Enrichment and Toys for Cats

Indoor cats may live in under-enriched environments that can contribute to physiological stress and behaviour disorders. This can lead to aggression, urine marking, house soiling behaviours, over-grooming and displacement activities. Proper enrichment makes their environment more physically, socially and temporally complex by increasing novelty and opportunity to express species appropriate behaviours. Enrichment includes visual, [...]

Congratulations on Your New Kitten!

A kitten can be an exciting addition to any family, but they are also a lot of work, so we have compiled some information to make the transition a little smoother. If you don’t have your kitten yet, here is a list of things you might want to think about before you bring one [...]

Litterbox Training

Most Kittens will take to a litterbox with very little effort on your part. Kittens generally like to be clean and will use a litterbox in the house to achieve this. If your kitten or cat is not using the litterbox, we recommend that you consult your veterinarian to rule out a medical problem [...]

Kitten Proofing

Remember that kittens are baby cats, so you need to kitten-proof your house, just as you would baby-proof for a new baby. Although kittens do not tend to chew on things as much as puppies, it is still a good idea to protect your kitten from dangerous objects. Keep cords, wires and toxins out of [...]

Choosing the Right Pet for You and Your Family

As you know, my career is built around pets. If people didn’t have pets I would be out of a job, but my dedication to this topic is much more than that. I have seen firsthand the benefits that pets can bring to people. The bond that exists between people and their pets is a [...]

Vaccines and Reactions

Vaccines are an important part of keeping pets healthy. They help to keep your pet free from viruses that can be harmful or even lethal. Ideally, puppies are vaccinated at 8, 12 and 16 weeks and then will require boosters every 1-3 years. All dogs need core vaccines and Rabies vaccines but may require [...]

Toxic Food and Plants for Pets

Toxic Foods These foods should never be fed to your pets: 1. Chocolate 2. Caffeine 3. Alcohol 4. Grapes/Raisins 5. Onions 6. Garlic 7. Macadamia nuts 8. Coconut Water 9. Milk and Dairy 10. Nuts 11. Raw and Undercooked meats, eggs, and bones 12. Salt and salty snacks 13. Xylitol (found in sugar-free gum, [...]

How do I know when my pet is in pain?

How do I know if my pet is in pain; they aren’t whining or yelping? This is such a great question.  Pets are so good at hiding pain that it is often really difficult to detect.  Pain is complex, even more so in our pets who can’t tell us where it hurts, or if it [...]

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