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
list of jobs for dogs The Impact of Working Dogs in Recent Human History - Throughout modern history, dogs have worked alongside humans in a variety of specialized roles. Many scientists agree that humans and dogs have coexisted together for almost sixteen thousand years. Every Remembrance Day, millions of people from France, Belgium, Canada, and other countries took time to honour the brave canines that served and sacrificed in both... Read more
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 recipe. Here are just a few of the things we consider: Quality and... Read more
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 ages, from children to seniors. ... Read more
6 Sneaky Secrets of the Pet Food Industry - The pet food industry has evolved rapidly over the last decade, and with that, pet owners are now more educated than ever on what they feed their furry best buddies. In fact, the quality of today’s super-premium pet foods are not much different from meals served in fine-dining restaurants. And due to the multitude of... Read more
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
Everything You Need To Know About Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) And Grain Free Dog Food - 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... 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