Monday, November 29, 2021
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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...

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...
dog greeting

Are you greeting your dog correctly?

Scientific studies reveal how our dogs feel about the way we are greeting them. Sooner or later, it seems science gets around to answering those...
off-leash

3 steps to off-leash training

Safety and reliable recall are the two most important factors when training your dog off-leash. Letting your dog off-leash is fun and exhilarating for both...
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...
Solutions for growling dogs

Solutions for growling dogs

Q. My two shelties (age three and one) are very gentle and friendly towards strangers. They are also well trained and can perform many...
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...
Step-by-step training tips

Step-by-step training tips

Bringing a new puppy home to join your family is an exciting time. A time full of laughter and fun. A time full of...
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....
tips for multi-dog walking

Multi-Dog walking

Multi-dog walking is a lot of fun, but can also be challenging. Here’s what you need to know before heading out with your pack. Why...

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...
small dog syndrome

Small dog syndrome

Little dogs make wonderful companions, so why do some people still think of them as yappy ankle biters?  “Small dog syndrome” is a term that...
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...
finding a dog walker

How to find a dog walker

Most of us lead busy lives these days, which means we don’t always have time to walk our dogs as often as we should....
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...
bathing

Tips for bathing your dog

Some dogs love having a bath; to them, it’s just another romp in the water. Others tremble and whine, shivering pitifully or struggling 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...
natural shampoos

Natural Shampoos For Dogs

Finding the right shampoo for your dog can be a challenge. There are so many brands and preparations on the market that it’s hard...