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Zero excuses for Pets in Hot Vehicles

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On an 80 degrees Fahrenheit day a car will reach 110 degrees in 10 minutes.  windows act to both absorb the sun’s rays and insulate your vehicle. If you are out and about and you see an animal in a vehicle with the windows closed or hardly open, do no ignore the situation.  You can call the local Humane Society, Municipal Office for bylaw or the local police. The Ontario SPCA has started a No Hot Pets campaign which encourages pet owners to pledge that they will not leave their pets in their cars in the hot summer months.

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"Finnegan" is in the house!

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When our family lost Molly one year ago, the initial grief was so deep I immediately said, “I don’t want to get another Irish Red & White Setter.  It would feel like we were trying to replace Molly.”  I missed Molly incredibly in the beginning, but with four other rescued pets in our home, (2 dogs and 2 cats) plus 2 horses, one of which was also a rescue, there wasn’t much time to dwell on the loss.  As the months passed however, I started to realize that I missed specific things about the breed and there was a void…….

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Celebrate Cupcake Day with us on Saturday!

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Can your sweet tooth handle it?? We are participating in the 4th annual National Cupcake Day on Saturday, February 27, 2016 and you’re invited to take part!  (Our wonderful staff are donating their time and baking skills for this annual fundraising event!) Wait… You’ve never heard of National Cupcake Day?? You’re missing out! This fabulous event raises public awareness and funds to help animals taken into shelters that have been abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted. How do we raise funds, you ask? By selling scrumptious cupcakes, of course!! Each and every dollar raised on National Cupcake Day helps make a…

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New Year's Resolutions that will make your pet happier!

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It’s January again and that usually means time to make a resolution or two for the New Year.  How about a resolution for your pet this year too? Our furry family members give us so much; here are some ideas on resolutions for your pet. Weight Loss? –          Did you know that 50% of pets in the United States (I think we can safely extrapolate that to Canada too) are classified as overweight. If you think your pet might be overweight you can schedule an appointment with your vet to assess their body condition and then evaluate the type and…

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Santa is visiting all pets on Sunday!

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Pet Photos with Santa are back! Our 5th annual event is coming up fast – November 29th from 12-4pm! (Pictures will be taken on a first come first serve basis.)  As always this fun event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes. The Humane Society is a fantastic cause – it is entirely nonprofit and relies solely on the community for its fundraising. Some of the important tasks the HSKL does includes: providing shelter, food, medical care and love for dogs and cats until they find forever homes, providing education about domestic animals as well as coordinating…

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Woo Hoo!

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Kawartha Animal Hospital had one goal this past “Fundraise for Farley Month“.  We wanted to beat last year’s fundraising total of $870.00.  After a very slow start in October (maybe everyone was too full from Thanksgiving dinner?) we are very thrilled to announce that we were able to raise $1140.00 for this fantastic charity.  Dr. Rick Oliver and Dr. Erin Bond would like to thank their entire staff for all of the great Team work getting many “pawdicures” performed.  Some four legged friends were more willing than others to have their nails trimmed! 🙂  As always Kawartha Animal Hospital would like to thank their…

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It's Allergy season for pets too!

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Are Seasonal Allergies bothering your pet and keeping you awake? From Sherry (Lilee’s mom) I was unable to sleep very well for the last several nights as Lilee’s licking and scratching has gradually become worse.  (Lilee is our beautiful, little husky x shepherd x collie? …adopted from the HSKL). I had hoped that she would be ok this year, but it would seem that her seasonal allergies have started even earlier than last fall.  So far her skin looks normal so I am hopeful that she’ll only need antihistamines again this year. (Along with her omega fatty acids of course!)…

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Staff Photos are back!

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We know that it has been  few months since the staff photos were taken down so that Wes Evans Painting could give our clinic a much needed fresh coat of paint.  They gave up their weekends and nights so that Kawartha Animal Hospital could be painted without affecting our valuable clients.  We have appreciated the positive feedback about the colour and have got a kick out of the number of clients that have missed the KAH staff photos.  It is so nice to know that you appreciate and notice the little things that we do to be the best veterinary clinic that we can…

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Earl McDavid

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June 2008-July 2015 Earl was an extremely lovable Basset Hound and it devastated us to have him sick enough that we had to have him put down. The Dr’s and staff were wonderful during our visits and with the final visit we made. He adored all the staff and always had a tag wag for them.

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Sunday is Father's Day

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  It is Father’s Day this Sunday and everyone at Kawartha Animal Hospital would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, be it to human children or “furry” pet children or both.  The decision to become a father lasts for a lifetime.  With this “title” comes a big responsibility that at times can be difficult but it can also be the most wonderful designation you’ll ever have! In my introductory column for the old Lindsay Post, I wrote about how my father Dr. Peter Oliver was also a veterinarian and how it was because…

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