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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Corgi being bathed in tub

Caring for Your Dog at Home: DIY Grooming Do’s and Don’ts

Recent circumstances have many people wondering how they can take care of their pet’s grooming needs at home. While it can seem like a daunting task, have no fear! Grooming can actually be a wonderful bonding time for you and your pup. Knowing how to perform basic grooming tasks – such as brushing and bathing…

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Caution sign for ticks with hikers and a dog walking through a forest.

How to Keep Your Dog Safe from Ticks Year-Round

March was the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s National Tick Awareness Month – a campaign aimed at reminding Canadians how important it is to be informed about ticks and the potential hazards they can present to both humans and pets. While tick activity seems to increase during the month of March in most parts of Canada,…

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Woman and her West Highland White Terrier sitting on a couch.

Quarantine and Physical Distancing: What it Means for Your Dog

As we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation as a result of COVID-19, it’s important to keep in mind that our pets are also affected. Adjusting to new routines and processes is difficult for everyone – dogs included!  Today we’re sharing some quick tips and helpful reminders to help your furry friend stay healthy, safe,…

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Small Pug sleeping on its front paws.

Can My Dog or Puppy Catch the COVID-19 Coronavirus?

As we learn more about SARS-COV-2, better known as COVID-19, many people have wondered whether or not their dogs or puppies are safe from coronavirus. While there is a separate and non-COVID-19 coronavirus that can affect dogs, it is usually an enteric disease, causing diarrhea and vomiting – quite unlike the symptoms of the current…

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