Golf tourney ‘fore’ pets

It’s time to get putting for some of Pictou County’s pets as the annual Kathy Skoke-Fortin Memorial Golf Tournament ramps up for another year. This tournament has been going for about seven years as a fundraiser for the local branch of the SPCA in Granton. Each year, proceeds raised from the event go towards helping...

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Hot vehicles no place for four-legged friends

By Pat Healey DARTMOUTH: As the hot summer sun shows its warmth more and more each day, it’s important to take action to avoid unknowingly causing your fur baby or young child hardship by leaving them in your vehicle while running an errand. Unfortunately, this remains an issue for both the provincial RCMP and N.S....

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Animal Acupuncture: Holistic therapy for pets

“I see the limited therapeutic options for animals when standard treatments don’t work. Acupuncture is natural, and there are no major side effects or interference with pharmaceutical prescriptions.” Veterinary acupuncturist Sharlene McInnes Wallace is based in Wellington, New Zealand. Having initially studied acupuncture for humans, McInnes Wallace was inspired to return to her first love...

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Theta Healing Therapy – for you and your pets

“What is really different from other meditations is what you actually DO once you’re in that particular state of peace. The purpose is not just to relax, but to take advantage of the state-of-mind. Dis-creating the cause of suffering and creating what you desire.” Irene Salmaso is a Theta Brainwave Healing practitioner, based in Venice,...

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Making sure pets are not just for Christmas

By Jocasta Baines If your child has been begging for a puppy or kitty, or you think a pet would add an extra spark of happiness to your home, you may have considered bringing home a pet as a present. The sad truth however, is that abandoned animals are all too common in Nova Scotia,...

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Pet Paw-ty a joint venture

Pets were the focus of an event at Pier 15: Riverfront Marina recently. Pictou SPCA, CARMA Pictou County and Pier 15 partnered for a Pet Paw-ty that raised money and spread information for the two animal care organizations. “We’re trying to get people to understand the difference between what CARMA does versus the SPCA,” said...

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Mother, son, pets perish in Westville fire

A man and his mother, along with three family pets, perished in a house fire in Westville in the wee hours of Canada Day. On Sunday, July 1st at approximately 12:20 a.m. Westville Fire Department responded to a structure fire on South Main Street. Westville Fire Department was assisted by Stellarton and Alma Fire departments...

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder: River finds a pack and new independence

Our three family dogs have all had a very special place in our lives and hearts, each one making his own indelible mark. When you are forced to say the final heartbreaking goodbye to one, the heart wonders if it can ever be brave enough or even open enough to love again. The unconditional love...

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Pets and hurricane preparedness

On the average, six Atlantic hurricanes occur each year. Hurricane season in Nova Scotia is from June 1 until November 30. The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia offers the following information for pet owners during hurricane season. Visit www.dartns.org for more information. • Do not leave your pets behind if you need to...

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Ticks are out in full force

To the Editor: According to the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, now ALL of Nova Scotia is classed as endemic for blacklegged ticks and if people are outdoors they are at risk for Lyme disease. There are still areas of higher risk and unfortunately, Pictou County is one of the high risk areas....

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