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Teach Your Dog to Be More Focused on Walks

Teach Your Dog to Be More Focused on Walks

When you take your pooch on a leisurely stroll around your neighbourhood, do they lunge and bark at every living thing? Many dogs become hyper-focused on other dogs, people, squirrels, cars, or other moving objects, which fills your daily walk with lots of...

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Tips to Teach Your Dog Not to Jump as a Greeting

Tips to Teach Your Dog Not to Jump as a Greeting

Although it’s wonderful to be greeted by an energetic pup every time you walk in the door, a 100-pound Labrador leaping up for licks can be a bit much. Many dogs jump on people when they’re excited, and it’s often inadvertently reinforced. Teach your dog not to use...

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Snow and Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pet

Snow and Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pet

As the winter weather settles in, your poor pet may be chilled by an unexpected wintry blast. Despite their fur coat, pets are as susceptible to cold and snow as humans, and can quickly succumb to frostbite, hypothermia, and other winter-related conditions. So, our...

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Gift Ideas for Your Pet This Holiday Season

Gift Ideas for Your Pet This Holiday Season

Every pet owner wants to spoil their furry companion throughout the year, but the holidays are a special time for giving them something special! Whether your list is full of gifts for pets or their people, here are five of the most popular 2020 pet lover gifts to help...

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10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Pets

With pets living longer than ever, there’s a higher risk of cancer developing in old age. But, by knowing the cancer warning signs, you can quickly detect abnormalities and schedule a check-up with our veterinarian. Our team here at Creston Veterinary Hospital has put...

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What is Coprophagia?

What is Coprophagia?

If you’re a dog owner, there’s a good chance you’ve seen this unpleasant behaviour in your adorable pooch—coprophagia, or feces consumption. Whether your dog eats their own stool or random poop piles on your walks, coprophagia is a puzzling and disgusting behaviour,...

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3 Halloween Costume Hazards Every Pet Owner Needs to Know

3 Halloween Costume Hazards Every Pet Owner Needs to Know

3 Halloween Costume Hazards Every Pet Owner Needs to Know   We love seeing photos of everyone's pets dressed up for Halloween! You could say it is our favorite part of the holiday. While it may be all fun and games, it could pose a risk for your pet's health....

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Why is Wellness Care Important for My Pet?

Why is Wellness Care Important for My Pet?

Why is Wellness Care Important for My Pet?   Routine exams are so important for your pet's overall health. Regular wellness care ensures subtle disease does not go undetected and protects your pet from the many illnesses that can be easily prevented. In honor of...

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Alert: Veterinarian Staffing Situation

Alert: Veterinarian Staffing Situation

First and foremost, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our loyal clients for showing patience and kindness in what has proven to be a very difficult year. Part of our mission at Creston Veterinary Hospital (CVH) is to meet the needs of our community for...

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Is Your Dog in Pain?

Is Your Dog in Pain?

Is Your Dog in Pain?   We love our pets so much we would hate ever to see them in any pain. If we did notice they were feeling discomfort, we would do whatever it took to take that away. September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Here are a few signs that might...

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