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You can easily find cannabis products for pets — often treats containing cannabidiol (also called CBD) —  on the internet, but don’t give them to your dog or cat, says the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.

Veterinarians won’t be dealing doggy dope any time soon

Vets are being asked about giving cannabis products to pets — but there’s no research, it’s not legal, and it could be dangerous

High-strung heeler hounding you day and night? Crazy old barn cat climbing up the walls? You might be tempted to put on some Pink Floyd, dim the lights, and give them a little something to mellow them out. All of the attention on the pending legalization of marijuana has pet owners asking their vets about […] Read more


Rodney and Tanya Hollman want to give their dog Marleigh the freedom 
to roam but still keep her on their farm property.

Rover will wander no more thanks to GPS technology

Keeping a dog within the confines of your own farm isn’t always easy — but technology is changing that. Rodney and Tanya Hollman, who raise purebred Gelbvieh cattle near Innisfail, recently put an “invisible fence” around their property to keep their nine-month-old Kangal-cross dog Marleigh from wandering. The couple chose the Invisible Fence Brand from […] Read more

The lowdown on animal health

Veterinary medical association 
says animal owners need source 
of reliable information

Alberta’s animal owners have a new — and more reliable — online source for veterinary information: Alberta Animal Health Source. “Too many pet owners and animal lovers rely on unverified information from unaccountable authors when they’re doing online research,” the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association said in release. “While they often mean well, these unqualified sources […] Read more


Ashly McKinnon has been attending the Lloydminster Rare and Exotic Sale for years, and now raises rabbits.


Pot-bellied pigs, Shetland ponies and rabbits, oh my!

Lloydminster Rare and Exotic Fall Sale, Saturday, Sept. 27

Pssst… Do you want to buy a duck? Or sell a goat? How about a donkey? Then the annual Lloydminster Rare and Exotic Fall Sale on Sept. 27 is for you. The sale, which has been running for 31 years, is popular with hobby farmers and attracts about 800 people from Alberta and Saskatchewan each […] Read more