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REGINA VETERINARY Experts on the REGINA DIRECTORY share a Trusted Tip on Rabies

Here we share a helpful Trusted Tip on the REGINA DIRECTORY - the facts about Rabies!

Rabies vaccination is an integral part of pet ownership. It not only protects the animals receiving the vaccine, but the public as well. We often forget how serious yet prevalent this disease is on a global scale. Rabies, a zoonotic viral disease, infects domestic and wild animals and is transmitted to other animals and humans through close contact with saliva from infected animals - such as a bite or scratch that breaks the skin.

Once disease symptoms develop, rabies is fatal. The Global Alliance for Rabies Control estimates that every 10 minutes of every day one person in our world dies as a result of rabies. This adds up to 55,000 reported deaths per year caused by rabies - a preventable disease. The vast majority of these deaths occur in Asia and Africa. Children are at particular risk.

Why are more than three billion people - about half the world's population - living in countries where dog rabies still exists and are potentially exposed to this deadly, but preventable, disease? The short answer is, dogs are not being vaccinated. When 70 per cent of the dog population is vaccinated against rabies, human cases are dramatically reduced or even eliminated.

In 2006, a group of researchers and professionals formed a global Alliance for Rabies Control. They created and began inviting partners to join the World Rabies Day initiative. World Rabies Day now involves every major human and animal health partner at the international, national, state/provincial, and local levels as well as veterinary, medical and other specialized professional and student organizations, corporate and non-profit partners. The goal of this outreach is to mobilize awareness and resources in support of human rabies prevention and animal rabies control. With the initial goal of engaging 55,000 people to take action, one for each person who dies each year from rabies, the inaugural campaign in September 2007 saw participation from nearly 400,000 people in 74 countries! This overwhelming response was an important step forward for rabies prevention and control and further illustrates the widespread recognition of the need for action to control this easily preventable disease. Since the inaugural campaign in 2007, World Rabies Day events have been held in 135 countries; educating 150 million people and vaccinating 4.6 million dogs.

Check out the listing here in the Vets and Pets category on THE REGINA DIRECTORY directory of experts.  

REGINA BATHROOM Expert share a Trusted Tip on Bidets on the REGINA DIRECTORY


To Bidet or not Bidet?

What is a bidet?A question many North Americans struggle to answer. A bidet is a plumbing fixture that cleanses the user after he/she has used the toilet. This idea was first introduced by the French in the late 1700′s and has become wildly popular throughout Europe and Japan. Today a bidet and or washlet is found in more than 70% of homes in Japan and Europe, and only 20% of homes in North America. The newest form of bidet is the bidet seat (Washlet from Toto ); this unit takes the place of your standard toilet seat and requires a 120VAC, 15A, 60Hz Class A GFCI outlet. With this more convenient application this unit saves room in the bathroom as opposed to the standard bidet sytle which was a separate fixture beside the toilet.

Some of the features associated with this S400 Washlet from Toto are:

•Auto Flush Activated by Sensors or the Simple Touch of a Button

•Automatic Open / Close Lid Activated by Sensors, or the Simple Touch of a Button on the Remote Control

•Gentle Aerated Warm Water

•Front and Rear Washing

•Massage Feature

•Warm Air Drying with Variable Three-Temperature Setting

•Automatic Air Purifier

•Heated Seat with Temperature Control

•Convenient Wireless Remote Control with Large LCD Panel With the increased cleanliness and therapeutic effect of water (e.g. great for rashes, hemorrhoids, constipation, pregnancy, menstrual and just everyday cleaning) the bidet almost eliminates the use of toilet paper for greener living.

Stop by the Kitchen & Bath Classics showroom today and see how one works!






Wipe down mini-blinds with a damp fabric softener sheet. This eliminates the static that causes dust to stick. The same trick works for TV and monitor screens.

No-wax/linoleum floors

Regular vacuuming or sweeping is the best way to maintain the finish. Then damp mop with plain water or add just a drop of liquid dish soap.

If the floor has some tough spots to clean, use a white, nylon-backed scrub sponge. This will keep soil from wearing away the surface.

However, if time and traffic eventually dull the glossy top layer, you may want to add a floor finish or wax to restore the shine. Choose any good commercial floor polish or try a self-polishing, metal-interlock floor finish available from a janitorial supply. Traffic areas may need finish applied more often than the rest of the floor.

It’s a good idea to keep doormats at all the entrances to your home, as they will catch much of the dirt that could eventually damage your floors.

Painted wall cleaning

The type and quality of the paint greatly affects how you clean a wall and how easily dirt comes off.

Generally, there are four types of paint finishes:

1. Baked enamel (most appliance finishes), epoxy enamel and automotive paints. These paints are durable and stain-resistant. Dirt typically cannot penetrate the hard finish. These surfaces can withstand scouring with mild abrasives, and can also handle heavy-duty cleaners and degreasers. With these finishes, be most careful of scratching or dulling the finish by using harsh abrasives, steel wool, colored scrub pads and strong solvents.

2. General-purpose enamels. Most often found on interior walls, especially kitchen and bathroom walls, this surface is stain-resistant and can handle moderate scrubbing. Do not use abrasive substances or colored scrub pads, which can scratch the finish. Use a neutral cleaning solution and a white, nylon-backed scrub sponge. Only use heavy-duty cleaners or abrasive cleansers when you’re willing to take your chances on ruining the paint. If you have latex enamel paints, avoid leaving them wet for more than a minute or so. Oil-based enamels are more water-resistant. Keep in mind that gloss enamels are the most durable and washable, followed by semi-glosses and then satin finishes.

3. Latex flat. The most common household paint, flat latex is not as washable as enamels. Heavy-duty cleaners or hard scrubbing can remove the paint along with any dirt. Use mild detergents and gentle scrubbing, and don’t let any solution sit on the surface for more than a minute.

4. Exterior paints. These paints are typically oil-based or latex and should be scrubbed only with a mild detergent and then rinsed with a hose. Use a long-handled brush for hard-to-reach areas or stubborn spots. Some people like to use pressure washers on the outside of their homes, but like harsh chemicals, these can loosen the paint, so use with caution.


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The Asbestos Abatement Process
In our last tip we explained Why Asbestos is So Scary. Our goal today is to explain what can be done if you believe you have asbestos.
The key to ensuring long term health if asbestos is found in a home or building is to ensure that professionals are hired to remove the asbestos. The term used is "asbestos abatement", which simply means the process of removing or containing the asbestos so that the asbestos fibers can not become airborne.
The process of removing asbestos is exactly the same as mold removal with the exception that a shower must be set up to prevent workers from taking asbestos fibers home with them.
The first step is to take samples, which should be done by a professional who sends the samples to a lab for testing. Once it is confirmed that asbestos is present, then the abatement process can begin.
The top priority of an asbestos abatement professional is to prevent asbestos fibers from traveling freely in the air. For this reason, the next step after asbestos is confirmed is to set up a proper containment so that the fibers that do become airborne are not allowed to travel outside of the contained area. Once the containment is set up with negative air pressure, the process of removing the asbestos can begin. All contaminated materials must be disposed according to industry and geological standards and regulations.
Once all asbestos materials are removed, the air quality should be tested by a Third Party environmental consultant before any reconstruction begins. If you have questions about the asbestos abatement process, please contact us. We are here to help.


Reed Security A REGINA ALARM & SECRITY expert provides a TRUSTED TIP - Consumer warning

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your REGINA COMMERCIAL security needs from day one!

REED SECURITY are Trusted and they are recipients of 2 x 2012 SABEX AWARDS - these Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce awards recognize excellence in business 




WARNING! High pressure salespeople are currently going door to door throughout Saskatchewan.

Many are pleasant looking and educated university students looking to make some quick cash. (THESE KIDS ARE OFFERED $350 A SALE IN RECRUITMENT ADS). These kids often wear shirts with the Honeywell logo and ask way too many questions about you and your alarm system. Once they have your name they will use it when they talk to your neighbors. Even if you don't sign up, they say you did. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFO!!!

Sales Tactics include :

  • multiple reps at your door
  • blocking you from closing your door
  • will not leave
  • won't take no for an answer and can be very convincing.


The Pitch:

Either your current system is flawed or FREE SYSTEM.

Either way: $0 down or $99 activation, $59.95/mo. or more for 48 months- This is double the price reputable companies charge.

TOTAL ACTUAL COST TO YOU: $2877.60 + taxes

They even told a few people "We work with Reed Security" when they have no connection to us.

These companies want to install your alarm system within hours of misleading you so that you do not have the time to change your mind.


1. Alarm system are never FREE

2. A basic alarm system does not have a value of $ is closer to $300

3. Basic monitoring fees in Saskatoon range from $5/mo. to $29.95/ not spend $59.95/mo.

4. Always get 3 quotes...this will give you time to do some research

5. Do not install an alarm system within hours of signing up...this will give you time to think about it and do some research

6. There are several proven Saskatchewan-based companies with offices...These door to door guys do not have offices in Saskatchewan...they are here only for the summer.

7. Check to see if the business are TRUSTED or if they are listed with the BBB

7. Call the Consumers Protection Branch: 1-888-374-4636

9. Just say "NO" and don't let them into your home

Please pass this info. on to the people you care about so they don't get ripped off!

Find Reed Security online at  or check out their listing here in the REGINA ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE REGINA directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted REGINA COMMERCIAL SECURITY experts !


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