Foods that Dogs Can Eat 

Halloween or not, candy is never a good addition to your dog’e diet, but do you ever feel confused thinking about what you can feed your pet? We tried answering this question for all dog lovers who care for their pet’s health.  To start off, let’s understand that while you might feel tempted to feed […]

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How to Help Dogs with the Heat, Dog Swimming Pools, and Alternatives

Dogs don’t deal with the heat the same way we humans do. For example, did you know that dogs don’t sweat as much? They only produce sweat in areas not covered by fur, like their paws and their bellies. Still, they can do well in the heat. The way they do it is by panting. […]

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Abbotsford Vet, Trusting Your Local Veterinarian At Your Vet Clinic

Is your pet dog not feeling well? Or is your cat showing signs of irritability or nausea? If you are worried, and this is the first time that your lovable cat or dog has shown these kinds of behaviors, it might be the best time to visit a veterinary clinic in Abbotsford, British Columbia, if […]

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Tips For Choosing The Best Roomba Robot Vacuums For Pet Hair

There is an increase in the number of Roomba vacuums sold in the market today, specifically to pick up unwanted pet hair and fur. If you are a first-time buyer, you may encounter some challenges while buying the machine. In this case, when choosing a Roomba cleaner, it is advisable to select a tool which is appropriate […]

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No PAWS About It…Hiring a Professional Pet Sitter is the Right Move for Your Pet

A pet sitter is guardian, caretaker, person in charge when cat moms and dog dads are away.  Many also look after our rabbit and pocket pet as well as feathered, finned and scaled best friends.  They need to know and do everything you do for your animal family member when you aren’t available.  You  pet […]

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WATER: Too Much or Not Enough?!

Water may arguably be the MOST important nutrient but for sure it is one of the six essential nutrients dogs and cats need to survive!  That’s because, like us, our pets are close to 80% water, so they need a regular supply. In case you’re taking notes, the other five essential nutrients your furry best pal […]

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The Wonders of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil comes from the inner pulp or the meat of the coconut.  Because of its high saturated fat content, it is slow to oxidize so has a considerable shelf life.  Saturated fats have been given a bad reputation by being lumped with trans fatty acids and fried vegetable oils.  The saturated fats found in […]

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The Joys of Adopting a Senior Pet

13 Candles on the Cake! Haiku is only one of two dogs I ever welcomed into the family as a puppy.  He was found wandering the Lancaster Desert at the age of only 4-weeks and taken in by the local animal control.  Fortunately, the nearby Akita Rescue bailed him out and since I was volunteering […]

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You Can Teach an Old Dog (or Cat) New Tricks and Should!

With the ceremonial lighting of candle #7 on the doggie bone or kitty fish birthday cake, it is generally assumed your best friend has emBARKed on his golden years.  Giant breeds enter seniorhood around 6 while smaller breeds and cats closer to 9.  Though often premature to consider your best pal a senior citizen, it’s […]

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Your Animal ER, Pet Emergency Card & Pet Alert Sticker

May is National Animal Preparedness Month, but it’s so important, every day of the year, to be double-dog sure you keep dangers out of paws and claws reach.  Knowing know how to react and where to go should the worst happen can be a life-saver for your furry family members. Veterinarians are the experts, but […]

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In a Dog’s EAR

The average dog can hear better than the average person – about 4 times better, and canines are more adept at hearing sounds at higher frequencies.  That is one reason I tell my senior pet care students to try using a higher octave when calling their hearing-challenged senior pet.  Often as their auditory function wanes, […]

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Start Off on the Right Paw: The Importance of Pet-to-Pet Introductions Done Right

One of the best gifts you can give many furry best friends, is the gift of fellow companionship!  In the beginning, there may be challenges, and supervision is a must, but it can be rewarding to watch your duo, trio or even your four-pack (if local ordinances allow) play together and know they have a […]

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