Category: Behaviour | Dogs
Barking

Nutrition is an important part of keeping your pet happy and healthy. Every pet has different requirements for activity, growth and play. To fulfill these requirements the food must be palatable, and contain the proper nutrients to meet the daily energy requirements. Usually a dry food is best, while table scraps are definitely not recommended. There are many ways to feed our pets, some examples are:

  • Free choice – leave a full bowl of food accessible all the time
  • Controlled portions – leave a measured amount of food 3-4 times each day.
  • Timed feeding – leaving a quantity of food accessible only for a certain amount of time.

There are many types of food to supply the energy needs of our pets. Just a few examples are:

  • Development/Puppy/Kitten Formula – Recommended from weaning to 12 months of age and also pregnant or lactating females.
  • Preventative Formula – Recommended to optimize the health and well being of our adult, mature pets.
  • Weight Control/Mature Formula – Recommended to provide a complete, well balanced diet for less active/older animals.

There are also specialized diets for pets with specific health concerns to help maintain their health.

Health

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition is an important part of keeping your pet happy and healthy. Every pet has different requirements for activity, growth and play.

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Internal Parasites

Internal Parasites

Heartworm, roundworm, and tapeworm are serious and sometimes life-threatening parasites. Learn more about them, their prevention and treatment.

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Seizures

Seizures

What is Epilepsy? What Causes Seizures? How Are Seizures Diagnosed? What Can I Do At Home?

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Celebrating Seniors

Celebrating Seniors

Pets as young as 7 may be at an increased risk of developing age-related problems such as arthritis, diabetes, liver and kidney disease.

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Behaviour

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

Unfortunately, many dogs are fearful of thunderstorms. Learn more about what you can do to help.

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Chewing

Chewing

Chewing and mouthing a a natural part of a dog’s learning and socialization, but destructive chewing can be concerning and should not be ignored.

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Biting

Biting

What’s normal and healthy regarding biting? Where and how should we draw the line?

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Digging

Digging

Digging is common normal behaviour in dogs that can progress into a destructive habit.

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House Soiling

House Soiling

Inappropriate elimination is a common and often frustrating problem for owners of both cats and dogs. Why do they do this? How can we help?

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Due to the extreme social and structure pack nature of a dog, their ability to form very strong bonds with family members can sometimes lead to separation anxiety.

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New Pets

Crate Training

Crate Training

To your pet, a proper crate is similar to a natural den in the wild. Learn more about crate training and how to create a comfortable safe haven for your dog.

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Diet

Diet

Obesity is a serious, although often overlooked, problem with our indoor companions. A good diet helps maintain a healthy body weight and happy pet.

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Obedience

Obedience

Puppies start learning as soon as they are born. Obedience training is the core to developing a sound and healthy bond between you and your pet.

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Reproduction