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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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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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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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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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Should I Worry About My Pet Getting Coronavirus in Edmonton?

With Coronavirus in the news, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the facts. While it can be scary to read about, this post is meant to inform over anything else. We want you, your pets, and everyone in your life to be happy and healthy. Let’s jump in and address what we know right now: Let’s start with the basics… What is the Coronavirus? According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause many diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. What’s concerning is that the COVID-19 is...
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Where To Get Your Pet’s Photo With Santa In Edmonton?

Where To Get Your Pet’s Photo With Santa In Edmonton? The Holidays are an exciting time of year! For those of you who celebrate Christmas, it’s a great time to get a fun photo of your pets with Santa! Many photo shoots already took place in November, but there are still opportunities in December to get your pet to sit up on Santa’s lap for an adorable picture! Some Santa Photoshoots are to raise funds for local rescues, charities while others are for profit. Make sure you pick which is better for your family. Either way, it’s a good way...
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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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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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