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6 benefits of exercise for dogs

Life can be hectic, and it’s easy to get so busy that we forget to take proper care of ourselves. One thing that often falls through the...

Know Your Dog’s Body Language

When your dog barks as you enter the house, you recognize it as a joyful greeting. If he whines as you’re eating a sandwich, you know it...

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What do your vet’s credentials really mean?

You know the importance of choosing the right veterinarian or alternative practitioner for your dog. But deciphering the sometimes...

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Keeping Your Dog Happy Indoors

Being stuck indoors too much can make you a little depressed – and it can also affect your canine companion. According to a study by the...

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Top 8 Training Tips for Dog Parents

In my first book, The Dog Whisperer, I related the story of the psychiatrist wife and psychologist husband who called me for help because...

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Remodelling Your Home With Your Dog In Mind

When planning a home remodelling project, whether you’re having one room painted or redesigning the whole kitchen, you probably make a...

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Fitness with your dog

You’re a couch potato and you readily admit it. Sure, you have a gym membership, but you can’t remember the last time you used it....

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Keeping Your Dog Cool & Comfortable In The Heat

We may love the heat, but it’s hard on our canine companions. Whether you live in Arizona or Alaska, your dog is affected by rising...

What You Need To Know About Hiring A Dog Walker

If you work long hours, travel a lot, or have a canine with special needs, a dog walker can be a godsend. Knowing that a trusted...

Dog Training Class 101

I remember the excitement of signing up for my first summer camp. The brochure said the camp offered archery, swimming, baseball, camping,...

Dos & Dont’s For Handling Thunder With Dogs

A beautiful summer afternoon can take a terrifying turn for dogs with storm phobias. While some don’t turn a hair at thunder and...

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Doggie Daycare

Thinking of taking your pooch to doggie daycare for exercise and enrichment while you’re away at work? Daycare is a wonderful outlet for...

Camping With Your Dog

Taking your dog camping will require some advance planning. First of all, not all campgrounds allow dogs and those that do often require...

A little help for busy dog owners

What with career and family responsibilities, travel, and a long list of other commitments, most of us lead busy lives that take us away...

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Preventing Dehydration In Dogs

Fun in the sun with your four-legged friend is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But it can be a recipe for disaster if you’re...

Setting Up Pet Trusts

Nearly 70% of households have at least one animal, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. This statistic proves...

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Dog-Friendly Travel Snacks

Back in the early 1980s, a road trip for me meant anything from taking a busload of students to winter camp in Algonquin Park to hiking the...

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Feeding Your Picky Dog

When Rusty was a puppy, he was far from picky when it came to eating. He’d leap in the air as Jay approached him with a bowl of food....

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Get Your Dog Ready For The Cottage

Homer loves going to the cottage. The five-year-old husky mix can’t wait to race along the lake shore, explore the woods, and go for boat...

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Are Your Dog’s Toys Safe?

Did you know the average American dog lover spends over a hundred dollars a year on treats and toys? At the same time, though, reports of...

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Meditating with Your Dog

Dogs and cats, through their close connection to us, are aware of and deeply affected by the stress we endure. In short, when we are...

Switching your animal from a conventional to holistic vet

Making the decision to switch from a conventional to an integrative or holistic veterinarian is pretty easy. You want the best care for...

acupressure for seizures in dogs

How acupressure can help with seizures in dogs

It was late in the evening and time to get ready for bed. Spencer, our six-year old greyhound, trooped out to the backyard with our three...

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All About Hairless Dogs

Faced with the job of removing pine sap, chewing gum or some other gooey, smelly, hard-to-remove tick from your dog or cat’s coat, you...

Are You Encouraging Antisocial Behavior In Your Dog?

She’s not friendly!” calls a woman, referring to her white miniature poodle. I am walking in their direction with Penny, the...

How To: Dog-Friendly Apartment

Let’s face it, moving is a hassle. There are utilities, bank accounts and credit cards to change, as well as the minutiae of sorting,...

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Benefits of a holistic vet for your animals

Surprisingly, there are many people who are seriously committed to green living, holistic healthcare and the organic lifestyle, but who...

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Keep Your Animal’s Immune System Balanced

If your dog or cat has a healthy immune system, he’s much less likely to get sick. In fact, the importance of a balanced, functional...

Stay Boat Safe With Your Dog

Negin Haghighi is an avid sailor, and guardian to an elderly Shiba Inu named Shiba. She loves taking her little dog boating with her. “In...

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The Best Way to Show Your Dog Affection

It may seem natural to hug and kiss your furry friend, but these gestures may actually feel threatening to some canines. Learn how to read...

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