Pet Ownership Soaring Amid Pandemic

For the past eight months, many of us have spent unprecedented amounts of time at home. Whether working from home, or temporarily unemployed, one thing is for sure; pet owners have been able to enjoy a great deal more time with their beloved furry friends. Studies have shown that many people suffering from lockdown blues… Read more

Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

Halloween is a magical time of year as children dress up in their favourite costumes, with aspirations of filling their candy bag to the brim. In the current age of covid, the trick-or-treating landscape will be quite different this year, however that doesn’t mean the Halloween spirit isn’t alive and well inside the home.  As… Read more

Are Fireworks Safe for Dogs?

It’s that time of year again. As we celebrate this beautiful weather with bonfires, gardening, and barbecuing, it truly feels like Summer has officially arrived. But there’s one tradition that many pet owners don’t look forward to this time of year: fireworks. Are fireworks safe for dogs? Why are some dogs afraid of fireworks? Every… Read more

Shortage in Canine Turtlenecks Leaves Canadian Pet Owners Scrambling

With the near arrival of spring comes the rainy and messy season for pet owners. As less frigid temperatures become more consistent, dog owners begin to pack away the bulky winter dog ponchos and hats, opting for more appropriate spring attire. This helps to ensure their beloved pooch not only stays dry and warm, but… Read more

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Emergency preparedness for pets is something many pet owners have recently had on their minds. We’ve all been through some drastic lifestyle changes over the past few weeks; social distancing and social isolation aren’t behaviours that the majority of us have ever had to adhere to. This has caused varying degrees of panic among consumers,… Read more

Can My Dog Spread The Coronavirus?

Recently, a dog in China tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, causing a great deal of concern among pet owners around the globe. Thankfully, pet owners can breathe a sigh of relief as news headlines surrounding this infected canine are largely sensationalized, and there is little to worry about.  The more we know about how… Read more

Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act

New Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act Set to Protect Ontario’s Pets in 2020

Animal rights advocates in Ontario have long called for an overhaul to the Province’s outdated animal welfare and cruelty enforcement policies. At long last, it seems like the government has finally responded with a new framework focused on better training for enforcement officials and stiffer penalties for animal abusers. On October 29th, the Province of… Read more

Pet Leasing: A Dangerous New Scam Hitting Canada

A new trend is on the horizon; one with potentially dangerous implications for pets in our community. Leasing pets, rather than paying in full, is making ownership for expensive, designer breeds more affordable for potential pet parents. Pet leasing is appealing to those who may not have the full cost of a new pet in-hand…. Read more