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Welcome to the Animatch Dog Blog. Here you'll find post about dogs in the news, funny dog pictures and other dog related stories found around the web. Enjoy!

A Word from Dr. Plasse

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Last week, I unfortunately had to confirm the death of a Great Dane. While on vacation in  St-Michel-des-Saints, his owner did not recognize the signs quickly enough and it...

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Bringing your new dog home

Saturday August 5, 2017

Congratulations, you’ve just adopted a dog.  Now you must give him time to adopt you! Imagine that you have been transplanted from being a roaming dog in...

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Toxon is Missing

Saturday July 29, 2017

Update - Sat July 29:  Toxon has now been spotted several times by people very close to his home.  In fact, his adoptive family have seen him too.  ...

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Who Are You Calling Lazy?

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Originally published in The Suburban Written by Judie Amyot We all get a little lazy during the heat of summer but there are some dogs that aren’t...

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Sunburn and your Dog

Wednesday July 26, 2017

CAN DOGS GET SUNBURNED?If you’re planning beach trips and outdoor activities with your dogs this summer, make sure to protect them from the harsh UV rays of the...

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Water Safety Tips for Your Pets

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Summer is always a fun season for spending lots of time outside in the sun! Even more so when you can spend it with your favourite furry friend.Keeping your...

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Share the Doggy Love

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Here are some extra ways that you can help Animatch:Do you have a difficult time thinking of what you’d like for your birthday? Maybe you’d like to...

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Fireworks and Your Dog

Wednesday July 26, 2017

“The roaring explosions and bright lights of fireworks can be upsetting to your pet and even lead to harm. Fireworks can cause animals to panic, putting both pets and people...

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How to Make a First-Aid Kit For Your Dog

Tuesday July 4, 2017

Emergencies can occur anytime and the best thing to do is be prepared. Having a first-aid kit ready will help to reduce anxiety if an emergency does happen. Keep the...

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A Word from Dr. Plasse - Epilepsy

Tuesday July 4, 2017

Epilepsy is a potentially deadly neurological condition fairly common in dogs. The first episode usually occurs between the ages of 1 and 3. Unfortunately, this is a lifelong disease and almost all...

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Driving Dangers

Thursday June 22, 2017

Dogs love to go for car rides. For many dogs, their favorite words are "bye-bye". I've seen dogs jump, prance, smile and bark with delight at the thought of a...

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Don’t Rock The Car

Thursday June 22, 2017

Many people are aware of the nauseating signs of motion sickness and the effect it can have on a relaxing vacation. But, did you know that motion sickness could also...

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Regal Home & Gifts Fundraiser

Monday June 19, 2017

Our friend Claire Winyard, a "Regal Ambassador", and the Animatch organization have created a special fundraiser to benefit Animatch! Between May 8th and July 30th, when Animatch supporters purchase...

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Don’t Hug My Cuddle Bug?

Monday May 29, 2017

By Judie AmyotThis article was first published in The Suburban. It may not be something we humans want to accept but apparently we need to stifle the urge...

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Doggie hay fever - it itches a lot!

Monday May 29, 2017

When we breathe in pollen from plants such as ragweed, we sometimes develop allergy symptoms which generally involve the upper respiratory system. Our eyes itch, our nose runs, it's hell. ...

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Kids and dogs .... it can work

Saturday May 27, 2017

Miranda Wimbush and Mike Bourque were both Animatch Volunteers – we like to say they are taking a “leave of absence”.  Since so many dogs are given up as soon...

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Is it the big ‘C’?

Wednesday May 17, 2017

By Judie AmyotThis article was originally published in The SuburbanWhile not a pleasant topic, cancer is a dreaded disease that strikes terror in our hearts when either we...

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Fur babies: why treating our dogs like our kids is bad for everyone

Wednesday May 17, 2017

​By Melinda Houston  Blame Bruiser. The canine star of Legally Blonde wasn't the first hound to be outrageously pampered – the tradition of lap dogs, tiny...

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Everything tastes better with dog hair in it

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Animatch has welcomed its share of Huskies in the past few years.  Many are amazed at how much a Husky can shed – yes, a good vacuum cleaner is a...

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Pasta for Pups Auction Item

Tuesday May 9, 2017

Helena Scheffer, Textile Artist, created this gorgeous screen print for auction winner Linda Hamel at the recent Pasta for Pups event. Thank you Helena for donating your time and...

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From the Animatch Blog

A Word from Dr. Plasse

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Bringing your new dog home

Saturday August 5, 2017

Toxon is Missing

Saturday July 29, 2017

Animatch Fan Mail

News from Sophie

Happy belated birthday to the Schnauzer puppies! It's hard to believe they are 4 years old! And a big hug to their mom Lucy! This...

Suzie Q’s birthday

Hi there, I am Suzie Q previously known as Roxie before I was adopted at 4 years old in February 2015. I was just getting over having...

To everyone at Animatch

It did not take long for Peaches to win my families hearts and my landlords heart she is so sweet and very affectionate she just...

Update on Genie A.K.A “Sugar”

Hello everyone at Animatch and fellow rescuers ' We adopted our little Genie in April, 2014. From being a very shy and reserved girl, I am...

Hello from the Gang!

Hi Everyone,Just a quick update on Chica, Zeus and Cannon. Our newest addition Cannon is loving his home and his buddies! He's off...

HAPPY ADOPTION DAY

A year ago today, we had the opportunity of adopting our little man " Kody ".  I hope that we brought him has much happiness as...

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