At Blueberry Creek Veterinary Hospital we do all we can to help your furry friend stay healthy and happy. Here, we have compiled a group of links to help you, as pet owners, find answers to your questions when we are not available.

Rescue

LAWS is an independent no-kill organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all animals. It is a registered charity that survives on private donations, and receives minimal government funding. Every year the shelter staff deals with many animals. These are lost, abused, or abandoned animals which are cared for until their rightful owners can be found or they can be placed in new homes.
Mel’s Farm is a “No Kill” non profit all animal rescue organization in Lanark County and surrounding area. They are a non-profit all animal rescue organization created by Melanie Young and a network of amazing and supportive friends. Together they rescue animals that have no options left. Animals are accepted from Lanark County and surrounding areas regardless of age, health, or temperament. They believe all living creatures should never ever suffer and deserve a chance at a life with love, respect, proper medical care and a full belly at the end of the day. All their rescues are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and then placed in foster homes who will provide a loving environment until they are adopted by their forever family.
Dickies Cause 4 Paws Dickie’s Cause 4 Paws is a not for profit, NO KILL, volunteer based rescue, a KITTEN ONLY rescue, along with their moms that are in emergency situations only. If you have a stray, call your local animal control.

Health

Veterinary Partner provides information for the care of companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.

Behaviour

ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviourist Now you can get pet-behavior advice from ASPCA experts 24 hours a day. Their nationally recognized team of animal behaviorists offers possible solutions to a wide range of issues at no charge. With their easy-to-use database, you’ll receive step-by-step advice—without leaving home.
True Companion Dog Obedience offers dog training allowing your dog to be free to be your “True Companion” and NOT your boss. Jim and Judy Stewart are experienced instructors holding Canadian Kennel Club and American Kennel Club titles on many dogs. They are also the proud owners and trainers of one of Canada’s top obedience dogs, Topbrass Storm Of Blueheron or “Storm” as he is known to his friends.

Pet Insurance

These companies supply a variety of levels of pet insurance, helping to relieve some of the monetary stress a sick or injured pet may cause.
Trupanion offers a simple plan based on your pet’s breed, age, gender and rates of local veterinary costs. As sample policy is available here.
Pets Plus Us If your pet has an accident or becomes ill, you’ll want to give him or her the best care, without worrying about the expense. The cost of an illness – even just the diagnosis – can be high. Accident & Illness coverage means you’re as prepared as you can be.
Petsecure offers pet insurance for your pet. Petsecure is like having health benefits for your pet. It’s a unique way to ensure that whenever you need to, you can provide your pet with the very best of care.

Pests

Pets and Parasites is a website providing information on parasitic disease. The Companion Animal Parasite Council is a non-profit organization of veterinarians and parasitologists with the express purpose of changing the way veterinary professionals and pet owners approach parasite management.
TICKKEY is the only tick removal device on the planet that uses natural forward leverage to remove the entire tick, head and all, quickly and safely without touching or squishing even the toughest engorged ticks. Tick key is 99.9% effective on the safe removal of all sizes and types of ticks from people and pets. You can find easy directions for use here.

Cremation

Gateway Pet Memorial  As a member of the IAOPCC (The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories), Gateway completed a rigorous two-year accreditation program, which guarantees a high level of integrity and regulation for pet aftercare providers. Gateway offers pet owners a sense of comfort and peace of mind, ensuring your pet’s aftercare will be handled in a way that is respectful, dignified and compassionate. At every step along the way, we promise to care for your pet as if it were our own.

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