Tag Archives: Dogs

Spring grooming: How to bathe & brush your dog

Grooming your pet regularly is definitely important, but spring grooming even more so! In the spring, your pet needs to shed extra fur because the warmer weather means they don’t need it anymore. That’s where you come in! Watch our video to see how to bathe, and brush your pet so they can be shiny more »

Mar 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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10 steps to house training your adult dog

When you make the choice to adopt an adult dog, there may be some obstacles to overcome – like house training. To help make the process as smooth as possible, here are our 10 tips for house training your adult dog. Step 1. Supervise your dog inside. To be successful preventing accidents, you need to more »

Mar 27, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Before you get a pet: Annual cost of dog ownership

Dogs bring so much joy, laughter, energy and fun into a home – but it’s also important you know how much dog ownership costs. The University of Guelph’s Before You Get a Pet resource can help! On Before You Get a Pet’s website you can find a budget breakdown of all the things you may need more »

Mar 22, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with dog breeds native to Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate the occasion we decided to highlight the beautiful dog breeds native to Ireland. Irish dog breeds According to the Irish Kennel Club, there are 9 breeds of dogs that originate in Ireland. There are two Hounds – Irish Wolfhound and Kerry Beagle; three Gundogs – Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Red more »

Mar 17, 2017
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Toilet bowl water

Have you ever caught your dog lapping up toilet bowl water? Or your cat licking the bottom of your shower after it’s been in use? Might seem perfectly normal, but there are dangers there you need to be aware of. Here are some pointers from the ASPCA’s Toilet Bowl Water and Your Pets: Dangers aren’t more »

Feb 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Dog bite prevention: It’s not me, it’s you.

The majority of the time, dog bites could have been prevented with some simple information. Here are some dog bite prevention tips from the ASPCA to make sure humans and canines alike can get along! Dog bite prevention tips Ask first, pet later: We encourage everyone to ask the pet parent first before reaching out more »

Feb 23, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Dog breaks Guinness World Record for longest tail

Guinness World Record: Longest tail Sometimes, we like to post fun things on our blog that animal lovers would enjoy. So meet Keon! He is an Irish Wolfhound who now holds the Guinness World Record for longest tail. His tail measures 2.6 feet long. Guinness World Records travelled all the way to Belgium where Keon lives to more »

Feb 22, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Enjoying the holidays with your pet

There’s nothing better than putting your feet up with a warm drink after a long day of holiday shopping, parties and bustle; but while the holidays are chalked-full of activity, your pet can easily be caught up in the holiday shuffle. Here are some quick ways to enjoy the holidays with your pet! Make walking more »

Dec 21, 2016
by Aubrie
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How having pets can reduce risk of developing allergies

Many animals are surrendered into our Animal Centres because of owner’s allergies. But the Human-Animal Bond Initiative (HABRI) says in reality, research has shown that having pets around young children is beneficial to resisting allergies! Here is some information from HABRI’s website on Immunity. Having pets from a young age can: Prevent allergies later in life more »

Oct 20, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Fall shedding & how to cope

During the fall season, you may be seeing a lot more hair tumble weeds running around your house, and wonder what’s going on. Well, ’tis the season for fall shedding! Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health and Wellness for the Ontario SPCA and retired vet tells us why this happens and how you can cope with it. Why more »

Sep 30, 2016
by Emily Cook
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