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Breed of the Month: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was developed in Nova Scotia, Canada in the 19th century. This sporting breed was developed to toll (entice or lure) and retrieve waterfowl. The breed was made to be more compact in size so that it was easier for them to fit into canoes. When a hunter is hidden […]

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Breed of the Month: Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise has been recorded as early as the 13th century and was rumored to have originated in the Mediterranean. The Bichon’s cheerful disposition, eagerness to please and ability to quickly master tricks made it so that they were often used as circus performers and musical organ grinder dogs. The Bichon became so well […]

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Breed of the Month: Sphynx Cat

Contrary to popular belief, Sphynx cats did not originate in Egypt. In 1966, in Toronto, Ontario, a domestic short haired cat named Elizabeth gave birth to a hairless cat that was named “Prune”.

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Breed of the Month: Irish Wolfhound

Rather than from its appearance, the Irish Wolfhound’s name originates from its purpose – wolf hunting with dogs. The breed originated in Ireland and was used for hunting wolves and Irish elk. The Irish Wolfhound is an ancient breed, mentioned as long ago as 391 A.D. in Rome. This gentle and quiet breed is classified […]

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Pros and Cons of Adopting a Senior Pet

Many of us are aware of the pros and cons of adopting a senior pet, but from the veterinary perspective, there are some things prospective owners should be aware of. It may be a little different based on the experience of having pets previously, but don’t count out the older pet.

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