Ask an Expert: Abnormal Dog Nails | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Ask an Expert: Abnormal Dog Nails

Q: My dog has been losing nails and some nails are bent out of shape. Why could his nails be abnormal? A: Dogs that have an active lifestyle or dogs walked on pavement generally wear their nails short. Nails that are prone to fall easily or appear abnormal in shape and size are signs of […]

Happy ‘Doggieween’: Halloween Treats for Dogs Do’s and Don’ts

Happy ‘Doggieween’: Halloween Treats for Dogs Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween can be fun for dogs too, if they’ll let you dress them up. But if they get into the “human” treats, it can mean an emergency trip to the vet. There are treats you can give your pooch, but be wary of the ingredients. Any kind of human Halloween treat, candy, etc. are forbidden […]

Prevention Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween for Your Cat

Prevention Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween for Your Cat

October is a busy time of year, isn’t it? Not only do we have Thanksgiving to celebrate (for us Canadians, anyway), but also Halloween! We get turkey and treats in the same month. How cool is that? However, we must remember that not everyone is enthusiastic about this time of the year. In this case, […]

Tips for an Enjoyable Halloween Night for Pets | Hastings Veterinary Clinic

Tips for an Enjoyable Halloween Night for Pets

Halloween is almost here! Costumes, parties, and plans for the day are likely already in place, including costumes for our furry friends. It is becoming quite popular to dress up your dog and the occasional cat in addition to the traditional partying and trick-or-treating on Halloween night. It is an enjoyable time and being socially […]

A Brief History of Social Behaviour in Dogs

A Brief History of Social Behaviour in Dogs

Dogs love having companionship even more so than some humans probably do! In the wild, the canine families hunt in packs and have a hierarchy system. The same is true for companion dogs, even though their social behavior may not be as well studied as in the case of some of the more wild animals. […]