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Animal Bereavement

Let me introduce myself, Brigitte Bérubé, I am therapist in relation Specialized assistance in bereavement and animal assisted therapy or pet therapy. Often people ask me why pet loss? This question simmered in my head for a long time before I found this answer. It was not I who chose it, it was mourning that […]

Finally… Elephant Haven has the land!

It was not easy to go on but we were determined to find other, cheaper and if possible better land! And….one day we found it! Our 29-hectare of farmland, with woods, streams and lakes included. But was it a real or were my eyes deceiving me? It was for sale by two real estate agencies. […]

8 Myths and false beliefs about Cats (Part 1)

1- A Cat Has Nine Lives False! Of course, a cat is a mammal, and just like all living beings, once they experience death, they can’t come back to life. So why the “Nine lives”? This belief is mainly due to the fact that, for humans, cats are able to survive situations humans wouldn’t be […]

8 Myths and false beliefs about Cats (Part 2)

There are a lot of false beliefs about the cat, so here’s the second part of a short test allowing you to assess your knowledge… So, “True” or “False”? 6- Cat Always Fall Back on Their Feet Absolutely false! However, it’s true that the cat possesses a specific reflex called the “cat righting reflex”, an […]

Is chocolate toxic to pets?

Is chocolate toxic to pets? Yes. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which are substances that stimulate the central nervous system and are very toxic to pets. Theobromine triggers an excessive secretion of adrenaline, a hormone that increases the heart rate and can cause arrhythmia. A 100 to 200mg/kg dose of caffeine or theobromine is lethal. […]

Feeding Orphan Kittens and Puppies

Feeding Orphaned pets You can use a prepared  milk mixture (recipe below), which is very nourishing, for orphaned pets that must be bottle-fed. Add only small quantities of rice cereal to the milk mixture (5 ml [1 tsp.] for the first four weeks). It is important that the mixture is not too thick otherwise newborns […]

Animal Assisted Therapy in the Classroom

  Animals enrich the classroom experience and stimulate learning; the presence of animals allows the students to be curious and ask questions. They help build their self-esteem and learn responsibility and empathy for everyone and everything around them. Kids turn to their pets for emotional well being or when feeling lonely, scared, tired, or upset […]

A holistic approach for pets they have cancer

 A holistic approach to helping pets suffering from cancer Cancer is a disease that was virtually unknown in cats and dogs before the industrial manufacturing of pet food. We must add that air pollution (air pollutants) and chemical products to which our pets are excessively exposed (flea products, vaccines, dewormers, etc.) are also likely to […]
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