Fear Free® Fireworks

It is common for many pets to be scared of fireworks, and understandably so. These incredibly loud and unexplained bangs are supposed to be something fun for humans, but to our pets they can be frightening! Reasons your might pet might be afraid of fireworks: Fireworks are loud. As humans, we can all appreciate that [...]

Calling all Indoor Cats of Oakville. There is a new game to play!

Feed your cat like the tiger she really is. We keep our Oakville cats indoors to keep them safe from the potential dangers of the great outdoors. However, this sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain, bad behavior, boredom and abnormal sleeping patterns. What if you could find a way to: Entertain your cat Encourage [...]

THE FELINE FEAR FREE VISIT

Our feline friends are unique. They don't usually leave the house unless it is to visit the vet. This means during these visits they experience a lot of things that are not part of their daily routine such as the carrier, the car ride and the clinic which can result in increased fear, anxiety and [...]

CHANGE THE WAY YOUR PET VIEWS RESTRAINT AND HANDLING!

Do you have a pet that hates having their nails trimmed? Or maybe your pet is fine at the vet EXCEPT when it comes to taking their temperature. One way to deal with these fears is to utilize the concept of "desensitization" and "classical conditioning". Desensitization is the process of teaching the learner that a [...]

DEVELOP A PLAY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PET!

The kids aren't the only ones who need to be entertained during this time of social distancing. This week we have dedicated our time to providing you with some tools to ensuring your pet is happy and entertained at home. Aim for a happy and fulfilled pet not just a tired pet! It is not [...]

GIVE YOUR PUPPY THE BEST POSSIBLE START!

Pheromone therapy can help comfort your newly adopted puppy. Pheromones can help comfort your puppy during those first few nights in their new home, ​help make new experiences a little less scary and can even promote better training and socialization. Mac Animal Clinic was honored to be the filming location for Adaptil Junior's video segment [...]

WHAT MAKES YOUR PET COMFORTABLE?

At Mac Animal Clinic we try and make your pet’s vet visit a Fear Free experience. This is why we provide various examination surfaces/ toys/ treats and then record your pets preferences in their emotional medical record. As pet owners you know your pet best and you can help us. Do they have a favorite [...]

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT YOUR VET JUST TO SAY “HI”.

One of the best things you can do for your pet's medical well being is to the veterinarian’s office is to occasionally stop by for a brief visit just to say hello. We try our best to make your pet's vet visit as positive as possible, but more often than not dogs and cats may [...]

HOW CAN MODERN LIFE CONFLICT WITH CATS’ NATURAL NEEDS?

Modern life for indoor cats can sometimes conflict with their natural needs. This week we will raise awareness on some of these potential stressors so that you can better understand your feline friend and potentially make some changes so that you can make your cat a happier cat. Space ​Many of us cat lovers [...]

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