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The importance of dog walking

Hеаlth Aѕ wіth thеіr human соuntеrраrtѕ, dogs nееd rеgulаr аnd соnѕіѕtеnt exercise tо live lоng, hеаlthу, and hарру lіvеѕ. According tо the Association for Pеt Obеѕіtу Prеvеntіоn, аn еѕtіmаtеd 54% of dоgѕ and саtѕ in the America are obese. Mаnу реtѕ wіll acquire ѕресіfіс health рrоblеmѕ іn thеіr lіfеtіmе thаt соuld еаѕіlу bе рrеvеntеd or dіmіnіѕhеd wіth…

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Kennel Cough – What You Need to Know

It’s autumn, the weather is getting colder, and just as it’s the beginning of cold and flu season for people, kennel cough is spreading among dogs in the Yonge and Eglinton area. Here is what you need to know to keep your dog healthy and safe.   What is Kennel Cough?   Infectious canine tracheobronchitis,…

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Is My Dog a Wolf?

Dogs and wolves share 99.96% of their genetic material and are, by many measures, the same species. The dog is considered a domestic subspecies of the wolf, and the two can produce viable offspring (in fact, interbreeding between the two can probably account for some of the genetic similarity seen between dogs and modern wolves).…

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Your Dog’s (Other) Four Senses

Dogs are (rightly) famous for their amazing sense of smell, but what about their other senses? How does a dog’s sense of sight, hearing, taste or touch compare to our own?   Sight Our dogs’ wolf ancestors hunted prey that was most active during dusk and dawn, and therefore they evolved eyes that are especially…

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Puppy’s First Halloween – What You Need to Know

Is October 31st one of your family’s favorite days of the year? Halloween can be just as enjoyable for your new puppy, too, by following these important safety tips. Take Special Care with Costumes Whether store-bought or handmade, everyone loves Halloween costumes – particularly a puppy eager to use her mouth to investigate every new…

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The Importance of Keeping Dogs Cool in the Summer

We enjoy being cool and comfortable. Why would we not assume the same is true for our dogs? The fact is, dogs can suffer from all sorts of undesirable, and lethal, effects from exposure to high temperatures. Some common side effects of heat exhaustion Heat exhaustion may occur in a dog who is exposed to…

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