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Useful Pet First-Aid Tips

You cannot predict when an accident will happen to your pet, but you can most certainly be prepared for it- especially as the cold weather and the holidays are approaching since the number of injuries usually increases at this time of the year. Remember these useful tips when you find yourself in this situation:  Pet First-Aid Course: November 11 Don’t panic. Staying calm and

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25 Years Young!

Nick Iordanis, one of the very dedicated TAGS volunteers, recently attended The Animal Guardian Society’s big anniversary event and kindly reported on it for us here. To all those who supported this fund-raising gala, thank you! It was a great success! On Saturday, October 13, TAGS hosted a 25th-anniversary gala.      It is not often that a volunteer group makes it to 25

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An Adoption Tale: Chloe

After adopting her dog, Chloe, from TAGS, Nikki DeGroot decided to start volunteering for us! So not only has she given one deserving dog a great home; she’s also working to get great homes for so many more! Here she shares the story of her adoption of Chloe. I adopted my dog, Chloe, from TAGS in May. Chloe is one of the eight shepherd/retriever

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Kennel Cough What you should know

KENNEL COUGH The usual symptoms of Kennel Cough include a dry, “non-productive” cough. The dog sounds as if there is something stuck or caught in the throat and the coughing is an unsuccessful attempt to dislodge the object. Sometimes the coughing/gagging seems very violent. The episodes of coughing may go on for minutes at a time and then be repeated at intervals. Of course

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Great news!

Kathy Cook-Asling 10:14am Aug 17 August 16, 2011 08:30 ETNational Chain of Pet Stores to Stop Selling Puppies Announces Partnership With SPCA The “Every Pet Deserves A Home” Pet Adoption Program TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 16, 2011) – PJ’s Pets and Pets Unlimited have announced that they will no longer sell puppies in any of their stores. As of September 1st, their focus will

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Removing Ticks

Removing Ticks Spring will be here soon and the ticks will soon be showing their heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets. Give it a try. Please forward to anyone with children… or hunters or dogs, or anyone who even steps outside in summer!! A School Nurse has written the info below — good enough

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Two Sisters finding a home

Katy and Gracie traveled a long way to get to The Animal Guardian Society.  Gracie came to us with a deformed foot but surprising it didn’t stop her from running like the wind! It was clear from the start that these two sweet Setter mixes were bonded.  Each went to a different foster homes and several weeks later were reunited at the dog park. 

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Ian Dunbar’s Bite Assessment Scale

Level 1- Dog growls, lunges, snarls-no teeth touch skin. Mostly intimidation behaviour. Level 2- Teeth touch skin but no puncture. May have red mark/minor bruise from dog’s head or snout, may have minor scratches from paws/nails. Minor surface abrasions acceptable. Level 3- Punctures ½ the length of a canine tooth, one to four holes, single bite. No tearing or slashes. Victim not shaken side

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