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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 …

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 a…

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 layer…

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…

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 re…

Always Faithful - moving memorial pic for Veterans Day

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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.

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 th…

This Winter Get a Free dog collar light LED

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This winter, Canadavet.com 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.

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. T…

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 aga…

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 y…

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…

Cheap TREATment options this Howl-o-ween!

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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 onsetProtect your dog from ticks by repelling and killing the ticksHigh percentage of mosquito bites repelled up to 95%Water proof for up to a month 48 hours after application on dogsRepels mosquitoesCaution 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 applicationLong lasting with up to a month of reliable flea control and protectionSafe on puppies, lactating & pregnant dogsSafe on kittens, lactating & pregnant cats…

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 essent…

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 shoul…

10% off Revolution 6 & 12 Packs!

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CanadaVet.com is having a fantastic fall sale.  Get 10% off Revolution 6 & 12 packs; for cats and dogs!

Revolution is a combination flea, heartworm and earmite treatment for dogs and cats. Other benefits include: Water resistant after 2 hours of applicationPreventative treatment for Heartworm diseaseRevolution for dogs kills the American dog tick, biting lice; as well as treating sarcoptic mangeRevolution for cats controls the infestation of roundworms and hookwormsLong lasting protection against both internal and external parasites Enter the coupon code below to receive 10% off when you purchase Revolution 6 & 12 packs at CanadaVet.com.

This fall sale ends on September 23rd, 2013.  Buy Revolution today and save!

Top 3 Pet Friendly Cities

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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 whil…

4th July Pet Poll Competition Winners Announced

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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.