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Training Your Pet with Positive Reinforcement

This month is the eighth annual National Train Your Dog Month! Whether you're looking to teach your dog simple commands like sit or some new tricks, Creston Veterinary Hospital recommends positive reinforcement for effective training. Here are our tips for...

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Indoor Fun with Your Pet

We are still very much in the winter doldrums here in the Kootenays, which means we're likely spending more time indoors along with our pets. This time of year can spell boredom for our furry friends: dogs can't spend much time at all outside, and there...

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Holiday Anxiety: How To Prevent Stress In Pets

Gifts to purchase. Events to attend. Food to prepare. Visitors to welcome. Crowds. Noise. Financial worries… The holidays are a stressful time, but humans aren’t the only species who experience increased anxiety during the “most wonderful time of the...

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Thanksgiving Foods That Are Hazardous To Your Pets

As Thanksgiving is around the corner, it's important to keep in mind that even though Thanksgiving food is tasty, a lot of it may not be safe for our furry friends to eat! Here is a list of hazardous foods to NOT feed your pet from your Thanksgiving...

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Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy This Winter

Bitter cold, numbing wetness, biting winds cause discomfort for your special someone – your pet! Paying attention to your pet’s wellbeing will surely keep you both ready to enjoy the season! Here are some tips to keep your dog warm and happy this winter...

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Facts About Kennel Cough In Dogs

As the holiday season approaches and families plan everything from weekend getaways to weeklong vacations, many will also plan on taking their furry family members to boarding facilities and doggie daycares. But, if your pup will be spending time with...

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Halloween Pet Health Tips

As Halloween approaches, it's good to keep in mind our furry little friends. The first thing to know about Halloween is that it breaks your pets’ routine – and they hate that. If you keep that in mind as you plan your celebration you'll be much happier,...

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Is the Dog Park Right For Your Dog?

Dogs are social creatures that thrive when given the opportunity to be active, both physically and mentally. If you’ve ever come home from a long day at work to a raided trashcan or chewed-up shoes, it might be because your dog is bored and lacking...

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The Dog Flu: Everything You Need To Know

Thought that humans were the only ones who caught the flu? Think again! Dogs can actually catch the flu as well.Coughing canine? Drowsy doggie? As cases of canine influenza (dog flu) have been confirmed in an increasing number of U.S. states, many dog...

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What To Do If Your Pet Is Dehydrated

Dehydration is excessive loss of water from the body (typically through vomiting and/or diarrhea) or inappropriate intake of water into the body (decreased thirst). The most common mistake with a vomiting pet is to encourage food and water intake while the...

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