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Pet dental health month

During National Pet Dental Health Month in February, our pets’ smiles take center stage. Periodontal disease is the most common health problem in dogs and...

Top dog names of 2017

Looking for a trendy name for your new canine friend? Curious whether your dog’s moniker is among the most popular? Check out the top...

The secret language of dogs: from paw to tail

Dogs have a rich secret language that is only just being discovered, and research results shine more light on just how incredible our canines...

Emergency care for severe allergic reactions

Bee stings, certain foods or accidental drug ingestion can cause extreme allergic reactions, also called anaphylaxis, in some dogs. Here’s how to stabilize an...

Calming games for a hyperactive dog

Over-excitement can be a problem if you can’t get your hyperactive dog to settle down. These 3 games help by rewarding relaxed behavior. Identifying a...

Canine heart disease

Heart disease can afflict dogs of all breeds and sizes. Find out what the signs are, and how these conditions can be diagnosed and treated...

Should small dogs receive a half dose vaccine?

This new ground-breaking study on half dose vaccine protocols reveals small dogs should not receive the same size vaccine as large breed dogs. Editor-in-chief note: Currently,...

Manganese deficiency and CCL disease

Contrary to popular belief, most cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) problems in dogs don’t arise from acute injuries. A lack of manganese in the diet...

Beagle Brigade

These keen-nosed working dogs known as the Beagle Brigade, are experts at stopping contraband foods and plants at the border. Keeping contraband foods and plants...

Gemmotherapy can help heal your pet

Gemmotherapy, a gentle healing system, involves the use of plant bud extracts to address health issues and help detoxify your dog or cat. When healing...

Service dogs for children with autism

Dogs specially trained to work with children on the autism spectrum have been successfully helping youngsters and their families cope with this difficult condition. Anyone...

Keeping old dogs young — pain management, safety and immune system

Good health and quality of life will ensure your dog lives well into his golden years. A look at pain management, safety and immune...

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...

Exercise classes for people and dogs

Human-dog exercise classes are springing up all over. They’re a fun way for you and your dog to stay fit together, both physically and...

Is your dog always licking things?

A recent study has shown that ELS (excessive licking of surfaces) is a telltale sign of gut disease in dogs. If your dog seems obsessed...

9 integrative treatments for lipomas

Lipomas are benign lumps that often develop as dogs get older. An integrative approach with a variety of treatment options is the best way...

Copper — not your beginner’s dog

After a year-and-a-half of marriage and two cross-country moves, my husband and I decided it was finally time to grow our family. We were...

Building a bond with words

Teaching your dog the meaning of a range of words strengthens your bond through communication and collaboration. One of the first things I learned about...

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...

Top 10 training tips

Set your dog up for success with these suggestions for positive training. Training simply means educating your dog in a safe and loving environment, and...

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...

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...

Massage for arthritic dogs

Does your canine companion have osteoarthritis? Massage therapy helps ease the pain and stiffness. Audrey Rose is an 11-year-old poodle with osteoarthritis. "If she moves...

Brooke, the dental therapy dog

This “snuggly” golden retriever works as a therapy dog to calm the fears of young patients at a pediatric dental clinic. Parents come from miles...

Keep his teeth clean without brushing

If you can’t brush your dog or cat’s teeth, these easy-to-use no-brush dental gels, drops and sprays may be the answer. Healthy teeth and gums...

5 best times for training

Training is necessary, and the lessons you teach him should be practiced regularly. Here are the five best times of day to do it. Finding...

Detox your dog’s liver

Even with a natural lifestyle, all dogs have toxins in their bodies. Helping the liver do its job can aid in cleansing his system. Fall...

Multiple therapies for treating cancer in animals

Treating cancer successfully means drawing on a variety of therapies. Cancer isn’t a simple disease. It attacks and affects the body in numerous, often insidious...

Help your dog stay cool in the heat

Does your dog have a difficult time staying cool in the heat of the summer? Use these tips to keep him comfortable. We may love...

How to make things easy for your dog walker

If you work long hours, travel a lot, or have a canine with special needs, a dog walker can be a godsend. Here's how...