All Things Dog Blog
Canine Health
Beware of BPA & Phthalates in your dog toys!
Beware of BPA & Phthalates in your dog toys!

With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be a good time to chat about dog toys & safety. All our dogs will be sniffing out their parcels under the Christmas tree, right? What are they looking for? Toys of course! There have been a lot of changes in the market for baby […]

Obesity in Dogs – a Growing Problem…
Obesity in Dogs - a Growing Problem...

Canine obesity. It can be easy to overlook your dog’s increasing size. There’s just more to love, right? Aren’t our dogs lucky that they always look good to us? Well.. maybe not! We’ve become accustomed to seeing our dogs get larger and larger. Meanwhile canine obesity is one of the biggest health problems facing dogs. […]

Understanding dog ear infections: Prevent & Cure
Understanding dog ear infections: Prevent & Cure

Who among us hasn’t been woken in the middle of the night by a dog’s wild ear shaking? Ear infections happen. All too often I’d venture to say. Today we’ve got a guest post from Lyndall Pinchen of Canine Vitality to give us some help. If your furry mate suffers from chronic ear infections as so many […]

Why does my dog eat poo?
Why does my dog eat poo?

Today we have a guest blog post on a fascinating topic: poo eating. If your dog’s a poo muncher I’m sure you’ve wondered why… and more importantly WHAT THE HECK you can do about it?. Well, without further ado here is some insight from Lyndall,  holistic health advisor from Canine Vitality. WHY DOES MY DOG […]

Together we can stop puppy mill suffering!
Together we can stop puppy mill suffering!

We can stop puppy mills! If we all just say no to buying animals from pet stores then puppy mills will be forced out of business. It’s that simple! If there’s anyone out there who’s unfamiliar with the terms ‘puppy farm’, ‘puppy mill’ or ‘puppy factory’, they refer to the mass breeding of puppies for […]

Are we over vaccinating our dogs?
Are we over vaccinating our dogs?

It would be really nice if I could answer that question in this post. And I would love to. But unfortunately, probably like you, it’s really hard for me to know. There has been long term, ongoing heated debate over whether vaccinations are safe for young children. It seems that the idea that children’s vaccinations […]

Dealing with Dog Anxiety
Dealing with Dog Anxiety

I read a fabulous article by Debra Flick – Scrunchies and Lavender Candles for Thunder Phobia? Yep. – on solving a serious dog anxiety issue. Pepper the dog was a really serious case. At the onset of a storm she’d begin by pacing and panting. This quickly escalated to racing from room to room and chewing at the […]

The secret to canine safety – walk on leads!
The secret to canine safety - walk on leads!

Does my dog Pluto have perfect recall? Absolutely not. So why would I ever in my right mind walk her along our neighbourhood streets off the lead? A VERY good question… one that I’ve had to seriously ponder since I read this article by a vet about how to save money on vet bills. Basically […]

Canine obesity: Does my dog look fat in this harness?
Canine obesity: Does my dog look fat in this harness?

I just read a good article on canine obesity. Veterinarian Dr. Sophia Yin is very concerned about the canine obesity epidemic facing our dogs. Here’s an amusing excerpt: I glanced toward the lone dog in the room and made the diagnosis. She was a beagle. A very large beagle. She looked at me from her station […]

Handling dog anxiety: does my dog need Prozac?
Handling dog anxiety: does my dog need Prozac?

Apparently humans and canines have more in common than you might think. A research study at a university in Spain has discovered that aggressive dogs had much lower levels of seratonin in their blood than samples from non-aggressive dogs. Seratonin is the magic substance in the brain which regulates moods in people as well. This […]