How much is (Really) in your Dog’s Food Bowl?
Aug14

How much is (Really) in your Dog’s Food Bowl?

Pet Obesity and Its Challenges Part 1. How much is (REALLY) in your Dog’s Food Bowl? Measuring our pet’s food is the only way to know how much they are eating, but it’s how you measure their food that makes all the difference. How does a puppy, kitten, adult dog or cat, go from “normal” weight, to slightly overweight, to chubby, then obese? The first step when it comes to our pet’s health is to eliminate any and all...

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Pet Obesity and Its Challenges
Aug08

Pet Obesity and Its Challenges

Pet Obesity and Its Challenges Pet obesity is something I know a few things about. Am I proud that I know much about the causes, effects, and challenges that come with having an obese pet? No. And yes. No, because to that means I once had an obese pet. Yes, because I did something about it and my dog is healthier for of it. According to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention “Obesity continues to be the greatest health threat to...

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Interviews from Edie’s Pug House – Tuesday the Pug
Jul19

Interviews from Edie’s Pug House – Tuesday the Pug

Welcome to “Interviews from Edie’s Pug House” On this episode of Interviews from Edie’s Pug House Please Welcome The Stunning and Most Humorous Pug Ever Tuesday the Pug!    Q) Tuesday, let’s start off by telling everyone a bit about yourself: A) Hello Miss Edie, hello puguniverse! My name is Lady Tuesday, better known as Tuesday the Pug! I am a rescue, ~9-10 years young and I am living the fabulous pug...

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Help, I Have Bed Pugs!
Jul17

Help, I Have Bed Pugs!

Help, I Have Bed Pugs! What do you do when you have a bed pug? Have you ever had bed pugs? Once bed pugs have invaded, can they be removed? Someone with a bed pug infestation asked for my help. They wanted to know if I had suggestions as to how to remove a bed pug, and if it was even possible? The following is my bed pug story, it may not be as severe as some with bed pugs, but I think the potential is there. First, let’s define a Bed...

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Cat Training Is Possible
Jul12

Cat Training Is Possible

Is Cat Training Possible? My cats think training is possible; actually they know for a fact it’s possible. Oh, you think I mean that I can train my cats, LOL, nope! It’s the cats that have trained me! This is the true story of: How my cats have trained me Click to Tweet Yes, you’ve read that right – how my cats have trained ME. Two cats, Lily who recently turned 15 and Lloyd who is 12, own me and have trained me well. Lily and Lloyd...

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Things My Pug Has Taught Me
Jul04

Things My Pug Has Taught Me

Things My Pug Has Taught Me Click to Tweet Before my pug Edie, I had not had a small dog. I’ve had a Golden Retriever, I grew up with a Doberman, and for a time, I lived on a farm with a variety of large dogs. So when Edie the Pug came into my life she taught me all about what’s known as “The Pug Life”, but most importantly, she taught me I could not live without a pug. The following is just a sample of some of the things my pug has...

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5 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Cat
Jun27

5 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Cat

Five Things You Should Know Before Getting a Cat   This episode of Vet Chat, Dr. Ryan Llera discusses the five things we should know before getting a cat. June is a fantastic time and the beginning of summer, but did you also know it’s Adopt A Shelter Cat month? Yes, your local shelter is probably overrun with kitties just looking for a home where they can be fed, feel safe & secure, and give you love in return. Before...

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Hydrate for Health – Importance of Pet Hydration
Jun26

Hydrate for Health – Importance of Pet Hydration

Hydrate for Health – Importance of Pet Hydration Summer has officially arrived in Canada! What does this mean for you and your dog? Time to shake off the wintertime cobwebs, get outside, more trips to the dog park, longer walks, ball and Frisbee catching. As exciting as the dog days of summer are, when temperatures begin to soar we must be cautious and understand that pets require special attention and that includes...

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Dogs in the Workplace
Jun20

Dogs in the Workplace

Dogs in the Workplace Friday June 23rd is Take your dog to work day! Workplaces offer all kinds of benefits and perks to attract potential employees. It’s not uncommon these days for offices to have a fully stocked kitchen, offer employees flexible work hours, a gym, even rest and relaxation areas. Employers are taking notice of the benefits by allowing staff to bring their dogs into the office, not just one day of the year, but each...

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Interviews from Edie’s Pug House – Dexter
Jun14

Interviews from Edie’s Pug House – Dexter

  Welcome to Interviews from Edie’s Pug House!   Introducing fellow Canadian Pug Pal: Dexter the Pug! 1) Dexter, start off by tell us a bit about yourself. Well, I turned 9 years old this past May but I’s actually celebrates my Gotcha Day on June 17th. The Vet announced to me’s to be’s a Senior Pug last year. I’s live in them chilly wintery tundras of Okotoks, Alberta with my human Brudder, Momma and Dad.   2) I...

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See The World Through Your Dog’s Eyes – Samsung Gear 360° Camera
Jun07

See The World Through Your Dog’s Eyes – Samsung Gear 360° Camera

See the World Through Your Dog’s Eyes With the  Samsung Gear 360° Camera and VR Headset  #DogVision Every dog owner knows the look. The look on your dogs face, their eyes big and bright, the wave of their tail, the wiggle of their bum, the pent up energy filled with anticipation, ready to burst with the excitement of what’s to come. You release that leash, your dog bursts out, running with joy and abandon, sniffing trees and...

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Pet Rescue Stories – Introducing “Snazzy”
Jun06

Pet Rescue Stories – Introducing “Snazzy”

Its been a while since I posted a Pet Rescue Story on my blog. I always love hearing these real life stories of how people and pets come together. But more so, what it means to the pets involved and how their lives have improved because of the caring people that take them in and give them a second chance. Today I share the Rescue Story of Snazzy!   My name is Snazzy, and I am Mr. Ohio Pug Rescue! Here’s my story . . . For...

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#PugsTakeChicago – with Reporter Felix Pugzu
May23

#PugsTakeChicago – with Reporter Felix Pugzu

Pug parents have a very special, and if I dare say, crazy bond. There is just something about being a pug parent to these silly, crazy, full of love, clown like, constantly attached to our sides, bundles of squishiness! Of course “pug people” being who we are, love to meet up, socialize and get the pugs together! This past May was no exception. Pugs and their humans took over Chicago at an event called #PugsTakeChicago....

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Interviews From Edie’s Pug House – Kirby Pug
May17

Interviews From Edie’s Pug House – Kirby Pug

Welcome to “Interviews from Edie’s Pug House” On this episode of Interviews from Edie’s Pug House The Absolutely Adorable Kirby the Pug   1) Tell us a bit about yourself Kirby I am 8 years old and live just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was born in northern Minnesota and was the last of the litter to be adopted at 9 weeks old. Dad saw my picture in the paper and knew I was the one. That morning he...

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Skunks, Dogs, Stink and Rabies
May15

Skunks, Dogs, Stink and Rabies

Skunks, Dogs, Stink and Rabies How is it skunks, such cute little creatures, can put such fear into dog parents everywhere? If your dog has ever had the misfortunate of being sprayed by a skunk, you know all too well that the nauseating stench is not easy to eliminate from your dog, yourself or the interior of your home! Skunks not only have the potential of making our lives and our dogs life miserably smelly, but it’s important to...

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Interviews From Edie’s Pug House – Finnegan & Seamus
May08

Interviews From Edie’s Pug House – Finnegan & Seamus

Welcome to “Interviews from Edie’s Pug House” On this episode of Interviews from Edie’s Pug House  The Fabulous Golden Boys Finnegan & Seamus 1) Tell us a bit about yourselves Finnegan and Seamus: Finnegan: I’m 5yo. I was born March 21st 2012. We live in New Maryland, New Brunswick (suburb of Fredericton).  Seamus: I’m 3yo. I was born November 7th, 2014. Finnegan is actually my uncle. His...

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The Power of Pets
May02

The Power of Pets

The Power of Pets The simple act of having or interacting with a pet can do and mean so much to so many. I can’t imagine not having a pet in my life. For as long as I remember, pets have been a part of my life and they’ve meant different things to me at various stages of my life. What brings these thoughts to my mind? A personal account of what and how my small dog Edie, has in my opinion, made a difference in my mother-in-law’s life....

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Interviews From Edie’s Pug House – Felix the Pugzu
Apr26

Interviews From Edie’s Pug House – Felix the Pugzu

Welcome to  “Interviews from Edie’s Pug House” On this episode of Interviews from Edie’s Pug House, we have the most dashing Felix the Pugzu! Welcome Felix! Thank you SO much, Miss Edie, for allowing me the pleasure of this interview, I’m touched that you thought of me!   1) Let’s start off by telling us a bit about yourself Felix. How old are you, where do you live? I am 7 ¾! I will turn 8 on July...

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Interviews from Edie’s Pug House – Hamilton Pug
Apr19

Interviews from Edie’s Pug House – Hamilton Pug

Welcome to “ Interviews from Edie’s Pug House”   Welcome to my new series “Interviews from Edie’s Pug House” where I sit down with fellow pug pals and ask the questions we all want answers to! On my very first episode of “Interviews from Edie’s Pug House”, I’m so pugcited to have the one and only Hamilton Pug  join us! I have known Hamilton a few years now, having first met him on twitter and...

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Springtime Parasites – Tick and Heartworm Prevention Season
Apr17

Springtime Parasites – Tick and Heartworm Prevention Season

Springtime Parasites   Tick and Heartworm Season It’s that time of year again! The birds are singing, the rain is falling, the flowers are beginning to bloom. It’s also time for Edie’s annual veterinarian checkup that includes heartworm testing and flea and tick protection. On this episode of Vet Chat, Dr.Ryan Llera discusses: Ticks, lyme disease and heartworm Do you know what time it is? Well, aside from longer...

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Pet Poison Prevention – Protecting our Pets
Mar20

Pet Poison Prevention – Protecting our Pets

Pet Poison Prevention Month Protecting Our Pets From Poisoning As a pet parent you’ve probably heard over and over again the dangers your pet should avoid. Ask any dog parent what your dog shouldn’t consume and the first thing that usually comes to mind is chocolate. But what about other dangers we as pet parents must be made aware of? March is Pet Poison Prevention Month, and on this episode of Vet Chat, Dr. Ryan Llera...

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Buy a Bag, Give a Meal with PetSmart®
Mar14

Buy a Bag, Give a Meal with PetSmart®

Buy a Bag, Give a Meal with PetSmart® #fortheloveofpets I’m a firm believer in giving back. But what exactly does “giving back,” mean? It can and does mean something different to everyone, but I would like to think the end result means making life better for others. This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws™ Pet Influencer Network™. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. In my case, I give back by...

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Dog Friendly Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto
Feb26

Dog Friendly Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto

Dog Friendly, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto Today more than ever, pets are regarded as part of the family. You rarely hear people refer to themselves as a “dog owner”; instead, you hear the term “pet parent”. It’s not uncommon to see people out with their dogs, going on errands, meeting up for coffee, and of course travelling. The pet industry is a billion dollar industry with pet parents who think nothing of opening their...

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Pet Loo Portable Pet Toilet
Feb20

Pet Loo Portable Pet Toilet

Pet Loo Portable Pet Toilet by PetSafe Canada – Review Temperatures in Toronto have been well above seasonal this past week and although I’m thrilled, I can’t say the same for my dog Miss Edie. Don’t get me wrong; Edie loves the warm, sunny weather, but, and this is a big “BUT, she does not like the wet, squishy, muddy feel under her paws when steeping onto the grass to go potty. Encouraging Edie to go potty on wet grass is a...

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Tuesday’s Ties – Review
Feb12

Tuesday’s Ties – Review

Tuesday’s Ties Fashion for your Dog I was hooked with the purchase of Edie’s first Tuesday’s Ties ! The quality and craftsmanship of Tuesday’s Ties compares to no other bow tie I’ve seen or purchased. Pugs are known for their thicker necks, but Edie was quite comfortable and had no issue with the fit of her Tuesday’s Tie. Each Tuesday’s Tie is affixed with a crocheted neckband that is comfortable and can easily...

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