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Shedding Light on Pet Food Labels

It can be difficult to know what to feed your pet. Websites, books, breeders, and even veterinarians, all seem to have different information, so how can we know that the diet we choose is the best for our pets? A good starting point is often the pet food label, but this can be a mystery to read in and of itself! Here are some tips to help make sense of it all.

 

Pay close attention to the product name

There are a few rules that pet food companies must follow when naming their produ…

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MyVetStore - Online Ordering

We are very pleased to announce the opening of Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital’s online store available to our clients! Browse through our online MyVetStore for your pet’s food and pet products in the comfort of your own home. You are able to set up auto-orders for your pet’s food at desired intervals so you will never run out again! Your pet food orders even have the option of home delivery.

You can place refill medication requests through the online store and even get reminders of when yo…

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Indoor Life with Clawed Cats

July first marks the date of the 7th province to elect to ban declawing in cats! New Brunswick joins British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island who have already made the decision to ban non-medical declawing of cats. This is a positive step forward for the welfare of cats in BC and around Canada.

This may mean a shift in our thinking of how we cohabitate with our indoor cats. Scratching is a normal behavior for cats. They will scratch vertical or h…

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