Don't Feed This Type Of Peanut Butter To Your Dog

Category: Health
Peanut butter and dogs—a natural fit, right? Most dogs love it and it’s ideal for stuffing in hollow toys or for disguising pills. But increasingly, xylitol, a sugar substitute used in gum, yogurt, candy, and more, is being used in some peanut butters and nut butters. Safe for humans, xylitol is extremely toxic for dogs and can be life-threatening. more

Are You the Cause of Your Dog’s Barking Problem?

Category: Dog Training
Q: My Miniature Poodle Daisy barks when anyone—including my husband—enters our home, but only when I'm at home. Everyone can come and go without four-alarm barking from Daisy so long as I'm out. What gives and how do I fix this? more
Pet Talk: Flea and Tick Control

Pet Talk: Flea and Tick Control

Category: Health
Summer’s long, warm days make for perfect outdoor playtime for the whole family, especially our pets. However, with this abundance of outdoor activity comes an increased risk for our pets to carry fleas and ticks into our homes. Not only are these pests a nuisance, but they can also bring with them a variety of diseases harmful to both humans and animals. Both of these pests are attracted to the warmer temperatures, making it easy to hitch a ride on Fido as he plays outside. Luckily, ticks are fairly easy to spot.  more

Should You Be Worried About Worms? Read On To Find Out!

Category: Dog Life
What are roundworms? Roundworms are the most common intestinal parasite in dogs and cats. The adult worms are round and range in size from less than two inches to almost six inches in length (!!). According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, a survey conducted in 1996 using samples collected from across the United States found that more than 30 percent of dogs younger than six months of age were shedding roundworm eggs and other studies have shown that virtually all pups are born infected. Other surveys have found more than 25 percent of cats infected.   more

Mini Me

Category: Dog Life
Modern research has shown that dogs, like children, watch what their caretakers do and take their cues from it. I’m sure most of us realize this, but did you know that your behaviour also influences your dog’s emotional response? A recent study shows that your dog’s behaviour is not only guided by what he sees you do, but also by your reactions to people and things. How you react shapes your dog’s emotional response to people and even to inanimate objects. That neighbour you don’t like? Turns out you’re the reason your dog doesn’t like him either! more


Dog of the Week!

Meet: River