Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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dehydration, hydrated

How to keep your dog hydrated

ADEQUATE WATER INTAKE IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR DOG’S GOOD HEALTH. HERE’S WHY, ALONG WITH TIPS ON KEEPING HER HYDRATED. When we think of hydration, the...
fruits and veggies

Why your dog should eat fruits and veggies

Most people think of dogs as meat-eaters — and of course meat needs to make up a large percentage of their diet. But fruit...
dog food

Understanding pet food labels

Ensuring that your dog is eating a healthy diet involves more than just switching brands. It means being a pet food label detective, and...
dog toys

6 safety tips for dog toys

Playing with toys is important to your dog’s well-being and happiness. To guard against accidental injury, follow these six toy safety tips. 1) Think about...
puppy milestones

Puppy Milestones!

Puppies! Who doesn’t love ‘em? Those adorable balls of fluff grow and develop amazingly fast in their first few weeks and months. Puppies go...
mental enrichment

Mental Enrichment – why it’s so important for your dog

Just like us, dogs can get bored, frustrated, anxious and depressed due to lack of mental stimulation. Here’s why mental enrichment is so important...
A guide to surviving puppyhood

A guide to surviving puppyhood

Master the trickier parts of puppyhood with this must-have advice! Welcoming an adorable and cuddly new puppy into your home is a special event! There’s...
Your dog’s nutrition – how far we’ve come!

Your dog’s nutrition – how far we’ve come!

We know so much more about canine nutrition than we used to, and we’re learning more every day. Here are some tips and highlights...
Why dominance-based dog training isn’t the answer

Why dominance-based dog training isn’t the answer

Many people still believe in dominance-based dog training. Here’s why we need to drop this mindset and replace it with a positive, reward-based approach....
Winter paw care for your dog

Winter paw care for your dog

From the best protective products to proper cleaning tips, here’s everything you need to know about winter paw care for your canine companion! Whether you’re...
How well-socialized is your dog?

How well-socialized is your dog?

Socializing your dog should ideally begin in puppyhood, but you can vastly improve her skills at any age. A well-socialized dog is a well-behaved...
Building the perfect pet first aid kit

Building the perfect pet first aid kit

No matter how careful you are, emergencies can happen! Here's what to include in your pet first aid kit to ensure you're prepared. Pet first...
4 simple stretches for dogs

4 simple stretches for dogs

Help keep your dog limber with these gentle stretches.   Give yourself a stretch. Notice how good it feels, and how it helps you feel...
Exciting research reveals that the canine mind is much more complex than we think.

How does your dog’s mind work?

Exciting research reveals that the canine mind is much more complex than we think. What goes on inside the canine mind? When it comes to...
How to tell if your dog needs to lose weight

How to tell if your dog needs to lose weight

More than 50% of dogs in North America are classified as either overweight or obese and that figure is growing. We know that these...
Young dogs go through moody “adolescent” phase, just like humans

Young dogs go through moody “adolescent” phase, just like humans

Research reveals that dogs stop listening when they go through puberty. In other words, they go through a moody teenage phase just like us! Like...
The ultimate dog grooming guide

The ultimate dog grooming guide

Questions about dog grooming? Look no further. This grooming guide offers tips about brushing, bathing and primping your pooch. Depending on your dog’s breed and...
When to call the vet

When to call the vet

How to decide when your dog needs to see a vet right away, and when it’s okay to just “wait and see”. From stomach upsets...
8 steps to take BEFORE you buy a new puppy

8 steps to take BEFORE you buy a new puppy

Inviting a new puppy into your life is exciting. Follow these steps before buying to ensure a smooth, positive experience.   If you've been thinking...
Grain-free diets…do they really cause heart problems in dogs?

Grain-free diets…do they really cause heart problems in dogs?

While the recent headlines may sound alarming, the connection between grain-free dog foods and heart disease isn’t as clear-cut as many believe. You’ve probably seen...
Behaviour proofing — a vital step when training your dog

Behaviour proofing — a vital step when training your dog

To ensure your dog doesn’t only “come” or “stay” in certain environments, add behaviour proofing to her training regime! Does your dog always respond when...
Simple solutions for stressed-out dogs

Simple solutions for stressed-out dogs

From loud noises to trips to the vet, a variety of situations can cause anxiety in pups. Fortunately, there are lots of safe and...
Canines and COVID-19

Canines and COVID-19

What do we know so far when it comes to COVID-19 and our dogs? When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in early 2020, it brought chaos...
6 tips to keep your dog off the furniture

6 tips to keep your dog off the furniture

Having trouble keeping your pup off the furniture? These six simple tips will help you train him to use his own bed instead! Everybody enjoys...
6 ways to know if your dog is in pain

6 ways to know if your dog is in pain

Your dog can’t talk so how do you know if she’s in discomfort or pain? Understanding a little about canine body language and behaviour...
Bathing your dog: a step-by-step guide

Bathing your dog: a step-by-step guide

When giving your dog a bath, follow these 9 steps for a smooth and stress-free experience. Bathing your dog isn’t rocket science. But it’s...
Tips on preventing dog bites

Tips on preventing dog bites

All canines can — and will — bite humans or other dogs in certain circumstances. Here's how to prevent a dog bite incident from...
Train your dog to pose for photos like a pro – in 5 easy steps!

Train your dog to pose for photos like a pro – in 5 easy...

If your dog looks the other way or walks out of shot when you try to photograph him, you’re not alone. Follow these 5...
Top 10 dog training tips

Top 10 dog training tips

When it comes to training your dog, the keys to success are found in following these ten important steps. Dog training involves so much...
The dirt on doggy dental care

The dirt on doggy dental care

Some dogs are lucky enough to have almost no dental disease. Others, especially small ones, seem to be plagued by it. The more you...