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Are Black Cats Actually Bad Luck?

It seems that we only really talk about black cats around Halloween, but did you know that August 17th is actually National Black Cat Appreciation Day? It’s a day to cherish the black cats in our community a little extra and to dismantle the stereotypes that they are put up against. Since there is a good deal of superstition and folklore surrounding not just black cats, but our dogs too, we thought we would take a minute to learn more about the origins of these stories! Who Ever Said Cats Were Unlucky? It is not fully known where the bad...
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The Pet Hydration Conversation

Did you know that July is National Pet Hydration Month?  Don’t get us wrong, hydration is important all year round. Water is the basis for the biological processes and reactions that keep our pets alive, and also aids in the transport of essential nutrients and substances around their bodies!  However, during the warm Edmonton summer months, our pets are at a greater risk for heat-related illness and dehydration. This is why we take July as the month to raise awareness about the importance of hydration. What Happens When Your Pet Is Dehydrated? On hot days, our pups lose more water...
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Are You Looking For The Best Job Ever?

In your pursuit of the greatest job ever, you might have not considered being a Dog Walker or Jogger. If you are an animal lover who enjoys being outside, it would be a mistake not to add Dog Jogger to your job search roster. We may be biased, but we think it’s truly a great position, and here are a few reasons why! The Health Benefits Being a Dog Walker in Edmonton undoubtedly helps promote your mental and physical health. Our Dog Joggers spend multiple hours walking and running each shift, so they have no problem getting ten thousand steps...
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25 Edmonton Pup-Friendly Patios

Edmonton is home to many great things. Most notably the River Valley, Dog Jogs, and a fantastic collection of pet-friendly patios! We don’t know about you but we are so excited for patio season and even more excited that so many of our favourite local spots welcome our pups. Our goal is to visit as many pet-friendly places on this list as we can. We hope to add our personal reviews and pictures as we do so! We hope that you can find a patio on this list that you love and can enjoy with the whole family. Wherever you...
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The Scoop on Poop

At Dog Jogs, we know dog poop. The various shapes, sizes, and colours… we have seen it all. It’s inevitable when you are a Dog Walker in Edmonton! They say dogs are a human’s best friend, but for dog walkers, their best friends are poop bags. Okay, enough with the crappy jokes! Here are 5 things you may not know about dog poop. 1. Dog poop is not a good fertilizer Some people may think that since cow manure is great for vegetation, dog poop is too. This is not the case! Dogs have a very different diet than cows,...
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Paws Off These 15 Common Plants!

Now that March is coming to a close, we can say that (hopefully) spring is about to be sprung in Edmonton. We know that means lots of you will be getting back in the garden! Since we have a new season on the horizon, and March happens to be Pet Poison Awareness Month, we thought it would be the perfect time to share a list of common garden and houseplants that are dangerous to pets! What Makes Plants Poisonous to Pets? There are multiple groups of toxins in plants that pose health risks for our pets, but one common group...
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Harnesses or Collars?

It’s Tough to Choose! Picking out the gear that works best for your pup is no easy task! There are so many options on the market and so many perspectives on which gear is better, and we know it’s difficult to navigate all those varying opinions and the stacked aisles at the pet store. Here is a short and comprehensive description of the pros and cons of harnesses and collars! Pros of Harnesses The main thing that harnesses do for your dog is distribute pressure away from their neck. Most of the pros of harnesses revolve around this fact. The...
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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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4 Reasons Why Mutts are Paw-some!

In many dog shows and in pop culture, purebred dogs are revered as the most wonderful pups with exceptional traits and beauty. Not to say that this isn’t true, but mutts are most definitely overlooked in the media. Not in our hearts! We think that Mutts in Edmonton are truly paw-some, and here are four reasons why. 1. Mutts may be Healthier Mutts have increased genetic variation compared to purebred dogs because mutts are the result of mixing two dog breeds with different genetic makeup. Some think that this makes mutts healthier and less likely to have serious conditions like...
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How to Take Ridiculously Cute Pet Pictures

Trust us, at Dog Jogs we know how tricky it can get to snap a cute picture of your pets. The constant zoomies and boundless energy can make the whole photoshoot ordeal a bit difficult, and with the holidays season in full swing there are so many festive photo-ops you do not want to miss out on. Here are a few of our favourite tips for ridiculously cute pet pics! Time of Day The time of day that you attempt to take some stellar photos is crucial. You want to consider at what points of the day your dog 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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