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dog coat

Dog coat shopping

Shopping for a dog coat can sometimes be a daunting tasks. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect balance between quality,...
skijoring

Skijoring in a winter wonderland

Looking for a winter activity for you and your dog? How about Skijoring? If it sounds European, that’s because it is! Derived from the Norwegian...
dog park

4 essential rules for the dog park

Whether your furbaby is a seasoned socialite or new to hanging around other dogs, here are 4 essential rules you need to know before...
dock diving

Making a splash with Dock Diving

Calling all water babies! If your dog enjoys the water, Dock Diving, aka Dock Jumping, might tick all the boxes for you and your...
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...
Sniffing out fun with Nose Work

Sniffing out fun with Nose Work

No matter what size or shape, dogs everywhere love to catch a scent. Nose Work, a relatively new sport on the scene, provides a...
service dogs

Guide and Service Dogs are everyday heroes

Canines can be more than companions; every year, thousands of people are helped by service dogs who offer support for people with disabilities, veterans with...
dog car

New car shopping?

Dogs are natural road warriors. It seems as soon as they see you grabbing the car keys, they’re on their feet, ready to act...
holidays

Top 10 tips for the holidays

Holidays are busy and exciting but they can be a little stressful for everyone, including our dogs. This handy list will help ensure your holidays...
dog

Top dog newsmakers of 2015

What were the dog highlights of 2015? We chose the five stories that captured not only our attention, but in some cases, the world’s. Air Canada...
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”...
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...
is your vehicle doggy?

Is your vehicle “doggy”?

Even the best canine travellers can emit a “doggy” smell that lingers in your vehicle after you’ve returned home. Here's how to combat it. Everyone...
animal-friendly decor

Dog-friendly decor

Planning to do some home remodelling? Be sure to factor in your best friend's safety and comfort with these helpful decor tips! Painting If painting is...
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...

Veterinarians without Borders

In Canada, we often forget that not all dogs have access to quality veterinary care. Veterinarians without Borders, an Ottawa based organization that provides...
softening the loss

Softening the loss

Your dog gives you so much during her life – unconditional love, companionship, laughter and understanding. So when it's time to say goodbye, the...
take your dog to work

Tips on taking your dog to work

Taking your dog to work can brighten up even the most stressful workplace! If you’re lucky enough to work in an environment that permits visits...
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...
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...
finding a service dog

How to choose a service dog

A service dog can offer countless benefits. The key is finding the one that's right for you! Melanie wanted to get a service dog for...
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...
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....
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...
mosquitoes and dogs

Handling mosquitoes on animals

Few things are more irritating than the whine of a mosquito around your head. These insects are more than annoying, however. They can carry...
pet-friendly landscaping

Pet-friendly landscaping

Sharing your home with an animal companion often means sharing your backyard with him too. Problem is, the average back yard isn’t really designed...
feeding dishes for dogs

The right feeding dishes for your dog

Take a look at all the water and feeding dishes at any pet supply store and you’ll see a wide range of different sizes,...
cocoa mulch toxin to dogs

The dangers of cocoa mulch

Melissa has a young Lab pup. She adopted him after her former dog, a collie named Tabitha, died a sudden and tragic death. Melissa...