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Fear Free Veterinary Visits at Delton Vet

Fear Free Veterinary for You and Your Pet
Delton Veterinary Hospital believes in Fear Free veterinary visits for you and your pet. Here are two great stories from Cathy, one of our registered veterinary technologists (RVT).

I called a client to remind them about an upcoming appointment. The client said she doesn’t like coming in because […]

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My Dog Might Be In Pain 15 Signs To Look For Part 4

What We Learned in ‘Pain 15 Signs’ Parts 1 to 3
The previous three articles dedicated to My Dog Might Be In Pain 15 Signs To Look For touched on signs of pain related to reduced activities, reluctance to walk on slippery surfaces / negotiate stairs, becoming selective about what to jump up on or down […]

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Make Time To Exercise Dog

Exercise Dog = Good For You
Dogs need exercise to stimulate them mentally as well as to burn off excess energy. If they don’t get the exercise they need, they can gain weight, act out, show anxiety or demand constant attention from their owners. Besides, imagine if you could only leave the house when someone […]

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Don’t Ignore Your Pet’s Bad Breath

Enjoy kisses, don’t run away from bad breath
Bad breath, or halitosis, is often the first sign of dental disease pet owners notice. It could also be a sign of a larger disease. If your pet has persistently bad breath, don’t wait for it to get worse. Get it checked out by your veterinarian so no […]

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5 Reasons You Should Thank a Vet Tech

What is a Vet Tech?
Thank a Vet Tech? What for? Well, to work as a registered veterinary technologist in Alberta, professionals must graduate from a Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, or CVMA, approved post-secondary program and successfully pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam, or VTNE. Students enrolled in a VT program train in laboratory work, diagnostic […]

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My Dog Might Be In Pain 15 Signs To Look For Part 3

My dog might be in pain continued from last week…
Pain signs from parts 1 and 2 include reluctance to walk on slippery surfaces and negotiate stairs, becoming selective about what to jump up on or down from, and getting up from lying down using the front legs first.  
Once again since they cannot tell us […]

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My Dog Might Be In Pain 15 Signs to Look For Part 2

My Dog Might Be In Pain Continued from last week…
Is your dog in pain? The previous article of this series covered reluctance to walk on slippery surfaces and reluctance to negotiate stairs.
Since they can’t tell us…
3)  Your dog is becoming selective about what to jump up on or down from.  This is not so different […]

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My Dog Might Be In Pain 15 Signs to Look For Part 1

Your dog can’t tell us …
Several times a day I wish I could ask my dog patients this simple question.  It sure would make the decision of when to bring your pet to your veterinarian simple (and my job a lot easier!).  Since we can’t, this series of articles will cover established but often subtle […]

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Dog drinks a lot of water, should you worry?

Before answering your dog and water question we have to do some homework.

A dog, like people, can drink more water on hot days or after exercise. That being said, increased drinking and frequent urination can often be signs of illness. Here are some things to consider.

First thing, if you’ve noticed an increase in drinking […]

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Arthritis: Learning to Recognize it in Your Cat

Cat arthritis is a life-long condition but can be managed with treatment and simple changes to your home.

Just like humans, cats can suffer from a debilitating disease called arthritis. You may notice that as your cat gets older they aren’t as nimble as they once were. As cats naturally disguise pain and discomfort, arthritis […]

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