For those who live in the country and believe their dogs need a safe place to play outside, I am sharing the trials and errors of building a fence for a couple of escape artists who have put me to the challenge many times.
Why a fence you would say? Security is the #1 reason.
Your dog will not get in trouble for roaming around digging in garbage, trying to mate with the next female in heat and getting hurt by bad humans.
Your dog will be safe from mean stray dogs or wild life if you live near the forest,
and safe from catching diseases from strays. (I had to deworm my puppy THREE TIMES IN A ROW when I did not have a fence put up and I tied her out for a few hours.)
Your fence will deter dog thieves if your dog is friendly. Personally I d...
A lot of our customers have been asking for grain-free treats either because their vet recommended a grain-free diet, or their dog has an allergic reaction to wheat and other grains, or as a precaution. But what is the difference between gluten-free and grain-free?
Here are extracts of articles that explains it well:
"Let’s start by discussing the difference between a grain-free and a gluten -free diet. Grain-free dog foods are, as the name implies, diets that do not contain grain. Gluten-free dog food, on the other hand, may or may not contain grain as an ingredient. Gluten is the protein that is found in specific types of grain, namely Wheat, Barley, and Rye. Gluten-free dog food is, of course, free of these proteins. However,not all grains contain gluten; therefore, glute...
This is something that worked for my two dogs. When I adopted my youngest, he was scratching and itching and so did his nine siblings; the Vet did a skin scraping and nothing showed; it was a real mystery. He tried different medications that did not work. Then my other dog started having the same symptoms so I began to Google stuff and I found that wonderful solution that WORKED on both my dogs and the other siblings.
Mange is a serious parasitic skin condition caused by tiny mites that bury beneath the skin. These mites cause painful sores, hair loss, and incessant itching and scratching. If left untreated, mange can cause death. Thankfully, borax is an effective natural remedy for mange. Countless dogs a...
I see too many dogs in my community tied up outside 24/7, rain or shine. Even if they have a dog house, it is still sad to see an animal born to be in a pack, all alone outside. Why is this? I am asking myself. I believe one of the reasons is they are not house trained and a lot of dog owners do not know where to start.
When I rescued my 12 week old puppy Max it was during the cold days of January and I kept him in the house. I took him outside right after a nap, and after he ate or played. I did not give him water after supper, and I praised him and gave him a treat every time he did his business where I wanted him to do it.
His bladder was small and could not hold it for long; I took him outside every four hours: 8 a.m. - Noon - 4 p.m. - 8 p...
The people of Montreal have spoken, and they voted their first Mayoress since Jeanne Mance 375 years ago, Valerie Plante, from Projet Montreal. Pet owners rejoice because there is hope for them and their dogs. Projet Montreal will repeal the Breed Specific Legislation that Coderre administration put in place, allowing Animal Control to enter a home without a warrant, seize the family dog and have it killed solely based on their appearance. This is no joke, sadly, and proves how ignorance can overrule common sense despite hard evidence and facts.
But there is hope! Projet Montreal plans on following the Calgary model.
A wonderful article written by Benjamin Shingler of CBC News says it best:
"Valérie Plante of Projet Montréal has been elected mayor of Montreal, sco...
Some concerned pet owners have been talking to me about how hard it is to get rid of fleas in their homes and on their pets. I found this interesting article that contains useful tips about getting rid of fleas in our yards as well; that will most certainly help eradicate those pesky blood suckers.
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After getting rid of all the fleas inside your home and on your pets, you might think you’re safe. Unfortunately this is usually not the case, because you haven’t treated the root of the problem yet. This article focuses on how to get rid of fleas in the yard and how to prevent future flea infestations in your lawn. After all, this is the place where the fleas got to your pets and caught a free ride into your home.
This will not be an easy task, but it is essential that yo...
Thinking of travelling with your dog to Montréal, Québec? Think twice! If it looks somewhat like a Pit Bull it will most likely be seized and euthanized with no regards to its temperament just because of its looks. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
It all began when a poor woman was mauled to death by a neighbor's dog that the police described as a "Pit Bull" although the dog has been registered as a "Boxer". After that, all went down for the dogs. See article here.
On September 26, Montreal city officials elected to represent their citizens, will vote
to give away their citizens' rights. Read carefully the bylaw here.
In other words dogs that look like a Pit Bull, or vaguely like a Pit Bull, will be banned, but present owners will be able to keep them under very strict...