Nancy at 8yrs. Among the thing I am grateful in my life is that I was born with a great love of animals. My heart would be emptier and life would be so much less without them. Click on the picture below to see comfy pet beds.
As those close to me know I have been an advocate for feeding raw food to dogs and cats for a long time. Over 25 years in fact. I know that people struggle with the concept of raw, and also there are lots of communities where access to raw is non existent. It has been shown that adding even 20% raw to a traditional kibble diet significantly improves the health
After living her life outside for nine years Spirit found herself out of a home when her elderly owners moved into senior housing. The Manitoulin Pet Rescue heard about her and offered to take her and re-home her. When Spirit came to me she was very overweight and severely matted. She has been with me for a couple of days. On first trip to the vet she weighed in at
Adopting a dog – what to expect Don’t expect your new companion to form a strong relationship with your family in the beginning. Whether you have adopted a young puppy or a more mature dog this transition is going to take some time. Once everyone in your household gets to know each other and is comfortable in their environment the bond will grow naturally. If you have other animals, bringing
I have fed my dogs raw food for over thirty years. When my children were small my eldest had HADD disorder (Hyperactivity Attention Deficit) and he was an extremely difficult child to handle. I found that if I cut out all artificial colouring, and restricted the sugar it made a huge difference to his behaviour. The dog we had a the time would eat scraps and these would be healthy
Is this a good or bad premise? The training climate today is that you should be able to do anything to a dog without a bad reaction. Well I do not agree. There are definitely times to ‘Let Sleeping Dogs Lie’ So many people post pictures and videos of their children doing things to dogs that are very dangerous. Children riding, hugging and kissing dogs are all potentially dangerous.
Holiday times are full of joy and laughter, having get-togethers with friends and family. Don’t spoil your Christmas with an expensive trip to the veterinarian. Note: If your pet has consumed a dangerous item, or is acting abnormally, contact your veterinarian immediately. Here are some dangers that can ruin a holiday: Most people know that the bones from your chicken and turkey are not good for pets. The cooked bones
Have you ever had that sinking feeling when you call your dog and it just keeps walking away. Sometimes they look at you and decide that something else is worth their attention, and they ignore you. You are calling their name shouting and screaming and still they ignore you. Well that can all change. You don’t believe it would happen with your dog. Well try this simple technique. Do
Petting a dog is usually pleasurable for both you and the dog. In fact studies have shown that just by petting a dog a human’s blood pressure will decrease. This is a great benefit for both you and your dog. Sometimes brushing or combing a dog is not pleasurable, because the dog has mats and knots. This means it hurts when the comb or brush gets stuck and it pulls
Coming when called is one of the most misunderstood ’command’ in the dog training world. First of all it should not be a command but and invite. Come over to me and good things are going to happen is how the dog should perceive the word come. Loose dogs learn early on that when they come close to you after being called they are going to be put on a