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antimicrobial resistance

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...

raw diets for animals

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 – and from...

getting your dog ready for a baby

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 your...

diseases that can spread from dogs to people

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...

home security for your dog

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 –...

senior nutrition

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...

raw green tripe for dogs

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 entire...

diets for dogs

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...

supplements for dog's with arthritis

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 and...

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 a...

building a bond with your dog

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...

West Nile and your dog

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...

a dental cleaning for your dog

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...

how to massage your dog

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,...

pet first aid and CPR

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...

how to be a strong leader for your dog

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...

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...

grooming

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 raves...

genes

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...

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...

essential fatty acids

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...

build a bond with your new 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...

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