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We don't usually do this sort of advertising, but our friend and follower has an interesting offer - she has two apartments both in prime locations in TST. She's offering them both at an excellent price, and if you have pets you'll get an even better deal!

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Help The Montreal Pitbulls

On Tuesday, September 27th, the unthinkable happened:  the Montreal city council voted in favour of changes to its animal control bylaw, passing with a vote of 37-23, the second most sweeping Breed Specific Legislation in the Country.  The community of Montreal is distraught, as it opposes such a bylaw which has been a failure both historically and scientifically. As of October 3rd 2016, no one in the city of Montreal is entitled to adopt a Pitbull, meaning that all Pitbull or “Pitbull-type” dogs that are stray, in shelters, pounds, or foster-based rescue organizations are at risk of euthanasia – regardless of their docile temperament." -One Last Chance Animal Rescue Team

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Thank you, friends, for joining us in fighting injustice and animal cruelty.

Tick Fever Warning From Vet David Gething

Hi everyone,

I thought I should mention that we've been seeing a real spike in tick fever cases lately, and have had four from the bayside area in the last few days. Interestingly, we're seeing the resurgence of a rarer, older form called Babesia canis. The good news is that Babesia canis is generally easier to treat than the more aggressive B. gibsoni species, but it's still a real nuisance and it can make dogs very sick. It's not a danger for cats or people.

Tick fever is caused by a parasite injected by a tick into the dog, and causes weakness, lethargy, pale gums, dark urine and loss of appetite.

As always prevention is better than cure - keep a watch out for ticks, especially around the head and neck, and give dogs a thorough check after walks. If you see a tick it's fine just to pull it out, there's no risk of leaving the head attached for these ones. And I'd recommend some kind of prevention like Seresto (8 month collar), Bravecto (3 month pill) or Frontline (monthly liquid applied to the neck - although we are seeing some Frontline resistance these days).

I hope that helps, David.