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exercise for dogs

6 benefits of exercise for dogs

Life can be hectic, and it’s easy to get so busy that we forget to take proper care of ourselves. One thing that often falls through the...

know your vet's credentials

What do your vet’s credentials really mean?

You know the importance of choosing the right veterinarian or alternative practitioner for your dog. But deciphering the sometimes...

make things easy for your dog walker

How to make things easy for your dog walker

If you work long hours, travel a lot, or have a canine with special needs, a dog walker can be a godsend. Knowing that a trusted...

taking your dog to the cottage

Get your dog ready for the cottage

Homer loves going to the cottage. The five-year-old husky mix can’t wait to race along the lake shore, explore the woods, and go for boat...

Switching your animal from a conventional to holistic vet

Making the decision to switch from a conventional to an integrative or holistic veterinarian is pretty easy. You want the best care for...

coping with the grief of losing a pet

Coping with the grief of losing a pet

Grief has many meanings. When we lose a pet, grief can take a physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical toll....

finding a lost dog

How to find a lost dog in 7 easy steps

Over the years, your perfect pooch or kitty has wiggled his way into your home and your heart, earning himself a starring role on your...

canine rehabilitation

At-home rehabilitation for your dog

When a sick or elderly family member comes home from the hospital, a home health care worker may visit your house to make sure the space is...

Chinese herbs for dogs

The facts on chinese herbs

What exactly are Chinese herbs? What’s so special about them? You’ve probably heard plenty of treatment stories that sound nearly...

taming your dog's barking

Taming your dog’s barking

Ding dong! Chaos erupts as Molly skids barking down the hallway to get to the door before her human, Pat. “She’s such a sweet dog, but...

be a good vet patient

Be a good vet patient

The dogs we share our lives with are more than just “pets”. Along with a healthy diet, adequate exercise and lots of love, your canine...

shopping online for your dog

Tips for shopping online for your dog

Most people dread the yearly ritual of holiday shopping. Fighting crowds, standing in long lineups, trying to find a parking spot at the...

canine osteopathy

Osteopathy for dogs

Mallomar is a 13-year-old Scottish terrier mix who came to my clinic three years ago for recurring pain in her mid back. When I examined...

Caring for a sick dog

Stress is a part of life. Work, finances, family and health…it seems there’s always something to worry about. Being the caregiver for...

antioxidants for dogs with cancer

Antioxidants in animal cancer treatment

They’re crucial to good health, but some vets feel they interfere with conventional cancer treatments. Find out why, and how an...

antioxidants for dogs

Antioxidants for your dog’s health

Certain supplements, including vitamins and minerals called antioxidants, reduce oxidation in the body. Oxidation is a chemical process...

apartment-friendly dogs

10 apartment-friendly dogs

Looking for a dog that will live happily with you in your apartment? Search no further! 1.    Chihuahua This little breed is loving and...

holiday menu for your dog

Holiday menu for your dog

What would your dog love if she could choose a special holiday dinner? We asked Audi Donamor to come up with something fabulous and she...

fighting pests in your garden without pesticides

Beneficial insects for your garden

If you share your yard with a dog, avoiding chemical pesticides is a must. These toxic substances can have a devastating effect on your...

animal communication

Can animal communication help your pet?

Take a look at how animal communication can help dogs and cats overcome behavioural issues. Shayne is a five-year-old female American...

emergency preparation for your dog

Emergency prep for your dog

If you were faced with an emergency such as a natural disaster, would you and your dog be prepared?  Many people believe they could easily...

tips for a stress-free vet visit

10 tips for a stress-free visit to the vet

Going to the vet can be stressful for your pet – and you! But being prepared is the key to ensuring a stress-free visit for both of you....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 dog’s...

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