Thursday, March 21, 2019
understanding your pet's lab tests

Understanding your pet’s lab tests

Lab tests are an important part of your dog or cat’s routine checkups. We take a close-up look at some of the most common...
Supporting senior dogs

Supporting senior dogs

Fortunately for us, many dogs now live well into their teens. So what can you do to make his senior years his best years...
15 cancer-fighting foods for you and your dog

15 cancer-fighting foods for you and your dog

It’s generally accepted that diet and lifestyle can help prevent cancer – and that is true of our canine companions too. So along with...
taking care of your dogs ears

Taking care of your dog’s ears

Given how common ear problems are in dogs, it pays to give regular attention to the state of your own pup’s ears, and to...
How to clean your dog’s floppy ears

How to clean your dog’s floppy ears

Many of our most beloved breeds, including Labs, Hounds, Spaniels and Poodles, sport floppy ears. But these wonderful ears may also require a little...
Can dogs read faces?

Can dogs read faces?

Dogs can discern different facial expressions and actually study faces much as we do, according to research published in Plos One.* Scientists used gaze-tracking...
keep indoor air clean for your dog

7 ways to keep indoor air clean – for you and your dog!

Thanks to Environment Canada, most of us know to keep our dogs indoors on “bad air” days. But is your indoor air also affecting...
How does your dog behave when you're out?

How does your dog behave when you’re out?

“Ever wonder what pets do when we’re not home?” This tagline from the animated movie The Secret Life of Pets poses a question we...
how to car train your dog

How to car train your dog

As soon as you get ready to leave the house, your dog wants to tag along. Many of your trips together will include a...
why dogs stretch

Why dogs stretch

Pay close attention to how your dog stretches. Does he do both “upward dog” and “downward dog”? Is the depth of the stretch equal...
4 top behaviours every dog should know

4 top behaviours every dog should know

Training your dog starts with knowing the most important things to teach him. “Stay”, “come”, “leave it”, and “heel” top the list of behaviours...
top pet food ingredients to avoid

Top 5 pet food ingredients to avoid

From by-products to rendered fats – here’s what to steer clear of when buying food for your dog. Educating yourself about healthy nutrition for your...
puppy advice from the experts

Puppy advice from the experts

Advice from a breeder – do your research! by Stephanie Horan So you want to buy a puppy – good for you! Nothing completes a household...
why dogs shake

Why dogs shake off

How often does your dog shake off? Is it a full body shake or just the neck and upper body? Our dogs are smarter than...
mobility in dogs of all ages

Mobility in dogs of all ages

Exercise is great for dogs of all ages. But keep in mind that too much exercise can be just as dangerous as too little,...

The dos and don’ts of taking your dog to the groomer

Taking your dog to a groomer is a great way to keep him looking and feeling his best. But while every groomer is different,...
learn

Can dogs learn by just watching and listening?

At a small reception following a talk I gave on dog communication, one of the university hosts introduced me to a developmental psychologist who...
Understanding pet food recalls

Understanding pet food recalls

It’s been ten years since the huge pet food recall that sickened thousands of dogs and cats. How has pet food safety improved –...
Doggie eye and vision health

Doggie eye and vision health

Your dog’s vision is important to his happiness and well-being. Learn how to keep him seeing well. It’s easy to take sight for granted –...
crate train your dog

How to crate train your dog

A crate is the perfect place for your puppy or dog to sleep and spend quiet time. It can be his personal property and a...
reasons to switch your dogs protein

Top reasons to rotate your dog’s protein

As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life. When it comes to your dog’s diet, variety can also prove a healthier...

Should small dogs receive a half dose vaccine?

A new ground-breaking study reveals that small dogs should be receiving a half dose vaccine, rather than the same size vaccine as large breed...
jump

How to train your puppy not to jump on you

Puppies and puppy breath are two of my favourite things in life. A happy and healthy puppy is full of life, fun and energy....
cannabis for pets

Pot for pets

It’s no secret that dogs share many of the same health problems as people, including anxiety, arthritis, epilepsy, and even dementia. These parallel health...
hydrotherapy for dogs

Hydrotherapy – water healing for dogs

Hydrotherapy or “water healing" in Greek, benefits dogs the same way it does humans. Hydrotherapy for dogs has gained a lot of momentum in the...
butt scooting: anal gland problems in dogs

Butt scooting: why anal gland problems are such a drag

Chances are you’ve seen a dog butt scooting along the floor. But do you know why he's doing it? Anal gland infection, irritation and inflammation...
canine massage

How to massage your dog

Who doesn’t love a great massage? After all, massage benefits us physically and psychologically. The same is true for our dogs. Through massage, you’ll...
training

Bringing up baby: training tips for your new pup

Advice on potty training, chewing, walking and more! That sweet face, those adorable kisses, that unmistakable puppy breath! A new puppy brings so much joy...

Lyme disease: protecting your dog

Transmitted by infected tick bites (not by other dogs or humans), Lyme Disease is very serious for dogs. It has many outcomes, including infection of...
caring for your senior dog

7 tips to care for your senior dog

Is your dog a senior citizen? Like us, dogs tend to develop age-related conditions as they grow older. Not all dogs age at the same...