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  1. Help! My Dog Has a Hot Spot
    June 04, 2021

    Help! My Dog Has a Hot Spot

    Hot spots are often mistaken for an insect bite but quickly spread as bacteria. In this article we take a look at the causes, symptoms and treatment for dealing with hot spots.
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  2. Cancer in Pets - Types, Symptoms & Treatment
    May 04, 2021

    Cancer in Pets - Types, Symptoms & Treatment

     

    “I’m sorry, it’s cancer”

     

    A man and a brown dog walk on the beach in the distance
     


    Those four little words are among the most devastating a pet owner can ever hear. Many of us love our pets like children and we don’t want to see them suffer or live in pain. The rates of cancer in dogs are similar to the rates of cancer in humans and it has been estimated that between 800-900 out of every 100,000 dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime. The rate of cancer in cats is slightly less than this, but cancer is still responsible for 32% of all causes of death in

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  3. The Ultimate Guide to Worms in Dogs
    March 15, 2021

    The Ultimate Guide to Worms in Dogs

    If the thought of worms living in your dog gives you the heebie jeebies, save this article to read when you’ve got an empty stomach. In this blog, we cover the most common types of worms that affect dogs and how you can protect your pooch.

     

     

    The four most common types of worms that affect dogs are:

    Roundworm

    Hookworm

    Whipworm

    Tapeworm

    This article will also cover:

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  4. Can I Feed My Dog A Vegan Diet?
    February 16, 2021

    Can I Feed My Dog A Vegan Diet?

    With a growing number of humans making the switch to a vegan diet, it was inevitable that many would consider switching their dogs as well. But can dogs even eat a vegan diet? Well, the short answer to that question is yes, but you should keep reading to see why it isn’t always a good idea.

    A black dog is about to take a bite out of a doughnut that is being held out by a hand
     
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  5. Preventing Separation Anxiety in Pets
    June 07, 2020

    Preventing Separation Anxiety in Pets

    What is Separation Anxiety


    Separation anxiety is when a pet experiences severe distress while separated from their owner. The owner can often be completely unaware that their pet is suffering while they are gone as the pet can act completely normal when they are around. It might only be bad behavior by a pet that can tip the owner off.

    A pet that has separation anxiety can have a variety of symptoms including:

     

    For Dogs

    • Inappropriate urination or defecation (going bathroom inside the house but not in a designated area)
    • Barking or howling
    • Chewing, digging or destructive behavior
    • Attempting to escape or escaping your house or yard
    • Pacing in a particular spot - often up a down a fence or in front of a window
    • Coprophagia
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  6. May 20, 2020

    My Pet's Nose Is Dry - What Does That Really Mean?

    Aside from being incredibly adorable, our pet’s noses are pretty amazing things. A dog’s nose has up to 100 million more receptors than our humble human noses and the part of a dog's brain that processes scent is 40 times bigger than ours! Cats have even more receptors than dogs with up to 200 million in those cute little schnozzes.

    A close up image of a cat's nose

    Dogs have been trained to use their super nose to sniff out cancer, detect low blood sugar levels, and there was even a study completed in 2020 that wanted to see if dogs could sniff out

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  7. 7 Signs it Might be Time to Take Your Pet to the Vet
    May 20, 2020

    7 Signs it Might be Time to Take Your Pet to the Vet

    It can be hard to know when you should take your pet to see their vet, or if you should wait and see how they are in the morning. This article will explore some conditions or symptoms that, if present in your pet, may require a trip to the vet. We've also listed some conditions or symptoms that require immediate veterinary attention should your pet be affected by them.

     

    1. Change in Eating or Drinking Habits

    While any short-term change in eating habits could just be your pet being a fussy eater, if they refuse to eat for 2 days or longer, or suddenly wish to consume anything that could be considered a food, it is time for a trip to the vet. Pets that have underlying health conditions such as diabetes should see their vet as soon as any changes in their appetite are noticed as they may require a change to their insulin dosage to manage the change in food intake.

    Excessive thirst can be a sign of a serious illness such as diabetes or kidney disease and

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  8. Games to Entertain Your Dog
    April 29, 2020

    Games to Entertain Your Dog

    Are you trying to work from home but are constantly being interrupted by a wet nose on your leg or a paw on your arm? We are all spending a lot more time at home lately and our dogs are probably a bit confused as to why you are around so much more, but are not spending all of your time with them.
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  9. Why Does My Dog Dig?
    March 18, 2020

    Why Does My Dog Dig?

    If you are a dog owner, there is a good chance that you’ve come home to find your backyard has been turned inside out and upside down by your beloved pooch. Digging is a common behaviour in dogs and is an instinctual trait that they inherited from their wild wolf ancestors. Certain breeds such as terriers are more prone to digging due to the behaviour being encouraged for the purpose of hunting. But if you have had enough of falling in holes whenever you step out into your backyard or your dog has escaped underneath your fence, again, you might want to keep reading to see what steps you can take to stop your dog from digging.
     
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