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Two Common Unwanted Kitten Behaviours

Play Biting in Kittens:  A common complaint at new kitten exams, is “ my kitten is biting my hands/feet.” Kittens learn how to inhibit their bite from their mother, and from playing with littermates.

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Rabies: The Importance of Public Awareness

The topic of rabies seems to have popped up a number of times in Alberta, over the last couple of years. The nine cases reported in 2016 more than doubled the cases in the year before.

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My Story About Raising Orphaned Kittens

A few years ago, we were visiting a rancher friend of ours. On a tour of the barn, we came across an abandoned 3-week old kitten, who was later named Darryl. He was the first kitten of 12 that we have successfully fostered and rehomed, over the past two years.

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Why Do Cats Purr?

Think about sitting on the couch all curled up with your cat. You may be watching a movie, or sitting in front of the fire. You’re petting your cat and then you hear the purring sound.

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Tips for Helping Your Kitten Grow Up

Getting a new kitten is always so exciting from all the fun toys to the cute little sounds they make, but of course, they don’t stay that little and rambunctious forever.

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Last updated: July 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital