Can Cats Eat Dairy? - It’s a common misconception that a saucer of milk is an ideal snack for cats. After all, images of kitties enjoying farm-fresh milk have been commonplace in movies and television for decades. Cats are drawn to high fat foods, and dairy certainly meets that description. Cats often associate with positive memories, and drinking milk may... Read more
Adoptable Pet Shortage Leads to Increase in Exotic Pet Keeping - The pandemic has caused worldwide shortages in everything from toilet paper to flour, and now it’s everything from kittens to puppies. An increasing number of people are (thanks to COVID-19) taking advantage of the working-from-home way of life to adopt a new puppy or kitten. While this has been wonderful news for animal rescues and... Read more
The Top 5 Probiotic Supplements for Dogs - Probiotics are live bacterial cultures essential for proper digestion, and prebiotics are what fuel them. Together, they can optimize your dog’s digestion and gut health, improving nutrient absorption, stool consistency, and overall well being. Not all dogs require probiotic supplementation; many have excellent overall gut health from a complete and balanced diet. However, in today’s... Read more
The Top 10 Large Breed Puppy Foods in Canada - Finding the right large breed puppy food is essential. Large breed dogs typically weigh between 50-100 pounds when full grown. Popular large breeds include Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Boxers. These beautiful breeds all require particular nourishment to reach their full potential.  Giant breed dogs like Great Danes, Saint Bernards, and Mastiffs are among the largest... Read more
Avoiding Ticks This Spring - With the highly anticipated arrival of Spring, and the continued rise in temperatures across Canada, comes the return of arguably the largest outdoor threat to pet health and safety: ticks.  Due to changes in the global climate, less of the tick population dies off from the winter permafrost, leaving more ticks to repopulate each Spring.... Read more
5 Ways to Entertain Your Ferret - The rise in pet ferret ownership is huge. These super cute mammals are intelligent, quirky, inquisitive, and may be one of the most entertaining animals to play with. A ferret’s natural instincts involve digging, tunneling, hunting and sleeping; ferret toys that provide stimulation in these ways are the most exciting for them.  Domesticated ferrets require... Read more
How Often Should I Feed My Dog? - Like people, dogs require food regularly to replenish stores of essential vitamins and nutrients, and also to increase energy. And like people, dogs can have unique feeding needs for a variety of reasons. While some of us prefer three square meals a day, others benefit from grazing and eating smaller meals. Dogs are no different. ... Read more
The Top 10 Low Fat Dog Foods Available in Canada - Low fat dog foods are ideal for dogs with a number of health complications, including obesity, liver disease, pancreatitis, thyroid issues, joint and mobility problems, and more. Low fat dog foods are essential for managing pancreatitis in dogs. Pancreatitis is a common condition in dogs that causes inflammation in the pancreas; the organ responsible for... Read more
Community Spotlight: The Georgian Triangle Humane Society - Across Canada, there are over one thousand pet rescues focused on rescuing, aiding, and rehoming dogs, cats, and even exotic animals in need. Among these animal rescues include 170 SPCA or Humane Society facilities. As veterans in the fight for animal rights, these organizations have paved the way for accessible pet services in Canada for... Read more
Fake Dog Rescues The Newest Pet Industry Scam - Every industry has it’s share of scammers, and the pet industry is certainly no exception. While pet-related scams have been coming and going for decades, they’ve really ramped up over the last year. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of pet-related scams involving fake dog... Read more
How To Socialize Your Puppy During COVID-19 - Socializing a puppy during the pandemic can be difficult. COVID-19 has unleashed a flurry of challenges for pet owners, both new and old. One of the biggest challenges is providing proper socialization for young puppies while still social distancing. The first three months of a puppy’s life is a critical period for social development, and... Read more
What Is Kennel Cough? - While kennel cough – often called Bordetella – may sound distressing, the majority of the time it does not result in a serious situation. Most dogs will recover on their own without treatment. With that said, it is important for pet owners to understand what Kennel Cough is, how contagious it can be, and what... Read more