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Canadian Pet Food Brands Leading The World in Innovation - Recently, we released the Top 21 Canadian Dog Foods of 2021 rankings; an update to the wildly popular 2020 article that receives tens of thousands of monthly reads. This article showcases the best Canadian pet food manufacturers, and highlights the fascinating things they do to further innovation in their industry. Over the last two decades,... Read more
Studies Show Having Pets Can Affect Your Relationship - The important role that pets play in potential new relationships is vital, yet often unspoken. A recent survey found that approximately 86% of pet owners would break-up with a new romantic partner that didn’t like their pet. For longer-term relationships existing one year or more, almost all respondents participating in the survey confirmed their pet... Read more
Should Emotional Support Animals Be Allowed on Commercial Flights? - Recently, Alaskan Airlines announced that they will no longer be allowing emotional support animals on flights starting this year. Under their new policy, only service dogs will be allowed on flights, and will have to be approved in advance. What’s the difference between an emotional support dog and a service dog? An emotional support animal... Read more
The Top Ten Canadian Made Cat Foods of 2021 - What are the best quality cat foods you can buy in Canada? Canada is home to some of the best quality cat food brands in the world! In fact, Canadian brands lead the way in innovation and sustainability. We have carefully evaluated dozens of Canadian pet food brands, closely scrutinizing every aspect of the manufacturer... Read more
The Top 21 Dog Foods in Canada for 2021 - Over the past several 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 evaluated more than fifty Canadian pet food brands, closely scrutinizing every aspect of the manufacturer and their recipe. Here are just a few of the... Read more
Pandemic Puppy Price Gouging An Ongoing Issue - COVID-19 has brought on unprecedented demand for puppies in 2020, as many stuck at home look to cure boredom and loneliness. The extra time spent at home during the pandemic presents the perfect setting for bonding with a new canine companion – something those working out of the home rarely have a chance to do.... Read more
FirstMate Pet Food Review - FirstMate pet foods is one of Canadian Pet Connection’s most highly recommended brands, and for good reason.  FirstMate is a family-owned Canadian manufacturer of super premium dog and cat foods at an affordable price point. All FirstMate recipes are formulated by a Veterinarian and specialised Pet Nutritionist. With a broad collection of grain-free and grain-inclusive... Read more
Pet Ownership Soaring Amid Pandemic - For the past eight months, many of us have spent unprecedented amounts of time at home. Whether working from home, or temporarily unemployed, one thing is for sure; pet owners have been able to enjoy a great deal more time with their beloved furry friends. Studies have shown that many people suffering from lockdown blues... Read more
Winter Safety Tips for Pet Owners - This November, Mother Nature has shown us a pretty wide spectrum of wild weather. From warm and sunny to damp and cold, we have experienced a little bit of everything. While having a few warmer days here and there are certainly most welcome, temperatures will inevitably continue to drop as we head towards winter.  The... Read more
Understanding Diabetes in Pets - As loving pet owners, we all want our pets to live long, healthy, and happy lives. And while certain illnesses and diseases are unfortunately beyond our control no matter what measures we take, many can be prevented.  November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and pet owners should be aware of how big of a growing... Read more
The Top 7 Things All Ferret Owners Need to Know - Ferrets are playful and curious animals by nature, and can make for wonderful pets. However, ferrets are a much more specialized type of pet than a cat or dog, and require a number of needs to be met regularly. Here are 7 things to consider before deciding if a ferret is the right pet for... Read more
Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs - Halloween is a magical time of year as children dress up in their favourite costumes, with aspirations of filling their candy bag to the brim. In the current age of covid, the trick-or-treating landscape will be quite different this year, however that doesn’t mean the Halloween spirit isn’t alive and well inside the home.  As... Read more