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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...
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...

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...
The truth about ticks in Canada

The truth about ticks in Canada

Ticks are quickly spreading across Canada. Here's everything you need to know about these creepy crawlies, including how to protect your dog from being...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

As dog parents, we strive to do the best for our canine companions. But we may overlook or misunderstand some aspects of canine care....
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...
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...
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...
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...
dog greeting

Are you greeting your dog correctly?

Scientific studies reveal how our dogs feel about the way we are greeting them. Sooner or later, it seems science gets around to answering those...
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....
When should dogs be spayed or neutered?

When should dogs be spayed or neutered?

In North America, spaying and neutering are generally regarded as a necessary and responsible approach. But new research indicates these procedures can negatively impact...
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 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 –...
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...
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...
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...
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...
winter

Winter walks with your dog

Going for a stroll in the snow with your dog? Be sure to keep him comfy and safe. There’s something exciting about the first snowfall....
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...