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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....
questions to ask a breeder

10 questions to ask a breeder

There’s nothing cuter than a puppy, but don’t be so dazzled by that irresistible little bundle in the breeder’s arms that you forget to...
puppy

Puppy stages

Puppies grow quickly, and growing up brings many changes. Your puppy will change not only physically, but intellectually and emotionally, too. As a new...
skin

Top 10 foods for skin & coat

Keep your dog's skin and coat looking and feeling good with these power-packed whole foods. It’s okay to add a little variety to your dog’s...
senior nutrition

Top 4 tips for senior nutrition

Diet is the single most important factor affecting your dog's health and longevity. The great thing is that you're the one controlling what he...
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...
canine joints

Help for aching joints

Diet, supplements, and other therapies work together to reduce the pain and inflammation of aching joints. Like people, dogs often develop arthritis as they age....

Is your water safe?

Proper hydration is essential to your dog’s health, so ensure his water is free from toxins. Your dog needs access to fresh water 24/7. Water...
immunity

Top 5 steps for optimal immunity

A long healthy life depends in large part on strong and resilient immunity for disease resistance. You may already be incorporating some of these...
breath

Top 8 foods for dog breath

Does your dog’s breath “knock you over” when he gets too close? Bad dog breath may be an indication of less than stellar oral...
heatstroke

5 tips for heatstroke

No matter the time of year, it’s a good idea to know the signs of heatstroke and what you can do if you suspect...
human-canine bond

The human-canine bond

To realize how far our understanding of the human-canine bond has come, we need to take a trip back to 1908. In January of...
food allergy

Food allergy or sensitivity?

Does your dog have a “sensitive” stomach? Does she react badly to certain foods? Is she itchy year round? Do you think she might...
fit

Get your dog fit!

Exercise doesn’t just keep your dog healthy and fit and extend his lifespan. It also reduces anxiety, builds confidence, provides an excellent way to...
yeast infection

Treating your dog’s yeast infection

When I think of yeast infections in dogs, I get a mental picture of an itchy pooch with a red rash or smelly ears....
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...
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...
acupressure for new dog

Acupressure for your new dog

Miles looked so pathetic in his cage at the shelter that Sandy just had to take him home. The 11-year-old dachshund’s coat was a...
mosquitoes and dogs

Handling mosquitoes on animals

Few things are more irritating than the whine of a mosquito around your head. These insects are more than annoying, however. They can carry...
leafy green vegetables for dogs

Green vegetables for your animal’s health

Don’t scold your dog or cat for nibbling your house plants – she’s telling you something! Many animals are deficient in the nutrients found...
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...
treating heartworm in dogs

Treating your dog’s heartworm naturally

Margaret was shocked when her golden retriever Rudy was diagnosed with heartworm. “I didn’t think it would be a problem we’d ever have to...
cataracts in dogs

Preventing Cataracts In Dogs

Have you ever looked into an older animal’s eyes and seen a strange milky color there? It probably means he has cataracts. A cataract...