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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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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. It definitely depends on your dog! There are quite a few studies out there showing that dogs don’t like being hugged. This does not necessarily mean you have to believe the studies, in fact you can do your own a test with your own dog to see how they react before you, or anyone else (especially kids!) give them a hug. Much like humans, some dogs may enjoy hugs and some may not. It’s very important to understand...
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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 to...
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