Living on a farm, it’s safe to say my family and I have ample room for a few critters here and there. In total, in the context of pets, we have two goats, five cats (two indoor, three outdoor), and three dogs. I realize we aren’t exactly your average household with one or two pets, … More The benefits of owning pets
If you, like me, are a resident of Ontario, it is probable that you, also like me, have been seriously contemplating moving to Antartica as a result of this recent heat wave that has been shin-kicking us for about a week now. It’s a tad excessive. Unfortunately, here in Ontario, in addition to sweltering heat, … More Read this to learn how to keep your pup cool this summer
Since we got a puppy a few months ago, keeping a watchful eye over him and what he tries to eat has been a bit of a challenge. Aside from a few foods that aren’t necessarily the best for pups, he’s eaten Christmas ornaments, magazines, stones and an assortment of animal poop. It’s been fun, … More Here’s what your dog can and cannot eat
It’s hard to comprehend how anyone could dislike ice cream. Aside from tooth sensitivity or an allergy or intolerance to dairy, I simply cannot understand why one would refrain from consuming this creamy creation sent from the angels themselves. If you weren’t already aware, dogs happen to love ice cream. I can’t exactly speak for … More Ben and Jerry’s … for dogs
We’ve likely all heard the expression that dogs are man’s best friend. I’ve never experienced a point in my life during which our family hasn’t had a dog, and I can personally attest to the common expression stated above, considering our current pup, Jake, is quite literally my best friend. Despite the common knowledge that … More Man’s best friend: dogs or … pigs?
Many of us have been hopeful as of late that a vaccine or an effective treatment to stop the onslaught of COVID-19 will be developed. And, while we can continue to be hopeful and patient as we await this development, there is some progress developing in this context in the form of a four-legged animal … More Combating COVID-19 with … dogs?
Pets are, in my opinion, one of the greatest familial additions you can have. If we’re being honest, sometimes pets are better than our actual human family members. Animals have the ability to love their owners unconditionally, and trust me when I saw there really is nothing that compares to experiencing this love. I question, … More Thinking about getting a pet? Consider adopting
Dogs are pretty great. They’re easily one of my favourite species of animals, and considering my family has always had a dog on the farm, I honestly struggle to imagine my life without one. My current dog, Jake, is my best friend. He and I have a bond that I’ve never shared with another animal … More How well do you really know your dog?
If you’ve never heard of lungworms, don’t panic. I hadn’t either, at least not until reading a release from Cision, originally from the Canadian Animal Health Institute. Most pet owners have likely heard of worms in general before; heartworm, tapeworms, intestinal worms, etc. Lungworms, however, are a form of a new parasite that has developed … More What the heck are lungworms?
A recent Phys.org article will have dog lovers rejoicing. A University of Alberta study has cultivated results that suggest sleeping with a dog could benefit chronic pain sufferers. The findings contradict other medical advice that recommends sleeping without a dog for people who experience long-term pain. “A small study published earlier this year of people … More It’s healthy to sleep with your pup
There has been a 360 per cent rise in veganism in Britain over the past decade, meaning roughly 542,000 folks have adopted a vegan diet. 44% of homeowners own a pet in Britain, and there approximately 8.5 million dogs residing in the UK. Take a wild guess where this is going; pet owners in Britain … More Should dogs go vegan?
Let’s be blunt; if you’re not a dog person, you may as well stop reading now. You should also re-evaluate you life choices. If you are a dog person, though, welcome! I am a dog person through and through, and an article by Jan Hoole and Daniel Allen has only intensified just how damn grateful … More It’s true: dog’s really are more than we deserve
“Enjoy the simple things in life.” This is a quote I have always strived to live by, as I strongly believe it is far too simple to become wrapped up in materialistic concerns and desires in today’s society. I thought I would compose a list of my own ‘simple things’ in hopes of encouraging others … More What Are Your ‘Simple Things’?
I would undoubtedly classify myself as a dog person, and with good reason. I cannot recall a single point in my life in which we did not have a family dog, or dogs, and they really do become part of the family over the years. I thought it might be fun to create a list … More My Favourite Dog Breeds
For one of my college courses, a group of fellow classmates and I have been asked to help out the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) in regard to social media promotion for a class assignment. I wanted to dedicate a post to the society in hopes of providing some insight for any individual interested in … More The Lincoln County Humane Society