Pet Health

Welcome to our video library and resource centre to learn more about common pet health concerns and to discover a variety of pet care techniques and prevention tips, etc.

Resources:

How to Socialize your Puppy During the Pandemic


How to Socialize a Puppy Before Vaccinations // Want to learn how to socialize a puppy during the pandemic? If you recently rescued or purchased a pandemic puppy and you want to learn how to best work on their socialization skills… This video is for you. Even if you have to stay in quarantine or are social distancing you can still work on your puppy’s socialization skills. In this video you’ll learn from professional certified trainer Michele Lennon how to socialize your puppy during this worldwide pandemic, what to expose your puppy to, and when is the right age to work on socialization for a puppy. Early puppy socialization is crucial to a puppy’s overall mental health and well-being.

Checklist for Puppy Socialization

The goal is that the puppy has a positive experience, not neutral or bad ones. It’s important to watch the puppy’s response and note what it is and to also give treats to help ensure the exposure is a success. Here’s a checklist that can help.

To print off your own puppy socialization check list click link below.

https://drsophiayin.com/app/uploads/2015/12/Socialization_Checklist.pdf

How to Trim Your Dogs Nails


Your dog’s routine care should include regular toe nail checks to make sure the nails are not getting too long. Dog nails should be trimmed when you can hear your pet’s nails “clicking” on the floor. For leisurely living dogs this might mean weekly nail trims, as urban dogs who walk on city sidewalks can go longer between clippings.

How to Clean Your Dogs Ears


Your dog’s routine care should include regular ear checks. This is especially important for dogs who produce excessive ear wax or have a lot of inner-ear hair. Don’t clean your dog’s ears so frequently or deeply as to cause irritation, and take care to never insert anything, such as Q-tips, into your dog’s ear canal as it can cause trauma or an infection.

How to Trim Your Cats Nails


Your cat’s routine care should include regular toe nail checks to make sure the nails are not getting too long. Cat nails should be trimmed when you notice their nails catching on things, such as carpet or blankets, some cats may also start chewing at their nails.

How to Brush Your Dogs Teeth


Regular brushing for your dog’s teeth, along with a healthy diet and dental chews can go a long way towards keeping their mouth healthy. Bacteria and plaque-forming foods can cause build-up on your pet’s teeth. This can harden into tartar, potentially causing gingivitis, receding gum and tooth loss, otherwise known as periodontal disease. Brushing your dog’s teeth is a great way to help prevent these issues.

How to Brush Your Cats Teeth


Regular brushing for your cat’s teeth, along with a healthy diet can go a long way towards keeping their mouth healthy. Bacteria and plaque-forming foods can cause build-up on your pet’s teeth. This can harden into tartar, potentially causing gingivitis, receding gum and tooth loss, otherwise known as periodontal disease. Brushing your cat’s teeth is a great way to help prevent these issues.

How to Give Your Cat a Pill


Administering oral medications such as pills to a cat can sometimes be a bit tricky, here are some good tips on how to aid in pilling your cat.

How to Remove a Tick from your Dog or Cat


There are many ideas about how to remove a tick from your pet, but the truth is some of these may do more harm then good. This video shows a proper method and precautions.

Please note that some ticks can transmit diseases – like Lyme disease – by feeding on pets and people! For more details on ticks/lyme disease/preventatives please speak with your veterinarian.

How to Give SQ Fluids to a Cat


Your dog’s routine care should include regular toe nail checks to make sure the nails are not getting too long. Dog nails should be trimmed when you can hear your pet’s nails “clicking” on the floor. For leisurely living dogs this might mean weekly nail trims, as urban dogs who walk on city sidewalks can go longer between clippings.

How to Prepare a Subcutaneous (SQ) Fluids Bag for your Pet


Learn how prepare a subcutaneous (SQ) fluid bag. You will need a bag of fluids, a drip-set, and needles. Your veterinarian will prescribe the proper setup for your pet.

How to Prepare an Insulin Syringe to Inject a Diabetic Cat


Learn how to prepare an insulin syringe to inject your diabetic cat. This video educates you on the different types of insulin syringes, how to fill the syringe, and the precautions to take to make sure your cat is getting the correct dose of insulin.

How to Give Your Diabetic Cat an Insulin Injection


Learn how easy it is to give your cat an insulin injection.