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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: 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: Winter and cold a safety tips for pets

Winter is upon us and, though you may want to stay inside where it’s warm and curl up by the fire or under a blanket, your dogs still need to get outside to at least use the bathroom. Admit it, we all probably gain a little weight over the holidays,

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Pets and New Year’s Resolutions

  Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!! After the fun of the parties, either more fun is ready to be had or a challenge, depending on your point of view. While people often make resolutions to eat better, work out more, or stay in better touch with friends, it

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Leo’s Corner: The little animal charity making a big difference

‘Tis the season of giving, but for one animal lover and friend to the animals, giving is a year-round endeavour. Andrea Levangie established Leo’s Corner in 2010 as a means of raising money for animal-based charities or organizations. Leo’s Corner is affectionately named after her beloved Rottweiler Leo she had

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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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Kingtonist’s Wizard of Paws: Reader question regarding flea treatment

In this post, I’ll be addressing a question I received from a reader. Hi. I’m curious about the drops for fleas. Is there anywhere I could get this without paying an exam fee just to get them? If not, then I’m curious why. Because my cats are going to be

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Walk-ins at veterinary clinics

Veterinary medicine is an exciting field with every day being different from all the others. You never know what’s going to happen and that’s part of the reason I signed up for this job almost 20 years ago. Most veterinary clinics are happy to schedule you an appointment to address

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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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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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