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Antimicrobial Resistance In Dogs

It’s getting a lot of media attention these days. From news articles to health websites, the issue of antibiotic resistance is causing a lot...

Raw food for your animal

“My gosh! You feed your animals raw meat?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get from visitors to my home –...

Get your dog ready for a baby!

Congratulations – you’re having a baby! Have you told your dog yet? Now is the time to start preparing your pup for the arrival of...

Common diseases that can spread from dogs to people

Many of us assume that because dogs and people are different species, diseases can’t spread from one to the other. But the fact is, about...

5 security precautions for you & your dog

Whenever you’re away from home, whether it’s during the holidays or during the week, you want to know that your house, possessions – and...

Top tips for senior nutrition

When I first saw Casey, a 12-year-old cocker spaniel, she wasn’t a pretty picture. She was grossly overweight with no energy and a smelly,...

Health benefits of tripe for dogs

You might be surprised to learn how nutritious tripe is – and how good it is for your canine companion. Raw green tripe is the...

The best diets for your dog

It’s a sound principle. Dogs and cats should be nourished with the food their bodies are designed by nature to thrive on. But species-appropriate nutrition...

Natural supplements for dogs with arthritis

Many dogs develop arthritis as they age and it can be just as debilitating and painful for them as it is for us. The discomfort...

The value of physical contact with your dog

Kirsten works at an animal shelter, and sees animals from all sorts of situations. “One time, we took in some young dogs rescued from...

10 steps to building a bond with your dog

Whether you’re adopting a puppy or adult dog, establishing a healthy bond with him from the start will help ensure a meaningful friendship. The powerful bond...

West Nile & your animals

Jessie Brand’s house backs onto a wooded ravine. When the weather is good, she loves to sit outside, listening to the soothing sounds of...

What to expect from a canine dental cleaning

Just like humans, dogs regularly develop plaque and tartar on their teeth. If these deposits are not removed, they lead to periodontal disease, which...

Massage for your dog

Who doesn’t enjoy a massage? You can’t beat something that feels so good and is good for you, too. Massage lowers blood pressure, reduces...

First aid & CPR for your dog

Have you taken a pet first aid and CPR course?  Statistics show that preventable accidents are the leading cause of death among companion animals. According...

How to be a positive leader for your dog

Leadership is defined as the ability to guide, direct or influence. Nowhere in the definition does it mention domination, intimidation or control. Yet many...

Does your dog get carsick?

Problems with dog car sickness? If the prospect of a car ride sets your four-footed companion to drooling or incessantly meowing, you may be...

DIY dog grooming

Rover just got back from the groomer. Given that extra spring in his step, you can tell he feels great. Everyone in the household...

The relationship between dog genes & diet

Wholesome high-quality food can help keep your dog healthy by enhancing his immune system and reducing the risk of disease. But did you know there’s also a connection...

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, selecting the right...

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 caregivers...

Essential fatty acids for your dog

Omega 3 essential fatty acids from fish oils can help prevent and alleviate allergies, arthritis and other common canine problems. You’ve heard a lot about...

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...