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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Pets and antifreeze poisoning

Recently, some food items were laced with antifreeze and left on the side of the street. Why does this matter? Because it’s very likely this was done intentionally to harm an animal with an indiscriminate appetite, or if they have the chance to browse while their owner was distracted. I’m

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Baby on board

Clients have often asked me if I have kids, and the answer has always been ‘Yes, furry and four (or three) legged.’ Yeah, I’m talking about my pets. But exciting news on the way: a human baby will soon be arriving in my home! Whereas I’m really proficient at taking

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Before you smooch your pooch…

It’s that most magical time of the new year, when people endlessly proclaim their love for one another, or in my world, their pets! Yes, Valentine’s Day is upon us and while your pets shouldn’t eat chocolates or flowers that doesn’t mean that they can get or give just as

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Bringing a puppy into a house with a cat

This week, I’m answering another question submitted by a reader, this time about adding new companions to the family. Hi Dr. Llera, My husband and I have two children, and they have been asking for a dog for quite some time. We wanted to make sure it was the right

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Reader question on dog flatulence

  This week, I’m answering another question submitted by a reader!   Hello, I have a black lab who seems to, for the last 6 months or so, be passing horrible smelling gas… nothing has been changed with his diet… he only eats his kibble (Acana dog food), and he

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Reader question on dogs and rabbit poop

This week, I’m answering another question submitted by a reader! Hello, I was so happy to finally get a dog after not having one for long time and have a fenced yard for her to play in. I choose a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she (Chloe) has been amazing!

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Pet adoptions and the holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that means… time with your family, holiday traditions, awesome food, and crazy shopping madness. Still looking for that perfect gift? Why not do a good deed and give two gifts? Pet adoption is a popular idea at this time

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Pets: dogs and joints question from reader

  In this post, I’ll be addressing a question I received from a reader: “Lately, I’ve noticed that there’s a slight popping noise when my dog lifts his leg to pee. It happens with both legs, so it’s not specific to one leg. I know there are a lot of

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Why senior pets are waiting for you

  November brings many key moments of the year… Clock changes, Remembrance Day, the arrival of Santa, and, if we’re unlucky, that messy stuff we call snow. In the animal world, it’s been accepted as Adopt a Senior Pet month. This might seem contrary to popular belief that you should

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Halloween safety for your pets

The leaves are changing, the air is colder, and it’s quite obvious… winter is coming – but not before some people’s most favourite ‘holiday.’ Halloween is this tomorrow! The dangers of chocolate have been well known for a while now, but what about some other things that could end up

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Marijuana and your pets

Marijuana is now legal for you to use. For years, people have been lighting up and living in constant fear their stash would be discovered or worse, eaten by their pets. Behind all the new legalization is the potential medical benefits for people, but what about pets? No, I’m not

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Safety tips for Thanksgiving weekend

And so it begins… the festive holiday season! Awesome food, cooler weather, changing of leaves, and family gatherings. In all the bustle of the season, your pets can often get put off during the hectic happenings, and you want to make sure they stay safe. Food – just say no!

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