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 walks. Retractable leads allow the walker to carry on at a leisurely… Read more

Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act

New Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act Set to Protect Ontario’s Pets in 2020

Animal rights advocates in Ontario have long called for an overhaul to the Province’s outdated animal welfare and cruelty enforcement policies. At long last, it seems like the government has finally responded with a new framework focused on better training for enforcement officials and stiffer penalties for animal abusers. On October 29th, the Province of… Read more

Pet Leasing: A Dangerous New Scam Hitting Canada

A new trend is on the horizon; one with potentially dangerous implications for pets in our community. Leasing pets, rather than paying in full, is making ownership for expensive, designer breeds more affordable for potential pet parents. Pet leasing is appealing to those who may not have the full cost of a new pet in-hand…. Read more

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 ethical, environmental, or nutritional reasons, Canada is clearly experiencing a culture shift when… Read more

The Truth About Prescription Pet Foods

Is prescription pet food good quality? Why is it more expensive to buy food at the veterinarians office? These are a few of the questions we hear every single day from clients all over the country. Let’s take a closer look at the truth about prescription pet foods. Pet food is big business. In 2018,… Read more

The Best Ferret Foods in Canada

Ferrets make  for unique and rewarding pets, providing their basic needs are met. Aside from the stigma of having a musky, corn chip-like odour at times, ferrets have a ton of upside as they are intelligent and affectionate little critters. Ferrets do not require much space, they are rarely destructive or messy, and are naturally… Read more

Does My Dog Need Breed-Specific Dog Food?

The pet industry is a fast-paced entity, continually evolving and adapting. In one of the most competitive industries in the world, manufacturers and product developers are always looking for a unique, competitive edge. The race to be first to market with new, innovative ideas is a constant struggle in a saturated marketplace where it seems… Read more

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 backed by food engineering, biochemistry, holistic medicine, and a deep love of animals…. Read more