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Softening the Loss

Your dog gives you so much during her life – unconditional love, companionship, laughter and understanding. So when the time to say...

Tips on Taking Your Dog to Work

Taking your dog to work can brighten up even the most stressful workplace. If you’re lucky enough to work in an environment that permits...

Meet the Dogs of the Year!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Dog of the Year contest. There are so many incredible canines out there – you made our task of...

Social Media is going to the Doxies!

By Jasmine Cabanaw Dachshunds may be small, but don’t let their size fool you. These little pooches have taken Canadian social media...

How to find a dog walker

Most of us lead busy lives these days, which means we don’t always have time to walk our dogs as often as we should. Hiring a dog walker...

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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...

How To: Choose A Service Dog

Melanie wanted to get a dog for her elderly father. Her mother had recently died and he was living alone. Arthritis limited his ability to...

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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...

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Treating Your Dog’s Yeast Infection

When I think of yeast infections in dogs, I get a mental picture of an itchy pooch with a red rash or smelly ears. It’s an all too common...

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Lice Prevention On Your Dog

Lice aren’t just a human problem. There’s a canine variety that can also plague your pooch. Like fleas, these flat, gray, wingless...

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Acupressure for your new dog

Miles looked so pathetic in his cage at the shelter that Sandy just had to take him home. The 11-year-old dachshund’s coat was a powdery...

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Handling Mosquitoes on Animals

Few things are more irritating than the whine of a mosquito around your head. These insects are more than annoying, however. They can carry...

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How To: Pet Friendly Landscaping

Sharing your home with an animal companion often means sharing your backyard with him too. Problem is, the average back yard isn’t really...

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The Right Feeding Dishes for Your Dog

Take a look at all the water and feeding dishes at any pet supply store and you’ll see a wide range of different sizes, shapes and...

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The Dangers of Cocoa Mulch

Melissa has a young Lab pup. She adopted him after her former dog, a collie named Tabitha, died a sudden and tragic death. Melissa had...

integrative veterinary care for your pet

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...

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Increase your dog’s lifespan with holistic & conventional medicine

Even if our dogs live into their teens, it never seems long enough from our perspective. Increasing the longevity of our canine companions...

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Flower essences for hypersensitivity in dogs

“We have a 12-year-old pit bull and our veterinarian said you might be able to help,” Marcie anxiously told me. “Kelly gets really...

Using Social Media To Connect With Pet People

What is social networking? Think “birds of a feather” meets high tech, without the constraints of coordinating schedules or even being...

All About Pet Insurance

Heimdall was a much loved great Dane. Having such a big dog taught his parents the importance of maintaining pet health insurance coverage....

Getting Your Dog & New Partner To Get Along

February is the month for love. But the feelings might turn sour if your new partner has a dog or cat who decides he doesn’t like you for...

Electrical Line Safety For Your Animal

Last summer, while visiting France, I was window shopping in Nice with my rescued Bichon Frisé, Lamby. I had stopped in front of a...

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Reduce Your Dog’s Shedding

One evening, I was at an exercise class when someone came up behind me and began brushing down the back of my dark blue T-shirt. “You...

Size Doesn’t Matter With City Dogs!

Think of a purse-sized designer pooch being toted around Paris Hilton style. It’s the city dog stereotype, but it doesn’t present a...

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Groom your dog like the pros

Have you ever picked up your dog from the groomer and wished you could reproduce those same wonderful results at home? Your professional...

Make Your Animal Smarter!

Adopting a puppy or kitten guarantees lots of love and laughter. It also guarantees some added responsibilities. New animal parents may not...

The New Dog Park

As a dog lover, you know your companion needs daily exercise to stay it and happy. Dogs need space to run, jump, dig, bark and just be...

Keep Your Dog City-Safe

Urban environments can be fun for animals. There’s plenty to see, other animals to meet, and endless streets, parks and gardens to...

Making Halloween Stress-Free For Your Dog

Halloween is just around the corner and your home will soon be bombarded with hungry trick-or-treaters. Depending on your dog or cat, it...

High-tech microchipping: tracking devices for dogs

An unlatched gate, an open door, a loose window screen…a dog or cat can look on these opportunities as his own version of Prison Break....

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