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Social Distancing for Dog Owners in Edmonton

If you’re like many Edmontonians right now, you might be working from home helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing. The Public Health Agency of Alberta has advised minimizing contact with others, including avoiding crowded places such as Edmonton dog-parks on sunny Saturday afternoons and keeping a distance of at least 2 meters length from others as much as possible. Staying Active If you have a home gym or participate in an online fitness program, you can stay fit inside no problem but, what about your dog? A vigorous game of tug or fetch “down the hall”...
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Top 5 Spring Activities to Do with Your Dog in Edmonton

With spring on the way, the weather is going to be warming up, making it possible to enjoy more adventures with your faithful canine. There are plenty of dog-friendly activities in Edmonton that will keep the two of you busy. Keep reading to find out what those activities are.  Take a Hike  What could be more enjoyable than spending time in the great outdoors with your furry friend? Elk Island National Park, located just outside of Edmonton, is a dog-friendly location that you should check out.  This park has various hiking trails to choose from. Here are just two examples: ...
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Keeping Your Dog Active during Edmonton Winters

It’s that time of year again, winter in Edmonton. With the winter months comes snow, ice and cold. That can be challenging for any dog owner, especially if you have smaller breeds or any short coat breed dog that does not do well in the cold.  So, how do you keep your dogs active when the temperature drops? Short Walks Unfortunately, dogs are not like bears who can just hibernate and sleep until winter is over. They still need to be active and some dogs can become destructive if they are bored.  While temperatures like -30 degree Celsius mean you...
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Protecting Your Dog’s Paws Through Edmontons Winter

Whether you like it or not, winter in Edmonton is here. One of the biggest challenges of winter that many dog owners face is all of the snow and ice on city walkways and streets and trying to protect their dog’s paws. Many dog owners have been faced with a situation where their dog will start lifting their paws or in some cases, sitting down during a dog walk due to their paws getting too cold or becoming irritated from salt. Many people will use a lot of sand and salt to help melt the ice or make it easier...
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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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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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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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