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5 tips to prevent canine cancer

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and that means it’s time to spread the word about this dreaded and increasingly common disease. Cancer has become...

A simple solution for doggie diarrhea

In a recent study, two veterinarians in Taiwan discovered that small breed dogs living inactive lifestyles and suffering from chronic diarrhea can benefit greatly...
5 reasons why cat loves height

5 reasons why cats love heights

This week, yet another cat photo went viral when the Philadelphia Police Department shared a picture of a bold kitty sitting atop a squad...

6 ways to prevent dog bites

Each year, dog bites occur more than 4.5 million times in the U.S. This is an astounding statistic, but it is also one that...

How these two Pit Bulls went from homeless to heroes

On March 13, 2017 the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina welcomed two new K-9 deputies to their department. These formerly homeless Pit...

New study reports fewer homeless dogs

This month, researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine for Mississippi State University (MSU) revealed that the availability of dogs in animal shelters is...

Iqaluit trip contest winner

In the February/March issue of Animal Wellness Magazine (AW), First Air, Frobisher Inn, Arctic Adventures and Redstone Media Group joined together to offer an...
tips to prevent dog dehydration

Tips to prevent doggie dehydration

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...

How one man is making a difference this “kitten” season

Feeding local birds is a common pastime for senior citizens. But 76-year-old Willie Ortiz of Hartford, Connecticut is breaking away from tradition by feeding...

Baby steps for Korea’s Dog Meat Market

Recent reports suggested that Korea’s Moran Market – one of the largest sellers of dog meat in Korea – would be closing its doors....

How to celebrate Earth Day with your pets

Every year on Earth Day, our ongoing quest to “go green” makes its way to the forefront of our minds. In the past decade,...

How pets protect babies from allergies and obesity

Looking for another reason to get a pet? It’s become common knowledge that sharing your life with a companion animal increases happiness. On a...

It’s tick season — here’s how to prepare

April showers bring May flowers… and ticks. Experts are warning about the re-emergence of blacklegged ticks, otherwise known as deer ticks. As the snow...

Toronto collar ban revoked

It’s been less than a month since the Toronto bylaw banned pet owners from using pronged collars, choke chains and similar devices (see original...

Microchipping Miracle: a modern “Homeward Bound” story

Four years ago in California, BooBoo the cat went missing. This week, he was found… in a different country. Traversing 3,000 kilometers, several states...

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says declawing cats is “unacceptable”

Declawing cats is just like having your fingernails cut, right? Wrong! Cats’ claws grow directly from the last bone of the toe, meaning the entire...

Shelter Me: Community Matters

Shelter Me is an uplifting film series that celebrates shelter pets and the people who help them. Shelter Me partners with animal welfare groups to organize effective spay-neuter clinics and...
Angus sniffs out C. difficile

Angus sniffs out C. difficile

Meet Angus — an adorable two-year-old English springer spaniel, and the first certified C. difficile detection dog in Canada.   C. difficile is a superbug that...
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How To Pick Up & Hold A Cat

Did you know there is a better way to pick up and hold a cat? Picking up your cat is something you do everyday without...
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Animal Wellness visits Iqaluit Humane Society

Iqaluit Humane Society needs your help! Recently, our Publisher, Tim Hockley, his wife and Editor-in-chief, Dana Cox, and their son Tristan visited the Iqaluit Humane...
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Protecting animals at Rio 2016 Olympics

International charity, World Animal Protection and the Organizing Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have announced a partnership to keep the...
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Safety tips for the beach

Being able to take your dog the beach is a privilege. Good manners and attention to safety from both of you will ensure you’re...
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Three reasons why dogs bite

While biting is a form of aggression, only a small percentage of dogs that bite are actually aggressive. Here are three reason which may cause...
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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Memorial Day: a thank you to our canine heroes

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer. It’s a time when we can enjoy the beautiful weather, barbecues and friends, but it is...
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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...
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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 furbaby...
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Natural black water — the latest pet drinking trend!

Gone are the days of giving your pets crystal clear water. Hello, black water! There is a new trendy organic beverage that is making news globally...
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Harley — the dog who changed the world dies at 15

Harley, the tiny one-eyed "Hero Dog", the inspirational force who saved hundreds of puppy mill dogs with National Mill Dog Rescue, and the dog...
Is aloe vera safe for dogs and cats?

Is aloe vera safe for dogs and cats?

Aloe vera is a plant that can offer many benefits to your companion animal but it is very important to know how to safely...
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Hillary Hickam — Hollywood’s vet

Animal Wellness talks to Hollywood vet Hillary Hickam.  Hillary Hickam is one of Hollywood's top celebrity veterinarians, working with clients such as Paris Hilton, Ellen Degeneres...

Do you know what age your dog is?

Dogs age much faster than humans. But, at what age is a dog considered a senior...or a geriatric? Well, there is no real simple answer....