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Long thought of as being standard procedure for most cats, the act of declawing has become a hot topic in recent years and rightfully so. This controversial procedure has been deemed unethical and unnecessary by many owners and veterinarians and in several cities and countries it has been ba…

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Cali is a small 11 year old cat that needs to find a new home due to a change in family dynamics. She has always been an only cat, but would most likely get along with other quiet cats. She is declawed on her front. Described as somewhat aloof, she will warm up with time. Info:   514-485-6945.

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The Montreal SPCA is inviting the public to join it in urging the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec (OMVQ) to ban the declawing of cats. Over thirty countries around the world no longer allow this practice, considered cruel and unjustifiable. In 2018, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, N…

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While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day on April 11 encourages pet owners to show a little extra affection to the animals that constantly brighten their lives. In celebration of National Pet Day, the Westin Ottawa & Westin Harbour Castle will be pleased to ho…

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During my many years of being an office employee, I can recall strict rules that had to be respected in the workplace. Dress code was at the top of the list as a professional and tailored image was an important component to a business’s success. But then, Dress-down Friday’s became the lates…

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Lexie came to Animatch through the Northern Paws Project. As small as she is, she can howl like a husky, so no apartments or condos for her. Chihuahuas aren't pocket dogs; Lexie needs a few good walks every day in all kinds of weather. She is affectionate, sweet and always glad to meet new p…

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Meel Elton, a very affectionate two and a half  year old male found in Côte  Saint-Luc. Black and white,with medium hair, he has been neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Fur on his nose is growing back from frostbite. Adoption fees apply. Please call Diane at 514-236-2099.

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Ah, Pugs. Who doesn’t love those adorable canines with their pushed in noses, googly bulging eyes, rotund bodies, curled up tails and that distinct pug waddle — not to mention that perpetually worried facial expression they wear? Many have said that this breed of dog is so ugly it’s cute, bu…

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The SPCA West recently announced that its Ties & Tails Gala will be held on Thursday March 21 starting at 6 p.m. at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. The SPCA West a No-Kill animal shelter that serves the West Island of Montreal all the way to the Ontario border.

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If you have a big heart consider adopting this uber adorable little guy. His owner surrendered him at a shelter at 12 years old, having had him since he was a puppy.

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In light of February being Dental Health month, we’ve decided to debunk some dental myths and offer some guidance!

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Do you have a pet who is chronically itchy? Does he lick or bite his paws? He is prone to ear infections that just never seem to go away? Or maybe he has a very distinctive odour, similar to cheesy musty corn chips? If your furry friend checks yes to most, if not all of the symptoms above, t…

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Now that 2018 has come and gone, there is much chatter as to what fashion was the trendiest, which paint colour was the most popular and what new foods were the healthiest. There are also reams of statistics revealing the annual murder rate, which stores went bankrupt and how many orange con…

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Ah, winter, how do I detest thee? In one day, we go from wearing shoes and fall jackets to hauling on puffy parkas and clunky boots. We are slipping and sliding and walking head first into wind driven, blinding snow and know this is how it will be for the next five months or so.

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Mondou, Québec’s largest retailer of pet food and accessories, whose head office is located in Anjou, recently announced the grand opening of its 67th store, which features 4,360 square feet of floor space. Just in time for the holidays, the opening took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2039 bo…

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I am the first one to admit that I am a creature of habit. I’ve been called rigid and inflexible and I can’t deny that this is true. I like my days to unfold in a planned and predictable way as this keeps me grounded and on an even keel. As I age, I find that sticking to a routine has become…

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Just as people are living longer than they did in the past, cats are living longer too, and there is every reason to expect that the “graying” cat population will continue to grow.

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Many couples, families, or even single people often think about getting a pet. To be quite honest, I am one of those people. There are many different kinds of pets that you can get and many places to get one. I hope this post enlightens you about adopting a pet, especially the right one for …

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Anyone who has a dog knows how affectionate they can be. The minute you walk in the door you’re greeted by a wagging tail, slobbery dog kisses and a furry body that is jumping up and down with excitement. Cats, on the other hand, have long been stereotyped as being aloof and dismissive and y…