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REGINA DIRECTORY share a Trusted Tip on Caring for your New Kitten and Kitten Proofing your Home


Trusted share a helpful Trusted Tip on the REGINA DIRECTORY about caring for your New Kitten and Kitten Proofing your home!!!

Congratulations on your new kitten!

Your kitten will require a series of vaccines that will provide immunity against disease for about one year. Annual boosters are needed to keep this level of immunity high enough to protect your kitten from illness. If your pet is vaccinated at Lakewood Animal Hospital, you will receive reminders in the mail each year when your kitten is due for its annual vaccinations. 
Your kitten should be fed a kitten food until he or she is about 6 to 12 months old. Then switch gradually to an adult food by mixing the old and the new foods together for about two weeks. This helps avoid intestinal upset from changing foods. Your pet will have a longer healthier life on a good quality diet such as Medi-cal or Orijen. Too many treats and snacks lead to fussy eating habits, obesity and digestive upsets. Give your pet praise and affection for rewards, not food! He'll love you just as much.
Spay or neuter your kitten. Altered pets live longer, are healthier in old age, have fewer behavioral problems and don't contribute to the pet overpopulation problem. We recommend spaying or neutering your kitten between 6-8 months of age. 
Your kitten will soon have a full set of adult teeth. Good dental care is essential to your pet's well being. Regular brushing will slow plaque and tartar build-up as your kitten gets older. By the time they are two to five years old, however, they might have enough tartar build-up to begin needing annual dental cleanings here at the veterinary clinic. A cat that gets good dental care throughout its life will live an average of 15-20% longer than one that does not. Your pet will have fresher breath, less pain from periodontal disease and be healthier and more energetic.
Enjoy! Your kitten's boundless joy, love and energy are a precious thing to have. 

  • String, ribbon, yarn, sewing supplies and other small household items
  • Paper clips, erasers, staples, rubber bands, plastic bags and twist ties
  • Coins, small board game pieces, fragile keepsakes and ornaments
  • Medication, vitamins, pill bottles, dental floss, razors and cotton balls
  • Household and automotive chemicals ("pet-safe" antifreeze is available)
  • Toxic houseplants, including philodendron, mistletoe and poinsettia Toxic garden plants, including lily, azalea, daffodil, tomato and hydrangea
  • Provide kitten-safe toys to keep your kitten occupied
  • Use covered trashcans in your house and garage
  • Keep kitchen countertops clean and clear of food items to reduce temptation
  • Store household chemicals and poisons in a locked cabinet
  • Keep toilet lids down so your kitten can't fall in or drink from the bowl
  • Keep electrical cords and wires out of sight or secured to walls
  • Secure dangling blind and curtain cords out of reach
  • In winter, rinse your cat's paws with warm water and towel dry after outings to rinse off snow and melting chemicals that irritate the footpads and mouth
  • Keep your cat indoors and safe from extreme weather conditions year round
  • Consider planting Timothy grass or fresh catnip in a stable pot indoors to entice your kitten and safeguard ornamental plants

We hope that your new kitten is well on its way to a long and happy life as a member of your family. To keep your kitten healthy for a lifetime will require on-going care. This list should help you to understand what health care needs your pet will have in the years to come. 

Please call us with any questions or problems with your kitten. Most medical problems are less costly to your pet's well being and to your pocketbook if they are dealt with early. The same is true of behavioral problems. The earlier you contact us or your trainer regarding a problem behavior, the sooner you can solve it. Behaviors such as inappropriate urination, digging, running away, chewing, and aggression can almost always be changed if you ask for help. 

Kitten Proofing Your Home

Playful and intelligent kittens investigate objects by touching, chewing and tasting them. Growing kittens love to explore, but need protection from household items that are dangerous if swallowed.

Dangerous Items to Keep Away From Your Kitten: 

More Ways to Keep Your Kitten Safe:

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

TRUSTED REGINA Disaster Services EXPERTS have a helpful Trusted Tip on Why a Shower is Essential to Asbestos Abatement

Trusted REGINA DISASTER RECOVERY SERVICES WINMAR  provides expert advice and world class service! They have certified consultants who are there for you 24/7 for  Mould remediation, disaster response services, fire and flood damage & restoration throughout Saskatchewan.


Why is a Shower Essential to Asbestos Abatement? 

Earlier this week,a news article reported that a woman died from mesothelioma after years of washing her husband and son’s overall’s which were contaminated with asbestos dust. When they came home from work, they brought the asbestos fibres with them and when she washed the clothes, she breathed in the fibres and eventually died from mesothelioma.

This is a sad story, but this is a reality that many workers and their families are dealing with throughout the world where asbestos is used on a daily basis. In fact, the WHO estimates that more than 100,000 workers will die of asbestos related diseases each year. The tragic part of this reality is the fact that these workers will most likely contaminate their homes with the asbestos dust, which in turn, will negatively impact the health of their families. Asbestos is scary because of the simple fact that it causes death and should be completely banned throughout the world!

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 fibres 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 fibres 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 fibres 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 fibres 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.

To learn more about asbestos, check out these links.

What Percentage of Lung Cancers are Caused by Asbestos?

Saskatchewan, First Canadian Province, to Create Asbestos Registry

Canadian Asbestos Regulations

How Many People Die From Asbestos Each Year?

10 Interesting Facts About Asbestos in the USA [Infographic]

Renovating? Read This Message From Our President!

10 Interesting Historical Facts About Asbestos [Infographic]

ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

The Asbestos Epidemic in America

WHO | Asbestos: elimination of asbestos-related diseases

The Jig Is Up For The Asbestos Industry!

Canada’s Asbestos Industry Could End!

Elliot Lake, Ontario Residents Exposed to Asbestos Dust

Should I Be Concerned About Asbestos?

The Politics of Asbestos: Canada’s Ugly Secret

Quebec Pumps $58 Million into Certain Death

Why is Asbestos so Scary?

Got Asbestos?

Asbestos Removal and Abatement

Asbestos Is The “Ideal Carcinogen”

Winmar are your REGINA DISASTER SERVICE experts on the REGINA DIRECTORY of excellence.



Reed Security a Regina Alarm and Security Expert provides a TRUSTED TIP on The Simon XTi Interactive Security System

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 Alarm & security needs from day one!

Reed Security provides a great tip on The Simon XTi interactive security system: 

The Simon XTi interactive security system is the perfect choice for most residences and small businesses.

It's packed with many features such as 2Way live voice - which allows you to speak directly to our emergency operators via the keypad when time matters most.

The touchscreen comes with Emergency fast action keys to quickly summon the Police, Ambulance, and Fire Department.

When you subscribe to our optional Reed Interactive Services you can control your lights, your thermostat, your locks and view cameras.

And while quantities last you qualify for a *FREE Simon XTi Upgrade (a $200 value).

Click Here for a System Demo

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Contact Reed Security today for more information or to take advantage of this special offer.


-New Clients that sign a 3 year monitoring agreement. You get the wholesale rate of $5 a month for the first year and it's only $19.95 a month for years 2 and 3.

-People that have an existing alarm with another security company. -

-People that want to install a new alarm system. Full packages start at only $299.

-If you have Reed Security at Home and you want for your Business - you qualify....And vice versa.

-We also want to show our appreciation to Existing clients. If you have completed your first 5 years of service you qualify. We may have to adjust your monthly rate and term.

-The Simon XTi is not compatible with all existing security systems. Please consult Reed Security.

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 commercial security experts! 


Trusted Regina Optometrists from Advance Eye Care Center Share a Tip on Varilux S Series Progressive Lenses



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Advance Eye Care Center's are Regina Optometrist and their mission is to provide their patients with high quality eye health care and eye wear that you and your family deserve. They provide full service eye care New patients are always welcome and this local, family owned business, invites you to become part of their family.

Here the Trusted Reginas Optometrists - the Advance Eye Care Center team share their tip on Varilux S Series Progressive Lenses:

Varilux S Series Progressive Lenses:

Last time we wrote about new technology in progressive lenses. Well, a couple of months have gone by and a new progressive lens has arrived with technology to surpass everything I talked about then. The new Varilux S Series progressive lenses arrived in early September to Canada. These lenses have been completely redesigned to create new visual performance benefits in a progressive lens.

Created by Varilux, the company that invented progressive lenses in 1952, the Varilux S Series offers many visual advantages over previous progressive lens designs. All previous progressive lens innovations have been refinements or improvements on the currently existing technology. In other words, all the previous lenses had the same basic starting lens blank. The lens blank in simple terms is the appropriate shaped plastic lens we start with. The lens blank is then surfaced - new curves are ground onto the lens to create the progressive. All current progressive lens designs start with the same lens blank technology so there is a limit to how far we can go to improve them.

Varilux has created an entirely new and different lens blank and this is how they have been able to create a new and better technology. This new lens blank design coupled with 3 new core technologies results in the most distortion free lens to date. The first core technology is called NanoptixTM. This technology can be likened to GPS – when lens backside is created the computer maps the power at each individual point and then when the front surface is created, the curvature is adjusted to eliminate the distortion at that point. The second technology is SynchroneyesTM – the pair of lenses is calculated and optimized as a pair to widen the field of vision seen by both eyes together. The third technology is called 4D – we can now measure a patient's leading dominant eye. The leading dominant eye is the eye that gets to a visual target first. By optimizing the lens design for the leading dominant eye the patient will have faster reaction speed and better dynamic vision. Three technologies and three advantages: stability in motion, wider field of vision and better reflex vision.

BOTTOM LINE: 90% less distortion than Varilux's current BEST progressive design AND 50% wider field of vision with both eyes working together than their BEST design as well.

For you this means wider usable area in the computer and reading areas of the lens, less distortion in the way of your vision, less head-turning required, better night vision through W.A.V.E. technologyTM, and overall a better visual experience. In a clinical trial, the Varilux S was rated superior to Varilux's best progressive lens in all 6 visual categories: dynamic (moving) vision, overall vision, distance vision, intermediate vision, near vision, and ease of adaptation to the lens.

Varilux has made improvements to the efficiency of their lab manufacturing process and now can manufacture and ship lenses within 24 hours. So you get premium progressives faster than ever before! Come into the office to learn more or checkout the online demo at

To experience the difference yourself, stop in at our optical dispensary at 500-4010 Pasqua Street, Regina to try the new Varilux S Series lenses today.

New patients are always welcome – book an exam at 586-7036 or online at

References: Sahel J, Vision Institute of University of Pierre and Marie Curie, 2011. Wearer assessment of Varilux S vs Varilux Physio 2.0 Enhanced and other premium lenses. 2) Varilux S – Patient product brochure.

Trusted Regina Realtor and Regina Real Estate Expert shares a Tip on Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

 In today's competitive real estate market, timing is everything. Many good homes are sold before they are ever advertised. Whether you are buying or selling a home, hire a Trusted Realtor , who wants to earn your business, and works hard to get you results!

 Regina Real Estate Tip

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home:


You’ve been saving for awhile, weighing your options, looking around casually. Now you’ve finally decided to do it—you’re ready to buy a house. The process of buying a new home can be incredibly exciting, yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start?

It is essential you do your homework before you begin. Learn from the experiences of others, do some research. Of course, with so many details involved, slip-ups are inevitable. But be careful: learning from your mistakes may prove costly. Use the following list of pitfalls as a guide to help you avoid the most common mistakes.

1. Searching for houses without getting pre-approved by a lender:

Do not mistake pre-approval by a lender with pre-qualification. Pre-qualification, the first step toward being pre-approved, will point you in the right direction, giving you an idea of the price range of houses you can comfortably afford. Pre-approval, however, means you become a cash buyer, making negotiations with the seller much easier.

2. Allowing “first impressions” to overly influence your decision:

The first impression of a home has been cited as the single most influential factor guiding many purchasers’ choice to buy. Make a conscious decision beforehand to examine a home as objectively as you can. Don’t let the current owners’ style or lifestyle sway your judgment. Beneath the bad décor or messy rooms, these homes may actually suit your needs and offer you a structurally sound base with which to work. Likewise, don’t jump at a home simply because the walls are painted your favourite colour! Make sure you thoroughly the investigate the structure beneath the paint before you come to any serious decisions.

3. Failing to have the home inspected before you buy:

Buying a home is a major financial decision that is often made after having spent very little time on the property itself. A home inspection performed by a competent company will help you enter the negotiation process with eyes wide open, offering you added reassurance that the choice you’re making is a sound one, or alerting you to underlying problems that could cost you significant money in both the short and long-run. Your Realtor can suggest reputable home inspection companies for you to consider and will ensure the appropriate clause is entered into your contract.

4. Not knowing and understanding your rights and obligations as listed in the Offer to Purchase:

Make it a priority to know your rights and obligations inside and out. A lack of understanding about your obligations may, at the very least, cause friction between yourself and the people with whom you are about to enter the contract. Wrong assumptions, poorly written/ incomprehensible/ missing clauses, or a lack of awareness of how the clauses apply to the purchase, could also contribute to increased costs. These problems may even lead to a void contract. So, take the time to go through the contract with a fine-tooth comb, making use of the resources and knowledge offered by your Realtor and lawyer. With their assistance, ensure you thoroughly understand every component of the contract, and are able to fulfill your contractual obligations.

5. Making an offer based on the asking price, not the market value:

Ask your Realtor for a current Comparative Market Analysis. This will provide you with the information necessary to gauge the market value of a home, and will help you avoid over-paying. What have other similar homes sold for in the area and how long were they on the market? What is the difference between their asking and selling prices? Is the home you’re looking at under-priced, over-priced, or fair value? The seller receives a Comparative Market Analysis before deciding upon an asking price, so make sure you have all the same information at your fingertips.

6. Failing to familiarize yourself with the neighbourhood before buying: Check out the neighbourhood you’re considering, and ask around. What amenities does the area have to offer? Are there schools, churches, parks, or grocery stores within reach? Consider visiting schools in the area if you have children. How will you be affected by a new commute to work? Are there infrastructure projects in development? All of these factors will influence the way you experience your new home, so ensure you’re well-acquainted with the surrounding area before purchasing.

7. Not looking for home insurance until you are about to move:

If you wait until the last minute, you’ll be rushed to find an insurance policy that’s the ideal fit for you. Make sure you give yourself enough time to shop around in order to get the best deal.

8. Not recognizing different styles and strategies of negotiation:

Many buyers think that the way to negotiate their way to a fair price is by offering low. However, in reality this strategy may actually result in the seller becoming more inflexible, polarizing negotiations. Employ the knowledge and skills of an experienced realtor. She will know what strategies of negotiation will prove most effective for your particular situation.



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