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

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

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

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

Winter Safety Tips for Pet Owners

This November, Mother Nature has shown us a pretty wide spectrum of wild weather. From warm and sunny to damp and cold, we have experienced a little bit of everything. While having a few warmer days here and there are certainly most welcome, temperatures will inevitably continue to drop as we head towards winter.  The… Read more

Understanding Ketogenic Diets for Dogs

.Ketogenic diets for dogs have become quite the popular subject of discussion in recent years. From best-selling books, to celebrity endorsements, to social media influencers, the keto trend is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds.   In 2018, the global keto industry was valued at $9.7 billion, and is expected to grow to almost $20… Read more

Why Plant Based Diets Are The Best Hypoallergenic Dog Food

Plant based diets are quickly becoming the most popular hypogenic dog food option for dogs with severe allergies. Food allergies are becoming an ever increasing problem among North American pet owners. From chronic ear problems, to excessive scratching and licking, to digestive issues, food allergies are a dilemma that affect millions of distressed dogs. Many pet… 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