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Should Axolotls Be Sold In Pet Stores?

Should Axolotls Be Sold In Pet Stores?

Should Axolotls Be Sold In Pet Stores? There is a growing demand for axolotls as pets, and for good reason. They’re extremely cute, hardy, and as far as exotic animals go, they’re very easy to take care of. This can make Axolotls an ideal exotic pet for people of all...

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The Top 20 Dog Foods in Canada for 2020

Over the last two decades, Canadian pet food manufacturers have been developing high quality, human grade, and innovative pet foods to supply both Canada and the world. We have carefully considered them all, looking at every aspect of the manufacturer and their...

Are Retractable Dog Leashes Safe?

Retractable dog leashes have been a popular choice for pet owners for decades. Unlike standard, fixed-length leashes, retractable leads add plenty of extra length - upwards of thirty feet or more in front of the handler, allowing Rover more freedom to roam during...

Safely Driving With Dogs

What is more synonymous with summer than road trips with family and friends? With the windows down, and the radio turned up, summer road trips make for some of the best life-long lasting memories. And, what would a road trip be without your best four-legged friend...

Trending: Everything You Need To Know About Dilated Cardiomyopathy

During the summer of 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a release to the public regarding a possible link between grain-free dog foods and a type of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Considering grain-free dog foods have dominated the pet industry for several years now, and the majority of dogs in North America are fed grain-free foods, this release was immediately followed by panic and uncertainty among dog owners far and wide.

Please Note: The information herein should not be construed as professional medical advice. Please consult your Veterinarian whenever necessary. 

Recent Pet Product Reviews

Smack Dehydrated Raw Pet Food Review

Since 2008, Smack Pet Foods have been proudly producing high quality pet products out of their Winnipeg, Manitoba facility. The Smack team are committed to providing pets with the healthiest, and most convenient foods in today’s pet food marketplace. Their foods are...

Arctic Charr Pet Treats Review

Arctic Charr is arguably the most exquisite freshwater fish in the world. Commonly weighing between two and ten pounds, arctic charr is a rare fish species primarily found in deep, cold, glacial lakes. It is a lovely fish; fine flaked, pink-fleshed, and jam-packed...

Carna4 Flora4 Product Review

The pet industry is brimming with health supplements, remedies, and products intended to improve the overall well-being of our pets. Among the myriad of options, there is one product that, nutritionally, stands above the rest: organic sprouted seeds. Sprouted seeds...

Clear Conscience Pet Super Gravy Review

Clear Conscience Pet Super Gravy is a pretty unique product. Available in three flavours: PawJus, Barkinara, and Arfredo, this high-quality food topper is nutrient dense, all-natural, and free from unhealthy ingredients. There are many uses for a gravy like this, too....

The Best Joint Health Products for Dogs in Canada

In Canada, there is no shortage of unique and innovative joint supplements for dogs. And while many of them use new and promising ingredients to improve the process of joint repair, many of these ingredients are unproven. However there are four ingredients that any...

Product Review: Odour Buster Premium Clumping Cat Litter

Here at Canadian Pet Connection, we're asked thousands (if not more) of questions every year about all things pet related. One of the most asked questions we receive pertains to cat owners. Specifically, controlling litter box odours. And while we'd like to tell you...

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Can Cats Eat a Plant-Based Diet?

Can Cats Eat a Plant-Based Diet?

Did you know that vegetarians and vegans make up approximately ten percent of the Canadian population? With more than three million plant-based eaters in this country, there is certainly no shortage of demand for plant-based food options for people. Whether its for...

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How To Safely Take Indoor Pets Outside

How To Safely Take Indoor Pets Outside

This time of year, everyone can benefit from some extra fresh air. This includes pets that don't normally spend much time outdoors, such as indoor cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, and more. But before taking your furry friend outside to catch some rays, it's...

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How To Perform A Home Health Check On Your Cats

How To Perform A Home Health Check On Your Cats

Performing a home health check on your cat is an important part of their regular care. Cats are masters at disguising ailments, with many owners only noticing symptoms when their cat becomes gravely ill. In fact, most pet owners who have lost a feline friend will...

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Everything You Need To Know About Catnip

Everything You Need To Know About Catnip

Catnip has been a favourite treat among cat owners for generations. In fact, catnip was quite commonly used in medieval times for herbal medicines, cooking, and to liven-up house cats and barn cats. Many cat owners express concern about this mysterious herb, and...

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Meet The Pet Expert

Brandon Forder, known as The Pet Expert, is Vice-President of Canadian Pet Connection; an industry leader in healthy pet lifestyles. Brandon holds multiple certifications in pet nutrition, and has more than twenty-five years experience specializing in pet health and behaviour. He has written hundreds of informative pet-related articles for newspapers, magazines, radio, and the popular Ask the Pet Expert Blog. Brandon is highly skilled in helping pets overcome a multitude of conditions, including: 


  • Stress and anxiety, separation anxiety, and behavioural problems
  • Dietary and environmental allergies
  • Food sensitivities and intolerances
  • Joint and mobility health, obesity and weight control, diabetes
  • Breed-specific genetic predispositions
  • Dental health, digestion, immune support
  • Skin and coat problems, ear and eye problems

Brandon is proficient in pet problem solving, and enjoys teaching others about smart and responsible pet ownership.