Soldier reunited with his military service dogCanines comfort cadets at campIt’s a Dog’s Life for Oromocto SoldiersWhen Fido needs a PedicureHeartworm in Dogs and Cats

Soldier reunited with his military service dog

They navigated the dangerous terrain in Afghanistan searching for bombs and creating a powerful bond that could mean the difference between life and death. Then, upon their return U.S. Army Specialist Vance McFarland and his tactical explosive detector dog, Ikar, were instantly separated; not knowing if they’d see each other again. McFarland was Ikar’s original handler....
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Canines comfort cadets at camp

This summer, like past summers, air cadets of all ages gathered at CFB Trenton for their annual summer camp. Cadets leaving home for the first time can often feel homesick or stressed out from a new environment, and that’s where St. John Ambulance’s Therapy Dogs come to the rescue. “The Therapy Dogs that attend the cadet...
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It’s a Dog’s Life for Oromocto Soldiers

Soldiers from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown helped out their local furry friends earlier this month. Generally soldiers build bridges, tunnels and shelters, they do not make dog houses. But the Oromocto SPCA was in need of several dog houses so they approached the soldiers to see if they could lend a hand. “The timing was...
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When Fido needs a Pedicure

In our March Madness 2015 issue, we featured an article on the importance of clipping the family dog’s nails. In the article, Dr. Leslie Woodcock explained, “Nature designed dog's feet to make contact with the ground on the pads. When the toenails are long, it effects proper contact and posture and sends inaccurate information through the...
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Heartworm in Dogs and Cats

What Every Pet Owner Should Know By Heidi Wagg Heartworm is a potentially deadly—yet highly preventable—disease that most commonly attacks dogs, but occasionally strikes cats as well. The pesky mosquito is responsible for spreading the illness by depositing microscopic heartworm larvae into the bloodstream of animals when it strikes. Once inside, a slow journey begins to the victim’s...
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