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How to Ease Your Dogs Fear of Loud Noises written by Leah Sandberg

Animals have many fears but one of the most common is the fear of loud noises such as thunder and fireworks. Pets can have an array of reactions to loud noises including shaking, hiding, whining, and destruction of furniture and bolting.  These unfortunate reactions can cause both pet and owner…

Cat lying on an examination counter with a model of a vet

Thank You for a Great Dental Season! by Quinn

Dental Focus Season at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital was a huge success this year! We had our first annual ‘Dental Focus Night’ where we opened up the clinic to clients, shared coffee, tea and sweets (not so good for our teeth!) and discussed dental hygiene for our pets (great for their teeth!)….

Tick in fur

What To Do If You Find A Tick On Your Dog

Ticks are found in Alberta on tall grasses particularly in the spring time. Ticks can transfer on to dogs and people as they brush through the long grass. Ticks are parasites that feed off of the blood of pets & humans. There are two main types of ticks: hard ticks…

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My dog has worms what do I do?

If you are seeing long ‘spaghetti’ type worms passed in your dog’s feces then the best thing to do is bring a fecal sample to our St. Albert office for analysis and confirm the type of worm that they are. Your dog may also require a complete physical examination by…