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Why Plant Based Diets Are The Best Hypoallergenic Dog Food - Plant based diets are quickly becoming the most popular hypogenic dog food option for dogs with severe allergies. Food allergies are becoming an ever increasing problem among North American pet owners. From chronic ear problems, to excessive scratching and licking, to digestive issues, food allergies are a dilemma that affect millions of distressed dogs. Many pet... Read more
Understanding AAFCO Standards for Pet Foods - Most consumables markets in North America are governed by inspection agencies and regulating bodies that are upheld to keep consumers safe. Within the Canadian food chain, for example, we have the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), which tests and regulates food products intended for human consumption.  When it comes to the pet food industry, however,... Read more
Is Pumpkin Good For Dogs? - There are many foods pet owners can offer their pets to improve their overall health and wellness. Among the most popular and well-rounded foods fed as a nutritional supplement is pumpkin. Pumpkin is not only fed as a tasty treat, it also offers an abundance of unique nutritional benefits for dogs. Pumpkins are a type... Read more
How Our pets Can Help Cure Symptoms of Touch Starvation - What is Touch Starvation? One of the biggest components to human interaction is touch. From hugs to high five’s, positive physical contact is an essential part of our makeup as it helps us connect with others on a much deeper level. Considering our skin is the largest organ in the human body, it makes sense... Read more
sustainable dog food ingredients How Innovative Ingredients Make Dog Food More Sustainable - Sustainable dog food ingredients are an increasingly hot topic of discussion. The pet food market has evolved rapidly over the past decade, as pet owners become ever more focused on their pet’s overall health and well-being. Resultantly, pet food manufacturers are competing at levels never seen before to bring unique and innovative products to the... Read more
Avoid Post-Quarantine Anxiety in Dogs - With restrictions being lifted across the country, many of us are making preparations to return to the workplace. This means major changes to our pet’s daily routines after months of having their favourite people around all the time. For many dogs, these new changes in routine may lead to stress, anxiety, and behavioural problems. As... Read more
Are Turtles Good Pets for Kids? - Parents looking for a low maintenance first-time pet for their kids often turn to exotic small animals, like rabbits, guinea pigs, and turtles. Small pets can be a wonderful way to educate children about the responsibilities of being a pet owner, while also providing fun and meaningful companionship. Turtles are unique and fascinating creatures; they... Read more
Are Fireworks Safe for Dogs? - It’s that time of year again. As we celebrate this beautiful weather with bonfires, gardening, and barbecuing, it truly feels like Summer has officially arrived. But there’s one tradition that many pet owners don’t look forward to this time of year: fireworks. Are fireworks safe for dogs? Why are some dogs afraid of fireworks? Every... Read more
Understanding Mixed Tocopherols in Pet Food - For pet owners trying to make healthy choices for their pets, the ingredients used in pet products can be confusing and overwhelming. There are hundreds of ingredients that are difficult to pronounce, and even harder to understand. Trying to decipher between the myriad of beneficial and detrimental ingredients used in today’s consumable pet products can... Read more
Shortage in Canine Turtlenecks Leaves Canadian Pet Owners Scrambling - With the near arrival of spring comes the rainy and messy season for pet owners. As less frigid temperatures become more consistent, dog owners begin to pack away the bulky winter dog ponchos and hats, opting for more appropriate spring attire. This helps to ensure their beloved pooch not only stays dry and warm, but... Read more
Emergency Preparedness for Pets - Emergency preparedness for pets is something many pet owners have recently had on their minds. We’ve all been through some drastic lifestyle changes over the past few weeks; social distancing and social isolation aren’t behaviours that the majority of us have ever had to adhere to. This has caused varying degrees of panic among consumers,... Read more
Can My Dog Spread The Coronavirus? - Recently, a dog in China tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, causing a great deal of concern among pet owners around the globe. Thankfully, pet owners can breathe a sigh of relief as news headlines surrounding this infected canine are largely sensationalized, and there is little to worry about.  The more we know about how... Read more