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Dr. Rosen (a.k.a. “Dr. Goldie") earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph before graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998. After working for several years as an associate veterinarian at Bloor Animal Clinic and Westway Animal Hospital, she became the owner/director of Halton Veterinary House Call Services in 2004. Dr. Goldie enjoyed growing her practice and has loved getting to know the pets and families of the town of Milton.  Over the past few years, Dr. Goldie developed a special interest in home pet euthanasia, extending her services outside of the town of Milton to the surrounding areas.  This service has given her great career satisfaction, not only by meeting wonderful people, but through helping them and their pets in very difficult times and situations.  When she is not on an appointment call, you can usually find her in the hot yoga studio or practicing her swing at the local driving range. She enjoys spending time with her furry children, "Sunny" a Shepherd/Lab mix as well as "Nemo" her orange tabby. Dr. Goldie has two children, and is actively involved with her daughter's horse jumping competitions, and her son's house league hockey games.

Causes of Weight Loss in Cats

There is no doubt that cats are among the cutest and friendliest pets on earth. They are very communicative, intelligent, and easy to care for. Also, they are said to have nine lives. However, that does not mean they are impervious to health issues.

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Dog Euthanasia: When Is the Right Time?

There is hardly a more frustrating and devastating thing than watching your beloved pet live its last days and having to put it to eternal sleep. Sadly, many pet owners have to face situations, when the only options are whether it be done at home or at a vet clinic.

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Private vs. Communal Pet Cremation

Pet cremation is increasingly common in the civilized world. Some crematories accept pets’ bodies along with human ones.

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Cancer in Pets

What is cancer?

Cancer (neoplasia) is a condition, which results from abnormally rapid proliferation of cells when the immune system is no longer capable of controlling it.

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The Decision of Euthanizing Your Pet

Those who have never owned a pet would hardly take the matter seriously. From their unenlightened standing, putting an old, injured or terminally sick animal to eternal sleep is just the simplest way out. But not for someone who has witnessed his or her pet come a lifetime-long or, much to his or her grief, shorter way toward the tragic outcome.

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Is Your Pet in Pain?

Pain is surely one of the most unpleasant experiences that may affect any living creature. People can just use words to say when they are in pain, but things get much more complicated when it comes to animals.

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Geriatric Dogs Care

Time is as inexorable for dogs as it is for humans, and even more so, because dogs have a much shorter life span. A decent dog owner sees his or her dog live its life to the fullest – from boisterous puppyhood up until placid adulthood and the last breath. And dogs wear down with age, both physically and mentally, just as humans do. As your dog ages, it faces health issues and therefore needs special care.

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Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

Is there something strange about your cat?

Cats are extremely gentle and subtle animals, and this also applies to their health. Because felines are good at hiding symptoms, they may go undetected for quite a while. Unfortunately, cats hide serious diseases too.

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How to Cope With the Loss of Your Pet

No pet owner can ever be prepared for losing their beloved furry friend that became a real family member. By losing your pet, you lose your helpful assistant, your companion and your dear friend. This is, certainly, a tragedy that is often accompanied with feelings of guilt. It seems for the pet parent that he has not done his best to save his four-legged friend and missed something.

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Travelling With Your Pet

Travelling with pets is getting more popular than ever. Thousands of tourists hit the road together with their family pets. The reasons for that are quite different from “there’s no one to leave my pet with” to “I feel guilty leaving my beloved furry friend behind while exploring the world”. There are lots of stories when people try to make their seriously ill pets happy by travelling to other parts of the country and watching beauties of nature: mountains, seas, lakes and even deserts.

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How To Bathe a Cat?

To bathe or not to bathe a cat? That is the question. There are two types of cat owners in the world: the ones that firmly believe that cats hate water so they don’t bathe their cats, and the ones that think a bath is a necessary and regular procedure for cats.

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Pet Obesity

Pet obesity is becoming a major epidemic and is already a top health problem for pets. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 52.7% of dogs and 57.9% of cats are overweight or obese. And the number of fat pets is expected to further exceed the number of healthy ones within five years.

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