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5 Key Signs of Seasonal Allergies in Pets

5 Key Signs of Seasonal Allergies in Pets

Pollen season is around us! Not only are springtime allergens are making you sneeze, but they are also wreaking havoc on your pet’s skin. Seasonal allergies appear differently in pets than in people. So, you should learn these five key signs that your furry pal may be...

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How to Tell If Your Pet Needs Urgent Care

How to Tell If Your Pet Needs Urgent Care

Not all medical conditions need immediate treatment and can wait until the next day. Knowing when your pet needs urgent care to ensure their health and safety is essential. If you notice any of the following issues in your pet, contact an emergency veterinary hospital...

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Keep Your Pet’s Eyes Healthy!

Keep Your Pet’s Eyes Healthy!

Your pet’s eyes are sensitive. Because of this, they can easily succumb to injury or disease. However, with proper care, hygiene, and close monitoring, you can help your furry friend keep their 20/20 vision well into their golden years.  What are common eye problems...

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Are Cat Hairballs Normal?

Are Cat Hairballs Normal?

Part of being a cat owner involves coming across furry, slimy hairballs. Depending on your cat’s hair coat length, you may encounter hairballs with such regular frequency that you become worried about your feline friend’s health.  How are hairballs formed? As cats...

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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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