When Is It Too Hot To Leave My Dog In The Car?

Many dogs love car rides – and what’s not to love? The fresh, cool breeze of an open window, the people, the sights, and the smells! As humans, we love the companionship our dogs bring, and thus enjoy bringing our furry co-pilots along for the ride. This is the time of year when awareness campaigns… Read more

Should Tail Docking and Ear Cropping be Legal in Ontario?

A rapidly-growing petition is currently underway in the UK to halt the alarming rise in illegal ear cropping of dogs. While this practice is already illegal in the UK, it remains wildly popular, and illegal “croppers” are seemingly not difficult to find. In fact, from 2015 to 2020, the rise in reports of ear croppings… 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

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

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