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

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