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

Is Pumpkin Good For Dogs?

There are many foods pet owners can offer their pets to improve their overall health and wellness. Among the most popular and well-rounded foods fed as a nutritional supplement is pumpkin. Pumpkin is not only fed as a tasty treat, it also offers an abundance of unique nutritional benefits for dogs. Pumpkins are a type… Read more

sustainable dog food ingredients

How Innovative Ingredients Make Dog Food More Sustainable

Sustainable dog food ingredients are an increasingly hot topic of discussion. The pet food market has evolved rapidly over the past decade, as pet owners become ever more focused on their pet’s overall health and well-being. Resultantly, pet food manufacturers are competing at levels never seen before to bring unique and innovative products to the… Read more

Avoid Post-Quarantine Anxiety in Dogs

With restrictions being lifted across the country, many of us are making preparations to return to the workplace. This means major changes to our pet’s daily routines after months of having their favourite people around all the time. For many dogs, these new changes in routine may lead to stress, anxiety, and behavioural problems. As… Read more

Are Turtles Good Pets for Kids?

Parents looking for a low maintenance first-time pet for their kids often turn to exotic small animals, like rabbits, guinea pigs, and turtles. Small pets can be a wonderful way to educate children about the responsibilities of being a pet owner, while also providing fun and meaningful companionship. Turtles are unique and fascinating creatures; they… Read more

Understanding Mixed Tocopherols in Pet Food

For pet owners trying to make healthy choices for their pets, the ingredients used in pet products can be confusing and overwhelming. There are hundreds of ingredients that are difficult to pronounce, and even harder to understand. Trying to decipher between the myriad of beneficial and detrimental ingredients used in today’s consumable pet products can… Read more