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Foxtail barley -- a danger to your dog

Foxtail barley — a danger to your dog

This long feathery grass looks beautiful, but foxtail barley seeds have tiny barbs can attach to your dog’s coat and burrow into his skin,...
Emotional stress in dogs 

Emotional stress in dogs 

A close-up look at emotional stress in dogs -- and how our own stress contributes to theirs. None of us is a stranger to stress....
How to enhance your dog’s learning ability

How to enhance your dog’s learning ability

Improving your dog’s well-being through things like bodywork, diet, and quality time enhances her learning ability – and her quality of life! Do you have...
Decoding pet food marketing jargon

Decoding pet food marketing jargon

A look at some common marketing terms used on pet food labels and what they mean! Along with attractive graphics, pet food labels usually employ...
Does your dog bark too much?

Does your dog bark too much?

Dogs bark for many reasons, but if your own pooch is too “talkative”, it’s important to discover why, and find positive ways to curb...
“Trust but verify” when selecting supplements for your dog or cat

“Trust but verify” when selecting supplements for your dog or cat

Finding answers to some simple questions can make product selection much easier. Supplements can play a key role in helping your dog or cat live...
Which breeds make the best service dogs?

Which breeds make the best service dogs?

Service dogs play a valuable role in the lives of those with long-term physical, mental, and emotional illnesses and disorders. Here’s a look at...
Working from home with pets

Working from home with pets

Over a year into the pandemic, more people are working from home than ever before. Maintaining your productivity while managing your dog or cat’s...
Mental enrichment – why it’s so important for your dog

Why mental enrichment is so important for dogs

Just like us, dogs can get bored, frustrated, anxious and depressed due to lack of mental stimulation. This article looks at why mental enrichment...
Preparing your home for a new dog

Preparing your home for a new dog

Adopting or rescuing a new dog? Here are six ways to prepare your home and family so the newcomer’s arrival goes as smoothly as...
Healthier harnesses are a cut above

Healthier harnesses are a cut above

Check out these practical “works of art” and other accessories from Puccissimé Pet Couture. A few weeks into puppy class, Alix McNeill’s trainer recommended she...
Earth-friendly pet waste disposal

Earth-friendly pet waste disposal

What goes in, must come out…and that means finding safe, earth-friendly ways to dispose of pet waste. Here are some options.  The cost of...
ZIWI: Raw food meets convenience with air-dried innovation

ZIWI: Raw food meets convenience with air-dried innovation

Air drying technology locks in the goodness of this company’s raw ingredients, creating ready-serve, raw-inspired nutrition for dogs and cats. Choosing the right diet for...
Compassionate dog grooming

Compassionate dog grooming

The term “compassionate dog grooming” has been trending on social media lately, with more groomers coming on board to discuss this alternative approach. Here’s...
Tackling your dog or cat’s skin problems with nutrition and supplements

Tackling your dog or cat’s skin problems with nutrition and supplements

Resolving allergies and other skin problems in your dog or cat involves much more than just stopping the itch. It also means getting to...
8 ways to socialize your new dog -- when you have to social distance

8 ways to socialize your new dog — when you have to social distance

Socialization is an important part of a dog’s development. But how can you introduce him to the world when we can’t freely interact with...
Black soldier fly-based dog food -- new novel protein for hypoallergenic diets

Black soldier fly-based dog food — new novel protein for hypoallergenic diets

Dog food made out of flies? Fly-based dog food is a new trend that's here to stay! Let's take a look at a few...
How to safely feed your dog a plant-based diet

How to safely feed your dog a plant-based diet

From health benefits to environmental sustainability, there are a lot of perks to plant-based diets. But can our dogs thrive without eating meat or...
ArtemiPet™ harnesses the power of an ancient herb to boost canine immunity  

ArtemiPet™ harnesses the power of an ancient herb to boost canine immunity  

This innovative company has brought an ancient immune-boosting herb called Artemisia annua into the modern pet market – and it’s working wonders. Last year was...
How to train your dog to enjoy vet visits

How to train your dog to enjoy vet visits

An important key to taking the anxiety out of vet visits is to train your dog to calmly accept handling and gentle restraint, and...
Why is my dog or cat losing his hair?

Why is my dog or cat losing his hair?

Hair loss in dogs and cats has many potential causes. Getting a definitive diagnosis from your veterinarian is the first step to solving the...
The buzz about honey and propolis

The buzz about honey and propolis

Can honey and bee propolis help your dog or cat? Let's take a look! Honey is a very special healer, both inside and out. The...
Does apitherapy have applications for dogs and cats?

Does apitherapy have applications for dogs and cats?

Apitherapy refers to the medical use of bee products such as pollen, venom, honey and propolis to help treat a variety of conditions. Can...
Year-round paw care for dogs

Year-round paw care for dogs

Taking care of your dog’s paws isn’t just an occasional task. Tending to his tootsies year round helps ensure he keeps all four feet...
When your dog or cat loses her appetite

10 reasons why dogs and cats lose their appetite

Inappetence can have many underlying causes, from physical to behavioral. Here are some common reasons your dog or cat may lose her appetite, along...
5 social distancing tips for walking your dog

5 social distancing tips for walking your dog

Exercise is an essential activity for you and your dog during COVID-19, but you also need to keep social distancing in mind. Here's how. Because...
Understanding vaccinosis in dogs and cats

Understanding vaccinosis in dogs and cats

Defined as an adverse reaction to a shot, vaccinosis can affect dogs and cats in various ways, from mild to severe. Dogs and cats...
What is limited ingredient dog food?

What is limited ingredient dog food?

You’ve heard of limited ingredient dog food -- but what is it exactly, and is it right for your canine companion? Limited ingredient dog foods...
The annual veterinary exam – what to expect

The annual veterinary exam – what to expect

Your dog or cat should see the veterinarian at least once a year for a check-up. Let’s take a look at what an annual...
What does your dog’s wagging tail really mean?

What does your dog’s wagging tail really mean?

A wagging tail doesn’t always indicate that your dog is happy. Learn how to read your canine companion’s “tail language”. We usually assume that...
What can your dog or cat’s skin tell you about his health?

What can your dog or cat’s skin tell you about his health?

Pay attention to the condition of your dog or cat’s skin. As his largest and hardest-working organ, it can tell you a lot about...
5 ingredients in your kitchen that repel fleas and ticks

5 common ingredients to repel fleas and ticks

Help keep fleas and ticks off your dog and cat with these five common ingredients! It’s almost that time of year again…flea and tick season....