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    How Did Dogs Emerge From Wolves?

    Sep 13 2016

    Did you know today’s domestic dog, in all its shapes and forms, evolved from the wolf?  It is believed that over tens of thousands of years, humans’ artificial selection changed…

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    Separation Anxiety: 3 Steps to Calming Your Clingy Canine

    Aug 31 2016

    Separation anxiety is a common behavioural problem in dogs.  The signs are all too familiar to those dedicated pet owners whose pets are a little too attached!  Dogs with separation…

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    Fighting Felines: 5 Ways to Keep the Peace

    Aug 23 2016

    Us Canadians love our cats.  Recent surveys have shown over 1/3 of Canadian households have one.  Its easy to see why.  Cats are wonderful companions – affectionate and playful.  They…

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    Pain in Pets: 4 Myths Debunked

    Aug 16 2016

    Pets feel pain.  Sometimes this is quite clear to see, like when a dog’s toe is accidentally stepped on followed by a heartbreaking yelp, or when a cat that has…

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    Tinsel Trouble

    Dec 17 2015

    This time of year, tinsel is a commonly found decoration adorning Christmas trees.  As a decoration it seems harmless and attractive, however in the home of a pet owner, tinsel…

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    UPDATED: Raccoon Rabies Confirmed in Hamilton

    Dec 10 2015

    As reported a few days ago in this post, a raccoon in Hamilton recently tested positive for rabies.  After this positive test result, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, in…

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    Rabid Raccoon Found in Hamilton

    Dec 07 2015

    A raccoon captured in the Hamilton area on December 2, 2015 has tested positive for rabies.  The raccoon was showing signs of aggression and bit two other dogs.  This is…

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    Coyote Encounters a Significant Risk This Fall in Halton Region

    Oct 21 2015

      A recent scare experienced by one of our own has prompted us to remind our clients about the very real risk posed by coyotes in the Halton region. Michelle,…

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    Heatstroke Warning!

    Jul 21 2015

    The Dog Days of Summer are here again and Oakville residents are enjoying the long days and hot sunny weather with their canine companions in tow.  But when mother nature…

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    J.R Bosch

    Jun 02 2015

    Everybody has a bad day, a head ache a body ache, a cold a flu… We all have them. And in most cases make it known that we aren’t well…..…