Your Pets

Dogs That Swim: Caring for their skin, coat and ears

It’s summer and it’s hot. What better way to cool off your pup than with a dip in the pool, lake or ocean? Most dogs love to swim, and not only is it fun, it’s great exercise and easy on their joints. However, it’s not always so great for their skin. Avoid common issues in dogs

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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Yard

Tips to provide your pet with a yard they’ll love, without creating extra work for you. If your dogs are anything like mine, they are in and out all day long. And the backyard shows exactly where they like to roll around, play, and go to the bathroom. Add  flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and your

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The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

Beyond unconditional love, here are 5 ways having a pet can improve your life. They are a constant companion, full of love, playfulness and snuggles. They can provide endless entertainment, and quickly find a way into our hearts. Cat, dog, horse, rabbit, gerbil, no matter the type, a pet gives us so much more than

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The Holiday Season: Entertaining with Pets

The holidays are a merry time filled with get-togethers, food, decorations and gifts. And while all these things are great, they can lead to confusion with your pet. In order to get the most out of the holiday season for yourself and your pet, here are some points to consider.   Watch for signs of

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Holiday Gift Guide, Pet Edition

Wanting to spoil your furry family members this holiday season? Look no further than this gift guide. We highlight 5 gifts every pet is sure to love. 1. Toys. Every pet deserves a good toy to cuddle and play with. Toys help calm pets, keep them busy and offer mental stimulation. You don’t have to go

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Going Natural for Your Pet

Pets are, for a large part, the most spoiled members of the family…and they deserve to be. They love us unconditionally, provide hours of entertainment, and research shows they de-stress us and can lower blood pressure.  We love them to pieces and want nothing but the best for them. And as concerns rise over various

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Tips for Travelling with Pets

What’s a family trip without the whole family? For many pet parents, a weekend away at the cottage or time away with friends and family isn’t complete without their furry, four-legged companions. But travelling with pets isn’t as simple as loading them into the car with some food and driving off. To make sure the

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Hot Spots and Your Dog

Although hot spots can occur at any time of year, the summer seems to bring on more occurrences between allergies, bug bites and swimming. They’re painful, itchy, red, inflamed and seemingly pop up overnight. Hot spots come on quick and can be very painful and irritating to your pet, which leads to incessant licking on

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Common Paw Problems and How to Avoid Them

The pads on the bottom of your pet’s feet are there to provide cushioning and protection. They also insulate against extreme weather conditions, make it easier for them to walk over rough terrain and protect tissues deep within the paw. However, in order to do all this effectively, they need extra TLC. Throughout the warmer spring

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I’m Getting A Human! Prepping your pet for the arrival of a new baby

A cat or dog are often the first babies in a family, and as such are used to receiving an abundance of love and attention. Unfortunately, the addition of a child is among the top reasons people put their pets up for adoption. This does not need to be the case! With a little preparation,

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