TICKS and the DISEASES they carry. Ticks and the diseases they carry are found all over Canada & the USA. All dogs and their owners could be at risk of infections, such as Lyme Disease. Most Tick-borne diseases show few or no symptoms. A prevention plan can help keep you and your dog safe. Based upon the above, all owners should discuss the current situation regarding Ticks with their veterinarian and/or family doctor in order to understand the risks and to prevent possible i
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Off leash parks can be a wonderful place to take your dog to in order to burn up energy, as long as the area is well controlled by professionals who will restrict the admittance to well behaved dogs. Sadly, not all who attend such environments are considerate as to the ability of their dog/s to partake in a safe manner, thus placing all other dogs at risk. It must be noted, that one or two bad encounters for a good dog can become a lifelong problem for the dog and it's owner.
Many people avoid taking their dogs out for a walk because they have trouble trying to keep their dog under control. Whether the dogs pulling, barking, lunging, or other problems. Don’t worry though, there is hope! Here are some helpful tips on dog walking. 1. Always be aware of Energy/State of Mind & Body Language: Always try to Communicate to your dog that “I am the Pack Leader”. Keep your head up and shoulders back. Always be thinking positive thoughts
A recent article that was in the Toronto Star shows that the city of Toronto is cracking down on dog owners who don’t put their dog’s on leashes… “TORONTO - Dog owners who like to let their dogs run off leash outside of designated areas better beware of bylaw officers. The city announced Thursday it is launching a bylaw blitz to encourage residents to keep their dogs on a leash unless they are using one of the city’s 57 leash-free parks. This summer crackdown —
Why Dog Dogs eat grass and then promptly vomit? The Truth is that we are not 100% sure as to why, because different dogs appear to eat grass for different reasons. One though is that some dogs may find grass to be tasty. In some cases it could be they are filling a nutritional need that their normal food does not. In other cases when some dogs were switched to a higher fiber diet, the grass eating appears to have stopped or diminished. In other instances it is thought that th
We recommend all owners have a good Health Policy in place for their dog or puppy. The advatages of having a Health Insurance Policy for your dog/s are: 1) Owning a dog can easily become a major cost factor from a health standpoint. 2) Good veterinary care to deal with serious ailments/conditions which your dog may have or develop can stress on most budjets. 3) There are several companies who offer a variety of options and coverages. We suggest owners 'shop and compare provid
The Hot and Sticky Summer months are unfortunately over. Now The dogs can enjoy a bit of the cooler weather with the Fall season here. As with any change of season, your pet is coming in contact with new experiences and exposures both around the house and outdoors that perhaps weren’t present in the previous season. To protect your pet this fall, here are some common hazards that you and your family should be aware of.… School supplies Now that the kids a