Blogs by Connie Wilson

November 12, 2015 by Connie Wilson
Change collars (and dog tags) with ease!

My dog Penny has lots of beautiful collars but she hasn’t gotten much wear out of them as I find it a pain to move her tags from one collar to another. If you’re like me, you end up splitting or breaking your nails in the process. Not now though! I’m using a Links-It tag holder that makes it super-easy to detach and reattach tags. You can use it with your own tags or pair it with a Pawdentify

October 11, 2015 by Connie Wilson

With Halloween nearly upon us, it’s a good time to brush up on some safety tips to keep our fur kids safe and sound on the spookiest night of the year. My dog is absolutely terrified of fireworks and the week leading up to Halloween I have to coax her outside for her walks. If she hears even one firecracker go off, she’s heading for home at break-neck speed. Lots of dogs are similarly frightened, so first on my list of precautions is to make sure your dog is leashed at all times during your

October 2, 2015 by Connie Wilson

Halloween can be a lot of fun, but not so if your BFF (that's best furry friend) should bolt away in the dead of night, terrifed by the explosive sounds of fireworks (my Kaya-girl was so frightened of fireworks she would cower in the basement till it was all over) or, end up in the emergency clinic as a result of getting into halloween goodie bags and pigging out on chocolate. 

Forgo the stress and

February 23, 2015 by Connie Wilson
Tips For Boarding Your Dog

Summer vacation is just around the corner so if your not planning on bringing your dog with you, now's the time to make those important boarding arrangements. If you're like me, you always feel a little guilty when leaving your furry best friend behind so assauge your conscience by doing a little advance planning to get her the best accommodation possible. Whether it be an upscale dog hotel or a more budget-conscious facility, there are a number of things you should consider before dropping

November 27, 2014 by Connie Wilson
Don't Miss Cause For Paws Tonight

Being that it’s Thanksgiving today, a time that we reflect on and give thanks for life’s blessings, I’d like to personally give thanks to Michael Levitt, Jane Lynch, and Hilary Swank who have partnered with FOX to produce Cause for Paws, a two-hour groundbreaking dog rescue special that will air tonight (Thanksgiving at 8/7c on FOX). A huge part of Modern Dog’s mandate is to bring attention to the plight of abandoned/homeless dogs and facilitate and promote their adoption/rescue so to have a

July 1, 2014 by Connie Wilson

For me, this holiday always marks the begining of summer and I'm so looking forward to spending some relaxing times at the beach, brisk ocean swims (I'm still trying to get my dog Penny to join me, but she's only comfortable wading up  to her underarms and nothing, not even the promise of her favourite treats, will lure her past that point... but maybe this summer?!), barbeques with friends, and lots of sun-filled

April 4, 2014 by Connie Wilson

Although I don’t have as much time as I’d like to putter in the kitchen concocting nutritious and mouthwatering meals for my dog, when I do find the time, it gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction placing a home-cooked meal in front of her (and the way Penny gobbles it up, I know she loves it). Penny’s favourite is chicken which I’ll cook up with some broth, brown rice and carrots, but I always wonder if the finished product is going to meet her nutritional needs.  I was therefore

March 18, 2014 by Connie Wilson

We just received a box containing Vivamune Health Chews and our dogs were climbing right into the box to get to them! Containing OxC-beta (oxidized beta carotene) these treats support the immune system and promote healthy joints and skin. Our dogs love

March 7, 2014 by Connie Wilson

Can't wait to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman! I remember how much I liked the cartoon version when I was a kid and now Dreamworks has made a full length movie.  It's already receiving rave reviews. Here's a synopsis:

Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine - The WABAC - to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man

March 7, 2014 by Connie Wilson

Voting is open for the 2014 Hero Dog Awards! Visit to cast one vote per day in each of eight exciting categories!

1. Law Enforcement Dogs

2. Military Dogs

3. Arson Dogs (sponsored by State Farm)