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How to improve your dog’s sleep  

Reducing some common disturbances and adjusting your routine might be all that’s needed to help your dog get adequate sleep. The struggle to get enough...

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....

Supporting senior dogs

Fortunately for us, many dogs now live well into their teens. So what can you do to make his senior years his best years...

15 cancer-fighting foods for you and your dog

It’s generally accepted that diet and lifestyle can help prevent cancer – and that is true of our canine companions too. So along with...

Taking care of your dog’s ears

Given how common ear problems are in dogs, it pays to give regular attention to the state of your own pup’s ears, and to...

7 ways to keep indoor air clean – for you and...

Thanks to Environment Canada, most of us know to keep our dogs indoors on “bad air” days. But is your indoor air also affecting...

Butt scooting: why anal gland problems are such a drag

Chances are you’ve seen a dog butt scooting along the floor. But do you know why he's doing it? Anal gland infection, irritation and inflammation...

Power of pumpkin

Share the health benefits of pumpkin with your four-legged friend. Spicy pumpkin pies and jack o’lanterns…this time of year, these are the images pumpkins conjure up....

Does your puppy have growing pains?

Did you know dogs can have growing pains? If you are a new puppy owner and have noticed symptoms of pain in your pup, they...

How to create a proactive grooming plan

This 11 step grooming plan will help you to maintain your companions coat at home in between visits to the groomers. When I welcome a...

Dos and don’ts of doggie travel etiquette

Do you travel? Chances are, you’re planning to take your furry friend along with you. Whatever your destination, you’ll most likely find at least one...

Dog-friendly household cleaners

These non-toxic alternatives to chemical-laden cleaners keep your house fresh and sparkling -- and your dog safe and healthy. Green is in! And that’s wonderful...

Xylitol and your Dog

Xylitol is a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. It is found in a number of products we use every day, but did...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Green vegetables for your animal’s health

Don’t scold your dog or cat for nibbling your house plants – she’s telling you something! Many animals are deficient in the nutrients found...

Treating your dog’s heartworm naturally

Margaret was shocked when her golden retriever Rudy was diagnosed with heartworm. “I didn’t think it would be a problem we’d ever have to...

Integrative veterinary care for your animal

When it comes to veterinary care, there are a growing number of options available. Some people choose to go completely holistic. Others want to...