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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws gets real on mental health amongst veterinary professionals

You may have seen something different on Facebook lately.  A profile picture with a frame that says NOMV.  You may or may not have this attached message:  “Dear Friends: If you are linked to a person on social media who works in veterinary medicine, you may have noticed them changing

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City requests public input for review of Kingston’s Animal Control Bylaw

Attention all pet owners! The City of Kingston is currently seeking input on a number of proposed new provisions of the Animal Control Bylaw. The purpose of the Animal Control Bylaw is to ensure the safety of people and animals. The City is required to regularly review the Animal Control

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Pet health during COVID-19 and how vets handle it

We certainly are living in interesting and challenging times. As COVID-19 continues to plague the world, veterinary clinics and our patients are not immune to the effects. Allow me to give you a little insight on some things you can do to help your pets, as well as what kind

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Reader question on electric fencing

In his latest column, Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws, Dr. Ryan Lleara, answers another reader-submitted question, this time about introducing older dogs to electric fencing. Question: I recently moved from a residence with a secure, fenced yard to a residence where we are not allowed to fence our yard. We are

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Maintaining kindness during the pandemic

We’re just over a month and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic. Things are going okay in our region of Ontario and we’ve done a great job as a community to limit the spread, keeping cases down. As part of that initiative and in part due to government stay-at-home orders,

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Vet clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic

This is a concerning time for many people. And while many people have already been working from home, unfortunately let go from their jobs, or quarantined, our pets have been wondering why they no longer have the couch to themselves in the middle of the day or why their staff

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Kingston native’s company wins Queen’s UPStart Venture Challenge

It’s not all that common for the founder and CEO of a company to be able to say that company is “Kingston approved,” but for Kerri-Lynn McAllister, when she talks about her company, Pawzy, it’s 100 per cent true. That’s because McAllister’s Cavalier King Charles spaniel is named after the

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Tips for visiting your veterinary clinic (Part two)

Admit it, taking your pet to the veterinarian is probably not one of your favorite things to do. Obviously, there are those times when your fur-baby is sick and it’s understandable you’re dreading the visit, especially when the outcome is unknown. Maybe it’s the cost of things that is frustrating. 

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Tips for visiting your veterinary clinic

How many of us like waiting around in our doctor’s office?  Not many, I can imagine…  Now what about the length of time you spend in the veterinary clinic? Honestly, I have always found veterinary clinics to be more personable than most human doctor offices or hospitals, so maybe your

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Kingston Humane Society launches ‘Meet the Misfits’ program 

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) announced their ‘Meet the Misfits’ adoption campaign to find homes for animals who may otherwise be overlooked by adopters on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  KHS described the ‘misfit’ animals as pets that “may not be the perfect fit for everyone, but they might be the

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Cleaning your pet’s food and water dishes

Today I’m answering another reader-submitted question, this time on cleaning food and water bowls for your pets. Hi Dr. Llera, I recently saw a post about the need to clean the “slime” out of your pets’ water and food dishes. The post was specifically about dogs. I grew up in

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A night out in support of finding ‘a forever home for every animal’

Everyone loves a fancy night out, sipping champagne and enjoying some gourmet nibbles, but those nights are so much better when they’re in support of a good cause. That’s precisely why local real estate broker Jessica Hellard is hosting The Forever Gala at The Isabel in support of Kingston Animal

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