Holiday Pet Gift Guide – 2016
Nov21

Holiday Pet Gift Guide – 2016

  Welcome to our 2016 Holiday Pet Gift Guide! This year, Edie the Pug and I Love My Dog More Than My Kids are celebrating the holidays by showcasing products for pets and pet lovers alike! We have gift suggestions for pets, pet lovers and gifts that help pets in need! Don’t miss out on these holiday gift ideas for your pets and your pet loving friends and family this holiday season!   Tuesday’s Ties...

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Walking a Reactive Dog
Nov14

Walking a Reactive Dog

What does it mean when a dog is fear reactive, does it say that the dog is a mean dog, is it a reflection of the dog owner? My dogs have always been the happy go lucky kind of dogs. They all enjoyed walks, going to parks, meeting other dogs and people. But then all that changed. I was faced with a dog that wanted nothing to do with other dogs, and definitely not an off leash dog!  The same went for people he didn’t know. He was...

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Spinal Issues, Diseases and Injuries in Dogs
Nov07

Spinal Issues, Diseases and Injuries in Dogs

I’ve asked Dr. Ryan Llera if he would discuss spinal issues, diseases and back injuries in dogs. I wanted to know if there was anything we as pet parents could do to eliminate or reduce the risks of back injuries in our dogs. And, if a back injury happens, or our dog is diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), what, if anything can we do to help our dogs. Spinal Issues, Diseases and Injuries in Dogs Multiple dog breeds...

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Dog Rescue – Panda’s Story
Nov01

Dog Rescue – Panda’s Story

Dog Rescue Stories Introducing: Panda What does it mean to rescue a dog? Can it make a difference in a dogs life when it’s rescued? I recently had the pleasure of meeting Panda and her mom Steph at the Finals for Toronto’s Top Dog contest. How could I not be drawn to this sweet faced dog in her red personalized wagon! Now I’ve seen dogs in strollers and wagons before so it didn’t seem that unusual to me, but it...

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Adoptable Cat of the Week – Asia
Oct27

Adoptable Cat of the Week – Asia

Asia Adoptable Cat of the Week Asia is a 12 year old Domestic Shorthair Mix cat that was surrendered by her owner due to allergies. Asia the cat has been waiting for her forever home since September! Asia is a rather shy cat but would do well with an owner who has some patience to bring her out of her shell. In the Meet Your Match® program, Asia the cat is what’s known as a Purple Private Investigator: “I’m working...

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About Us – I Love My Dog More Than My Kids
Oct25

About Us – I Love My Dog More Than My Kids

I’m Kelly Harding but many of you may know be better as “Edie the Pug’s humom”. I originally started my pet blog “I Love My Dog More Than My Kids” to showcase Edie’s adventures and her personal thoughts and opinions of the life of a pug dog. As the years have gone by our lives have evolved and so has our pet blog “I Love My Dog More Than My Kids”.   About Kelly: I am a mother of two sons and pet parent to Edie the...

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Gold Paw Series – Astoria Overcoat Giveaway
Oct12

Gold Paw Series – Astoria Overcoat Giveaway

Astoria Overcoat by Gold Paw Series Review and Giveaway The days are getting shorter, leaves are falling, rain and snow are creeping into our daily forecast so this can only mean one thing for this pug – jacket season has officially begun! I have received the Astoria Overcoat from Gold Paw Series for my honest review. I only share products that I would personally use for my pets and believe would be of interest to my readers. To...

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2016 Holiday Pet Gift Guide
Oct03

2016 Holiday Pet Gift Guide

Edie the Pug’s 2016 Holiday Pet Gift Guide! According to a recent *survey, 95% of pet owners consider their pets as part of their family! Pet owners spare no expense when it comes to pampering their dogs or cats, and they are certainly not forgotten about during the holiday season!  The newest pet toy, the cuddliest beds, harnesses, leashes, fancy collars, personalized products including clothing, bow ties and bandanas, just to name a...

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Toronto’s Top Dog
Sep30

Toronto’s Top Dog

Miss Edie the Pug for Toronto’s Top Dog It’s not about the votes, it’s about the love and pride I have for my great City of Toronto I’ve always considered myself a proud Toronto Pug. I love taking in the sites, exploring the many events and parklands this great city of mine has to offer. Of course part of being a proud Toronto Pug is supporting my local sports teams! It’s not unusual for me to be seen pugging around...

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Let’s Start With Saying “Thank You”
Sep20

Let’s Start With Saying “Thank You”

As pet owners we easily sympathize, support and understand each other when one of our pets is sick or injured. It’s stressful, scary, and oh those thoughts that go through our head, the “what if’s”. Now imagine being a person that see’s sick and injured pets each and every day? Or being a person that has to tell a pet owner news none of us ever want to hear? In addition to this person feeling responsible for your pet’s health, they...

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Does the Size of Your Dog Matter?
Sep08

Does the Size of Your Dog Matter?

Do you consider yourself a “Big Dog” person, or a “Little Dog” person? Is there such a thing? Does the size of your dog matter? When growing up all the dogs in my life happened to be large dogs. I don’t think it was a conscience decision; it just seemed to happen that way. Living on a farm for several years the dogs we had there were always large. We didn’t exactly choose these dogs, many came from people that lived in the city and...

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Adoptable Cat(s) of the Week – Stitch & Francois
Aug31

Adoptable Cat(s) of the Week – Stitch & Francois

Adoptable Pet(s) of the Week Introducing cat brothers: Stitch and Francois Stitch and Francois are 12 year old cat brothers looking to be adopted together in their new forever home. Click to Tweet Stitch and Francois were surrendered because their owners were moving. These lovely cats have been waiting since August 10th for that someone special to love and adopt them. Stitch’s Meet your Match® is “Purple Secret...

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Door Buddy – Review
Aug15

Door Buddy – Review

Door Buddy Review I’m Edie the pug and I have a confession to make. I like snacking in the cat litter boxes. There. I said it. Don’t judge me. As I’ve told my humans “Don’t knock it unless you’ve tried it” 😉 Apparently this “dirty secret” of mine is not acceptable behavior. It’s met with nasty looks and words no pug should ever hear 😉 In an effort to curtail my persistence of wanting to sample kitty litter treasures, my humans tired...

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Adoptable Pet of the Week – Boo Boo
Aug14

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Boo Boo

This week’s Adoptable Pet is: Boo Boo! Update: Boo Boo has been adopted! Boo Boo is a 14 year old cat that was brought to PEAC by her owners who were leaving the country  Boo Boo is a very friendly and affectionate cat , but would be most comfortable as the only cat in her new home Friendly and Affectionate – Boo Boo is Edie’s Adoptable Pet of the Week Click to Tweet Boo Boo’s “Meet Your Match”...

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Pooch Patch – Review
Aug01

Pooch Patch – Review

Pooch Patch The backyard in a box that’s delivered right to your door! My first thought when seeing a photo of the Pooch Patch on Instagram was this could be a great product for Edie to use during the wet, snowy, cold Canadian winter months. But then I thought, why limit it to only half of the year? For squishy-faced dogs like Edie, the recent heat wave and extreme heat alerts can be a health concern. In these extreme weather...

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Being A Dog –  Following The Dog Into A World of Smell
Jul27

Being A Dog – Following The Dog Into A World of Smell

Being A Dog Following The Dog Into A World of Smell By Alexandra Horowitz To a dog, smell equals discovery. What do we really know about our dog’s nose and their sense of smell? Have you ever really looked at your dog’s nose and wondered how it works?  What is it your dog finds so intriguing that they insist on stopping and sniffing every tree, hydrant, pole and random spots on the grass while on a walk? Why when we pull on that leash...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Car Safety
Jul25

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Car Safety

This is the seventh in a series of posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #7 Car Safety   Summer is all about adventures. Part of these adventures includes my most favourite activity – going for car rides! A car ride is great fun! There’s nothing more exciting for a dog than breathing in all those new and fantastic smells, visiting parks, meeting new people and making new friends. But before my human puts...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Pesticides
Jul18

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Pesticides

This is the sixth in a series of posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #6 Pesticides What a great pleasure it is for your dog to lay on the grass, catch some rays, have a good roll around and sniff all the pretty flowers.   But before putting your paws on that grass, or taking a good sniff of those flowers, make sure they haven’t been treated with fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or insecticides that are toxic to...

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Brachycephalic Dogs & Breathing Problems
Jul13

Brachycephalic Dogs & Breathing Problems

Dr. Ryan Llera discusses Brachycephalic Dogs & Breathing Problems Another summer has arrived! And with it comes the scorching heat. While many of us enjoy this time of year, there are some who don’t. I can’t blame them for hating it. It’s hot, humid, and it makes it more difficult for them to breathe. That’s right, I’m talking about my brachycephalic friends including my #1 pug pal, Miss Edie the Pug....

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Adoptable Pet of the Week – Queen Latifah
Jul11

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Queen Latifah

Ontario SPCA’s Adoptable Pet of the Week Introducing Queen Latifah Update: Queen Latifah has been Adopted! Queen Latifah is 6 years old and very friendly Her Meet Your Match™ description is Purple Investigator: “I’m working undercover to keep an eye on you and your household. You may not even know you’re under surveillance. I can vanish into thin air if anyone or anything interferes with my investigation. If you need...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Hydration
Jul11

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Hydration

This is the fifth in a series of posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #5 Hydration Taking it slow and easy. We have another week of hot temps and high humidity ahead of us so be sure to keep those water dishes filled with fresh cool water and lap it up! It’s so important to keep a special eye on our pets during these hot, humid summer days and part of staying safe is making sure our pets stay hydrated. Be sure to have...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Stay Cool – Stay Hydrated
Jul06

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Stay Cool – Stay Hydrated

This is the fourth in a series of posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #4 Stay Cool – Stay Hydrated The temperature is soaring and the humidity is high 🌡 We are in the midst of a heat wave🔥 My fellow furfriends, please limit your outdoor exercise and consider indoor activities on hot days like today! Stay cool and safe inside with air conditioning or fans and don’t forget to drink plenty of fresh...

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Jasper Swag Dog Walking Bag  – Review
Jul05

Jasper Swag Dog Walking Bag – Review

Jasper Swag Dog Walking Bag  “On The Go Swag Bag” Review I’m always on the look out for new, exciting and importantly, useful pet products. But sometimes it’s not the pet but the pet owner that requires a product that is useful and helpful. While scrolling through my Instagram I came across Jasper Swag and I knew I found just the product I’ve been looking for! The Jasper Swag Bag For some time now, I have been looking for...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Hot Sidewalks
Jul04

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Hot Sidewalks

This is the third in a series of six weekly posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #3 Avoiding Hot Sidewalks and Pavement Good morning! I’m off for my early morning dog walk while it’s still cool and before the sidewalks and pavement get too hot for my paws. Did you know that hot sidewalks and pavement that can cause a dogs paw pads to burn? It’s true! Before venturing out on your dog walk, have your human press their...

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Dog Days of Summer Safety – Water Safety
Jun27

Dog Days of Summer Safety – Water Safety

This is the second in a series of six weekly posts highlighting: Summer Safety Tips for Pets Tip #2 Dog Water Safety! Planning on going to the beach, cottage or boating with your pet this summer? Not all dogs are natural swimmers! It’s true! Some of us have been known to sink like a stone! Even dogs that can swim may not be strong swimmers, they can get caught up in the current and tire easily. Dogs can get excited on a boat, jump off...

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