DOGS

Dogs are part of our family. Explore useful care tips and how-to information regarding dog health, behaviour and more.

BEHAVIOUR & TRAVEL

The Practice of Doga – Yoga for Dogs!

The practice of yoga is over 5,000 years old, and this mind-body experience continues to become more and more popular every year. Known as a “healing art,” yoga helps people decrease stress in their lives and find inner peace, in addition to physical benefits such as muscular, circulatory, bone, joint and respiratory strengthening. Dog parents…

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HEALTH & PROTECTION

Your Dog and Rickettsial Infections: Watch Out for this Tick-Transmitted Disease of Dogs

Rickettsia – a bacterial infection in blood cells that spreads to dogs through tick bites In Part One, we learned about another parasitic risk to our beloved canine friends from ticks – Rickettsia, a bacterial disease that spreads through tick bites. In part two, we bring you information on signs to watch for, disease treatments,…

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HEALTH & PROTECTION

Why flea prevention matters inside and out?

Fleas are a common and dangerous risk to pets and can be a threat any day of the year. You may already know that fleas thrive in one of your pet’s favourite and most frequented playgrounds – your backyard. Fleas like moisture, shade, soil and grass. However, even if your pets spend most of the…

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HEALTH & PROTECTION

The Truth about Ticks: They Can Transmit Blood Parasites to Your Dog – Part 2

Babesia – a dangerous blood parasite that spreads to dogs through tick bites In Part One we learned about a dangerous risk our beloved canine friends face from ticks. Babesiosis is a dangerous and sometimes deadly disease that spreads through tick bites. In part 2 we bring you information on signs to watch for, disease…

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CARE & NUTRITION

You’re getting a dog for the kids: a few things to consider first

Children are often naturally attracted to dogs and  can benefit in many ways from living with a pet. Taking care of a pet can teach responsibility, empathy and even enhance a child’s self-esteem. However, a match is not guaranteed from the beginning. Children need to learn proper behaviour around dogs and not all dogs have…

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HEALTH & PROTECTION

Vector Borne Diseases – Part II

Fleas, ticks and mosquitos can be more than just a pesky nuisance. In fact, these pests can also be major carriers of many potentially serious diseases that can affect both humans and our beloved dogs. Known as “vector-borne diseases,” pathogens, or disease-causing organisms, are spread from one host animal to another by these annoying little…

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