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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

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 out for your dog walkers to also...
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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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10 Costs You Should Consider Before Getting a Dog

Getting a new dog (or puppy!) is an extremely exciting time! No matter what the age of your furriest new friend, there are many costs that come with getting a dog and the financial commitment can be draining if you are not prepared. We ask that you take the time to consider if you can afford all the costs, as it is always sad to hear that dogs have to be surrendered or euthanized when the owners can’t afford to keep them. Here are 10 costs to be aware of before getting a pet: Adoption or Breeders Costs — Adoption fees usually range from $150–$500...
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