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In Response to Barking Mad, Last Week’s CBC Marketplace Episode

An October 4th news broadcast on CBC Marketplace titled, “Barking Mad,” shined a negative light on the veterinary profession. The segment took a dog with a hidden camera to ten Toronto veterinarians to see what health recommendations were suggested in the first check-up. According to … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Patellar Luxation

Patellar Luxation is also known as luxating patella and quite a number of different dog breeds are susceptible to this condition. Luxating patella happens when the kneecap (patella) moves around or displaces in and out of place. This can eventually … Continue reading

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Pet keeping. Are we truly committed?

The following guest post comes from Eric, from PetKeeper.com   I’ve joined the Twitter-verse and been an active tweeter for several months now. What an incredible way for all of us in the pet community to share our stories and … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Protects Against High Vet Costs

I was recently sent a story that was published on King 5 that brought up the subject of how much pet owners are willing to pay to save their pet’s life. While the story was actually published months ago, it is still a … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Cherry Eye

Cherry eye is a very common congenital eye defect in dog breeds. Also called canine nictitans gland prolapse, this defect occurs in the gland of the third eyelid, causing it to protrude. This visible tear gland appears as a bright … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Can Offer Peace of Mind in a Strained Economy

Pet health care still ranks important when money is tight. Despite the economic downturn, spending on pets continues to increase, and veterinary care is at the top of the list. Pet owners are looking for ways to ease the financial … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Cerebellar Ataxia

Cerebellar Ataxia is a  genetic brain disease that causes brain cell loss. This neural condition leads to muscle problems such as of muscle movement incoordination which is typically due to a lesions forming on parts of the cerebellum. The cerebellum … Continue reading

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No Beasts of Burden

I’d guess there are a number of things that the music of the Rolling Stones should not be subjected to, and will say that bossa nova is high on that list.  I occasionally read an economics blog by Barry Ritholtz (www.ritholtz.com), who sometimes on … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Collie Eye Anomaly

Collie Eye Anomaly, also known as CEA is an eye condition found in Collie breeds. Symptoms of this condition consist of optic disc defects, possible hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. Other symptoms can cause abnormalities in the posterior part of the … Continue reading

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Can I get dog insurance if I don’t have full medical records?

This is actually a pretty common question that I get. For those people who adopt pets from shelters who may be a few years old, and were found as strays, they’re not really sure what to do. I can’t answer … Continue reading

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