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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...

Water Safety for Dogs

Spending time in the water can be a great source of fun and exercise for humans and dogs alike; low impact activities like swimming are great for your dog's joints, too. Whether you and your pooch frequent the beach, a river or stream, or a backyard pool,...

Slowing Down Speedy Eaters

Does your dog eat too quickly? Often times, when dogs eat too fast, they can experience digestive problems. It is important to find a way to make mealtime both enjoyable and safe for your pooch!Why are so many Labrador Retrievers named Hoover? Because they inhale...
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...

Cat News

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 has more than twenty-five years experience specializing in pet health, nutrition, 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, seperation 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.

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