Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

Category: Inspire
Knowing When it's Time to Say Goodbye to a Beloved Dog

Knowing When it's Time to Say Goodbye to a Beloved Dog

Category: Inspire
When people find out I’m a veterinarian, some eagerly tell me that they shared my career dream but what held them back was the thought of seeing animals suffer or having to put them to sleep. I’ll admit that when I think back to the day that I held my acceptance letter from the Ontario Veterinary College in my hands, those things were almost the furthest from my mind. I envisioned examining and vaccinating new puppies and kittens, imagined exciting and challenging surgeries, looked forward to watching my patients grow and thrive. Please don’t think that I was naive to the demands of my prof more

Could Your Dog Benefit from CBD?

Category: Health
From dinner parties to the dog park and progressive vet offices, there’s a reason you keep hearing about CBD. Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is commonly called, is a hemp derivative that is non-psychoactive, meaning that, unlike THC, it won’t get you or your dog high. CBD is now legal in both Canada (Health Canada recently approved a clinical trial to research the use of cannabidiol to treat animal anxiety) and the US, where it is federally legal, though some states put restrictions on buyers. more

Isn’t It A Pitty?

Category: Breeds
Though often used as a breed descriptor, “Pit Bull” is not, in fact, a recognized breed. Rather, it’s a catch-all for “bully breed” types of dogs, often mixes, known for their trademark broad heads, stocky and muscular build, and wide smiles. Sadly, the name “Pit Bull” often conjures negative associations, even though these dogs are, by and large, extremely people-friendly. Get to know these four pedigreed breeds often lumped together as Pit Bulls.   more

Dog Decoder

Category: Dog Life
Types of Barks: 1. Sound the alarm - A rapid string of two to four barks with pauses between is the most common form of barking. It means, roughly, “There’s something going on that should be checked out.” Continuous barking at a lower pitch and slower suggests the dog senses an imminent problem. It means “Danger is very close. Get ready to defend yourself!” more


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