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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Mielle was diagnosed with a bleeding hemiangiosarcoma of the spleen. The 14-year-old standard poodle was weak from blood loss and had not eaten in...
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...
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...
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...
food for dog's dental health

Foods for your dog’s dental health

Maggie was just shy of her 13th birthday when she walked into our home and straight into our hearts. She was a much loved...
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...
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...
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...
cancer

The big C: top 5 causes of cancer

Of all diseases that can strike our dogs, cancer is one of the most feared. In southwestern Ontario alone, human cancer has increased by...