Category: Pets

How to Throw the “Paw-fect” Halloween Party

Everyone loves a good Halloween party with delicious treats and creative costume tricks. Include your pet in on the fun with these tips for hosting the “paw-fect” Halloween party: Get creative with costumes. Some pets don’t enjoy dressing up, so stick with the theme by encouraging pet parents to dress up as animals. Check online […]

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Discover Fun Ways to Keep Your Pet Active this Fall

Getting outside with your pet in the hot summer for lots of activity isn’t always easy, but fall is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors together. Here are some great ideas for you and your furry friends to enjoy this colourful and crisp season: Visit a pumpkin patch. Grab the leash and bring […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Pet in Top Shape

For many of us, the changing seasons serve as a physical reminder to perform a self-health and wellness check. From adopting a new diet and exercise plan or trying out a new hobby, autumn is the perfect time to kick start changes. But have you thought about doing the same check-in for your furry best […]

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All-Natural Homemade Dog Treats

1 1/3 cups of Tapioca Starch 2 tbps Ground Flax Seed 1/3 cup Coconut Flour 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast 1/2 cup Fat Broth 1/2 cup Olive Oil Mix ingredients to create a nice, stiff dough. Roll out the dough and cut into shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool for ten minutes. […]

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10 Must-Have Pet Products for Your Dog

1) Cycleleash– This innovative and safe bicycle dog leash features shock less TPR technology for a smooth ride. A double-use connection can hold up to two dogs simultaneously. 2) Himalayan Dog Treats- Made in the Himalayas from a recipe centuries old. It contains the milk of Indigenous Yak and Cows raised in the natural environment […]

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2 Simple Dog Training Tips from Laurel

Chewing: Destructive chewing can be caused by a lot of things including seperation anxiety, boredom, teething or lack of exercise. A great solution is a dog toy called The Kong which you stuff with an all-natural almond butter or peanut butter. It’s sugar-free so it’s not going to be so hard on their teeth and […]

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How to Take Care of Pets in Winter

It’s getting cold outside and we take cautionary measures to ensure our warmth. Why not do the same for your pets? Here are some steps to make sure your pet is taken care of in the winter. – Some dog breeds (like greyhounds) can’t handle the cold weather better than others. Puppies, elderly and sick […]

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Fantastic Tips for Dog Owners

We love our furry friends and they love us, no question about it! Here are some tips and tricks to make taking care of our pets a lot easier! 1) If you have a difficult time brushing your dog’s teeth: Squirt some enzymatic dog toothpaste on a rubber chew toy or rope and let them […]

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Adorable Pet Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and even our pets can get in on the action! These pet costumes are perfect! Let’s take a look. 1) Vampire Kitten: 2) Nick Furry: 3) Starship Enterwoof: 4) Firetruck dog: 5) Police dog: 6) Disinterested race horse: 7) Rob-Bun: 8) Hedgehog Thor:    

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6 Tips for Introducing a Pet to Your Home

Introducing a pet into your home is always exciting, especially if you have children in the home. Of course, mixing pets and kids can come with its own set of considerations. When is the time to introduce a pet? What can my kids do to help take care of their new friend? What would be […]

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Create a Safe Home for Your Pets During the Holidays

Decorating your home for the holidays is an exciting time of year for families, but small changes in the environment can be drastic for pets. From visiting family and holiday feasts, to decorations and gifts under the Christmas tree, the holidays present many exciting – and potentially dangerous – new situations for your little furry […]

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Create Pet-safe Spaces Inside and Out

(NC)—Responsible pet ownership means making smart choices for your cat or dog. Whether looking to update your garden or renovate your home, making environmentally conscious decisions helps to reduce a pet’s paw print and enriches the lives of our furry friends and the people who love them. Purina has partnered with Evergreen, a national organization […]

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What You Should Know Before You Adopt A Dog

Bringing a pet into your house is a wonderful experience.  It is something that should not be entered into lightly, however.  While most people are plenty capable of handling a dog in their home, many don’t take the time to research being a pet owner beforehand.  To have the best experience possible with your dog, […]

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Your Hot Tub And Your Pets

As pet owners, we truly understand how important it is for the family to include our pets into as many aspects of our lives as we can. In our home, our children get to grow up with a wonderful American Boxer. She is protective of the children, she has a sweet disposition and she is […]

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The Pawsitive Impacts of Having a Family Dog

For many of us, life-long memories are built around the family dog. In fact, according to a recent Dog Chow Family Poll, 93% of Canadian parents say their dog makes the family feel complete.  And according to parenting expert, Nanny Robina, pets play an important role in teaching children responsibility and worthwhile life lessons. “Caring […]

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How To Pick The Perfect Pet

View post Have you ever felt overwhelmed with options when trying to make a decision about which type of pet is best for you? This infographic attempts to serve as an aid to help you make the decision which best suites you based on a series of simple questions. The infographics begins in the form […]

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Pet safety tips during the holidays

(NC)—As families gather together during the holiday season, many Canadians have no choice but to leave their beloved pet home alone. But without proper attention to safety, a pet left with holiday décor can unwrap an unwanted wish list of dangers. A recent survey by CSA, a leading testing and certification organization, shows that approximately […]

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My Dog’s Been Sprayed: From Getting the Stink Out to Skunk Repellent

If your dog has been sprayed by a skunk, you need to act quickly. While your first step should be getting the smell out of your dog’s fur, your next step should be getting skunk repellent to keep it from happening again. Or you could get some raccoon traps to catch the offending skunk!   […]

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Protect Your Pets with an Electric Fence Kit

When my sister moved out to the country years ago, she didn’t see a need for a front-yard fence since the traffic was light on the old country road running parallel to her property. After all, she thought, the dogs can romp in the fenced-in backyard. What she didn’t foresee, however, was her beloved pit […]

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Benefits of Having Pets at Home

If there’s one thing I learned way back in elementary school which I truly believe in to this very day, it’s the age-old adage that. “No man is an island.” We all need family… which brings me back to that danceable 1979 Sister Sledge song, “We are family”. Needless to say, we humans need love […]

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Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet. Having pets at a young age instills kids with a sense of confidence that they can take care of an animal and help it to live a thriving life.   More importantly I find pets can be great therapy for kids. Have you […]

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Quick Cat Facts

• Cats do not need a variety of flavours in their food, what matters is that their food satisfies their individual palatability preferences, while providing superior health nutrition. • Adult cats cannot digest milk. In fact, adult cats are unable to digest lactose, a sugar naturally present in milk. • Cats are attracted to one […]

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What’s new, fussy cat?

(NC)—Cats are notoriously picky at meal times. This has landed them a bad reputation for being “difficult” and “fussy”. Although there is no mistaking that cats often exhibit diva-like behaviour at dinner time, cat owners might be surprised to learn their fussy feline’s temperament may not be at fault. Unlike humans, cats do not respond […]

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Lifestyle Pets

Text by Sheila Guenther I have heard much of lifestyle pets lately. To me lifestyle pets means an animal that fits into your home, which compliments your life. But to many, a lifestyle pet means something different. To some a lifestyle pet is a disposable commodity, something you keep until you no longer have need […]

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