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Why artificial scents are harming your pets

Artificial scents may make your house fresh and fragrant, but the chemicals that go into them can be toxic. You’ve seen the ads for all...

Rate your dog’s food!

How does your dog’s food rate in terms of good nutrition? Use this scoring system to help you make the best dietary choices for...

Coconut and your pet

From oils and treats to shampoos and balms, the humble coconut is making its way into a lot of pet products. How does this...

Acupressure in animal shelters

How acupressure-massage can play a role in easing anxiety, fear and confusion in shelters. Animal shelters are tough places no matter how hard staff and...

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...

Acupressure for dogs in hospice

Used within the context of hospice or palliative care, acupressure is a wonderful way to alleviate discomfort and help dogs pass more easily when...

Can Dogs Feel Guilty?

We’ve all seen dogs acting guilty. But behaviors like avoiding eye contact, hiding, or creeping don’t mean that a dog knows he did something...

Exercise and acupressure for conditioning

Add acupressure to your dog's exercise regime, and you'll give him the edge he needs to advance to new levels if conditioning. Every dog has...

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....

Understanding the roles of RVTs and unregistered vet assistants

Learn about Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) and Unregistered Assistants and how they help care for your dog or cat. You know your veterinary clinic has...

Can my dog or cat get ebola?

The risks are minimal on this side of the Atlantic, but here’s what you should know about Ebola. Most of us have been following the...

Feline homing instincts

Many lost or relocated cats are able to find their way home again, even over vast distances using their homing instincts. Feline behavior is often...

Black Cat Rescue

Dark-coated kitties have a harder time getting adopted than their more colorful cousins, but Black Cat Rescue is changing that. When Jennifer Stott and Samantha...

Can dogs get depression?

Dogs can have depression the same way humans do, and for similar reasons. Acupressure is one way to revitalize him.  Jazz is a four-year-old Labrador/standard...

Ian Somerhalder: how the actor and his foundation are turning passion...

Growing up in Louisiana, The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder learned through osmosis about the interconnection between the environment, animals and people. The fragile...

Can dogs donate blood?

If your dog is eligible to donate blood, he can help save the lives of other dogs in need! Dogs enrich our lives in a...

How being a pet parent improves your health

Being a pet parent offers many benefits. Animal companions not only give us unconditional love and friendship — they also improve our health! Karen is...

Chantal Kreviazuk finds Zen with her dogs!

Recent Order of Canada recipient Chantal Kreviazuk is an iconic name in the music industry having countless hits of her own (I Will Be,...

Spinach for dogs

Like the spinach-munching cartoon character, Popeye, this leafy green can hep give our dogs good eyes, strong bones, and a sturdy digestive tract. Spinach has long...

Blueberries for dogs

We love eating these tasty little morsels of goodness, so why wouldn’t our pets? Blueberries have top-notch antioxidant properties; in fact, they possess some...

The kitties of Blind Cat Rescue

They’ve overcome ENORMOUS odds, but the incredible felines of the Blind Cat Rescue now have a happy homes. Popcorn is a pure white kitty who...

Bocker’s beautiful life

With gorgeous good looks and star quality to spare, Bocker, the famous Labradoodle, wears many hats – from fashion model and movie star to therapy...

Prolotherapy

Take a look at how prolotherapy, a form of regenerative medicine, can help your dog's joints.  Jona was just eight months old when he started...

Introducing a new dog to rover?

Introducing a new dog into your home can sometimes be a challenge. By easing into things at a neutral location, and avoiding some common...

Feeding his nervous system

Many things can affect your dog’s nervous system. Good nutrition helps ensure it continues to do its job properly. When you think about your dog’s...

Feeding a fussy eater

Fussy dogs and cats can drive us crazy. We might try 50 different foods, we beg and cajole… but sometimes nothing seems to work. While...

The importance of fiber in your dog’s diet

You know it’s important to have fiber in your own diet, but did you know it’s also essential for dogs and cats? When you think...

Raw diets for dogs and cats

You have so many choices when it comes to feeding your dog or cat a natural, healthy diet. Raw food is an increasingly popular...

Bret Michaels and his German Shepherds

For Bret Michaels, Poison’s lead singer, hanging out with his animal companions is truly “Nothin’ But a Good Time”. His heavy metal band scored countless...

The lowdown on jerky

Why are dogs getting sick from jerky treats, and is anything being done about it? You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the risks of...

Best vacuums for pet parents

Hair, dander and fleas can be a fact of life when you share your home with a dog or cat. So which vacuums can...

Enjoy Bark for Life with your canine companion!

One of the best things about our animal companions is the comfort and joy they bring to our daily lives. Their unconditional love is...