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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...
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....
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...
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 –...
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...
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...
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...
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...
recipes for active dogs

Recipes for your active dog

Does your active dog need a little boost? Make these quick and easy canine treats for your pooch after a long walk, or offer...
fruits and veggies for your dog

Top 10 fruits and veggies for your dog

A variety of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables can help your dog live a healthier, longer life. Feed as snacks or add a tablespoon or...
fussy

How to turn around a fussy eater

Fussy dogs can drive us crazy. We might try 20 different foods, we beg and cajole…but sometimes nothing seems to work. While most dogs eat...
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...
Adding spices to your dog's diet

Adding spices to your dog’s diet

Cinnamon, ginger, cloves…aside from adding flavor to food, many spices also offer a lot of nutritional value. And you can share those benefits with...
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...

11 foods to beat stress in dogs

Many years ago, I dealt with a dog in a rescue situation. His stress levels were so high that he started pulling his hair...
everything you need to know about puppy food

What you need to know about puppy food

Adopting a puppy is exciting. You want to do the best for your new friend, and that includes feeding him properly. This is important...
10 best foods for your dog's vision

10 best foods for your dog’s vision

Vision and eye health in dogs has become the talk of the town. There’s more and more discussion about eye disease in canines, including...
homeopathy for animals

10 homeopathic remedies for dogs

Based on the principle that “like cures like”, homeopathic remedies are effective healing methods that go deep to the root of a problem. Here are...
home cooking for your dog

Home cooking for your dog’s health

Variety is crucial to a healthy diet. A selection of foods and ingredients means your companion is getting the full range of vitamins, minerals...
glutathione

Glutathione for your dog’s health

Mention antioxidants, and most people think of vitamin C or beta carotene. But there are other, less commonly known antioxidants that are even more...
Health benefits of mushrooms for dogs

Health benefits of mushrooms for dogs

Are mushrooms good for dogs? Absolutely! Take a look at a few of their health benefits. Our kitchen cupboard at home always contained at least...
cranberries for dogs

The benefits of cranberries for dogs

Cranberries are full of flavor – and they’re great for you and your animal companion. Cranberries have a long history, going all the way back...
raw diets for dogs

Raw diets made easy for your dog

Cutting up raw meat is no one’s idea of a good time. Yet there’s no denying that raw diets offer excellent nutrition to dogs...
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...
Choosing the perfect dog treats

Choosing the perfect dog treats

Anyone shopping for dog treats at their neighbourhood pet store or online could easily come away with five or ten completely different products. But...
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...
pet food labels

The importance of reading dog food labels

If you want to offer your dog good nutrition, how do you know you’re giving him a good quality product? The best way is...
raw green tripe for dogs

Health benefits of tripe for dogs

You might be surprised to learn how nutritious tripe is – and how good it is for your canine companion. Raw green tripe is the...
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...
dill for dogs

Dill for your dog

When I was growing up, we regularly snipped dill from the summer garden as a perfect complement to boiled new potatoes, or thinly sliced...