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Veterinarians without Borders

In Canada, we often forget that not all dogs have access to quality veterinary care. Veterinarians without Borders, an Ottawa based...

softening the loss

Softening the loss

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

take your dog to work

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...

canadian dogs

Meet the Canadian 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 dachshunds

Social Media is going to the Dachshunds!

Dachshunds may be small, but don’t let their size fool you. These little pooches have taken Canadian social media by storm. From...

finding a dog walker

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...

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...

finding a service dog

How to choose a service dog

A service dog can offer countless benefits. The key is finding the one that’s right for you! Melanie wanted to get a service dog for...

fit

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...

yeast infection

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...

canine lice

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...

acupressure for new dog

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...

mosquitoes and dogs

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...

pet-friendly landscaping

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...

feeding dishes for dogs

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...

cocoa mulch toxin to dogs

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...

lifespan

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...

flower essences

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...

networking with pet people

Social networking… with pet people!

Nowadays, it’s easy to connect with other pet people online. You don’t need a secret handshake or a map to the clubhouse to...

pet health insurance

All about pet insurance

While pet insurance for your companion is a wise idea, it can be difficult to decide which policy is best for your animal. Here’s a...

Does your new partner's pet dislike you?

Does your new partner’s pet dislike you?

If your new partner’s dog or cat dislikes you, you’re not alone. Some animals are stressed and frightened by new people moving...

electrocution safety for your dog

Electrocution 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...

shedding

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...

best city dogs

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...

groom

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...

new and improved dog parks

New and improved dog parks

Your companion needs daily exercise to stay fit and happy. Dogs need space to run, jump, dig, bark and just be dogs. For city dwellers and...

best city dogs

Keep your dog safe in the city

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

stress-free halloween for your dog

A stress-free Halloween 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...

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