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Behaviour/Training

How to Find the Right Dog Trainer for you and your Best Friend

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on June 27, 2017

Written By: Dr. Gwen The most important investment of time, energy and money in your new dog’s future is training. The number one reason dogs are surrendered to shelters is for behavior problems. Most of these behavior issues could have been prevented with good training and early intervention. Training a dog requires the caregivers to… Read More

When Gilbert Met Scrappy

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on May 2, 2017

Written by: Juanita Unfortunately, this is not a love story. Its not even a like story. It’s a story of hate and disgust, it’s a story of blood and gore. And unfortunately it is true. This is Gilbert. He’s a 4-year-old short haired grey tabby. He’s been known to be play aggressive which means after… Read More

How to Find a Groomer That’s Right for You and Your Dog

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on April 17, 2017

Written By: Dr. Gwen For some dogs, going to the groomer is like a spa day, but for others, the change of routine, strange handling and getting wet is worse then getting porcupine quills … in your eye! Finding the right groomer reduces the stress on your dog, enables you to feel free to leave… Read More

How to Find a Boarding Kennel that is Right for You and Your Dog

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on April 10, 2017

Written By: Dr Gwen For some dogs, going to the kennel is like going to doggy camp, but for others, the change of routine and familiar things and people is a recipe to stress … and sickness. Finding a boarding kennel that reduces the stress on your dog, enables you to feel free to enjoy… Read More

What does Anxiety look like in your CAT?

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on March 15, 2016

Fear is a normal response that enables a living creature to survive danger. Anxiety is an abnormal display of fear that, if allowed to build, can cause aggression. Most fearful pets do not show aggression but if the source of fear is not addressed or removed, aggression is a natural outcome. FEAR –> Freeze or… Read More

What does Anxiety look like in your DOG?

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Fear is a normal response that enables a living creature to survive danger. Anxiety is an abnormal display of fear that, if allowed to build, can cause aggression. Most fearful pets do not show aggression but if the source of fear is not addressed or removed, aggression is a natural outcome. FEAR –> Freeze or… Read More

What Does Pain Look like in your Cat?

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on December 29, 2015

You are in the best position to look for subtle changes of behaviours that indicate your cat is in pain. If your kitty is showing one or more of these behaviours he/she maybe hurting. By completing this assessment, you are helping us to identify possible painful conditions Please check all that apply: Vocalizing: _____ Meowing… Read More

Not Just Cuddling Puppies and Kittens

Posted by Joye Sears on August 6, 2014

Courtesy of: Joye As a Registered Veterinary Technician, I often hear comments like “It must be nice to play with pets all day”, or “You have my dream job, hanging out with kittens and puppies!”  Although on occasion we do get to share some special moments of cuddling with the amazing pets who come to… Read More

Truro Vet Says Good-Bye…To Declawing Cats

Posted by Joye Sears on July 24, 2014

Courtesy of: Joye Truro Veterinary Hospital is very excited to announce that we are no longer performing declaw procedures on cats.  For many years, declawing has been the procedure of choice for any owners worried about their household furniture or being scratched by a cat who plays too rough.  However, the veterinary industry, like any medical field, is… Read More

Your Dog Hates The Vet? This One’s For You!

Posted by Joye Sears on November 15, 2013

Courtesy of: Kaila and Dr. Gwen Let’s face it…every dog is different!  For some of our patients, a trip to the vet is their favourite event in the day (not counting breakfast, lunch and supper, of course).  These dogs tear through our doors ready to greet everyone and have a fantastic time!  Then there are… Read More


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