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Help Your Pup Feel Comfortable in Their Howl-oween Costume!

Halloween is right around the corner! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for the big night. A cute dog in a Halloween costume is arguably cuter than a cute baby in a Halloween costume, but that’s a debate for another day. Although most dogs can be comfortable in a costume, they are certainly not for every dog. You know your pup best. Here are a few tips to help your fur-baby feel at ease in their Howl-oween costume! Choosing the Right Costume Your pup is much more likely to embrace their spooky outfit if their costume is...
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Can Your Fur-Babies Eat Pumpkin?

It’s finally pumpkin season! With all the delicious pumpkin treats coming back again, you can’t help but feel a little sad that your fur-babies are missing out on all of the flavourful fall fun. So the question today is, can dogs and cats eat pumpkin too? As is turns out, pumpkin is not only totally safe for dogs and cats to consume, but it also packs a punch of beneficial properties for them! Let’s look into a few of pumpkin’s finest qualities. Nutrients galore Pumpkin is a low-calorie gourd which is rich in essential vitamins and nutrients. The most prominent...
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5 Dog Breeds That Stay Small Fur-ever

We know many paw-rents that just adore small dog breeds, and what’s not to love? They’re endearing little companions who are perfect for homes with limited space, and these small pooches often make up for their size with huge personalities. Here’s some quick info on 5 dog breeds that stay small fur-ever! 1. Pomeranian Pomeranians are energetic and intelligent pups who generally grow to be 8-11 inches tall at the shoulders and 3-7 pounds. Their average lifespan is 12-16 years. These tiny pooches reach their full size when they are between seven and ten months old and are widely recognizable by...
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The Ulti-Mutt Guide to Pup Camping in Alberta

Get out of the doghouse! Camping has always been an iconic summer activity, and now as we are coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic it’s a wonderful activity that allows for social distancing and safe outdoor gatherings! After many long months of isolation, it’s time to hit the parks! From hiking to delicious camp meals to nights by the fire, the memories you make camping are unforgettable, so why not let your pooch in on all the summer fun? Here are some ways to prepare for a doggone fun camping trip in Alberta. What to pack for your pup Camping...
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Hot Diggity Dog: What You Need to Know About Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion – It’s Ruff! Summer is not only about outdoor adventures with our fur babies but also hot temperatures. The truth is—we all get hot, even our dogs. But how do you know your pet is overheating, and why are our furbabies so sensitive to hot temperatures?  Why are dogs more sensitive to heat than humans?  Dogs generally have a more difficult time regulating their body temperature because they cannot sweat in the same way humans do. Although dogs have sweat glands that function similarly to humans, the only place where these glands work is in a pup’s paw...
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10 Costs You Should Consider Before Getting a Dog in Edmonton

Getting a new dog (or puppy!) is an exciting time! No matter the age of your furriest new friend, many costs come with getting a dog. The financial commitment can be draining if you are not prepared. Realizing that you cannot afford ongoing care for your pet after getting a dog can lead to stress. There are many aspects of being a responsible pet owner. Financially providing for your pet is one. Here are 10 costs to be aware of before getting a pet: Adoption or Breeders Costs– Adoption fees usually range anywhere from $150–$500. These fees often include some...
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5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Dog Walker in Edmonton

So you’ve decided to hire a dog walker in Edmonton to help you care for your dog when you need a hand. But how do you decide who to hire?! While budget is part of the factor when searching for a dog walker in Edmonton (which you can read more about here), there are many variables to consider when picking a dog walker that’s right for you and your dog.  1. Know the Difference between a Hobbyist and a Professional A Hobby Sitter  Hobby Sitters are typically people who love pets but offer pet sitting or dog walking on the...
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How Much Does a Dog Walker Cost in Edmonton?

Being a pet parent is a rewarding adventure but can also leave you feeling guilty. Especially when you struggle taking your dog out every day or even certain days of the week. Dogs need daily exercise to stay fit physically and mentally, and sometimes getting them out for a walk is the last thing on your list because life gets busy.   While there are a few things to consider when searching for a dog walker in Edmonton, your budget is part of the factor. You may have found yourself asking a few of the following questions about how much a...
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May – Pet Cancer Awareness Month

This month, we hope to bring awareness and help pet owners recognize the signs and symptoms of cancer in pets. Pet health is important every month of the year but, May is a great time to remind pet owners to book those checkups! Unfortunately, pets of all ages, breeds, and sizes can develop cancer. However, some dog breeds and older pets have a higher chance of developing cancer than others. Breeds like German Shepards, Golden Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and Rottweilers are all considered more likely to develop cancer. Early detection of cancer increases the chance of cancer going into...
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5 Benefits Of Having A Dog Walker In Edmonton When Working From Home

You are finally living the dream! Working from home!!  Roll out of bed, put the coffee on, and put Max out for his morning bathroom break. You settle in to start work and Max is begging you to go out for a walk… all day long! There are many benefits of hiring a dog walker in Edmonton while working from home: 1. Gives Your Dog Routine Dogs thrive on an established routine because they know what to expect. In addition to regular exercise, dogs crave love and attention. If a dog’s day is unpredictable, it could elevate his stress levels....
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Caring For Your Senior Pet in Edmonton

It is tough to think about, but just like humans, your pets will inevitably age. As your pets age, so will their behaviours and needs, over time. As this happens, it is important to watch for certain changes in your pets to help keep them healthy, happy, and comfortable. Check below as we share some helpful tips for caring for your senior pet at home. Almost all Edmonton pet parents and professionals can use these tips to take care of their senior pets.  Signs To Watch For With Your Senior Pet Eye, Vision, And Hearing Changes Vision changes are one...
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Preparing Your Dog For When You Return To Work

How was your family affected by the COVID 19 pandemic? Many Edmontonians had their lives change drastically since the beginning to middle of March 2020. With non-essential businesses, schools, community centers forced to close, and Dr. Hinshaw (chief medical officer of health of Alberta) requesting that all citizens stay home to mitigate the spread of the virus, many people spent much more time at home. Not only was this a change for people, but it was also a change for pets.  Don’t get us wrong we know you and your pets appreciated each other’s company during this period. But with...
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