Adopt a Senior Pet Month
Nov13

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Adopt a Senior Pet Month November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month There’s nothing like a cute fluffy kitten or a plump little puppy.  What’s not to love!? Kittens climbing up our curtains, using our furniture, and occasionally our hands and arms as scratching posts. Puppies, everyone loves a puppy! Sleepless nights with a whiney puppy. Puppies that don’t make it outside on time for those potty calls. Shoes, what’s a shoe without...

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Dog Clothing – Fashion Statement or Necessity?
Nov04

Dog Clothing – Fashion Statement or Necessity?

Dog Clothing,  Fashion Statement or Necessity? Click to Tweet Am I a crazy dog lady – that’s still up for debate;) Are sweaters and coats necessary for my dog’s protection? Does my dog like being dressed? Is dog clothing a fashion statement?  I can answer all the above! Do dogs need protective coats and sweaters ? Yes. Let me explain. My dog is a small short haired dog. She does not have the benefit that some dogs...

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Adoptable Pets
Oct27

Adoptable Pets

Pets come in all shapes, sizes, and of course species. What usually comes to mind when we talk about pets that are available for adoption? A dog? A cat? What about a rat? Yes, a rat, but in this case, two rats! All animals deserve a place they can call their own Click to Tweet I truly believe all animals deserve a place they can call their own, a home where they can be loved and taken care of. Today I introduce you to rats Xander and...

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Halloween Pet Safety
Oct18

Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween Pet Safety As exciting as Halloween is for children, the same may not be said for our pets. In fact, Halloween can be an extremely stressful time for dogs and cats. The commotion of strangers ringing your doorbell, repeatedly knocking on the door and shouting “Trick or Treat” can be a confusing time for our pets. Imagine what’s going through your dog and cat’s mind on Halloween evening? Groups of...

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Fundraise for the Farley Foundation
Oct04

Fundraise for the Farley Foundation

The Farley Foundation Helping people. Healing Pets On Oct. 1, 2017, the Farley Foundation kicked off its largest annual fundraising campaign to help low-income pet owners in Ontario.Funds raised will help pet owners in financial need — including seniors, disabled individuals, women at risk of abuse and others receiving government assistance — by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for their sick or injured pets. More than 300...

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Holiday Pet Gift Guide 2017 – Submissions
Oct02

Holiday Pet Gift Guide 2017 – Submissions

Holiday Pet Gift Guide 2017 Submissions Holiday Pet Gift Guide 2017 Submission Form Pet lovers spare no expense when it comes to pampering their dogs, cats or family pets, and you can be sure that pets will not be left off the holiday shopping list! What’s on our pet’s holiday wish list this year? Is it the newest toy, a cuddly bed, maybe a holiday themed sweater or fashionable warm coat to get them through the cold winter...

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Animal Pain Awareness Month
Sep25

Animal Pain Awareness Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month This episode of Vet Chat, Dr. Ryan Llera discusses pain in pets, knowing and understanding the signs when our pets are in pain, what we can do to help our pets, and why we shouldn’t wait to help pets that are in pain. Picture this: you’ve tripped over something and hurt your leg and now you’re limping. Maybe you don’t feel like eating, maybe you get snappy with friends and...

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JWalker Dog Harness – Review
Sep13

JWalker Dog Harness – Review

I’m always on the lookout for new, exciting, and useful pet products for my dog, so when I was asked to test out the proudly Canadian, JWalker Dog Harness, I was excited to do so. This is a sponsored post. I only share information on products that I would use for my pets, myself, or believe my readers would find of interest. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of JWalker Dog Harness. As a pug parent,...

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Disaster Preparedness and Your Pets
Sep07

Disaster Preparedness and Your Pets

Disaster Preparedness and Your Pets This episode of Vet Chat with Dr. Ryan Llera, we step away from the usual pet health information and tips to discuss the importance of having a disaster preparedness plan in place for your pets in the event of a natural disaster. As I am writing this introduction the news and weather channel are playing in the background and what I’m hearing is terrifying and frightening, and I’m no...

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If My Dog Could Talk
Sep06

If My Dog Could Talk

If My Dog Could Talk! What Would She Say? I can only imagine the woofs that would come out of my dog’s mouth, but I’m pretty sure treats, toys, car rides, no I don’t want a bath, and I would like to think, wanting to be cuddled with her humans, would be part of my dog’s vocabulary 🙂 With a personalized story book from I See Me! I need not wonder any longer what my dog would say if she could talk. I received a personalized story book...

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Pet Obesity – Where to Find Help
Aug30

Pet Obesity – Where to Find Help

Pet Obesity – The Series Where to Find Help Last week I discussed tools to help identify if our dog’s are overweight or obese. But what’s the next step, and where do we find help once it’s been confirmed our dog or cat is overweight? Is there someone that can answer questions and help us with the challenges we’ll face along the way? I had plenty of questions, concerns and yes, frustrations when it came to figuring out how...

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How to Identify an Overweight or Obese Dog
Aug22

How to Identify an Overweight or Obese Dog

Pet Obesity   How to identify an overweight or obese dog Last week I discussed the measurement of food going into our pet’s dish, and how as little as a few extra pieces of kibble can make a difference in our pet’s waistline. How can we identify an overweight or obese dog? Can we tell if a pet is overweight just by looking at it? What about the number on the scales? Can you “feel” if your dog is overweight? The simple answer to...

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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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