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Posts by: Emily Vint

mobility

Mobility in dogs of all ages

Exercise is great for dogs of all ages. But keep in mind that too much exercise can be just as dangerous as too little, depending on your...

music

The healing effects of music

Sound is a major factor of our surroundings, especially in today’s loud, fast-paced world. Noise pollution can create stress for both...

The dos and don’ts of taking your dog to the groomer

Taking your dog to a groomer is a great way to keep him looking and feeling his best. But while every groomer is different, there’s a...

Car safety 101

Most dogs love the car, especially if it means spending extra time with you. Whether it’s a quick trip to the store or a week-long road...

Paws En Route

Paws en Route – the transportation experts for pets

In August 2016, Dacia Rohlehr was faced with a dilemma all pet parents fear. Her dog, Liam, was very sick, and needed to be transported...

learn

Can dogs learn by just watching and listening?

At a small reception following a talk I gave on dog communication, one of the university hosts introduced me to a developmental...

pet food recalls

Pet Food Recalls

It’s been ten years since the huge pet food recall that sickened thousands of dogs and cats. How has pet food safety improved – or not...

vision

Doggie eye and vision health

Your dog’s vision is important to his happiness and well-being. Learn how to keep him seeing well. It’s easy to take sight for granted...

The Trempe inquest – reducing dog bites

The Trempe Inquest: 35 recommendations to reduce dog bites

In April of 1998, eight-year-old Courtney Trempe was killed by a neighbour’s Bull Mastiff in Stouffville, Ontario. As a result of that...

cloning your dog

How much do you know about cloning your dog?

Curious about cloning? This once-controversial process is becoming increasingly commonplace. Most pet parents agree that dogs’...

night

Safety tips for walking your dog at night

If you’re like a lot of people, your busy lifestyle means you sometimes end up walking your dog when it’s dark out. This is especially...

environment

5 easy ways to enrich your dog’s environment

An enriched environment goes beyond basic dog care. It includes things like mental stimulation, engaging his senses, and introducing toys...

crate train your dog

How to crate train your dog

A crate is the perfect place for your puppy or dog to sleep and spend quiet time. It can be his personal property and a favourite refuge...

Top reasons to rotate your dog’s protein

As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life. When it comes to your dog’s diet, variety can also prove a healthier choice for a...

new puppy

 5 best tips to buying your new puppy

Thinking of adding a new puppy to the family? It’s a big decision so it’s always a good idea to get the BEST advice you can! Check out...

half-dose vaccine for dogs

Should small dogs receive a half dose vaccine?

A new ground-breaking study reveals that small dogs should be receiving a half dose vaccine, rather than the same size vaccine as large...

cannabis for pets

Pot for pets

It’s no secret that dogs share many of the same health problems as people, including anxiety, arthritis, epilepsy, and even dementia....

travel

King of the road: a travel checklist for your dog

Planning a trip? An increasing number of accommodations are opening their doors to guests and their dogs – so it’s easier than ever to...

hydrotherapy for dogs

Hydrotherapy – water healing for dogs

Hydrotherapy or “water healing” in Greek, benefits dogs the same way it does humans. Hydrotherapy for dogs has gained a lot of...

butt scooting: anal gland problems in dogs

Butt scooting: why anal gland problems are such a drag

Chances are you’ve seen a dog butt scooting along the floor. Anal gland infection, irritation and inflammation is an extremely common...

canine massage

How to massage your dog

Who doesn’t love a great massage? After all, massage benefits us physically and psychologically. The same is true for our dogs. Through...

training

Bringing up baby: training tips for your new pup

Advice on potty training, chewing, walking and more! That sweet face, those adorable kisses, that unmistakable puppy breath! A new puppy...

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