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Essential oils and your dog

Essential oils and your dog

You can’t go too far these days without running into essential oils. They’re everywhere – online, in the news, and lining the shelves of...
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...
vaccines for your dog

Which vaccines are necessary for your dog?

We’ve known about the risks of over-vaccination for awhile now, though many veterinarians, trainers, boarding kennel operators and others still promote yearly boosters. Learn...
michael wekerle

The Dragons’ Den – Michael Wekerle

Michael Wekerle, the eccentric rock star of the Canadian financial scene, and TV personality from the hit series Dragons’ Den, is a “full throttle”...
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...
Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

As dog parents, we strive to do the best for our canine companions. But we may overlook or misunderstand some aspects of canine care....
How dogs that detect disease can help humans

How dogs that detect disease can help humans

For years, dogs have used their amazing sense of smell to help with tasks ranging from bomb detection to rescue operations. But some researchers...
groom

Groom your dog like the pros

Have you ever picked up your dog from the groomer and wished you could reproduce those same wonderful results at home? Your professional groomer...

High-tech microchipping: tracking devices for dogs

An unlatched gate, an open door, a loose window screen…a dog or cat can look on these opportunities as his own version of Prison...
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....
dogs for your lifestyle

Top dogs for your lifestyle

Looking for a new dog? It’s important to consider your lifestyle! Breeders can help you determine a dog that ’s right for you and...
cannabis for pets

Pot for pets

It’s no secret that dogs share many of the same health problems as people, including anxiety, arthritis, epilepsy, and even dementia. These parallel health...
holiday plants that are toxic to dogs

5 holiday plants that are toxic to animals

The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without festive plants and greenery. Whether it’s a Christmas tree in the living room or a poinsettia on...
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...
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...
birthday cake for dogs

Birthday cake recipes for your dog

Birthdays were a big deal when I was growing up. Whether it was a party for my brothers or me, everyone had a role...
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...
Reduce your dog's shedding

Reduce your dog’s shedding

One evening, I was at an exercise class when someone came up behind me and began brushing down the back of my dark blue...
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...
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...

Hockey dogs and their famous dads

Canadians love hockey – it’s our national winter sport! For those talented enough to make it to the NHL or world class competition, it...
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...
Advancements in pet-friendly travel

Advancements in dog-friendly travel

Pack your bags, pet parents! Whether you plan to travel by car or by air, traveling with your dog is more accessible, safe and...
caring for your senior dog

7 tips to care for your senior dog

Is your dog a senior citizen? Like us, dogs tend to develop age-related conditions as they grow older. Not all dogs age at the same...
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...
canadian dogs

Meet the Canadian Dogs of the Year!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Dog of the Year contest. There are so many incredible canines out there – you made our...
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....
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 ...
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...
dog on the beach

Safety tips for the beach

Being able to take your dog the beach is a privilege. Good manners and attention to safety from both of you will ensure you’re...