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Take your dog to work day

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 positive...

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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...

9-step health check

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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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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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...

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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...

How to handle your pet's remains

How to handle your pet’s remains

Losing an animal is stressful, and having to decide what to do with his remains adds to the stress. That’s why it’s best to explore...

separation anxiety in dogs

Resolve separation anxiety in 6 steps

Separation anxiety is rarely solved using only one modality of treatment, whether you use drugs, alternative therapies or behavioral...

Integrating dogs & kids together

An article called, “The One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have Kids: Don’t Get A Dog,” was released on Slate this week. In the...

Mushrooms For Your Dog’s Immune System

My dog, Cardiff, is a neutered Welsh terrier who has suffered three bouts of typically fatal  Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)...

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Should I add supplements to my animal’s diet?

Not surprisingly, our animals’ health is beginning to mirror our own. Today we’re seeing many of the epidemics that have plagued...

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How to choose a veterinarian for your dog

A veterinarian observed that his own fifteen-year-old cat had a slightly decreased appetite and a tiny bit of weight loss. When blood...

osteoarthritis in dogs

Understanding osteoarthritis in dogs

When Lynnette’s eight-year-old German shepherd started limping on one front leg, she took him to the vet and found out he had...

ALEXA FERR CHATS COCO & DOG ABUSE

19-year-old Canadian pop star Alexa Ferr (@AlexaFerrMusic) has been climbing the charts recently with her hit songs, but like many stars,...

senior dog health

11 steps to graceful canine aging

Is Rover slowing down? Is his hearing not as sharp as it used to be? Maybe he’s eating less, struggling with the stairs, or having a...

Introducing Dogs & Cats To Each Other

Dogs and cats may not seem compatible, but many people have both. But too many pet owners put up with their pets acting out or hiding...

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Building A Dog-Friendly Dream Garden

Ever wonder what Rover is thinking about when he’s surveying your back yard from the porch steps? Perhaps he’s dreaming of a...

Dog Travel: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

If you’re like most Canadians, you love to travel. And it’s only natural that you want your four-legged family members tagging along...

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