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 [...]

When to Call the Vet

Emergencies: This is when your pet should see a veterinarian right away: Pale or blue gums Difficulty breathing Collapse Dizziness or circling Extreme bloated abdomen Severe weakness Seizures Sudden severe pain Severe bleeding Body temperature more then 40 °C or less than 37.2 °C Please call your veterinarian if you see these things: Vomiting [...]

Spay or Neutering for your Pets

We recommend that you spay or neuter your pet. These procedures are performed at a veterinary hospital under general anesthesia. Your pet should first have pre-anesthetic blood work completed a few days before the procedure. The night before the procedure they should be fasted and then will need to be dropped off at the hospital [...]

Dental Care

Along with taking care of your pet’s skin and fur, it is also important to take care of their teeth. The teeth that your puppy or kitten has now are “baby” teeth and will fall out between 4-6 months of age. They are very sharp but are not as strong as the adult teeth [...]

Euthanasia – Saying Goodbye to your Beloved Pet

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy I have been trying to write this post for a long time but as you can imagine it is a difficult topic. It is difficult for you to think about and difficult for me to write about. Almost every pet owner will at some point be faced with decisions regarding [...]

How often should I groom my pet?

The skin of dogs is different than ours. It is thinner and has a different pH, so only shampoos created specifically for dogs should be used for bathing. You can bathe your dog at home but this should not be done more frequently than every 4-6 weeks or so. More frequent baths can cause [...]

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, [...]

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