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Sunday, September 20, 2020
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A savvy guide to feeding your dog

Choosing the best dog food

With all the different categories of dog food on the market, it can be tricky to know what to feed your pup! This guide...
Ways to improve your dog’s quality of life

Ways to improve your dog’s health and wellbeing

Give her health, happiness and longevity a boost! Your dog enriches your quality of life every single day – but are you doing the same...
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...
The Canine Genome Project: how dog DNA can help humans

The Canine Genome Project: how dog DNA can help humans

The Canine Genome Project — an initiative that maps dog DNA — has implications for understanding issues in both dogs and humans. There’s a new...
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 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...
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....
Natural approaches to tick prevention

Natural approaches to tick prevention

Dangerous chemicals aren't the only way to protect your dog from ticks! Try these safe, natural approaches instead.  Some chemical-based tick prevention methods are harmful...
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...