Sunday, September 15, 2019
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...
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...
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...
6 things you should know about cannabis for dogs

6 things you should know about cannabis for dogs

What does the legalization of cannabis in Canada mean for your dog? Cannabis has consistently topped headlines over the last year, and the hype around...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 –...
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...
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...

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...
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....
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...
How to create a proactive grooming plan

How to create a proactive grooming plan

This 11 step grooming plan will help you to maintain your companions coat at home in between visits to the groomers. When I welcome a...
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...
xylitol

Xylitol and your Dog

Xylitol is a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. It is found in a number of products we use every day, but did...
Treibball

Give Treibball a try!

Sometimes referred to as urban herding, Treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) combines herding and obedience, but instead of using live animals like sheep or ducks, participants...
stress

Stress and your dog’s behaviour

Stress and tension can be as much an issue for dogs as for humans. By understanding what's causing his stress, you can be better...
boost your dog's diet with these supplements

Boost her diet with these supplements!

Just like us, dogs benefit from additional supplements in their diet to ensure optimal health. Thankfully, you can now find pet-formulated supplements at many pet...

Toxic items in your home and garden

Dogs are opportunistic omnivores, which means they sometimes ingest things they shouldn’t. To keep your buddy safe, avoid these toxic doggie dangers altogether or...
9-step health check

9-step health check

Monitor your dog’s well-being by adding a quick and simple health check to his grooming routine. Regular veterinary exams are vital to your dog’s wellness....