Howl-o-ween winners!

It’s hard to choose when they’re all this cute Thanks to everyone who submitted photos for the #LVAHHowloween pet costume contest! We got some fantastic entries, but we’ve picked the winners. Here they are: FIRST PLACE DOG: Pope Norman Norman of MyMateNorman was totally on-trend this year with his Dog Pope costume (remember the Met Costume Gala’s theme was also the Catholic Church!) and we couldn’t resist. FIRST PLACE CAT: Pirate Charlee of the Liberty Caribbean Pirate Charlee of the Liberty Caribbean wins first in the cat category, not just for the costume, but for possibly the best pose of the season. Because of course that’s how cats would stand if they were pirates. SECOND PLACE: Ellesmere the Toller Anyone who lives, works, or even just walks through Liberty Village these days will appreciate Ellesmere the Toller’s costume, representing “the infamous intersection in Toronto with condos going up on all…

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Veterinary care doesn’t have to be expensive

5 tips for ensuring your pet stays healthy without breaking the bank We know what people say: “I hate taking Spot to the vet – it’s a lot of money and sometimes I think they’re just trying to make me spend more money.” But remember: Vets have the same kind of medical training (and almost as much of it) as family doctors have. Their years in veterinary college involved anatomy, physiology, surgery and pharmacology – just like your family doctor. And 99% of them did it because they have a deep love for animals. If they’d really wanted just to ‘make money’, they’d have chosen a medical field that involved humans. However, we also know that when a pet gets sick, it can happen fast – and even modest bills can be a shock to the budget. So here are our tips for keeping vet bills low – while also…

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Howl-o-ween 2018: Pets in costume

You’re already making your pet wear a costume. Why not win a prize? We’re excited to announce the second annual Howl-o-ween costume contest. Dress up your dog or cat in their Halloween costume, take a picture and then post it on Instagram or Twitter using #LVAHhowloween or on our Facebook page before October 31. We’ll choose 4 winners: #1 dog, #1 cat, #2 overall and #3 overall and announce on November 1, 2018. First place prizes: $100 worth of pet foodSecond place prize: $50 worth of pet foodThird place prize: $25 worth of pet food (Plus bragging rights, of course.) We’re looking forward to seeing your pets look just as cute (and possibly ridiculous) as practice dog Olive, shown here in one of her many costumes.

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