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What is it like to have a vet exam?

Written by  Michelle Walsh  Animal Care Assistant, North Town Veterinary Hospital Firstly, I know everyone thinks that having your pet in for an exam is stressful and time consuming, but you need to look at the bigger picture here! It’s a chance to learn more about your pet, and ways to continue their care. When […]

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Teeth Brushing with Breckyn every night! by Laura Thompson, NTVH Office Manager

What is the old expression, it takes about three weeks to have a repetitive task become a habit.  Well, our Golden Retriever Breckyn is absolutely a creature of habit—we sometimes jokingly call her neurotic but she definitely finds comfort in her familiar routines. Breckyn comes in from the outside and walks around the table and […]

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Halitosis (Doggy Breath) by Dr. Jon Forbes

Most people think that “doggy breath” is a normal part of being a pet.  However, “doggy breath” or halitosis is usually a symptom of a potentially serious disease called periodontal disease. According to The American Animal Hospital Association: “over 85% of dogs over 4 years of age have periodontal disease” If teeth are not properly […]

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Pet of the Month February: The Story of Hope

by Nicole Arruda “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.”- Anne Lamott ***             A second chance is not always easy to come by. Those of us […]

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Updating your Pet’s Microchip

As a pet owner, microchipping your dog is one of the most responsible steps...

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Community Parks and Dogs

End of school is here!  As a mum of two young boys, we live in our little park. Dogs pass through with their owners enjoying an evening walk, the kids are playing grounders and building sand castles, and the parents are unwinding from a hectic day at work and after-school activities.

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