Why Does My Cat Have a Flabby Belly?

As cats age from kittenhood into adulthood, they unfailingly begin to develop a flabby area of belly that hangs low and even sways while they walk. Even the most fit and trim kitties are prone to developing this pouch of fluff, which is formally known as a Primordial Pouch.  While this pouch may seem like… Read more

Deep Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Nobody wants their home to smell like a dirty dog. Having pets undoubtedly brings a world of joy and companionship to our lives, but the reality is having pets in the home comes with a fair share of dirt and odours. While everyday tidying and basic cleanup helps to keep on top of it, there… Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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