VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre

VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre At VCA Canada, we're pet people too. We understand the importance of your morning snuggles and the t A healthy pet is a happy pet. Our hospital is here for you.

That's why our team of trained professionals offer quality care for your companion. We know them inside and out, which means we know when things are good and when we need to pay more attention.

🐾 Happy  ! 🌟Concerned your pet may have frostbite? It's crucial to act swiftly. Here are some interim first aid steps to...
11/15/2023

🐾 Happy ! 🌟

Concerned your pet may have frostbite? It's crucial to act swiftly. Here are some interim first aid steps to take before heading to the vet:

1️⃣ Warmth and Safety: Move your pet to a warm, dry area as quickly and safely as possible.

2️⃣ Address Hypothermia: If your pet is also suffering from hypothermia, focus on treating that first. Gently wrap them in warm, dry towels or blankets and place warm water bottles (wrapped in towels) near their body.

3️⃣ Caution with Warming: Do not rub or massage the affected area. If you're outdoors and cannot maintain warmth, avoid warming the frostbitten area, as further cold exposure can worsen the injury.

4️⃣ Warm Water Soak: Carefully warm the affected area with warm (NOT HOT) water at 104 to 108°F (40 to 42°C). Use warm water compresses or soak the area in a bowl of warm water. Avoid direct dry heat sources like heating pads or hair dryers.

5️⃣ Gentle Drying: After warming, pat your pet dry gently and thoroughly. Avoid rubbing.

6️⃣ Keep Warm En Route: While traveling to the vet, keep your pet warm by wrapping them in warm, dry towels or blankets (warmed in the dryer).

7️⃣ Pain Medication Caution: Do not administer any pain medication unless your vet specifically instructs you to do so. Human pain relievers can have serious consequences for dogs.

Your pet's well-being is the top priority, so swift action and professional care are essential in cases of frostbite. 🐶❄️💕

🐾 Let's Give a Roaring Applause for Rivet, Tyrion, Luna, Molly, and Scarlett! 🌟Join us in welcoming these incredible dog...
11/14/2023

🐾 Let's Give a Roaring Applause for Rivet, Tyrion, Luna, Molly, and Scarlett! 🌟

Join us in welcoming these incredible dog heroes from VCA Canada Bay Cities Animal Hospital to the stage! 🎉🐕

As we continue our partnership with the Canadian Animal Blood Bank, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the pet parents of these four-legged lifesavers. They're playing a crucial role in saving countless animal lives across the country.

P.S. It was also Rivet's birthday! 🎈🐾

🐾 Have a senior dog at home? Here are some golden tips to ensure their graceful aging:1️⃣ Energy Check: Keep an eye on y...
11/13/2023

🐾 Have a senior dog at home? Here are some golden tips to ensure their graceful aging:

1️⃣ Energy Check: Keep an eye on your dog's energy levels, especially their ability to walk. If you notice significant declines, it might be a sign of pain, heart disease, or other health concerns.

2️⃣ Stay Active: Regular walks are crucial for your senior pup's quality of life. They provide mental stimulation and valuable one-on-one time with their favorite human.

Taking these steps will help your senior dog enjoy their golden years to the fullest! 🐶🌟❤️

🌈   to a Vibrant Day of Love and Support! 🌟Our Peterborough teams proudly stood with their local Pride Parade, spreading...
11/10/2023

🌈 to a Vibrant Day of Love and Support! 🌟

Our Peterborough teams proudly stood with their local Pride Parade, spreading love and acceptance far and wide! 🏳️‍🌈❤️

At VCA Canada, we're firm believers in the freedom to love without consequence. 🌈 We're excited to see what next year has in store for us, as we continue to stand for love, unity, and a world where everyone can be their true selves. 🌟💖

🐾 Busting the Final Myth of the Week: Myth  #3! 🌟Myth: "Getting a puppy is always the best option."Fact: While the idea ...
11/09/2023

🐾 Busting the Final Myth of the Week: Myth #3! 🌟

Myth: "Getting a puppy is always the best option."

Fact: While the idea of shaping a puppy's behavior is undoubtedly tempting, it's vital to understand that puppies don't fully develop emotionally and behaviorally until around three years of age. During this time, they navigate various stages of growth, encounter a range of experiences, and undergo fear imprinting periods that significantly influence their adult behaviors.

On the other hand, adult dogs aged three and older offer a higher level of predictability when it comes to assessing long-term behaviors. If certain traits don't align with your preferences as a prospective pet owner, adult dogs usually come with well-established characteristics, making it easier to anticipate what you're getting.

It's also worth noting that raising puppies demands a considerable amount of dedication, attention, and training, whereas adult dogs may already have a foundation of training in place.

So, whether you're considering a puppy or an adult dog, there are fantastic options for every pet lover! 🐶🐾❤️

🐾 Happy  ! 🌟Planning a pet-friendly getaway? 🚗✈️Here are some travel tips to make the journey smoother for your furry co...
11/08/2023

🐾 Happy ! 🌟

Planning a pet-friendly getaway? 🚗✈️

Here are some travel tips to make the journey smoother for your furry companion:

1️⃣ Pack Important Documents: Don't forget your pet's medical records, recent lab results, rabies vaccination tag, and any necessary medications. And, of course, bring her regular food.

2️⃣ Familiar Feeding: Use her own food and water dishes to provide a sense of comfort and routine.

3️⃣ H2O from Home: Bring along some water from home. Different water sources may have varying minerals or smells, which can sometimes upset your pet's interest in drinking.

Traveling with your pet can be an incredible adventure with a little extra preparation. Safe travels! 🐶🌍💕

🐾 Myth Busting: Animal Shelter & Rescue Week Continues - Myth  #2! 🌟Myth: "I don't know if we'll be a good match."Fact: ...
11/07/2023

🐾 Myth Busting: Animal Shelter & Rescue Week Continues - Myth #2! 🌟

Myth: "I don't know if we'll be a good match."

Fact: While it's true shelters may not have all the details about animals upon arrival, these organizations are dedicated to investing time and effort in understanding each pet before they're ready for adoption. 🏡❤️

🐱 Is Your Senior Cat Feeling Stressed? 🌼We're here with some helpful tips to ease their stress and provide the ultimate ...
11/06/2023

🐱 Is Your Senior Cat Feeling Stressed? 🌼

We're here with some helpful tips to ease their stress and provide the ultimate comfort:

1️⃣ Change Can Be Challenging: Senior cats often struggle with change. Try to maintain a consistent routine to provide them with a sense of security.

2️⃣ Avoid Sudden Shifts: If changes are inevitable, minimize abrupt alterations to your cat's environment or schedule. Gradual transitions can be less stressful.

3️⃣ Extra Love and Attention: When change is unavoidable, shower your senior feline with more attention and affection. Your love can work wonders in reducing their stress.

4️⃣ Time Away Solutions: If you have to be away for an extended period, consider a trusted pet sitter. Familiar faces can be a source of comfort.

5️⃣ Boarding with Familiarity: If a kennel stay is required, pack lots of their favorite belongings, including cherished bedding and special toys. Familiar scents (such as blankets or towels that they sleep on) can ease their anxiety.

Remember, your senior cat's well-being is a top priority, and these simple steps can make their golden years even brighter. 🌟🐾

🐾 It's Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week, and we're setting the record straight! 🌟Myth  #1: Shelter pets cannot ...
11/05/2023

🐾 It's Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week, and we're setting the record straight! 🌟

Myth #1: Shelter pets cannot overcome behavioral issues.

Fact: Understanding the diverse backgrounds of rescued animals is key. While some faced unfortunate circumstances, most are wonderful pets eagerly seeking forever homes. Reasons for being in shelters vary - from growing up without a family to owners no longer able to care for them, or even the owners passing away. Some pets are lost, unable to reunite with their families, while others have been rescued from hoarding or abusive situations. These experiences may lead to traits like caution, fear, shyness, and more.

The takeaway? Many of these issues can be improved with time, love, patience, and guidance from foster caregivers and adoptive parents. 🐶🏡💕

🐾 Meet Our Heroes: Harvey, Zoe, Leo, and Raya! 🌟Let's give a warm welcome to these incredible furry friends! 🐾❤️At VCA C...
11/03/2023

🐾 Meet Our Heroes: Harvey, Zoe, Leo, and Raya! 🌟

Let's give a warm welcome to these incredible furry friends! 🐾❤️

At VCA Canada, we're on a mission to make a positive impact on pets' lives nationwide. By teaming up with the Canadian Animal Blood Bank, we're able to host life-saving donor clinics all over the country. This time, we're in Burlington, and Harvey, Zoe, Leo, and Raya are stepping up as heroes to help fellow pets in need. 🩸🐶🐾

🐾 Ensuring a Wonderful Life for Your Aging Cat 🌟Your feline friend deserves the best, especially as they gracefully age....
11/02/2023

🐾 Ensuring a Wonderful Life for Your Aging Cat 🌟

Your feline friend deserves the best, especially as they gracefully age. Here are some essential tips to make their senior years their happiest:

1️⃣ Monitor Their Movement: Keep an eye on your cat's daily habits. Are they still following their usual routine and taking naps in various spots around your home? Cats who aren't feeling their best tend to move less and stick to a few sleeping areas and are often not as interested in food as they would be.

2️⃣ Muscle Condition: As you pamper your cat with affection, pay attention to their muscle condition. Check how easy it is to feel the bumps along their spine and the bones of their hips. Ideally, these should not be palpable in a healthy cat. Ideally, firm muscle should be palpable in a healthy cat.

3️⃣ Lumps and Bumps: While petting your cat, gently feel for any lumps or bumps. If you notice any, make a note of what, when, and where you felt them and share this information with your veterinarian.

Taking these steps will help ensure that your aging cat enjoys the quality of life they truly deserve. 🐱❤️

🐾 November: Celebrating Senior Pets 🌟It's that time of the year again, and we're here to celebrate our beloved senior co...
11/01/2023

🐾 November: Celebrating Senior Pets 🌟

It's that time of the year again, and we're here to celebrate our beloved senior companions! 🐶🐱

Caring for our aging fur babies can be a rewarding journey filled with love and special moments. Stay tuned for invaluable tips and tricks to ensure your senior pets' golden years are their best yet! 🐾💕

10/31/2023

Celebrating Veterinary Heroes: Our Beloved RVTs

In the world of animal care and well-being, there is a special group of unsung heroes, often working quietly in the background, ensuring our beloved pets receive the best care possible. They are Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs), and it's time to shine a spotlight on these dedicated professionals who play a pivotal role in veterinary medicine.

🐾 The Backbone of Veterinary Care 🐾

RVTs are the backbone of veterinary practices, providing invaluable support to veterinarians, animals, and pet owners. They possess a wealth of knowledge and skills, and their contributions are immeasurable.

💡 Incredible Versatility 💡

One of the most remarkable aspects of RVTs is their versatility. They wear multiple hats, handling an impressive range of responsibilities. From surgical assistance and laboratory diagnostics to radiology, patient care, and client education, they do it all. They often act as the bridge between veterinary teams, ensuring seamless communication and care.

🎓 Continuous Learning 🎓

RVTs are committed to their profession's growth and development. They pursue ongoing education to stay updated on the latest advancements in veterinary medicine, enabling them to provide the best care possible.

👩‍⚕️ Client Education 👨‍⚕️

RVTs play a vital role in educating pet owners. They patiently explain medical conditions, treatment options, and preventive care, empowering pet parents to make informed decisions about their furry family members' well-being.

🙌 The Unsung Heroes 🙌

Despite their vital role, RVTs often work behind the scenes. Many pet owners may not even realize the extent of their contribution. It's time to acknowledge the immense difference they make in the lives of our pets and the support they provide to veterinary teams.

🌟 Expressing Our Gratitude 🌟

To all RVTs, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude. Your dedication, hard work, and compassion do not go unnoticed. You are instrumental in keeping our pets healthy, happy, and thriving. Your role in the veterinary field is invaluable, and we are thankful for your commitment to animal welfare.

10/30/2023

With our last individual video of the month, we have Sarah! Sarah comes with 12 years of experience and is eager to share her VCAC experience.

Throughout RVT month, you've likely heard some of our Associates reference RVT 360. RVT 360 is an exciting, forward-thin...
10/30/2023

Throughout RVT month, you've likely heard some of our Associates reference RVT 360. RVT 360 is an exciting, forward-thinking initiative that exemplifies the innovative spirit of VCA Canada and our unwavering commitment to the professional growth of our RVTs. Through dedicated mentorship from our veterinarians and customized communication training by BS Communications, they enhance their skills to become trusted extensions of their veterinarians in delivering exceptional patient care and client service. VCA Canada celebrates the collective efforts of our Associates at RVT 360 hospitals, who genuinely embrace this team-centric approach to veterinary medicine.

From our first class of 9 courageous VCA Canada RVTs completing the training in 2022 to the 22 RVTs making up the class of 2023, the program continues to gain momentum, with two more RVTs scheduled to complete training this year. Additionally, we are excited to announce the 2024 program is already in the planning stages, with applications set to open in the upcoming year.

As RVT month comes to an end, we hope you all join us in recognizing the great strides made and the promising future ahead, celebrating the significant role our amazing RVTs play in caring for life's greatest companion

10/29/2023

To begin the final week of RVT Month, we would like to introduce Melissa and her daughter who have decided to partner up for this message!

10/28/2023

Today, Marlayna is back to tell us what it means to be an RVT!

Next up to share her passion, we have Christine!Ever since I was a young girl, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I c...
10/27/2023

Next up to share her passion, we have Christine!

Ever since I was a young girl, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I completed my training at Ridgetown College in 2004 and obtained my designation as an RVT that year. I was fortunate to start working at my local emergency clinic shortly after.

Being in this environment, surrounded by highly trained professionals, I was able to grow my skills and gain lifelong experience. Working with clients, learning about their needs and those of their furry family members, I feel like I am making a difference in peoples’ lives. Nothing feels quite as good as that feeling of pride and accomplishment, when you receive praise from an owner, even during one of their most difficult times.

Knowing I can be there, and help them through some tough choices is truly rewarding. I am honored to be a part of the VCA family. When I wake up in the morning to get ready for work, I look forward to what the day may bring. Working between surgery and ER has given me many opportunities to have variety in my day, which makes for an exciting work life!

10/26/2023

As a veteran in the industry, Emily explains how VCA Canada has helped her find success and use her skills to the fullest extent.

Next up, we have Cassandra!"I have been with VCA Canada Lakeview Animal Hospital for 12 years. I have wanted to work in ...
10/25/2023

Next up, we have Cassandra!

"I have been with VCA Canada Lakeview Animal Hospital for 12 years. I have wanted to work in the animal industry since the age of 11.

The things I love about being a technician are that I can help the animals, and clients, when they need it, or help to keep the animals healthy during their lives. I love doing x-rays, watching our patients come in from baby vaccines and continuing through their lives.

I like coming to work every day and seeing the girls I work with. It is always entertaining, and I know that they will be with me, no matter what happens. They are great to talk to, there is always something going down and it feels very comfortable coming to work every day."

10/24/2023

This is Chelsie. Chelsie loves her team. Please listen along to learn more about what Chelsie loves about her role and her fellow RVTs!

10/23/2023

At VCA Canada, we understand the importance of having a team that supports you and pushes you to grow within your role and as an individual.

Please say hello to Jesse as she talks about the importance of team!

Please welcome Kim to the stage! Kim comes with years of experience and offers valuable advice to any RVT - new or a vet...
10/20/2023

Please welcome Kim to the stage! Kim comes with years of experience and offers valuable advice to any RVT - new or a veteran.

10/19/2023

Emily makes her first appearance in which she shares her advice as a seasoned RVT!

10/17/2023

Today, Jesse is back to share her advice for continued success as an RVT.

10/16/2023

Coming back with her second informational piece, Marlayna shares her advice for current and incoming RVTs!

10/15/2023

Tracey, a veteran in the RVT space shares her journey as an RVT with VCA Canada.

10/13/2023

"While some kids were playing Doctor, I was playing Vet"

Today to discuss her path to becoming an RVT, we would like to introduce Marlayna!

10/12/2023

Today to discuss her journey as an RVT and current Hospital Manager, we have Cynthia!

10/10/2023

This week, we will be focusing on the individual journey of some of our leading RVTs.

Today, we have Jesse of VCA Canada Frontier Animal Hospital where she has quickly achieved the title of Lead RVT.

Next up to share her journey, we have Stacey!"Hi, my name is Stacey.I work as an RVT and Emergency Team Lead at a VCA Em...
10/09/2023

Next up to share her journey, we have Stacey!

"Hi, my name is Stacey.

I work as an RVT and Emergency Team Lead at a VCA Emergency and Specialty hospital. I have been a team lead for the past 2 years, and have worked at the hospital for the past 5 years. I started at my hospital right out of tech school, as a very nervous new graduate who was very quiet and kept to herself. I am lucky to work in a very large clinic where I had multiple mentors during my career, each one of them helped me become the RVT I am today. They supported me, let me ask the silly questions, challenged me when I needed it, and believed me in when I didn’t believe in myself. Not only do I have amazing mentors the rest of my team is amazing as well. From the other RVT’s to all the DVMs, VAs, CSRs, management and everyone in between.

I love what I do, I love that I get to come to work and help people and their pets. I love that I get to work with other people that understand me, and my view on pets and how they should be taken care of. To me being an RVT means that I have the power and privilege to help those in need, whether that be the patients or the clients. It really is a dream come true. I’ve always dreamed of being in veterinary medicine, originally the goal was to do the veterinary technician program so I could gain experience while making money so I could afford vet school.

My advice for new RVTs or people who are aspiring to be RVTs is to take care of themselves. I find that there are many very compassionate people in this industry, and taking care of others is second nature, but taking care of themselves is very difficult. Mistakes are going to happen, but it is the best way to learn. My advice is the take it in stride and to try and learn from it to prevent it from happening in the future. I also tell people to just enjoy it, we get to do very cool things as RVT’s and it should be celebrated. VCA Canada has always supported me, has helped me strive for more and to grow within my career and in the company with lots of support and opportunities. Thank you to everyone that has helped me get to this point, it is appreciated more than you know."

10/06/2023

Please welcome Becky! She is one of VCA Canada's most passionate RVTs, and a veteran of 14 years within the industry and 10 years at VCA Canada.

In this video, Becky offers her biggest piece of advice which applies to all RVTs - new or seasoned.

Next up to share their story, we have Karen of VCA Canada Mills Haven Animal Hospital!Hi, my name is Karen, I am lead Re...
10/05/2023

Next up to share their story, we have Karen of VCA Canada Mills Haven Animal Hospital!

Hi, my name is Karen, I am lead Registered Veterinary Technologist at Mills Haven Animal Hospital in Sherwood Park, Alberta and I’ve been here for 19 years. I am a proud RVT but I didn’t always know I wanted to be a tech. I was one of those people who jumped into university right after high school with no clue about what I wanted to do with my life, and graduated 4 years later with a Bachelor of Science degree and still no idea about what I wanted to do. It wasn’t until I discovered the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT a few months later that a lightbulb went off in my brain and I realized “This is what I want to do”. I still remember walking into class on my first day and feeling with absolute certainty that I was finally where I was meant to be. And I can still say I would never want to be doing anything else.

In all of my years I have seen a lot of changes and been through a lot of things, but I’ve never been more proud and excited to be an RVT than I am right now. And that’s because of all the amazing tech driven initiatives that are absolute game changers in this industry. Things like Fear Free, Hands Free Radiology, and now the RVT 360 program. I truly believe that the reason these programs have become so successful is because we as RVTs have stuck together, demanded change, and made it happen. Knowing that I am someone capable of bringing about significant change and making a difference not only to the lives of our patients but to our lives as well is such a point of pride for me. I’m very grateful for VCA for recognizing the importance of these initiatives and giving us the chance to make them happen. And I’m so excited to see where we go next.

Finally, I want to say thank you to the team that I work with every day. I have been absolutely blessed to have found an incredible team of like-minded people with equally impressive long term careers and I would never have made it this far without them. And to all the RVTs out there doing amazing things, be proud of what you do, you make a difference every day. Thanks everyone!

Please welcome Rebecca to the stage!"I graduated in 1997 from Veterinary Technology at St. Lawrence College after comple...
10/03/2023

Please welcome Rebecca to the stage!

"I graduated in 1997 from Veterinary Technology at St. Lawrence College after completing their Animal Care Techniques program. I work in small animal medicine with a lifelong personal passion for horses.

As an RVT I feel empowered with a sense of pride, commitment and advocacy.
Being an RVT is an incredibly versatile and encompassing role. Our unique skills make a difference, not only with excellent patient care, critical thinking and attention to detail but also with our clients. Our sincere efforts communicating and sharing in good times and heartfelt in the difficult times. We are empathetic, caring support throughout many intricate decisions.

I have always had a strong passion for animals. I took the time in high school to complete two CO-OP placements; one in small animal practice and one in large animal practice. I was grateful to have had great experiences, each positively influencing my future choice to want to work with animals and to attend Tech school. The mentor from my high school CO-OP placement is still an RVT and it has always been a pleasure to catch up with her at OAVT conferences.

After graduating from Tech school, doing my required field placements and becoming an RVT, I was excited to be employed and start my career in a fast-paced emergency animal hospital. I was fortunate to be taken under the wings of strong senior Techs, where I gained confidence and through guidance gained further structure, focus and hard work ethics. I respected the encouragement and the reinforcement of my responsibility to persevere and learn on the job.

As a current senior RVT, I enjoy leading, coaching, and mentoring new Techs. Taking time to support their development of practical skills is very rewarding for me.

I take pride in hosting student placements from many High schools, Tech and Assistant programs. Within my career, I have grown a special interest in anesthesia, nursing care applications, patient care advocacy, and Fear-free, and hands-free radiology techniques."

10/02/2023

To kick off RVT Appreciation Month, we have Antonia!

Antonia is VCA Canada's Director of Veterinary Technologist Learning and Development. Since joining VCA Canada 7 years ago, she has made leaps and strides to create an impactful and valuable experience for our RVTs.

10/01/2023

October is RVT Appreciation Month and we could not be more excited!

The unsung heroes of our veterinary world are none other than Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs), who stand as the primary pillar of support for our Veterinarians. The continued operation of our hospitals would be an impossibility without their dedicated service. RVTs undertake a multifaceted role, engaging with clients to address various concerns, including nutrition, behavior, and post-operative care. They skillfully wear the hats of hygienists, nurses, and x-ray experts, seamlessly merging these roles into one. Whether assisting in major surgeries or caring for our most critically ill patients, RVTs are the adhesive that binds our practices together, wielding an extensive reservoir of knowledge, expertise, and an unwavering passion for their profession.

This month, you, our extended family, will be given the opportunity to hear from some of VCA Canada's leading RVTs.

Please give a warm welcome to Antonia, Jesse, Emily, Marlayna, Tracey, Cynthia, Chelsie, and Rebecca!

The relationship between the Canadian Animal Blood Bank and VCA Canada continues to flourish!This time, at VCA Canada Gu...
09/30/2023

The relationship between the Canadian Animal Blood Bank and VCA Canada continues to flourish!

This time, at VCA Canada Guardian Animal Hospital, we had a number of smiling faces, ready to save animal lives across the country.

From left to right, you'll find Reo, Squid, Lily, Douglas, Murphy, Walter and Wallace.

Today is World Rabies Day!What is rabies?Rabies is a viral disease that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including c...
09/28/2023

Today is World Rabies Day!

What is rabies?

Rabies is a viral disease that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including cats, dogs and people, although some species are somewhat naturally resistant to the disease. When signs of rabies occur in pets or humans, it is an almost invariably fatal disease. Rabies is not a new disease by any means, it has been recognized and described since approximately 2300 BC.

When should my dog be vaccinated?

There are several very safe rabies vaccines approved for use in dogs, cats, horses, and ferrets. All dogs and cats between the ages of twelve and sixteen weeks should be vaccinated. Rabies vaccination is required by law in most states and provinces.

The frequency of revaccination is dependent on state or provincial law. Your veterinarian will advise you as to the appropriate revaccination intervals. They will also provide you with a “Certificate of Rabies Vaccination” to ensure that you pet is safe from the disease, and to help with any international travel that may be planned.

Should my cat be vaccinated?

Yes. Rabies vaccination in cats is required by law in most states and provinces. Rabies vaccination of cats is important for your safety as well as your cats. Rabies vaccines are very safe and effective and are usually given to kittens at three to four months of age. Depending on your state or provincial laws, and the advice of your veterinarian, revaccination will be recommended at specific intervals.

Pet-A-Palooza featuring our brilliant Vancouver teams!In late August, our Vancouver teams hit the street and came equipp...
09/22/2023

Pet-A-Palooza featuring our brilliant Vancouver teams!

In late August, our Vancouver teams hit the street and came equipped with a wealth of knowledge and treats for you and your greatest companions.

We would like to thank everyone that took the time to make this event a success and we can't wait for next year!

Happy  !How do dogs become deaf?As dogs age, they can suffer hearing loss just as humans tend to. Generally, this is a g...
09/20/2023

Happy !

How do dogs become deaf?

As dogs age, they can suffer hearing loss just as humans tend to. Generally, this is a gradual process, so it may be difficult to notice. The eardrums become less flexible, and sounds are not transmitted as effectively. Some dogs lose their hearing as a result of chronic ear infection, and occasionally secondary to other illnesses. Still others may suffer a traumatic injury to the ear, resulting in hearing loss. Finally, some dogs are born deaf because of a genetic defect; this is called congenital deafness. In most cases of congenital deafness, the deafness is pigment related, and most of these dogs have an all-white or mostly white haircoat. These dogs are not albino (which is a complete lack of all pigment), as they do have color in the irises of their eyes, and they may have color in their skin or in part of their haircoat. Examples of breeds that experience congenital deafness related to pigment include:

- Australian Shepherds
- Dalmatians
- Great Danes
- Welsh Corgis

Historically, and no longer occurring in the last many decades, Dalmatians were often chosen as “fire truck” dogs. Since many of the dogs were deaf (which is not nearly as common now) they were not frightened by the noise of sirens and bells, making them calmer while riding on the fire truck.

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