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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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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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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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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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 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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What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet?
Apr18

What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet?

What’s Your Positive Experience of Having a Pet? This is the question I was asked by Royal Canin Canada. Yet, when confronted with this question I am overwhelmed. Why? Is it because the pets throughout my life or the pets I have now mean nothing to me or have had no positive effects throughout my life? No. It’s because they have meant SO much to me and have brought SO much to my life it becomes an overwhelming task to answer the...

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My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian
Feb29

My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian

My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian Why I like vets but would never want to be one – anymore. When I was younger I thought I would love nothing more than to be a veterinarian, not a vet that cares so well for our dogs, cats and other family pets, but a large animal vet, to be more specific, I wanted to specialize in horses and breeding, becoming a veterinarian seemed like a natural choice for me. You may ask why I didn’t pursue...

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Why Does My Dog or Cat Do That?
Feb24

Why Does My Dog or Cat Do That?

Why does my dog or cat do that? Does your dog or cat do things that are don’t make sense or drive you crazy? This is a list of things that my pug Edie and our cats Lily and Lloyd do that baffle and occasionally annoy me 😉   Edie  Sneaks clean, rolled up socks from the laundry – I don’t blame her – who would want to play with dirty socks 😉 Edie waits until I sit down to eat or have that much needed coffee to decide she needs to go...

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Discovering Crossbreed Dogs
Nov30

Discovering Crossbreed Dogs

Discovering Crossbreed Dogs Ever wonder what a Poodle and a Shetland Sheepdog crossbreed would look like? What about a Pug and a Shih-Tzu? What kind of personality would they have? Would they require a lot of grooming and exercise? Would this crossbreed be a good fit for your lifestyle? The Co-operative Insurance company has a fun interactive tool called “Discover A Crossbreed” Easy to use, just select your choice of 2 dog...

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Renovations with Pets – Week 2
Nov05

Renovations with Pets – Week 2

We are nearing the end of our first full week of renovations with pets. I think I got off easy last week when everything went so well. Mind you, we only had one day of work being done when our kitchen window was being replaced. This week we are in full renovation mode with our basement being completely gutted. To prepare for this week, I printed and posted these signs on our entrance and back door just as a reminder not to let the...

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Pugs on Squirrel Patrol
Oct21

Pugs on Squirrel Patrol

  Squirrel Patrol It’s very impawtant to keep close watch on squirrels this time of year. They have been known to throw pinecones down at me from the tree...

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Edie’s Adoptable Pet of the Week for Ontario SPCA
Oct06

Edie’s Adoptable Pet of the Week for Ontario SPCA

Introducing Patty Patty is a 7 year old Chocolate Lab who came to the Ontario SPCA through an investigation in July 2014. Unfortunately for Patty, she has not always looked like she does in this picture above. Patty was found to be emaciated to the point of muscle wasting and breakdown. Her skin infection left her with little to no hair on her body and her various allergies made her extremely itchy, exasperating her treatment and...

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A Cats Journey to Healthiness – This Cat Can Do!
Sep21

A Cats Journey to Healthiness – This Cat Can Do!

Earlier this year I was at the CP24 Animal House Calls studios with Pet Obesity Specialist Dr. Alex German and Royal Canin Canada where the discussion was pet obesity, the adverse side effects and what the long term benefits of a pet losing weight are. While waiting back stage I had the opportunity to meet Candyce the cat. Candyce had been at the Toronto Humane Society and was already somewhat overweight when she was adopted out....

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National Dog Day!
Aug26

National Dog Day!

May your day be filled with belly rubs snuggles with your humans car rides trips to the park treats and toys! Happy National Dog...

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Before – During – After, A Pug’s Weight Loss Journey Continues
Aug12

Before – During – After, A Pug’s Weight Loss Journey Continues

Before – During – After A Pug’s Weight Loss Journey Continues It’s no secret Edie has been on a weight loss journey. I have been quite open about it, the struggles along the way, as well as the success she has achieved. Some pet parents may be in denial about their pet needing to loose weight, even making excuses, and some truly not seeing their pet as over weight. We can come up with all sorts’ reasons...

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Edie’s Pet of the Week – Ontario SPCA
Jul06

Edie’s Pet of the Week – Ontario SPCA

Introducing Lady Edie’s Pet of the Week for Ontario SPCA Lady is a spayed, 7 year old Border Collie/Beagle Mix Her Meet Your Match is “Orange Goofball” “I’m a fun-loving, happy-all-the-time, glass-is-half-full kind of dog looking for someone who loves to laugh and play around. Must have a great sense of humor and some time to spend with me. I’m a dog on a mission to please you. (Socially motivated)” For...

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Edie’s Pet of the Week – Ontario SPCA
Jun24

Edie’s Pet of the Week – Ontario SPCA

Edie’s Pet of the Week for Ontario SPCA Cruise is a neutered male 1 year old hound mix that has been looking for the right person to bring him home. He has already been to 2 shelters in his short life. His “Meet Your Match” colour is Green Go Getter Want to get more exercise? Action is my middle name! My “LET’S GO!” lifestyle will keep you motivated to get outside and move. I’ve got tons of...

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No Excuses – No Hot Pets
May23

No Excuses – No Hot Pets

There’s nothing I like better than going for a car ride with my humans, the adventure, the anticipation of where we will end up, maybe a park, possibly the pet store for a new toy. A car ride with your dog can be great fun, as long as you’re in the car together. Why together? Well, what fun is it for a dog to go for a car ride and sit alone while your humans run into a store, or stop in to see someone, even if it is...

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4 My Friend
Apr20

4 My Friend

Recently I was approached to review www.4MyFriend.com, a site dedicated to memorials for pets. I admit I was cautious and asked myself did I want to discuss such a sensitive topic but after viewing this site I was impressed with the classiness and sensitivity of the site.     Pet owners are a passionate group of people dedicated to the love and well being of their animals, no matter it be a dog, cat, reptile, horse, bunny,...

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Edie’s Ontario SPCA Pet of the Week
Apr06

Edie’s Ontario SPCA Pet of the Week

During my recent visit to the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in Newmarket, I had the opportunity to meet some pets there who were preparing to become available for adoption. One dog that is all ready to go to her forever home is Marley! Marley is a 7 month old Lab/Husky mix who came into the care of the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in February of 2015 Marley was surrendered due to health...

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Touring the Ontario SPCA
Mar30

Touring the Ontario SPCA

I had a wonderful time this past week visiting my friends at the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in Newmarket. I visited with Macy, Jet and Abby and caught up on all the latest office gossip I checked out the Meet Your Match computers in the lobby Pretended to go for a walk with the Meet Your Match dog 😉 Went outside to meet some of the dogs that are getting ready to become available for adoption When no one was...

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Spring Is In The Air
Mar25

Spring Is In The Air

It’s been a long cold winter, but spring is in the air!      

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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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