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picky dog

Feeding your picky dog

Is your pup a picky eater? Follow these four steps to transform your dog's attitude when it comes to food. 1. Get a clean bill of...
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...
Chinese herbs for canine arthritis

Canine arthritis aided with Chinese herbs

Lily was trained for agility work. “She was my performance pooch, and also herded my sheep,” says Certified Pet Dog Trainer Jan Blue. “She...
table scraps for dogs

Should you feed your dog table scraps?

Experts agree that the wrong table scraps, especially when given too often, can result in digestive upsets, obesity and sometimes even life-threatening reactions. However,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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 –...
top pet food ingredients to avoid

Top 5 pet food ingredients to avoid

From by-products to rendered fats – here’s what to steer clear of when buying food for your dog. Educating yourself about healthy nutrition for your...
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...
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...
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...
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...

Quality dog foods made in Canada

Attention, Canadians! Healthy, home-grown dog foods are more available than ever. A healthy diet is the foundation to a healthy life. So giving your pooch...
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...
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...
Tri-light bliss biscuits recipe

Tri-Light Bliss Biscuits for dogs

These pumpkin biscuits are perfect for the entire family — four-legged members included! They're healthy, easy-to-prepare, and blissfully delicious! Ingredients 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin...
Your dog’s nutrition – how far we’ve come!

Your dog’s nutrition – how far we’ve come!

We know so much more about canine nutrition than we used to, and we’re learning more every day. Here are some tips and highlights...
Grain-free diets…do they really cause heart problems in dogs?

Grain-free diets…do they really cause heart problems in dogs?

While the recent headlines may sound alarming, the connection between grain-free dog foods and heart disease isn’t as clear-cut as many believe. You’ve probably seen...