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

How To Safely Take Indoor Pets Outside

This time of year, everyone can benefit from some extra fresh air. This includes pets that don’t normally spend much time outdoors, such as indoor cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, and more. But before taking your furry friend outside to catch some rays, it’s important to be aware of the risks. Eliminate Escape Routes The most… Read more

How To Perform A Home Health Check On Your Cats

Performing a home health check on your cat is an important part of their regular care. Cats are masters at disguising ailments, with many owners only noticing symptoms when their cat becomes gravely ill. In fact, most pet owners who have lost a feline friend will often reflect on how their cat suddenly became sick,… Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Catnip

Catnip has been a favourite treat among cat owners for generations. In fact, catnip was quite commonly used in medieval times for herbal medicines, cooking, and to liven-up house cats and barn cats. Many cat owners express concern about this mysterious herb, and question the potential psychological effects of catnip exposure. Let’s break it down…. Read more

Dealing With Feline Aggression

Is your cat angry, or violent towards other cats in your home? They may be experiencing feline aggression. Cats are wonderful companions, but as with every pet, there are always complications. Behavioural issues, like aggression, can quickly upset the balance in a household. Feline aggression is a common issue that often goes unaddressed for prolonged… Read more

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How To Prevent Hairballs

This time of year, we’re inundated with questions from cat owners about hairballs. Cats have grown their full winter-coat, and have more dense hair now than any other time of year. With this comes a lot of extra grooming and licking, often resulting in an increase in hairballs. Hairballs, while relatively safe, can cause intestinal… Read more

Keeping Pet Hair Under Control

At some point, virtually every pet owner will have to accept one simple fact: pets shed constantly. And on thing all pet owners quickly learn is that keeping pet hair under control can be a daily struggle.  Year round, pet owners are up against a never-ending onslaught of pet hair to clean up. It sticks… Read more