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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on every profession, and the veterinary industry is no exception. Appointments are booking out weeks in advance, and ER’s are having record wait times to be seen. What is going on?
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It might seem hard to believe, but there’s a mental-health crisis in the veterinary profession. It’s not all cute animals and cuddles. Vets are responsible for lives, for the wellbeing and health of cherished family members, and the patients they treat don’t always have good outcomes. It’s an incredible amount of pressure in a high-stress situation.
Now that we’re staying home more and we’re often isolated from people we love, pets have become more important than ever. In fact, the ongoing pandemic has highlighted what many of us already knew. That pets, no matter the species or breed, can lighten our days and bring joy to our lives. Plus, they’re super cute.
Do you have an athletic pet possibly prone to joint injuries? Does your dog play rough at the dog park? Does your cat like to explore the great outdoors? Maybe your pet is a lap-warmer or couch potato whose greatest risk is a torn toenail? Regardless, take some time today to put the supplies together so you're prepared for any situation.
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While it’s tempting to think that pets are inherently equipped for weather extremes (particularly those with fur), it’s important to remember that, as with humans, cold weather can be dangerous and even life-threatening for animals, too. Let’s take a look at some cold weather concerns for pets and some best practices for keeping them safe and healthy all winter long.
After +18 months of lockdowns and restricted air travel, it looks like everyone’s wanderlust has reached a fever pitch. People are itching to get back out into the world, and it looks like they’re doing it by car.
Now that the holidays are upon us, many pet parents seem to be asking the same question: What plants or flowers can I have on display safely in my home? As a plant enthusiast myself, I tend to learn something new every year when it comes to popular holiday plants and their toxicity to pets.
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With the holiday season upon us, we’ve all got gifts on the brain. And if you’re like most pet parents we know, you’ll likely be getting a gift or two for your favourite animal. You’ve probably got a few ideas for gifts, but have you ever thought about how safe they are?