« If I Had Known »

Robert Dumont

By Dr. Robert Dumont
Veterinary
Samson Veterinary Clinic

March 30, 2016 – Losing an animal following an illness can be very painful. Even more so if his owner did not see fit to have it undergo medical examinations, which could (in some cases) prevent premature death.

I will always remember that customer who one day came to see me with his eight-year-old Labrador. It was a very good dog with an exemplary behavior. The animal had no more energy and showed a certain apathy. After examining it and carrying out tests, I found that the dog was suffering from prostate cancer.

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Rabbits 101

Lapin - Tête de lion

By François G. Cellier

March 27 2016 – In this Easter season, to adopt a rabbit or give or receive one, as a gift, is commonplace. However, it is sometimes better to stick to chocolate bunnies, on pain of regretting it bitterly.

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The Unceasing Animal Cruelty

AbelMarch 25 2016 — The karma of a pet varies from one to the other.  After a succession of misfortunes, some get away from it in blowing with the wind, rather than against it. Others are unfortunately born at the wrong time and the wrong place. They suffer the consequences in more ways than one.

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What Your Pet Should Eat?

 

Robert DumontBy Dr. Robert Dumont
Clinique vétérinaire Samson

March 6, 2016 – Whether it is because the holiday season is getting near or of other circumstances, food developed specifically for animals, whether purchased at the vet or in a supermarket, should never be set aside. Nuggets and canned food contain the essential nutrients they need.

Whatever some people may say, an animal will never hold it against you because you serve it the same food every day. Thinking otherwise is to confuse human nature with that of our four-legged friends. In other words, we must be careful in interpreting their food preferences because the consequences could be harmful.

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Taming Separation Anxiety

 

Espace Chien 3By Amélie Bourdon
M.C.P. Specialist in canine behavior at Espace Chien
Member of the APDT Instructor and evaluator for the program « My Dog ​​HAS C.L.A.S.S. »

March 3 2016 – Your dog follows you everywhere in the house. It cannot bear your absence and barks when you leave home. This behavior may result in complaints from the neighbourhood. During your absence, if it is free as a bird in the house, the animal attacks the door or windows.

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Protect your Dog from Frostbite

Penny and Sheldon meeting 07.02.15

By Frederic Liébart, veterinary

January 24, 2016 – Walking one’s dog when it is very cold requires the same precautions as for oneself. At a temperature below -10 degrees Celsius, your animal must be properly dressed. Bear in mind that even if he has a good size and long hair, it could also be a victim of frostbite.

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Reactivity on a Leash: What to Do?

Espace Chien 3By Amélie Bourdon
M.C.P. Specialist in canine behavior at Espace Chien
Member of the APDT Instructor and evaluator for the program « My Dog ​​HAS C.L.A.S.S. »

January 6, 2016 — Buddy is a lovable Labrador. However, it is reactive when on a leash. In such a situation and at the sight of a dog, the animal expresses a heartfelt aggression when in normal time, it has the reputation of being soft.

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