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OSPCA Underequipped Study Finds

Brock labour expert releases first study of OSPCA animal cruelty investigation work in Ontario. Enforcement officers with the Ontario...

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Take Your Dog To Work Day

In celebration of Take Your Dog To Work Day, here are seven tips to ensure a peaceful, productive day of humane and canine camaraderie. 1....

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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...

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Dos and Don’ts of Doggie Travel Etiquette

Do you travel during the holidays? Chances are, you’re planning to take your furry friend along with you. Whatever your destination,...

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Dog Coat Shopping

Shopping for a dog coat can sometimes be a daunting tasks. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect balance between quality, fit and...

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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...

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Queen Victoria and Her Dogs

Queen Victoria, is perhaps best remembered for being the longest reigning monarch in British history, but did you know she was also a...

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4 Essential Rules For The Dog Park

Summer is fast approaching, and we all know what that means! It’s dog park season and your dog couldn’t be happier. Whether your...

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Sniffing Out Fun With Nose Work

  No matter what size or shape, dogs everywhere love to catch a scent. Nose Work, a relatively new sport on the scene, provides a...

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Plants that heal

There’s an old adage: “you are what you eat”. It applies to all of us, including our dogs. While dogs are opportunistic omnivores who...

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Greeting Your Dog Correctly

Scientific studies reveal how our dogs feel about the way we are greeting them. Sooner or later, it seems science gets around to answering...

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2015 Top Dog Newsmakers of the Year

What were the dog highlights of 2015? We chose the five stories that captured not only our attention, but in some cases, the world’s. Air...

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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...

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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...

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Green vegetables for your animal’s health

Don’t scold your dog or cat for nibbling your house plants – she’s telling you something! Many animals are deficient in the nutrients...

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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...

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....

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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...

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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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The Truth About Bathing Your Dog

People frequently ask me how often they should bathe their dogs. Unfortunately, many still believe the old wive’s tale that says you...

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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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Raw Diets Made Easy For Your Dog

Cutting up raw meat is no one’s idea of a good time. Yet there’s no denying that raw diets offer excellent nutrition to dogs and cats....

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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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Supplements for Animal Skin Problems

For a lot of dogs and cats, summer means an increase in skin problems and allergies. Others suffer from these issues all year round, thanks...

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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...

Working Through Animal Grief

Grief has many meanings. According to Wikipedia, it’s “a multifaceted response to loss, particularly the loss of someone or something...

Understanding Your Aggressive Dog

Jake was a cheerful, loving dog. The Shih tzu cross was friendly with everyone and enjoyed romps at the local dog park. Then one day,...

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Saving the environment with a greener carbon ‘paw’ print

Recently, I read about a study done by researchers at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. They calculated that owning a...

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