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Precarious Plants of the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, it won’t be long before many homes are filled with holiday decor. Besides a nice big tree to decorate, a popular home decor staple is the poinsettia plant and the infamous holly and mistletoe. What’s not to love about them? They’re easy to care for and their bright colour adds […]

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Urinary Incontinence in Senior Dogs

  Loss of house training in senior dogs occurs in 20% of our dog population.  Incontinence comes in different forms.  Some owners will find their dog “leaks” urine on their bed or on the floor when they are resting.  Some owners will notice the dog just can’t hold their bladder for an 8 hour day […]

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Behaviour and Senior Pets Part One

As your dog or cat gets older, he/she may develop changes in behavior. These behaviour changes can be indicators of medical problems or other causes of concern. Because you are your pet’s main caregiver, you will be able to recognize these changes from the norm. Here is a list of possible behaviour changes in older […]

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The Importance of Puppy Socialization by Michelle McParland, RVT

Congratulations! You are either thinking of getting a puppy or you have one! My name is Michelle McParland, I am a Registered Technician who offers Puppy Socialization Classes here at Baxter Animal Hospital. There are a few things I would like to share with you about puppyhood that can help you and your new addition […]

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Kitten Care

Bringing home a new kitten is exciting! Before you take the plunge, here are a...

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Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?

“I am not comfortable putting or giving my pet (insert veterinary parasite prevention product here).

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