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Category: Dog Care

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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Why Microchipping and Licensing Your Pet in Edmonton is Important!

Did you know that thousands of pets are lost every year?!? In 2018, Edmonton’s Animal Care and Control Centre had about 7000 animals from various types of species, go through their facility. Can you imagine what these domesticated pets went through while they were lost? Things happen, and we can’t always prevent pets from getting lost, but there are a few things we can do if they do accidentally get lost.  Microchipping, And What Is It? A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder. It is encoded with your pet’s information, has a unique ID number, and is about the size...
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Is Your Dog Suffering from Separation Anxiety?

Does your dog seem to get excited or anxious every time you’re getting ready to leave for the day? Ever notice your dog barking, howling, or whining after you leave your house? Have you ever come home to a pillow explosion, a new hole in your drywall, or what looks like a tornado ripped through? If you can relate to any of these, there’s a chance your dog suffers from separation anxiety. What is Separation Anxiety? Separation Anxiety is an anxiety disorder where a dog experiences excessive anxiety when their owner(s) leave them alone. It can vary in degrees of...
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3 Tips About Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid is the emergency treatment administered to a sick or injured animal before professional medical care is available. Would you know what to do in the event of a pet emergency? Have you experienced a pet emergency?  Much of the first aid administered to pets is similar to that administered to humans, but with some distinct differences, especially when referring to their anatomy. Pets also cannot tell you or explain how they’re feeling but will show you that they are unwell through different behaviours.  Most of  the Dog Jogs staff team are certified through the Walks N Wags...
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Pet care should be an essential service in Alberta

We need your help! Pets are considered a member of the family for many Albertans. There are a number of pet-care businesses that have the capacity to provide professional, safe care to pets and their owners in our province especially in times of crisis. Pets need to be cared for in times of crisis, just like humans. Albertans need to focus on their jobs, their families, and their health-and at the end of a long day return to a happy, healthy pet. Who needs services? Frontline workers, Elderly people, People physically unable to care for their animals (because of illness, injury...
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COVID-19 Service Protocol

Dog Jogs is currently open and operating at this time. To keep you, and our team safe, we have implemented a strict COVID 19 safety protocol outlined by Alberta Health Services. Please note that we have altered our hours of operation from Monday – Sunday from 9:00 am-9:00 pm, to 9:00 am-5:00 pm. We understand it is an incredibly difficult time and want you to know that we are here to help. We are currently accepting new clients that need assistance caring for their pets but have changed our processes. In efforts to eliminate human to human contact, we are...
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Dental Care For Pets In Edmonton

When you were growing up, how many times did your parents tell you to brush your teeth? From a young age, we were taught the importance of dental care and about the major role it plays in our overall health. The same is true for your pets! Dental care for your pet is extremely important. Not taking care of your pet’s teeth could not only end up costing your pet some teeth, but could also be very expensive in the long run. Why is dental care so important? There is nothing worse than sitting beside a dog with really bad...
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Keeping Your Dog Active during Edmonton Winters

It’s that time of year again, winter in Edmonton. With the winter months comes snow, ice and cold. That can be challenging for any dog owner, especially if you have smaller breeds or any short coat breed dog that does not do well in the cold.  So, how do you keep your dogs active when the temperature drops? Short Walks Unfortunately, dogs are not like bears who can just hibernate and sleep until winter is over. They still need to be active and some dogs can become destructive if they are bored.  While temperatures like -30 degree Celsius mean you...
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Protecting Your Dog’s Paws Through Edmontons Winter

Whether you like it or not, winter in Edmonton is here. One of the biggest challenges of winter that many dog owners face is all of the snow and ice on city walkways and streets and trying to protect their dog’s paws. Many dog owners have been faced with a situation where their dog will start lifting their paws or in some cases, sitting down during a dog walk due to their paws getting too cold or becoming irritated from salt. Many people will use a lot of sand and salt to help melt the ice or make it easier...
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Winter Games & Activities For You and Your Pets

Winter Games & Activities For You and Your Pets Living in Edmonton means there will be a few days, or even weeks, where the temperatures dip so low that Edmonton is the coldest place on earth. As Pet owners, this can affect you and your pet’s live! If your active dog can’t get outside for their normal out amount of exercise, they may start to drive you nuts with their built-up energy. If you have an outdoor cat, you know they’ll be crying at the door wanting to go out as well, but of course, sending them out for longer...
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Does My Dog Need a Jacket?!

DOES MY DOG NEED A JACKET? When it’s cold our Dog Joggers are used to layering up to be outside; and are often asked: “Does my pup need a jacket?”. The answer, it all depends on each dog! Dog Jogs Owners Steph and Nikki own Koda, a Great Pyrenees mix. He has a double coat and LOVES cold weather. When it’s -30 degrees celsius in Edmonton he is at the door begging to be let out to lay in the snow. He loves walks and jogs during the winter and seems to have endless energy. They make sure he is...
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Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs

Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs With today being National Cook For Your Pets Day we figured it would be the best day to reveal our latest dog treat: Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs! Besides the Molasses taking its sweet time to pour out of the container, these were another quick and easy recipe to pull together to give the drooling dogs who watched us bake them. We like to bake treats for our dog from time to time for a few reasons.  We want to know what ingredients have gone into our dog treats. Have you ever fed your dog something, and...
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