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Let’s talk pets. Our Animal Care Experts share everything they know about your fluffy, furry, feathery, and fantastic best friends, so you can share your best life with them.

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Health
The ultimate guide to exercising happiness with your pet in 2024

It’s a new year, and an opportunity to introduce new pet wellness goals — from weight loss to alternative exercise activities.

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How to keep your pet in tip-top physical shape

Learn how to assess and manage if your dog or cat is a healthy weight for their body and breed.

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10 things to make your pet’s upcoming year happier and healthier

Must-have health and play-time products for your dog, cat or feathered BFF in 2023.

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New Year, fresh start: Exercise, obedience, and a visit to the vet

What better time is there than the start of a new calendar year to adopt healthy new habits for you and your pet?

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Fall and Winter Pet Fashion Trends 2023

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Sweater weather and beyond: fun fall and winter fashion for pets

Cooler weather is an especially fun time for fashion lovers of both the human and four-legged variety. But your pet also needs to dress appropriately for the ever-changing Canadian weather. Here's how they can stay both cozy and trendy this season.
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Bailey & Bella Striped Polo Shirt will have your pup looking best in class. With its pull over style for easy access, your pup will be the best dressed for any occasion.

How to create a head-to-tail fall fashion look for your pet

Help your dogs, cats and other pets both look good and feel good (plus stay warm) in fashionable pet clothing, as Canada throws every type of cold weather experience at us this fall and winter.
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The best pet costumes for Halloween 2023

Halloween might be the most important fashion statement your dog, cat or other pet makes all year, both on the street and on Instagram. Make sure they're on trend.
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Get festive this winter with the latest holiday fashions for your pet

You've got special outfits for winter holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years — so your dogs, cats and other pet's definitely should too.
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Summer Essentials

Celebrate summer with your pet — Canadian style - Dog in swimming pool

Celebrate summer with your pet — Canadian style

In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is the time to enjoy longer days, warmer weather and often extra vacation time with your pet. From loud noise prep (think: fireworks) and water safety to fun ideas for season-specific bonding, here's how to make the best of it.
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Pet safety tips for outdoor summer adventures - Dog in the woods

Pet safety tips for outdoor summer adventures

Summer is an amazing time to explore the outdoors with your furry best friend, but there are some wildlife and environmental factors to consider too.
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Make a splash: Safely swim, boat, and play in the water with your dog - Man in kayak with his pet dog

Make a splash: Safely swim, boat, and play in the water with your dog

From (slowly) introducing your pet to water, to addressing safety concerns, here's what you need to know when playing with your pet in or near bodies of water.
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3 ways to bond with your pet this summer - Woman lifting her dog up

3 ways to bond with your pet this summer

With all the extra outdoor time this season offers, not to mention summer holidays, here are some fun ideas that can help facilitate a little extra bonding with your pup or kitty.
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Pet Milestones

How to celebrate pet milestones and achievements - A dog sitting on the couch

How to celebrate pet milestones and achievements

From birthdays to routine changes to including pets in human special events (weddings, holidays and more!), experts share tips and tricks for celebrating important moments with your pets.
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How to pull off a pet-inclusive wedding - A dog sitting in front of his owner in a wedding

How to pull off a pet-inclusive wedding

Having your beloved furry family member as a part of your wedding might sound wonderful — and it can be! — but there’s a lot of planning to do in order for everything to go off without a hitch, (hopefully).
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Fun ways to celebrate special occasions with your pet - A cat playing with the owner

Fun ways to celebrate special occasions with your pet

Fun ideas and products for celebrating pet birthdays and “Gotcha Days,” as well as how to include your pet in (human) special events or favourite seasons.
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Celebrate milestones with your pet for lasting memories - A guinea pig sitting in front of a kid

Celebrate milestones with your pet for lasting memories

From changes in routine to the introduction of a new family member, here’s how to make pet milestones more memorable and celebratory.
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Pet Wellness

Prevention is the best medicine for a healthy pet (and a healthy wallet) - Woman resting on couch with her cat

A Preventative Approach For Healthy Pets (and a healthy wallet)

Pet care tips and products that not only help keep your cat or dog healthier and happier in the long run, they can also help reduce expensive vet visits and potentially other costly medical care.
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Animal care that can reduce pet costs over time - A mother watching her daughter play with a dog

Animal care that can reduce pet costs over time

From avoiding overfeeding (it’s hard, we know), to proper hygiene, exercise and preventative medicines, here’s how you can keep your pet in shape — and hopefully also reduce medical bills.
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5 pet products that help prevent problems down the road - Cat sitting on a carpet

5 pet products that help prevent problems down the road

Dental products? Yep. Bathing and grooming solutions? You bet. These types of products and more will help you maintain your pet’s health and wellbeing in the long run.
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Common breed-specific issues and how you can try to prevent them - Woman playing with her dog

Common breed-specific issues and how you can try to prevent them

There are a lot of wonderful traits associated with each and every dog breed, but unfortunately also some health issues that frequently plague them as well. Try to get ahead of common predispositions with these tips.
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What exactly is my pet eating - A dog eating dry food

What exactly is my pet eating? Here’s the full scoop on pet food

From different pet food philosophies, to an explanation of the food production process and how to identify the best high-quality options for your furbaby, we’ve got you covered.
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The science behind the creation of pet food

Learn how dog and cat food is formulated and developed to provide your beloved pet with a complete and balanced diet.
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Ever wonder how pet food is made? An expert takes us behind the scenes

From kibble to free-dried raw food, here are all the details on how a high-quality pet food production process works.
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How to choose the best food for your pet - A cat sitting and eating dry food

A Q&A with experts: How to choose the best food for your pet

Kibble, canned-food, raw? Chicken vs beef or both? Wheat vs. soy or both? Here’s how to wade through all the pet food options out there and find the best fit for your unique dog or cat.
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Pet Wellness 101: For happy, healthy, furry friends

From vet visits and dietary approaches to extra sources of nutrition as well as dental care, here’s a comprehensive intro to keeping your pet in tip-top form.
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How (and why!) to brush your dog’s teeth

Tips and tricks to make sure your pup’s dental needs are being met — and supporting their overall health too.
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When supplements and medication should be used for pet wellness

For animals suffering from a disease, stress, or even simply eating a raw diet, supplements or medications might improve their health and wellness.
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Beyond brushing: Dental treats, additives and other ways to improve your pet’s oral health

For pets who aren’t fond of brushing their teeth — or just need an extra dental care boost — consider these alternative oral health options.
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Travelling with Pets

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Everything you need to know about long-distance travel with pets

From packing lists, to airline and train transport rules, get set for a fur-filled adventure this summer.
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Crossing the Canada-U.S. border with your pet? Here’s what you need to know

It’s not overly complicated to travel across the border with a pet, but you do need to have a few key things in order.
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Expert tips: How to troubleshoot potential travel-with-pet issues

When travelling with a pet, don’t wait until there’s a problem before figuring out how to manage it. Here’s how to prepare for specific issues in advance.
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Travelling? Here’s how to prep for time apart from your pet

It’s hard to leave your furry BFF behind when heading out on a trip. Here are some tips and tricks you can draw on to make the separation process a little smoother.
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The Great Outdoors

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How to successfully road trip with your four-legged bestie this summer

Planning a road trip or camping adventure with your best fur friend this summer? Our experts have prep and packing advice worth reviewing before you hit the road.

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How to avoid all the things that can go wrong on a pet road trip

Ok, maybe it’s not a completely exhaustive list, but we’ve covered the big stuff you want to plan for before driving off into the sunset with your pet bestie.

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Living the wild life: How to prep for your dog’s first camping adventure

There’s more to prepare than you might think when heading off into the wilderness with your canine travel buddy. From packing tips to park pet rules, here’s what you need to know.

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6 must-visit parks across Canada with canine appeal

Want to explore the great outdoors this summer with your dog? We asked our resident dog expert to share a list of the best spots to check out, coast-to-coast.

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