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A short history of dog training

From cruelty to kindness -- how our approach to dog training has become more enlightened. Dog training has come a long way in the...

Air Canada goes above and beyond to protect animals on flights

A new certification reinforces Air Canada’s unparalleled commitment to the welfare of live animals, reassuring pet parents across the globe. Air Canada recently became...

Robopets improve lives of patients with dementia

This health facility in Vancouver is using robopets – automated animals – to boost the health and happiness of their residents. Therapy dogs and cats...

5 eco-friendly gift ideas for pets

Many of us are taking steps to improve our impact on the environment. With these 5 eco-friendly gift ideas, your companion's 'paw-print' can be...

Saving dogs “one family at a time”

Every 11.7 seconds a dog or cat is killed in a US animal shelter due to lack of space and resources. Meanwhile, over 6...

Top 5 canine cancer prevention tips

Cancer is a common disease in dogs, but here’s how you can significantly reduce your companion’s risk of becoming another statistic. Did you know your dog...

Fran Drescher

How a lively little Pomeranian helped Fran Drescher through a frightening ordeal – and taught her an important lesson about life and love. When actress Fran...

10 tips for a pet-friendly holiday season

Follow these tips to ensure your four-legged friend stays safe and stress-free during the upheaval of the holidays. The holidays can be hectic. Amid the...

Bo Derek: Hangin’ 10 with animals

Some people learn to love animals. And then there’s Bo Derek, who believes she was just “born horse crazy.” As a young child, Mary...

Jillian Barberie aims to make every day a “Good Day” for...

Jillian Barberie leafs through her mail and stops at a handwritten note carefully folded over a photograph. The popular weather, entertainment and television personality...

Animal rescue groups respond to California wildfires

The wildfires spreading across California have destroyed over 100,000 acres of land in just over a week. As firefighters put their resources into battling...

Moose and Juniper

Moose is a handsome Malamute mix who shares a loving home with some unconventional roommates – including his “girlfriend”, a domestic fox named Juniper....

Animals aiding with eating disorder recovery

In her book, Pound for Pound, San Diegan Shannon Kopp shares her empowering story of how animals, particularly Pit Bulls, played a key role in her self-discovery...

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...

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...

Azmira Holistic Animal Care

Founded by Dr. Lisa Newman, a pioneer in alternative pet care, Azmira Holistic Animal Care offers a complete line of natural products for dogs and...

High dose vitamin C therapy – Part 1

When injected at high doses into a pet or person, vitamin C offers some amazing healing benefits and can even help treat cancer. Vitamin C...

Korean dog meat: replacing cruelty with compassion

Luna started her life on a dog meat farm in South Korea, before being rescued and adopted into a loving home. Millions more need saving –...

Top pet food ingredients to avoid

From by-products to soy to rendered fats – here are some ingredients to steer clear of when buying pet food for your dog or...

The energetic bond between people and dogs

Does your dog seem to read your mind? Does he mirror your personality or illnesses? Many people say they share an energetic bond with...

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...

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...

4 ways Reiki can help shelter animals

Shelter dogs and cats are under a lot of stress. Reiki can relieve their discomfort and even make them more adoptable. Animal shelters are stressful...

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...

Zuke’s — from treats to food

Your choice of premium dog foods just got wider, thanks to a new line of diets from Zuke's, a well-established company who specialize in...

Tips to prevent your dog from slipping

Dogs can be injured by slipping and falling on smooth flooring. Take these steps to keep him from getting hurt. Most of us have smooth...

Enzymes and your dog or cat

Every pet can benefit from enzyme supplementation. Enzymes not only support digestive health and enhance nutrient absorption; they also reduce inflammation and boost overall...

How to introduce a new dog to your cat

Your dog and cat can co-exist, but it is vital to go about it the right way for everyone's safety. Here are some great...

Melatonin for dogs and cats

Along with promoting sleep, melatonin may also help with Cushing’s disease, separation anxiety and other dog and cat health problems. Melatonin as a nutritional supplement...

Hospice for cats

More people turn to hospice care for aging or terminally ill felines. In the past, euthanasia was often the only option for cats with terminal illnesses....

Using conventional medications safely

Medications like antibiotics, NSAIDs and steroids are sometimes necessary to treat canine and feline illnesses, but it’s important they’re not used indiscriminately. As a holistic veterinarian,...