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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Choosing a wheelchair for a dog with mobility issues

Choosing a wheelchair for a dog with mobility issues

If your dog has mobility problems, the right wheelchair can make a huge difference to his quality of life. One of the joys of...
A 15-minute weekly dog grooming routine

A 15-minute weekly dog grooming routine

Make grooming your pup quick and easy with this 15-minute weekly regimen! Raise your hand if you’ve ever been too busy to groom your dog....
Pet theft

Pet theft

Pet theft is a serious problem and the pandemic has made it worse. Luckily, there’s lots you can do to protect your dog or...
The art of dog walking

The art of dog walking

Dog walking isn’t just a task… it’s an art! Here’s everything you need to buy, do and know to turn your amateur stroll into...
Betty White

Betty White: Golden Girl and animal welfare advocate

Her show business career has spanned eight decades, but Betty White has been an animal lover even longer than that. The remarkable nonagenarian supports...
Pet cams – why all the hype?

Pet cams – why all the hype?

Pet cams have become very trendy in recent years… and with good reason! Take a look at what these devices do, why people love...
When you can’t pay your vet bills

When you can’t pay your vet bills

Combine the high cost of veterinary care with an unstable economy weakened by the pandemic, and it’s not surprising that a lot of people...
6 safety tips for dog toys

6 safety tips for dog toys

Playing with toys is important to your dog’s well-being and happiness. To guard against accidental injury, follow these six toy safety tips. Play is...
Pet products can be both convenient and eco-friendly!

Pet products can be both convenient and eco-friendly!

Thanks to forward-thinking companies like WizSmart, dog parents no longer have to choose between convenience and sustainability. When you think “convenient”, you probably think “disposable”....
Choosing a wheelchair for a dog with mobility issues

Choosing a wheelchair for a dog with mobility issues

If your dog has mobility issues, the right wheelchair can make a huge difference to his quality of life. One of the joys of...
The best ID options for your dog

The best ID options for your dog

From traditional tags to GPS, there are lots of ways to ID your dog, so if he ever gets lost or goes missing, you...
Thanks to cutting-edge research and their unique Safety Test Program, Sleepypod offers trusted carriers, seatbelts, leashes and other travel accessories designed to keep pets safe.

Sleepypod’s travel products help keep your pet safe

Thanks to cutting-edge research and their unique Safety Test Program, Sleepypod offers trusted carriers, seatbelts, leashes and other travel accessories designed to keep pets...
My dog doesn’t like kids – what should I do?

My dog doesn’t like kids – what should I do?

If your dog doesn’t like kids, counter-conditioning, desensitization, and other training techniques can help him feel more comfortable in the presence of children. Children...
Losing your dog or cat – ways to get through the grief

Losing your dog or cat – ways to get through the grief

For many people, losing a beloved animal companion is as heart-wrenching as losing a human loved one. Here are some resources to help you...
Including your dog in your exercise routine

Including your dog in your exercise routine

Whether you’re a jogger or a cyclist, exercising with your dog is a great way for you to bond and enjoy physical activity together....
Shelters and rescues for senior dogs and cats – an inside look

Shelters and rescues for senior dogs and cats – an inside look

A growing number of shelters and rescues focus on senior dogs and cats. Take a look at what these organizations do, some of the...
What does it take to make the best pee pad on the planet?

What does it take to make the best pee pad on the planet?

Ever wonder what it takes to make the most effective, eco-friendly pee pad available? Here's how WizSmart has turned years of experience into a...
How Fear Free® makes vet visits less stressful

How Fear Free® makes vet visits less stressful

Going to the vet can cause fear, anxiety and stress in both animals and their humans…and that may result in less-than-optimal care, or even...
WizSmart – the pee pad that benefits you, your pet and the planet

WizSmart – the pee pad that benefits you, your pet and the planet

This pee pad company makes their products from recycled defective baby diapers and biodegradable plastic, making them the most eco-friendly (and effective) option on...
How a Bearded Collie helped her human through depression

How a Bearded Collie helped her human through depression

The heartwarming story of Keith and Sasha — a black-and-white Bearded Collie that helped her human through depression post-9/11. We know that dogs play an...
How dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19

How dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19

Dogs have been trained to detect a range of diseases in humans, from Parkinson’s to cancer. Now, researchers in the UK are training them...
Is a herding dog right for you?

Is a herding dog right for you?

Thinking of adopting or rescuing a herding breed or mix? While these dogs make great companions, keep these considerations in mind before signing the...
Why does your dog keep escaping from the yard?

Why does your dog keep escaping from the yard?

If your dog seems bent on escaping from your yard and running off, you need to figure out why, while finding ways to keep...
Is your dog a good passenger?

Is your dog a good passenger?

How to keep your canine passenger safe and stress-free during road trips. You’ve got big plans – a road trip with your dog full...
Help your hot dog cool down -- with acupressure

Help your hot dog cool down — with acupressure

They may be called the “dog days of summer”, but extreme heat isn’t healthy for your canine companion. Learn how acupressure can help cool...