Why not to get a pet as a gift

Posted on December 10, 2017

We all know Christmas is fast approaching and you may be wondering what to get for your significant other or family member as a gift? While some people just go with simple gift cards, others may want to stand out more and make an impression to their gift receiver. One gift I hope you don’t give is a gift of a pet. Giving an animal as a gift is not a good idea for the following reasons: - Owning an animal is a huge responsibility and some may not be ready for this. Depending on the animal, they may require daily walks, cleaning and of course...

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Holiday tips for pet lovers

Posted on December 10, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and with all the excitement come a few potential problems for our pets. To keep things jolly for everyone, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Common household dangers: · Tinsel is irresistible for many kittens and cats but can cause serious intestinal blockage if swallowed. So keep far from reach from your pets. · Holiday lights mean more wires. Make sure your furry friends don’t chew these. If you can’t keep them out of reach, you can cover them in a protective plastic tube found either at your local...

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The Golden Ages: Helping your pet live a longer, happier life.

Posted on December 4, 2017

Puppies and kittens are cute, but there`s something so heartwarming about senior pets. They have been loyal to their adoptive families for many years and the bond they share is so special. We want to help them age gracefully and keep them in your life as long as possible. On average, a pet is considered a senior citizen at 7 years of age. Giant breed dogs will age faster than toy breeds and cats. The most important thing to keep in mind with any senior pet is that age is not a disease, though your pet may succumb to some age-related problems....

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We are happy to report that we finally have a new groomer!

Posted on February 16, 2017

We are happy to report that we finally have a new groomer!

Her name is Alexandrea (Alex as she prefers to be called) and she has quickly become a valuable member of our team. Alex is a certified groomer who received her certificate from École de Tonte de la Pagaille in 2015 and she has been working under the guidance of a very experienced groomer since 2014. With over two years of experience, she has become comfortable with all types of breeds, coats, and all the different personalities that each individual pet brings. Alex has specialized in puppy grooming introduction and has a wide knowledge of...

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National Vet Tech Week By Gabrielle Vachon, CAHT

Posted on October 19, 2016

National Vet Tech Week By Gabrielle Vachon, CAHT

October 16th-22nd 2016, is National Veterinary Technician Week. This annual event recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare.  As a proud and certified Veterinary Technician, I would like to take this opportunity to explain what we do and why we do it. A typical day as a Vet Tech is never typical. We have many different responsibilities and no two days are ever the same. To assist help clients understand our role in their pet`s visit, we often compare ourselves to nurses. In human medicine, for example, there...

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Please join Animal 911 in helping the West Island Mission. They are counting on our generosity!

Posted on November 4, 2015

Please join Animal 911 in helping the West Island Mission. They are counting on our generosity!

The West Island Mission’s Purpose….. “Our mission is to seek out and make a difference in the lives of the people who struggle with poverty in the West Island of Montreal.  We hope to see peoples’ suffering and despair replaced by joy and hope.” LET THIS BE OUR MISSION AND PURPOSE AS WELL!! Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital along with our clinic located at 566 boul. Jacques-Bizard are partnering up with the West Island Mission in order to assist them in achieving their goal this holiday season by providing 300 holiday baskets for needy...

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It’s National Veterinary Technician Week!

Posted on October 15, 2015

It’s National Veterinary Technician Week!

It still catches me off guard when people are surprised to find out there is such a thing as a veterinary nurse. Many refer to them as the vet’s “assistant” or think of them as laboratory technicians, when in fact they are so much more than that. To graduate with a degree in Animal Health Technology, students must go through 3 years of a career program. Animal Health Technology is one of the most demanding and difficult Career Programs offered in Cegeps. It is also quite a competitive program and the admission process is very rigorous,...

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August 22 is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day!

Posted on August 20, 2015

Cats age more rapidly than humans. A cat reaches the approximate human age of 15 during its first year, and then 24 at age 2. Each year thereafter, they age approximately four “cat years” for every calendar year. So your 8-year-old cat would be 48 in human years.Veterinary care is crucial because a lot can happen in four “cat years,” which is why yearly visits are so important. Did you bring your cat to see your vet this year? (Source:...

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Pet Health Tip: Dental Diets

Posted on February 25, 2015

Pet Health Tip: Dental Diets

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Pet Dental Health Tip: As soon as your pet reaches maturity at the age of twelve months, start using a Dental Diet.  It acts as an excellent regular maintenance diet in addition to helping keep your pet’s teeth clean.  Dental diets decrease tartar build up by several methods. One method is mechanical. The food pellets are larger, harder, and when bitten by the tooth these pellets do not shatter like regular dry food, but stay intact longer scraping off the plaque from the tooth. Still other...

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Careers at Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital

Posted on August 26, 2014

Careers at Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital

You are looking for a challenging job in the veterinary field? You love animals and want to work with a dynamic team? Animal 911 could be the right place for you! As a matter of fact, we always love receiving your resume for the different available positions: veterinarian, animal health technician, technical aid, front desk. If you believe you fit the job profile, please complete the form in our Careers section. Currently Open Job Positions: Animal Health Technician (full-time) Veterinary Office Assistant...

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