Protecting your dog’s paws in the Winter

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe […]

Changing your Dog’s Diet

A lot of pet owners mistakenly believe that their dog should be fed the same food throughout their lives for optimum health benefits. Actually, it can in fact be beneficial to switch your dog’s food throughout their lives, dependent on their lifestyle and energy levels. To decide whether your dog could benefit from mixing things […]

Myths About Dogs

Here are some of the biggest misconceptions about dogs that just won’t die.Some sayings that have been around for centuries are true but some are simply myths that can put you or your pet at risk.  How many of these myths have you heard before? Call them legends or even “old wives tales,” but don’t […]

Reasons Not to Give Your Dog Bones

We’ve all sung this song once upon a time and to most of us giving our dog a bone is completely natural. It’s our way of telling our dogs that we love them. Dogs in return can spend hours chewing on a bone in happy bliss and contentment. However, I’m here to tell you that […]

How to Stop Diarrhea in Dogs/Puppies

Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs, often because they will put almost anything in their mouth. But it can also be caused by more serious health problems, some of which require close attention, especially if the diarrhea is severe or occurs frequently. Dog Diarrhea: What to look out for! Loose stools are, of course, […]

Safety Tips & Household Hazards to PETS

Safety First Whether you let your pet roam freely or they happen to escape, your home and the outside world can be a dangerous place. We recommend meeting your pets’ basic needs with appropriate food, to fulfill their nutritional needs; fun, safe toys to satisfy their behavioural needs of chewing and playing; safe collars, leashes […]

Seasonal Allergies: Dogs Feel It, TOO!

SEASONAL ALLERGIES:DOGS FEEL IT, TOO! Is your dog scratching more than normal? It could be seasonal allergies! They just react differently than we do. HOW HUMANS AND DOGS DIFFER HUMANS Runny nose Itchy eyes Excessive Sneezing DOGS Smelly ears Skin irritation Excessive paw licking FIND THE SIGN THAT POINT TO ALLERGIES: Learn to spot the […]

Dog Ownership

Dogs are attentive, loyal, life-affirming, and understanding companions. But owning a dog means taking responsibility for him and making sure your relationship is built on a solid foundation. That’s where these rules come into play: They can help you create a tighter bond with your pet by establishing roles, rules, and routines. Love, admire and […]

How Can I Get Rid of Dog Breath?

Your dog’s breath stinks because there is a build up of odorous bacteria in his mouth, lungs or gut. If your dog’s breath is consistently smelly he probably needs better dental care. However, it could be that there is something wrong in his kidneys, liver or gastrointestinal tract. Smaller dogs are especially prone to plaque […]

Tips for Helping Your Grieving Pet

When an owner or fellow housemate passes away, dogs show signs that could be interpreted as grief. They may experience: •    loss of appetite •    change in sleep patterns •    crying •    searching •    a need for extra attention •    a generally sad demeanor But you should also note you may not witness any of […]