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Is Freeze Dried A Convenient Alternative to Raw?

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If your dog has allergies or, like my Bella, can’t tolerate excess fiber from kibble, you may have been advised to switch to raw food. Raw dog food can range from a prepackaged freezer food from a pet store, to a home prepared meal of various meats, eggs, and veggies thrown together in a bowl. I find the prepackaged freezer food more convenient myself, but what about situations such  as traveling when carrying raw meat is not an option? Could freeze dried be the answer?  Here is an article of the pros and cons of freeze dried raw dog food from Dogs Naturally...

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You, Your Dog And The Great Outdoors!

Hello fellow dog lovers! I hope you are doing well! Now that parks are opening up across Canada I imagine many of you are eager to get camping ⛺️ or at least hiking! 🥾 Of course a lot of you will want to bring your dog 🐶 along! I thought I’d share some tips I’ve gathered to make that trip more safe and enjoyable. Food: If you feed your dog kibble then food should be easy as long as it’s in a secure container. If you normally feed raw food, freezer space or cooler space could pose an issue. Consider...

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Walking the Dog, Part 2: Choosing the Right Type of Harness for your Dog.

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Several months ago I had a Facebook follower tell me her dog would escape every harness she put him in. She would turn away and back within a few seconds and all that would be left was a leash and empty harness.Granted some dogs seem to have a magical ability to escape all forms of confinement. A harness with an extra strap around the belly can help prevent your Houdini from getting loose.Another issue to consider is whether the style of harness will rub under the front legs or restrict the movement of the shoulder.The best way to measure your...

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Common Skin Conditions in Dogs, Part 1: Paw Problems

A winter of exposure to de-icing salt and chemicals can wreak havoc on your dogs poor paws! Or maybe your dog has Hyperkeratosis in which excess tissue grows along the edges of the paw pad. An ounce of prevention, they say, is worth a pound of cure. One way to protect your dogs paws is with booties or socks. Another measure is to use de-icing product deemed safe for dogs and to wash off any salt or chemicals after a walk. If your dog already has rough, dry paws you can treat them with a specially formulated product such as...

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Walking the Dog, Part 1: Collar or Harness?

When it comes to walking your dog which is best? Collar or harness?There are benefits to both and many folks use a combo of collar and harness. CollarsCollars are hands down the best way to attach identification to your pet. (Even with a microchip having a name and number for a person to call immediately is extra insurance). It’s also a convenient way to control your dog when someone comes to the door. But what about walking your dog? Is a collar suitable for daily walks? Well, it depends. If your dog is a puller then a collar could damage...

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