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The healing effects of music

Sound is a major factor of our surroundings, especially in today’s loud, fast-paced world. Noise pollution can create stress for both...

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How to massage your dog

Who doesn’t love a great massage? After all, massage benefits us physically and psychologically. The same is true for our dogs. Through...

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Stress And Your Dog’s Behaviour

Stress and tension can be as much an issue for dogs as for humans. By understanding what’s causing his stress, you can be better...

Do you understand your dog's body language?

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...

remodelling your home with a dog or cat

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...

meditating with your dog

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...

flower essences for stressed dogs

Helping your anxious dog with flower essences

Modern life is full of things that can make a dog nervous. From the constant assault of noise on sensitive ears to the overwhelming sights...

adaptogens for your dog

Solving your dog’s stress with adaptogens

Like us, our animals have built-in mechanisms for coping with stress. But there’s an additional way to protect them that you may not...

sound sensitivity in dogs

Sound sensitivity in dogs

Karen adopted Penny from her local shelter. Sensitive to every sound, the shepherd mix was almost too fearful to go for walks. Determined...

11 foods to beat stress in dogs

Many years ago, I dealt with a dog in a rescue situation. His stress levels were so high that he started pulling his hair out with his...

Does your dog display these calming signals?

You’ve slept in and are running late. You’ve let Rover into the backyard to relieve himself and now you really need him to come in so...

do dogs relieve anxiety?

How dogs reduce stress and anxiety

As the pace of life intensifies, making time for yourself becomes more important than ever. Here’s where Fido can help. It’s an...

tips for a stress-free vet visit

10 tips for a stress-free visit to the vet

Going to the vet can be stressful for your pet – and you! But being prepared is the key to ensuring a stress-free visit for both of you....

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