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Should You Share Your Bed With Your Dog?

Sleeping together with your dog in the same bed is a demonstration of love that can help strengthen your bond. About 50% of dog owners let their furry friends hop into bed with them. But, is it really a good idea?  It can be a positive habit for both you…

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Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

-by Tania Sigurdson, PVHS Education Chair Heartworms – the squiggly gross things that we don’t like to think about – and how to make sure they stay OUT of your pet’s heart. Spring has sprung and it is time to be thinking about protecting your pets against heartworm.  As a pet owner myself…

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How Rare is Your Cat’s Eye Colour?

What colour are your cat’s eyes?  There are many different cat eye colours, which is determined by the amount of melanin in their DNA, handed down form their mother and father.  The colour or a cat’s eyes, like the colour of its coat, is often hereditary. Have you heard the…

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Walking and Your Dog

– by Tania Sigurdson, PVHS Education Chair As the snow melts and the puddles dry up, it is time to get outside and walk your pup.  Walking is good for both you and your pup’s mental and physical health as well as creates an opportunity for positive training and socializing. …

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Tick Season in Manitoba

When the snow melts, ticks start to emerge in Manitoba.  Ticks are little spider-like pests that attach to the skin and feed off blood.  Ticks use leaf litter as a hiding spot, as the inner layers of leaf piles stay moist and provide the perfect habitat to thrive.  Overgrown grass…

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April is Canine Fitness Month

 – by Tania Sigurdson, PVHS Education Chair April is canine fitness month!  While we have had a very long cold winter, the puddles and the ice are still out there and, although many of you have maintained a winter walking routine throughout, many are still reluctant to get back into…

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Cat Nutrition by Life Stage

Not all cats are the same.  Kittens have different nutritional requirements than adult cats, and the same can be said about cats with differing physical activity levels. It goes without saying that kittens have specific dietary needs to support their growth and development.  A food that includes EPA and DHA…

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What is “Whisker Fatigue”?

Have you ever wondered why your kitty paces in front of her food bowl at feeding time, or paws their food onto the floor?  It may not just be because they’re being picky…it could be that they have “whisker fatigue”! Most pet owners see whiskers as merely a physical (and…

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Clean Those Teeth!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and the importance of maintaining your pet’s dental health can’t be overlooked.  It’s more than just a cosmetic issue…when your dog or cat has red gums, yellow teeth, and smelly breath, it could be a sign of serious oral disease that could, if…

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Make a Will Month – Charitable Giving

From Gilmour Braul Hiebert Law Office While it can be uncomfortable to think about estate planning, it is important to consider how you want your assets to be divided upon your passing. Creating a will allows you to make sure your wishes are known should anything happen to you in…

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