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Pet Insurance – Is It Right for You and Your Dog?

The Joy of Pet Ownership! ... or NOT! Welcoming a new dog or puppy into your family is like the arrival of a new baby. When you think about it - most of the anticipation and preparations are similar.  You carefully plan for changes to your daily routine, including...

Living with your Dog – When Every Day is Saturday

Your New Normal Since March 2020 Residents of Canada are living under a government-issued STAY AT HOME advisory. This action was advised to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The most effective way to slow the virus spread is to keep at least two metres away...

Securing Your Pet’s Future if Tragedy Strikes

Whether you have a goldfish, dogs or cats, you should know how fragile and unpredictable life can be. That is why it is important to provide for the future of our beloved pets in the event of tragedy. Tragedy can strike at any time. If it does, who would know that you...

Labelling Protein in Pet Foods

Our last issue provided some insight into the truth of the ‘ingredient list’ on the side panel of pet food bags.  One does not have to be a dietitian to understand that AAFCO enables pet food manufacturers to do the least for the most. The bottom line is about profit,...

Interpreting Pet Food Ingredients

On our last issue, we took a closer look at the truth behind the words used by pet food manufacturers to convince you, the consumer, that their product is the best for your pet. This month, learn more about interpreting pet food labels to determine what is best...

The Truth Behind Pet Food Industry

On our previous issue, we have discussed regulations of the pet food industry and introduced the elements of pet food packaging which includes Best Before Date and what it really means; Display Panel that faces the aisle for you to see; and the Information...

Pet Food Regulation and Labels – Can You Believe it?

Commercial dog food has changed considerably over the years. When I trained my Labs for field trial competition in the 1990’s, there were only a few high performance brands available and it was easy to find the best food to match the performance requirements of my...

Why Does Your Dog Do That!? – Diffusing the Explosion

I receive a number of inquiries from people struggling with dog reactive behaviour towards another dog. The situation may be in a multi-dog household, or a dog reacting when on leash or social situations where fights erupt for no obvious reason. If you have one or...

Crate Training Made Easy

A very important ‘first thing’ to teach your puppy or ‘new to you’ dog is to love his crate. Your pup’s crate is his sanctuary! Teaching your puppy to be comfortable in his or her crate will ensure that both you and your puppy get a good night’s sleep and will enable...

How to Potty Train Your Puppy

Do you have a new puppy or adult dog in your family? Are you planning on adding a new puppy or adult dog soon?  Spring brings warmer weather, green grass and sunshine - ideal conditions for a new furry companion. The most common question that I am asked by people...

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