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Quality dog foods made in Canada

Attention, Canadians! Healthy, home-grown dog foods are more available than ever. A healthy diet is the foundation to a healthy life. So giving your pooch...
Dog nail trimming: step-by-step

Dog nail trimming: step-by-step

When it comes to our pets, nail trimming isn't always easy. But it doesn't have to be impossible! Here's a step-by-step procedure to help...
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...
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...
CBD for pets – what’s happening in Canada?

CBD for pets – what’s happening in Canada?

The laws surrounding the use of CBD for pets in Canada are constantly evolving. This update will help you make sense of the current...
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...
What human foods are safe for dogs?

What human foods are safe for dogs?

Find out which human foods are safe to feed your canine companion – and which aren't. Can dogs eat table scraps? Should they? The simple...
cocoa mulch toxin to dogs

The dangers of cocoa mulch

Melissa has a young Lab pup. She adopted him after her former dog, a collie named Tabitha, died a sudden and tragic death. Melissa...
growing pains

Does your puppy have growing pains?

Did you know dogs can have growing pains? If you are a new puppy owner and have noticed symptoms of pain in your pup, they...
Walk without pulling

Walk without pulling

Walk without pulling means just what it says. While your dog is on a leash, he can go ahead of you, behind you, or...
Essential oils and your dog

Essential oils and your dog

You can’t go too far these days without running into essential oils. They’re everywhere – online, in the news, and lining the shelves of...
Natural ways to prevent bad breath in dogs

Natural ways to prevent bad breath in dogs

You may assume bad breath comes with the territory of having a dog, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Does your dog...
canine lice

Lice prevention on your dog

Lice aren’t just a human problem. There’s a canine variety that can also plague your pooch. Like fleas, these flat, gray, wingless parasites may...
dog-friendly cleaners

Dog-friendly household cleaners

These non-toxic alternatives to chemical-laden cleaners keep your house fresh and sparkling -- and your dog safe and healthy. Green is in! And that’s wonderful...
vaccines for your dog

Which vaccines are necessary for your dog?

We’ve known about the risks of over-vaccination for awhile now, though many veterinarians, trainers, boarding kennel operators and others still promote yearly boosters. Learn...
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 –...
stomach

Soothe your dog’s stomach

Most dogs surrendered to shelters or taken in by rescues have some physical and emotional baggage. Stomach issues are often part of this baggage...
Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Does your dog tilt his head when you talk to him? Here's why.  Many people report that when they talk to their beloved canines, the...
fruits and veggies for your dog

Top 10 fruits and veggies for your dog

A variety of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables can help your dog live a healthier, longer life. Feed as snacks or add a tablespoon or...
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...
Power of pumpkin

Power of pumpkin

Share the health benefits of pumpkin with your four-legged friend. Spicy pumpkin pies and jack o’lanterns…this time of year, these are the images pumpkins conjure up....
How to make grooming a positive experience for your dog

How to make grooming a positive experience for your dog

While we all love our dogs and want to treat them like furry children, we must remember that they are a different species and...
off-leash

3 steps to off-leash training

Safety and reliable recall are the two most important factors when training your dog off-leash. Letting your dog off-leash is fun and exhilarating for both...
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...
Grooming tips for different hair types

Grooming tips for different hair types

No matter what type of dog you invite into your home, he’ll need to be groomed! Understanding his hair type – and how much...
plants

Plants that heal

There’s an old adage: “you are what you eat”. It applies to all of us, including our dogs. While dogs are opportunistic omnivores who...
natural shampoos

Natural Shampoos For Dogs

Finding the right shampoo for your dog can be a challenge. There are so many brands and preparations on the market that it’s hard...
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...
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...