Everything You Need to Know for Taking Your Dog to a Festival

Summer is our favourite season – with the warmer weather and the longer days come the outdoor festivals! The best part about these festivals is that many allow our dogs to join us. This enables us to spend more time with them and include them in more fun outings. There are even festivals that are all about dogs and have a wide range of activities geared towards them.

As much as we love dog-friendly festivals, we see too many unhappy, stressed, and over-heated pups. We are proud to have...

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Summer Safety Tips

Summer is a wonderful time of year! The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and you get to spend more time outdoors. However, things get busier, we can get distracted and there are new hazards for our dogs. With a few extra precautions and a bit of training, you can ensure your canine family members stay safe and stress-free during the Summer months!

Hot Weather: One of the biggest safety risks to our pets during the Summer is that warmer temperatures. Exposure to heat for too long...

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Preparing For An Emergency

As we have learned these past few years in Alberta, emergencies happen and you may be forced to evacuate with your pet. We saw devastating fires in Fort McMurray and I wrote a post about how to help your pet cope with the stress after an emergency. That post got me thinking about how so many of us, including myself, are unprepared for what to do for our pets when an emergency happens. In this post, I have outlined some key points to ensure you are prepared if you have to evacuate...

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Megan’s Musings: Happy Holidays Safety Tips

When most of us think of the holiday season we think of celebrations, creating happy memories and spending time with those we love. For many, it is a time full of love and joy. However, for our pets, it can be full of dangers and be a time filled with fear and stress. This is because many of the things we do to celebrate the holidays are foreign and new to our pets and can instead cause anxiety and pose potential threats. By following the below tips for each holiday item, you can ensure you...

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Megan’s Musings: Halloween: Less Tricks, More Treats

The world can be scary for our dogs on any given day due to the variety of new situations, people or objects they can run into. Many of our holidays are stressful and potentially scary for dogs, but Halloween is one that can be just as scary for dogs as it is for some people. All of the sudden, dogs are faced with strange things on lawns that may move or make noises, bizarre looking creatures they have never seen before and there is a lot of excitement in the air that can make them nervous....

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Keeping Pets Safe in Wildfire Smoke

Calgary is filling with thick smoke from the forest fires. It is devastating communities and our thoughts are with everyone affected. The skies are filled with smoke and along with concerns for the impact on the people, many are concerned for their pets and wondering how to keep them safe. There are steps you can take to minimize the impact of the smoke on your pets along with ensuring they are remaining active and still receiving their exercise.

The greatest concern with the wildfire smoke...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is almost here and it can be a stressful time for our dogs, as well as providing ample opportunities for getting them into trouble. One of the main concerns is that they don’t get into the Halloween treats! Chocolate and raisins are two of the most common treats a dog can find at Halloween and are potentially fatal. Ensure you are supervising your dog and your child to ensure the dog doesn’t ingest anything dangerous.

In addition to the treat hazards, not every dog will...

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