The Doctor's In - That “Guilty Look”

Two of the most common negative assumptions people make about dog behaviour are that (1) dogs know when they’ve done something wrong, and (2) dogs sometimes do bad things on purpose to get back at their owner. In fact, the human emotions guilt and spite are not part of the canine repertoire. Understanding what your dog is really telling you with that “guilty look” or misbehaviour will defuse your anger and help you deal with the situation more appropriately. more

Canine Cancer Detectives

When Steve Werner began to experience a ringing in his ears and general malaise, he attributed it
to nothing more than grief. Camden, one of his two beloved dogs, had just passed away and he
believed that his condition was simply a side effect of the anguish he and his surviving Golden
Retriever, Wrigley, shared. For weeks, Werner and Wrigley spent most of their days curled up
together, bonded in their sadness and heartache at the loss of a friend. more

Sad Statistic: Canadians spend more time surfing the web than playing with their pets

A new research study conducted by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association in partnership with Hill’s Pet Nutrition offers a troubling snapshot of the...more

The Doctor’s In - Spinal Disk Disease

Q: “I have a somewhat arthritic 12-year-old Beagle, and when he started dragging a hind leg, I didn’t think too much of it. But the vet was very concerned about a spinal disk problem, and wanted him to have a myelogram right away. Are disk problems common in dogs? How serious are they?” more

Pregnancy, Babies, and the Family Dog

“So what are your plans for re-homing Charlotte before Jake is born? Just wondering. Love Mom.” Charlotte is my 11-year-old Pit Bull, whom I adopted as a young pup. She’s a delightful dog provided you are not of the canine species, and has been a wonderful companion. But in the presence of any unknown dog she is true to her breed: a major hassle for even the skilled handler and a frightening canine psychopath to the lay observer. more

Protect Your Dog's Mind From the Effects of Aging

Wizard, my 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was showing behaviour changes. Sometimes he seemed to forget what he was supposed to do when given...more

Best Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

While no dog is 100 percent hypoallergenic, there are many breeds with consistent and predictable coats that the AKC suggests for allergy sufferers. These...more

DIY Eat - Peanut Butter and Banana Oat Drops

Grains are a hardy source of energy for your dog, but fillers such as refined wheat, corn, cereal, and rice grains can lead to obesity, diabetes, and allergic reactions. Oats are an excellent easily-digested alternative that provides fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Dogs are rarely allergic to oats. more

DIY Eat - Frozen Treats

Keep your pups cool with these frozen treats! more


Beneficial bacteria can out-compete some of the bad bacteria. more


Dog of the Week!

Meet: Pudge