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Category: Health

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...

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....

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...

Lyme disease: protecting your dog

Transmitted by infected tick bites (not by other dogs or humans), Lyme Disease is very serious for dogs. It has many outcomes, including...

caring for your senior dog

7 tips to care for your senior dog

Is your dog a senior citizen? Like us, dogs tend to develop age-related conditions as they grow older. Not all dogs age at the same pace....

pumpkins

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...

Disaster Prep for Your Animals

How to keep your animals safe during a natural disaster In times of disaster emergencies we need to pay special attention to the welfare of...

growing pains

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 may be going...

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 new...

cleaners

Fido-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...

xylitol

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 you know it could...

Treibball

Give Treibball A Try!

Sometimes referred to as urban herding, Treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) combines herding and obedience, but instead of using live...

stress

Stress And Your Dog’s Behaviour

Stress and tension can be as much an issue for dogs as for humans. By understanding what’s causing his stress, you can be better...

boost your dog's diet with these supplements

Boost her diet with these supplements!

Just like us, dogs benefit from additional supplements in their diet to ensure optimal health. Thankfully, you can now find pet-formulated...

toxic

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...

health check for your dog

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...

questions to ask a breeder

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...

puppy

Puppy Stages

Puppies grow quickly, and growing up brings many changes. Your puppy will change not only physically, but intellectually and emotionally,...

skin

Top 10 Foods for Skin & Coat

Keep your dog’s skin and coat looking and feeling good with these power-packed whole foods. It’s okay to add a little variety to...

senior nutrition

Top 4 tips for senior nutrition

Diet is the single most important factor affecting your dog’s health and longevity. The great thing is that you’re the one...

cancer

The Big C: Top 5 Causes of Cancer

Of all diseases that can strike our dogs, cancer is one of the most feared. In southwestern Ontario alone, human cancer has increased by...

canine joints

Help for aching joints

Diet, supplements, and other therapies work together to reduce the pain and inflammation of aching joints. Like people, dogs often develop...

Is your water safe?

Proper hydration is essential to your dog’s health, so ensure his water is free from toxins. Your dog needs access to fresh water 24/7....

immunity

Top 5 steps for optimal immunity

A long healthy life depends in large part on strong and resilient immunity for disease resistance. You may already be incorporating some of...

breath

Top 8 foods for dog breath

Does your dog’s breath “knock you over” when he gets too close? Bad dog breath may be an indication of less than stellar oral health....

heatstroke

5 Tips for Heatstroke

No matter the time of year, it’s a good idea to know the signs of heatstroke and what you can do if you suspect your dog is a victim. How...

human-canine bond

The Human-Canine Bond

To realize how far our understanding of the human-canine bond has come, we need to take a trip back to 1908. In January of that year, an...

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