All posts by Georgia Wilson

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Advice from a Professional Dog Groomer

By Cheryl Canning

Regular grooming is an important part of responsible dog care. Not only does it keep the coat and nails neat and tidy, but it also provides an opportunity to spot any skin issues. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about professional grooming services.

What services do groomers provide?

Each shop is different, but typical services include full grooming (bath, blow dry, groom whole dog, nails) or a bath and tidy (bath, blow dry, trim feet, face, bum and nails) or just a bath and nails. Many groomers also do walk-in nail trims or feet or face trims. Continue reading

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Top 7 Ways to Maintain Healthy Eyes

By Daniel Walker, OD

Your eyes are a vital part of your health. Follow these tips for a lifetime of good vision.

  1. Get Your Eyes Checked Regularly. Perhaps the most effective way to ensure you maintain healthy eyes is by getting them checked by your optometrist. Routine eye examinations are recommended (whether you wear glasses or not) for babies as young as six months old, followed by another exam at age 3, then again at age 5. During school-age years, annual examinations are recommended and are almost entirely covered under the BC Medical Services Plan. Exams can be decreased to every two years when advised by your optometrist.

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Beyond Dog Breath

By Moshe Oz, DVM

Not just an oral health concern, dental disease can lead to other, potentially life-threatening, conditions.

Dental hygiene is one of, if not THE most important aspect of veterinary preventative medicine. Oral hygiene has both medical and cosmetic significance. Being aware and proactive about your pet’s oral hygiene can positively influence your pet’s health and longevity. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Spring-Summer 2016 issue of Okanagan Pet Health Magazine.

ITL Fall issue of MagazineWelcome to the Spring-Summer 2016 issue of Okanagan Pet Health Magazine.

Owner, guardian, parent. However we label ourselves, our “other” family members occupy a special place in our hearts. It is dogs who are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend,” but whatever the species of pet in our home, or in the field or stable, it falls upon us to keep them safe and well. Continue reading

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Uncontrollable Sugar Cravings Keeping You from Getting Fit n Healthy?

By Michale Hartte, BASc (Nutr), NNCP, CH

Here are three top tips to put the brakes on the binges and get back on track.

Are you recovering from the holiday season with sugar cravings that won’t go away no matter what you try? Looking to get “fit n healthy” and stop these sugar cravings, once and for all? Continue reading

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