The Scales Don’t Lie – Weight Loss Management in Pets
Aug25

The Scales Don’t Lie – Weight Loss Management in Pets

The Scales Don’t Lie  Weight Loss Management in Pets I had the privileged of attending a Weight Management Symposium with Royal Canin Canada and meeting Dr. Alex German and Dr. Ernie Ward, both experts in the field of pet obesity. Some may consider pet nutrition, pet weight loss and pet weight management a boring topic but I find it fascinating. Why? Until 2 years ago pet nutrition, weight loss and weight management, was a topic...

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Senior Pets – Toilet Misses – Outsmarting a Cat
Jul31

Senior Pets – Toilet Misses – Outsmarting a Cat

It seems like only yesterday we adopted Lily as a wee kitten, but in fact its been 13 years! Lily was very petite when we got her and not much has changed over the years, she’s still tiny, no more than 7 pounds. Lily has always been a healthy cat, able to run quickly after her favourite toy, a ball of tin foil, and leap high and effortlessly onto window sills to chatter at the birds, and of course the bathroom sink – her...

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Itchy Pet – See Your Vet
May13

Itchy Pet – See Your Vet

Finally! The snow has melted and we can put away those heavy coats, sweaters and boots, no more ploughing through belly high snow to find a potty spot. Spring is here and that calls for longer walks, going to the park, laying in the sun and rolling in the grass! Unfortunately this time of year brings more than birds, bees, flowers and long days lounging on our garden chairs.  For some it’s a time for licking, scratching and...

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Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Pet Nutrition FAQ’s
Mar17

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Pet Nutrition FAQ’s

Great topic on this episode of Animals’ Voice Pawdcast Pet Nutrition FAQs This week on Animals’ Voice Pawdast, the Ontario SPCA is joined by Dr. Pelletier, DVM, and Dr. Ritzie, DVM, from Royal Canin Canada, as they discuss pet nutrition topics such as: why senior pets require a different diet, how to deal with picky eaters, understanding the food we are purchasing, making sure that food is safe for our pets, and questions...

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OAVT Conference 2015
Mar16

OAVT Conference 2015

I love going on adventures and meeting new friends, so when I was given the opportunity to attend the OAVT conference in Niagara Falls with Royal Canin Canada this month I jumped at the chance. The Falls may have been frozen over but there was no lack of warmth and cuddles from the technicians! These great group of humans were there to learn about new veterinary products and to attend seminars full of information to assist them in...

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Lumps, Bumps and Cysts in Dogs – When the Vet says “Oh”
Mar09

Lumps, Bumps and Cysts in Dogs – When the Vet says “Oh”

Lumps, Bumps and Cysts in Dogs A few days before Edie’s annual check up I noticed a cyst-like bump on her face. There it was, hidden under her face fold, just above her nose. As much as I keep an eye on her face folds and wipe them on a daily basis, they occasionally get sore and I need to treat with cream, but this time it was different. It was not the usual sore skin, but a red bump. She did not seem bothered by it, it did not...

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#DentalPetFacts Twitter Party!
Feb23

#DentalPetFacts Twitter Party!

There’s going to be a party and you’re invited! There’s going to be talking, woofing and meowing about #DentalPetFacts and preventing dental disease. Join my #finefoodfriends Host: @RoyalCaninCa Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm ET Hashtag: #DentalPetFacts Don’t forget to RSVP:  Form Prizes: $100 gift card, two $50 gift cards and eight $25 gift cards. (Canadian) Promotional merchandise...

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Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Partnership with Royal Canin Canada
Feb19

Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Partnership with Royal Canin Canada

What a partnership indeed! I’m always happy to share for my friends at the Ontario SPCA, and as Ambassador to Royal Canin Canada, I was proud to see the two of them in this new and exciting partnership, and ecstatic to learn Royal Canin Canada’s, minimum committed donation to the Ontario SPCA for 2015, is 85,000 lbs of dog and cat food! In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, the Ontario SPCA speaks with: Sabine...

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Dental Pet Facts
Feb16

Dental Pet Facts

Is your pet suffering in silence? Our cat Lily has always been a healthy cat, but then we started to notice her mouth seemed to be tender when eating, and her breath – well lets just say it was no bouquet of roses. Concerned about Lily finding it difficult to eat, I booked an appointment with our veterinarian and it was confirmed that Lily, although she did not have any gum infection, she did require teeth cleaning to remove...

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A Pug at the OVMA 2015
Feb09

A Pug at the OVMA 2015

Not all dogs like going to their veterinarian’s office. The thought of having a check up, being weighed, getting needles, having our temperature taken, being poked and prodded is not what most dogs would put at the top of their list of fun things to do. So can you only imagine what it was like being the only dog at the Ontario Veterinarian Medical Convention filled with nothing but veterinarians! What was my humom doing to me?...

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How To Outsmart A Cat – in 5 Steps
Nov14

How To Outsmart A Cat – in 5 Steps

In a previous post I wrote about the challenges of having 2 cats and their differences. The biggest challenge to date has been with our cat Lloyd. Lloyd loves food! Lloyd would do anything for food! I believe when Lloyd is eating, he is thinking about when and where his next meal will be. Because of Lloyd’s obsession with food, his need to loose weight, his obsession with Lily’s food, a food that makes him sick,...

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The Cat “Food” in the Box
Aug25

The Cat “Food” in the Box

There are 2 cats in our household and they couldn’t possibly be any different from one another. Cat number 1 is Lily.  Lily was adopted from the Humane Society as a kitten over 12 years ago. She was just a tiny little thing when we brought her home and not much has changed from that first day, she has grown up into a lovely looking cat, but she is still  petite weighing just over 6 pounds.   Food has never been a priority...

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The Cat Threw Up Again!
Jul14

The Cat Threw Up Again!

Mom! Lloyd threw up again! Mom! I stepped in puke! Mom! UGH! The joy of a long haired cat – Hairballs! Until Lloyd we never had the pleasure of being a pet parent to a long haired cat before, and no experience with the hairballs associated with them. What do we do about these “presents” we would find under our feet in the morning? We were told: “Brush Lloyd regularly” “Give Lloyd hairball...

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Wet Food -Delicious and Good for You!
May05

Wet Food -Delicious and Good for You!

Ever since I was a wee pug puppy I have eaten dry food. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining because I like it (very much). Recently, I was introduced to something other than my usual Royal Canin Satiety Support dry. It still has the same name; Satiety Support, but it comes in a can! What? Food, in a can? I wasn’t sure about this. That was until my humom opened this can and my pug nose caught a whiff of that...

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Itchy Pet See Your Vet
May01

Itchy Pet See Your Vet

This past winter was a very long and hard one to say the least! But it’s finally over and spring is on it’s way. How do I know this? Well I can finally enjoy my backyard again, laying in the sun, watching the birds and squirrels invade my space, and sniff all the grass that was buried under snow for all too long!   How else do I know spring is finally here? I’m itchy! Yes, it’s dreaded allergy season...

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Dog Nutrition and Feeding – The Overwhelming Selections
Mar07

Dog Nutrition and Feeding – The Overwhelming Selections

We all want what’s best for our dog and one of the most important things I believe, is ensure our dogs are eating a heathy diet. Just walking down the pet food isle can be an overwhelming experience.  Do we feed them dry, wet, a mix of the two, organic, raw, do we buy the most expensive or is it o.k to buy on the lower end, the list goes on. I have been through the range of different foods over the years with my dogs. I have...

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