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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon wearing neck cone from vet.

Early Spaying and Neutering: Are You Aware of the Risks?

Part of PuppyViewer’s mission is to ensure pet parents are well informed when it comes to important topics that affect the health and wellbeing of their furry friends – and that includes sterilization. While some veterinarians still recommend having your dog spayed or neutered by six months of age, recent data shows us it might…

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Dog showing teeth while playing with other dog.

An Unintended Consequence of the COVID-19 Pandemic

About the author: Doctor Sharon French is a veterinarian and veterinary dentist with over 35 years of experience. Doctor French is the founder of PuppyViewer.com and helps people make informed choices when it comes to dog ownership and breeder support. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and what has become our new normal, I…

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Border Collie puppy in field.

Purebred Puppy Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

If you’re on the hunt for a puppy, you’ll know there is so much to consider: Where can I find a reliable breeder? Do I have the time to devote to a furry family member? How will I ensure my dog is appropriately trained? Am I prepared financially for dog ownership? And the list goes…

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Yellow Labrador Retriever puppy in veterinarians arms

The Link Between Parvovirus and COVID-19: How to Protect Your Pup and Prevent Infection

There have been several ripple effects across the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, even within the canine community. More people have welcomed new furry friends into their homes and hearts as a source of support and comfort during the coronavirus crisis, and unfortunately, this has led to some unintended consequences. A new…

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Owner disinfecting dog toys.

Pandemic-Related Pet Poisoning is on the Rise: Keeping Your Dogs and Puppies Safe

People have been extremely diligent about cleaning and disinfecting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While cleanliness is essential to limit the virus’ spread, there is an unintended side effect on the rise – pet poisonings. While most responsible puppy parents know what harmful products and ingredients to steer clear of, elevated stress in the wake of…

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Samoyed puppies with mother in an open field.

How to Find Reputable Dog Breeders and Avoid Puppy Scams

Although many of us have come together to offer support and kindness to our communities and neighbours during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s an unfortunate fact that there are still bad actors taking advantage of others during this trying time. According to the Better Business Bureau and local police forces, puppy scams are on the rise…

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Black Labrador wearing a life jacket on a boat.

Five Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy This Summer

Summer has finally arrived and we’re all enjoying the great outdoors more lately – especially in the wake of a global pandemic – but it’s important to remember that with the change of season comes new potential hazards for your furry friend. Today we’re taking a look at five common summertime hazards and how you…

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Beagle with separation anxiety waiting at window for owner.

COVID-19 and Separation Anxiety in Dogs

While staying at home is meant to help us reduce the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve, there are some other unintended benefits – especially for our canine friends. Our dogs love having us home all day, and although the additional quality time is wonderful, it’s important to remember that things won’t always stay…

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Black Labrador Retriever puppy looking up at male owner on a socially distanced walk.

Getting and Raising a Puppy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’re all spending more time at home these days and with the nicer weather on its way, you might be thinking there’s no better time to grow your family by four furry feet. While the extra time at home means more availability to work on training, house breaking, socializing and cuddling, there are other considerations…

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Woman wearing mask walking her Jack Russell.

Frequently Asked Questions: What Dog Owners Need to Know About COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is ever-evolving, and as we learn more about this novel virus, we discover new information about the virus’ impact – including the way it affects our canine friends. Today we’ll discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and dogs, and share answers based on recent information reported by several…

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