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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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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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How can I safely brush my pet’s teeth?

Equally important to annual dental exams is home dental care, including brushing your pet’s teeth every day, if possible. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends this technique for both younger and older animals, although it’s easier to start brushing when your pet is young.

To introduce a fearful Fido or timid Tabby to the […]

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How old is my dog in human years?

It has always been commonly believed that each year of a dog’s life is equivalent to seven in human years. However, this isn’t exactly accurate, since a one-year-old dog can give birth, whereas a seven-year-old child cannot. And how would you explain the world’s oldest living dog on record making it to 29? (That […]

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Encouraging your pet to drink more water

About 60% to 80% of your pet’s body is made up of water. It dissolves substances—like food—and carries nutrients through the body. Almost all of the processes and chemical reactions that keep the body running, including digestion and circulation, rely on water. Water helps the body to filter out waste, and it regulates body […]

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When should I spay/neuter my pet? At what age?

Small Dogs (adult weight anticipated to be less than 23kg / 50lbs) should be neutered between 6 to 12 months of age. Large Dogs (adult weight anticipated to be more than 23 kg / 50lbs) should be neutered between 12 to 18 months of age.

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Will neutering my pet before six months of age be detrimental to their health?

Maybe. There is a growing body of evidence that refutes the commonly held notion that neutering prepubescent animals is harmless. We now know that neutered animals have reduced metabolic rates, delayed growth plate closure, and their bodies select fat over muscle mass when compared to intact (non-neutered) animals. We know that estrogen responsive urinary […]

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Why should I insure my pet?

We do not want any pet to face euthanasia, a compromised quality of life, or even death resulting from an illness or injury simply because of the cost of veterinary care, and we believe pet health insurance is an excellent way to prevent that from happening.

We all love our pets and take measures to […]

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When should I buy pet insurance?

Just as health insurance rates are lower for younger and healthier humans, the same applies for your pet. If you wait to buy pet insurance until your pet is older and/or has a pre-existing condition, coverage may not be available at all, or, if it is, it will usually be at higher rates.

As with […]

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