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Furry Friends 5K

  The Animal Guardian Society is participating in Intact Insurance’s Furry Friends 5K, and we would like to invite you to run or walk with us at this fun event! This race is a great opportunity to raise funds for local organizations. A portion of the proceeds will be shared by The Animal Guardian Society and Homeward Bound.  Please visit furryfriends5k.ca if you would

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Learn Your Mutt’s Breeds!

Even though you love your dog no matter his or her breed, it’s a lot of fun—and not at all expensive—to find out what breeds make up your dog. Knowing your dog’s breeds can also help you and your veterinarian anticipate and, in some cases, prevent breed-specific health problems—or, at the very least, help you save some money by purchasing insurance against them. (In

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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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