sounding Words

Find a name that is not too similar sounding to commands you intend your dog to learn. For instance, the name Fletch might be too near the word “fetch.” Avoid names that rhyme with Down, Come, Sit, Stay and No. Dogs may get confused when the commands you are teaching them sound too close to their name.

Limit Funny Names

Deciding on a name that you are happy to call out or that is easy to yell out is recommended. In the park, for example, would you really want to repeatedly call out “Flea Bag” loudly when looking for your pet?

A Few Syllables Works Best

Pets can recognize certain names with ease. When you use a one or two syllable name for your pet, they tend to respond better and recognize it more rapidly.
Nonetheless, keep in mind that naming your pet should be fun and finding the perfect name won’t be too difficult with these tips in mind.

Know more about the author: Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Some Top Tips for General Pet Health

To ensure your pet’s health in the coming years, it is very important for you to visit their vet for at least once a year. Pet health symptoms provide indicators about the status of your pet’s health, but having vaccines from time to time from their vet would still be needed to keep the supervision on their health through the lab tests. By doing such, diseases and other illnesses can be prevented with the possibility of getting them cured from any illness at the same time.

You might also want to prevent the spreading of illness to those people who you care about since there are diseases that can be passed on to humans.

To be particularly aware of the symptoms, here are a few things that you could do with for your observation:

     Coat should be shiny and soft
     The mouth should not have a bad odor
     There should be no sign of sneezing, crusty drainage and runniness in your pet’s nose
     The stool should be compact and not bloody or runny
     There should be no pain, strain and stumbling that should be felt by your dog when running, jumping and playing
     Your pet should have a clear-free eyes
     Your pet’s ear should be free from odor, debris and clean
     No behavioral changes should be present

Pet health symptoms above can all be applied to any of your pets but some are more specific on serious health issues like excessive eating, scratching, drooling, lethargy and excessive thirst, for cats and weight loss and loss of appetite, for dogs.

These are fatal indicators and could cost you dearly if not properly taken care of. Recognizing these signsare also important for you when seeking for medical assistance for your pets. The pains of pets are much different than people’s. Dogs may whine, yelp and could turn vicious. Some of them may seem to tolerate a severe kind of pain without us knowing that they are already suffering too much. So we should really be aware of these behaviors.

If you’d like to enjoy the lifespan of your pet, learning to watch for their health is extremely necessary.

Know more about the author: Mark Perry
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Top 3 Pet Friendly Cities

Studies have shown that most Americans own a pet; nearly 40% of households own at least one dog and 34% have one or more cats.  Popular holiday destinations have taken note of this fact and as a result more and more cities across the country are welcoming man’s best friends into their parks, hotels, beaches and even restaurants!

With the holiday season drawing to a close, this is the last opportunity to pack your bags (and Fido’s) and plan a trip that will get everyone’s tail wagging! 

Here are three Pet Friendly Travel Cities in the U.S; provided by Animal Planet, and given the doggie seal of approval by the team at CanadaVet!

1.New York City
In a city that never sleeps, there are nearly as many activities for you as there are for your pet.  New Your Dog Tours offers three doggy and me excursions; to Downtown, Midtown, Central Park and the West Side.  Saks, Fifth Avenue and Tiffany’s, three of the city’s most elegant department stores allow you to bring along your furry friends whilst you shop up a storm.  And when it comes to pet friendly accommodation, you’ll find no shortage of pet friendly hotels.   If by chance you happen to be on a business trip without your pet, the Soho grand will loan you a Goldfish! 

2.Portland, Oregon
No wonder it has been called one of the continents “best pet cities;” with over 20 city parks classified off-leash dog areas where pets are free to roam.  When in Portland, you can’t miss taking Fido to the Iron Mutt Coffee Company where your pampered pooch will receive a free dog biscuit; and if it’s something a bit colder you’re after, stop off for a beer at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company.  After a long day out exploring the city, check in at the Hotel Monaco, one of Portland’s favoured pet hangouts.  When you arrive, your pet will be greeted by the Director of Pet Relations; a friendly golden Labrador retriever named Art; who will see to it that your four-legged VIP has an unforgettable stay.

3.Orlando, Florida
Welcoming over 50 million tourists a year with attractions including Sea World, Universal Studio and Disney World, it’s no wonder that many local attractions and accommodations also welcome our four legged friends. Even though Fido is unable to accompany you on Splash Mountain, many of the theme parks will pet-sit for you while you enjoy the attractions. Disney has five kennels; at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, The Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Fort Wilderness, that cost about $15 a day.  And several Orlando area hotels are pet friendly, especially the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Royal Pacific Resort.

Many of Orlando's restaurants also welcome pets. In 2006, Governor Jeb Bush passed a doggie dining law that allows pets to sit with their owners in all outdoor eating areas!

Do you take your pet away with you on vacation or do you sacrifice your vacation and travel plans due to your pets? 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th July Pet Poll Competition Winners Announced

Happy 4th July everyone and a big thanks to those of you who entered our 4th July Pets Poll.  We know you've been enjoying the food, frivolities, festivities and fireworks associated with the 4th July and to celebrate with you, we would like to announce the winners of our 4th July competition.  

Congratulations go out to the following people:

Sue Pawley
Ron Johnson
William Wade
Joy Asselin

We had a wonderful response and would like to once again thank everyone for entering. 

Would you like to know how most people celebrated the 4th July with their pet?

Our poll showed that most people gave their furry friends a special treat or toy as well as including them in their pet-friendly festivities. 

We hope you celebrated safely and enjoyed this holiday with the ones you love the most.

Happy 4th July from the team at CanadaVet.