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Category: Dog Care

Let’s Talk Pet Preparedness

With June being National Pet Preparedness Month, and July 15 being National Pet Fire Safety Day, now is the time to talk about being all things prepared with your pets! Of course, it’s no fun planning for things to go wrong, but as we like to say: we prepare for the worst and hope for the best.  Originally, National Pet Preparedness Month was set for June to mark the start of hurricane season as a reminder to families to include their pets in their emergency plans. Lucky for us in Edmonton, we don’t have to particularly worry about hurricanes, but...
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The Tick Talk

May is Lyme disease awareness month in Canada. Lyme disease is a bacterial illness that affects both humans and pets. It is most commonly spread through the bite of an infected tick, which like to occupy wooded and grassy areas like Edmonton’s River Valley. If the disease spreads through the body it can have devastating effects. The unfortunate thing about Lyme disease in dogs is that it is fairly common and can easily go unnoticed. What does Lyme disease look like in dogs? Lyme disease bacteria tends to localize in a dog’s kidneys and joints. This causes symptoms such as:...
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Your Pup Needs A Dog Walker! Here’s Why.

We get it, going away on trips or spending long days at work can be stressful knowing your dog is home alone! As pet parents we always want what is best for our pups, so here are a few reasons you should consider hiring a dog walker/jogger in Edmonton and area. Maintain Your Pet’s Routine Pets love routine. They know when it’s time for their daily walk and of course when it’s time for a meal. A solid routine can help reduce stress and anxiety for both you and your pets. Dog walkers can help ensure that your pups get...
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The Rundown on Dog Anxiety

Just like in humans, dog anxiety comes in many forms. People can talk about their anxiety and what triggers it, and ask for what they need to help navigate their emotions, but we cannot communicate like this with our pups! With dogs, we have to rely on body language to tell us what makes our pup uncomfortable, which can be difficult to do if you don’t know what you are looking for. Here is a quick rundown of two types of dog anxiety, how they can manifest, and what you can do for prevention and treatment.  Separation Anxiety This type...
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Don’t Brush Off Your Pet’s Dental Health!

Ah, the trials and tribulations of trying to keep your pet’s teeth clean. It could be the hardest part of your pet’s daily routine and you might dread the task as much as your pup, but we are here to remind you that it is all worth it! February is Pet Dental Health Month, so it’s a good time to get our facts straight and to amp up your routine. Most cats and dogs develop signs of dental disease by the time they turn three, and the bacteria on their teeth plaque can enter their bloodstream and cause life-threatening damage....
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Tips for Loose Leash Walking

It’s hard to blame our pups for pulling on the leash sometimes! We know that in our Edmonton river valley there are so many stimuli like other pups, people, and smells that really lure our dogs in every direction. Mastering the art of the loose leash walk will ultimately make your walks more enjoyable and safe for you and your fur-baby, and also lays down a great foundation for learning other skills and behaviours. Doing this takes time and patience, but there are so many resources to help you on your pursuit to a loose leash walk! At Dog Jogs...
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What to Know About Diabetes in Pets

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition that can affect our pets, and ourselves too. When left untreated, diabetes can have some serious effects on your pet’s body, so active prevention and watching for early signs of diabetes are key. Here’s what you need to know! What is Diabetes? The cells in your pet’s body (and yours too) use the compound glucose for energy. Insulin is made by the pancreas and is the hormone that controls glucose levels in the bloodstream. Insulin directs your cells to uptake more glucose from the bloodstream when necessary. This occurs particularly after...
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Tips and Tricks for Adopting a New Dog!

October is Adopt-A-Dog Month! Welcoming a new furry-friend into your home is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming for both you and your newest addition to the family. With some patience and preparation, your pup will have no trouble adjusting to their fur-ever home. Here are some tips to take some stress off that process! Get Your House Ready! Having your home set up for your dog’s arrival will help your pup feel safe and comfortable from the get-go. The change in environment is likely going to put your dog under a lot of stress, so setting...
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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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