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diet

Making diet choices for your dog

Feeding your dog a nutritious diet sounds daunting, especially if you lead a busy life. But it doesn’t matter whether your days are hectic...
dog coat

Secrets to a great dog coat

When you chose your darling pup , it was probably the look in his eyes that made you fall in love. Then you experienced the honeymoon...
Dog nail trimming: step-by-step

Dog nail trimming: step-by-step

When it comes to our pets, nail trimming isn't always easy. But it doesn't have to be impossible! Here's a step-by-step procedure to help...
groomer

Tips on choosing a dog groomer

Grooming is an essential part of your dog’s health. And whether you get him groomed once a month or only on special occasions, selecting the right...
titres

Looking at titres in dogs

Testing titres for a particular infectious agent measures the presence and level of antibodies in a dog’s blood. These antibodies reflect the combination of any...
vaccinations

A guide to safer vaccinations

Not so long ago, dogs received routine vaccinations every year, usually at their annual check-up, but things have changed dramatically in the last decade. Challenge studies...
Protecting your dog's teeth

Protecting your dog’s teeth

Dental care is crucial for your dog's health but a decade ago, canine dental options were limited. Today, you can choose from a variety...
Get involved in your animal's healthcare

Get involved in your animal’s healthcare

Caring for your beloved dog throughout his life is a team effort. The key members of his healthcare team are your veterinarian, ancillary caregivers...
naming your dog

Naming your dog

Naming your new dog is part of the excitement when he arrives home. Names are typically matched to a dog’s breed, ancestry and personality....
Could your pup be a therapy dog?

Could your pup be a therapy dog?

Could your pup be a therapy dog? These steps will help you figure out whether or not she has what it takes. 1. Consider your...
toys

Dos & don’ts for safe dog toys

Here are our top toy dos and don'ts: DO Be size-wise. Ensure the toys aren't too small for your dog and that she can’t easily...
backyard for your dog

Building a dog-friendly backyard

Ever wonder what Rover is thinking about when he’s surveying your backyard from the porch steps? Perhaps he’s dreaming of a landscape complete with a special play...
body language

Understanding “dog talk: how animals communicate through body language

Dr. Dolittle was famous for befriending animals and learning to speak and understand their language. His animals were happy because they never experienced any ...
essential fatty acids

Essential fatty acids for your dog

Omega 3 essential fatty acids from fish oils can help prevent and alleviate allergies, arthritis and other common canine problems. You’ve heard a lot about...
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...
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...
homemade training treats recipe

Homemade dog training treats

Using treats to reward your dog during training sessions is a great way to positively reinforce good behaviour – and make sessions more enjoyable! We...
teach your dog boundaries

Teaching boundaries to your dog

Want to ensure your dog stays put when freedom beckons? Here's how to teach him some boundaries. What would your dog do if the front...
creating the perfect puppy plan

How to create the perfect puppy plan

It is one of the most exciting times anyone can imagine – the day your pup arrives home. However, it may prove frustrating and...
puppy shopping questions

Puppy shopping 101

You’ve made your lists and checked them twice; you’ve talked to owners, read magazines and watched TV shows, and now you’ve made the decision...
10 ways to build a bond with your puppy

10 ways to build a bond with your puppy

Establishing a healthy bond from the start will ensure a meaningful friendship that lasts a lifetime. Forging a healthy bond with a new puppy is...
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....
train your puppy

6 things every puppy should know

Congratulations – you've welcomed a new puppy into your home! Now it's time to train him... Are you ready to shape your puppy into a...