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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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Thanksgiving Safety For Pets

THANKSGIVING SAFETY FOR PETS Thanksgiving means full houses and full bellies! But, the parts of Thanksgiving humans love most are dangerous for their pups! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, make sure to plan for your pet! Many of the dishes that are made for Thanksgiving are filled with sugar, fat and other foods that are not good for dogs.   No seasonings, no table scraps, and no sugary pie! But, Why?! Seasoning mixes often contain food that dogs should not consume. Garlic and onion being two common ones. While tiny amounts of these foods in some pets, especially dogs, may be safe,...
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Pumpkin Pupper Treats

PUMPKIN PUPPER TREATS It’s that time of year where you smell pumpkin spice everything everywhere! With Thanksgiving on the way, Pet Parents may be tempted to give their dog some scraps from turkey dinner. If you read our last blog you’ll have found out what things you can give your dog and which you should avoid. If you want to give your dog a pumpkin treat while everyone is enjoying their pumpkin pie, here’s a quick and delicious recipe for your dog. Ingredients 1 egg   2/3 cup pure canned pumpkin   ½ tsp cinnamon   1 ½ cups whole wheat flour  Directions:...
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Walking The Dog- A Chore For Kids?

WALKING THE DOG- A CHORE FOR KIDS? With a new school year, you may be adding to the list of responsibilities your kids have. Should your human babies be taking your fur babies out for a walk? The answer is, it depends. If your kid is under 10, it’s generally not a good idea for them to be taking your pup on a solo cruise around the neighbourhood. There’s lots of situations that can pop up on a walk they just may not be able to handle. The size of your dog (and kid!) matters too. Your 6 year old...
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Is Your Dog Drinking Enough Water?

Hot dog month is here! And we’re not talking hotdogs you cook on a barbeque, but canines in cooking temperatures. July, being the hottest month of the year in Edmonton, is Pet Hydration Awareness Month. Heat can be deadly so our pooches need extra attention to keep them healthy and well when temperatures soar. Water is crucial to their wellbeing helping to regulate body temperature, keep energy levels up, and assisting their kidneys to flush toxins. While our days have been cooler than usual for this time of year, as any Alberta resident knows, the weather can change drastically with...
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Keep your pet safe with Pet First Aid!

We ran a poll on our Instagram account asking “Have you ever had to deal with a medical emergency with your pet?” 53% of people voted yes they had. That number makes sense since 61% of Canadians (from a 2016 survey) own a pet. That’s a lot of people and pets, something is bound to happen! We thought April would be a good time to shed some light on why Pet First Aid is so important to us, so we’ve made a list of 5 things you may not have thought about when it comes to Pet First Aid as...
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4 Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs

4 Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs With the temperature rising this time of year it is important to ensure your dog does not get sick with heat stroke. As much as we love the heat our furry friends can not always handle the hot temperatures. It is always wise to use preventative measures because it is much easier to not have a sick dog! Ways to prevent heat stroke: Run or walk earlier or later in the day to avoid the heat (or scheduled your dog walker earlier or later if possible). Bring water (leave your pet water bottles...
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Strawberry PAWpsicles

Strawberry PAWpsicles It has been a pretty hot summer here in Edmonton. We personally love it, the warm sun beating down on us when we’re out jogging with dogs, but we own a large Pyrenees mix who has so much fur and takes a while to cool down. I figured why not test out some easy cold treats to help cool Mr. Koda off. These were painless to make, unless you have troubles with a blender. Strawberry PAWpsicles Ingredients: Strawberries Cottage Cheese Water You will need: Blender Ice cube trays I did not measure out any ingredients.  I free poured...
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YEG Boss Babes

On Saturday, July 22 we had the pleasure of spending the afternoon at Edmonton’s Dog Boutique, Fox & Tux. Naomi, the store owner, invited us to participate in a store event called YEG Boss Babes, that featured female entrepreneurs who own and operate pet businesses. Naomi is a huge supporter of local business and thought it would be great for her customers to have the opportunity to meet and get to know a few of us. Naomi opened Fox & Tux just over a year ago and it’s a huge success! It’s crazy to think that in this short period...
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National Hug Your Dog Day

April 10 is National Hug Your Dog Day! Does this mean you should rush home and hug your dog? Maybe, maybe not. There are quite a few studies out there showing that dogs don’t like being hugged. This doesn’t mean you have to believe the studies, but do a test with your own dog to see how they react before you, or anyone else (especially kids!) give them a hug. Here are a few things to look for: Some signs you have a dog who doesn’t mind a hug are: their body relaxes their breathing slows they may lean into...
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