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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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Fall For These Paw-some Edmonton Activities!

It’s that time of the year again! You can’t deny that fall in Edmonton is stunning, but we all know it doesn’t last very long around here. That’s why you and your fur-baby have got to go for a fall adventure as soon as you can! From beautiful walks through gardens and trails, to short trips out of the city, to exploring markets, there is something for literally everyone and their dog to do this season. Here are our favourite pup-friendly fall activities in the Edmonton area! The Edmonton Corn Maze What an iconic fall outing! Located just south-west of...
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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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International Cat Day: Some Purrr-fect ways to Celebrate!

What is International Cat Day? International Cat Day could very well be the greatest holiday of the year, so we aren’t kitten around when it comes to celebrating. Every cat owner pretty much celebrates their cats every day, but this is a real holiday for us feline-fanatics! The day was first celebrated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare or IFAW, which is a Canadian-based and one of the world’s largest animal welfare organizations. On a broad scope, the day aims to raise awareness on how to properly care for your cats, and to promote feline adoption! For all you...
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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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Hot Diggity Dog: What You Need to Know About Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion – It’s Ruff! Summer is not only about outdoor adventures with our fur babies but also hot temperatures. The truth is—we all get hot, even our dogs. But how do you know your pet is overheating, and why are our furbabies so sensitive to hot temperatures?  Why are dogs more sensitive to heat than humans?  Dogs generally have a more difficult time regulating their body temperature because they cannot sweat in the same way humans do. Although dogs have sweat glands that function similarly to humans, the only place where these glands work is in a pup’s paw...
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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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7 Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe This Winter in Edmonton

As an Edmontonian, you are definitely familiar with the harsh winters we can face. And as a dog owner, you also know how challenging it can be to ensure your dog gets their daily exercise in while keeping them safe from the elements. In extreme cases, if exposed to the elements too long, your dog could suffer from frostbite and even hypothermia. As a dog walking and jogging company in Edmonton, we can tell you that it is possible to walk your dog in the winter, but there are some things you can do to ensure their safety.    What...
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5 Must-Read Tips Before Adopting A Cat In Edmonton

Many local Edmonton (and area) animal rescues have seen a significant increase in intakes over the past several months, and many of those intakes are felines. With more people being home and December officially deemed as Cat lovers’ month, it feels like a great time to discuss some tips to consider before taking the plunge and taking a feline friend home. Why do people often choose cats over dogs? Cats are typically more independent and are less maintenance to care for than dogs. Cats do not require as much space. If you live in an apartment and don’t have a...
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Best Halloween Costumes for Edmonton Pets in 2020

Pets love trick-or-treating in too! (Well, the “treat” part at least.) These are our favorite pet Halloween costumes for Edmonton pets in 2020.We picked out 3 top favourite outfits to showcase! We did our best to find one c that a large breed dog could wear (100 pounds or more)since we know how hard they are to find! Links are provided if you need to order you pet a costume quick! Don’t forget to check the size charts, different costumes have varying sizes. Which one will your pet wear for a spooktacular night?   We chose one from  a very...
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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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5 Tips For Camping With Dogs

Hallelujah, Provincial and National campgrounds have started to open up again and are even slowly expanding capacity! All the more reason for Albertans to explore this beautiful province of ours! Plus it’s a great way to spend time with family, friends and of course our fur babies. Whether you like to camp just outside of Edmonton or in the Rockies, there are many things to consider before heading out to ensure that you are well prepared and that everyone has a great time.  Things like:  Researching the rules and regulations of where you intend to camp What kind of pup...
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