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What to Look for When Choosing a Raw Food Company

What to Look for When Choosing a Raw Food Company

What To Look For When Choosing Commercial Raw Dog Food In the ideal world, we would all be able to blend our own dog food exactly how we wanted it. But life can get complicated, and thankfully commercial raw dog food can really speed the process. With the new surge of independent raw dog food companies, it's easy to shop with price being the determining factor - but is it? What else needs to be considered when comparing brands?  1. MEAT QUALITY  This is the one of the most important aspects of choosing a raw food company to provide to your...

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Ticks on Dogs: How to Protect your Dog this Summer

Ticks on Dogs: How to Protect your Dog this Summer

They're small, hard to spot and can be found virtually everywhere outdoors. Although ticks can survive year-round, they're most commonly evident in the summer months, and can really take the fun out of your summer plans.  So what can we do to keep both us and our pooches safe from the potential dangers of tick bites? First, lets discuss how to spot them.  Where do you check for ticks? In humans and dogs, once on the body, ticks head for a warm, moist place to bite. For dogs, that can be the space under their front and back legs. However,...

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How to treat minor dog wounds at home!

How to treat minor dog wounds at home!

It's finally feeling more like Springtime, and that means that we will be outside a lot more to enjoy the great weather. With that newfound urge for adventure can come some unexpected mishaps! Fortunately, not every ailment requires a rush to the nearest animal hospital. some minor injuries can be cared for at home, and caring for injuries as soon as they happen can also help with transport if you do have to see a vet!  Firstly, you need a first aid kit on hand. If you don't have one, you can purchase one or make your own by following the AVMA...

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An Introduction to Breed-Specific Legislation, aka "The Pit Bull Ban" in Ontario

An Introduction to Breed-Specific Legislation, aka "The Pit Bull Ban" in Ontario

  “The pit bull ban”/ Breed-Specific Legislation came into existence within Ontario over 15 years ago when a highly publicized dog attack occurred in 2005. Since that time the ban has been countered by many, but no progress has been made until 2021 (recently.) The bill is making headlines again after several dogs were held from their families for being labelled as “pit-bull type,” and the provincial legislature is considering whether BSL is an effective practice. Recently, Toronto Major Doug Ford announced that owners will no longer have their dogs confiscated for being identified as a Pit Bull-type dog –...

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