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361 pet deaths related to chicken jerky treats made in China ( sell in Costco) 

June 23, 2013 11:08:00 AM
Apparently, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently reminded pet owners last week of the problem with chicken jerky treats made in China and said that one cat and 360 dogs have died, possibly from eating those imported treats.   The... read more

Dog Safety for kids. 

June 23, 2013 10:53:00 AM
 The Be a Tree program is designed to prevent the situations that lead to bites. The program uses mostly positive messages and does not intend to frighten children by talking about dogs that might bite them. The program gives children the tools ... read more

Winter Paw Care for your Dog 

February 20, 2013 10:49:00 PM
 When there is ice and snow, you can expect various melting products to be on the ground. Ice melt products are typically made of salt. When your pet walks through the ice and snow, particles of salt, sand or even ice crystals can become lodged ... read more

Respecting Animal Care and Control By-law No. 2003 - 77 

September 27, 2012 3:49:00 PM
  Respecting Animal Care and Control By-law No. 2003 - 77   A by-law of the City of Ottawa respecting animal care and control. The Council of the City of Ottawa enacts as... read more

Slippery Elm for Better Pet Digestion 

July 29, 2012 9:08:00 PM
  Dr Yasson’s Guidelines  for GastroIntestinal Troubles   Slippery Soup / Slippery Elm Tea. I use this herb more than any other in my practice! It provides superb relief, and has kept many patients from hospitalization. It is a... read more

Tick Research 

March 4, 2012 8:01:00 PM
  Every found a tick on your dog? Worried that the tick was carrying a disease? You can mail the tick(s) to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg Manitoba and they'll test it and send you the results FREE. I've attached the... read more

Dog food. 

January 6, 2012 8:15:00 PM
What you feed your dog?  Researching the best quality dog food brands for our precious furry friends is time consuming, laborious, and can be very confusing. We've been there ourselves. Clicking around from site to site in search of... read more

AAFCO definitions of dog food ingredients  

January 5, 2012 11:51:00 AM
 Dog Foods  Help in making the choice easier   Definition: Dog Food Rollercoaster - that ride dog owners take trying to find the "perfect" food for their dogs. Just about the time you think you found one, something goes wrong and... read more

What’s Really in Pet Food 

January 5, 2012 10:38:00 AM
   Plump whole chickens, choice cuts of beef, fresh grains, and all the wholesome nutrition your dog or cat will ever need. These are the images pet food manufacturers promulgate through the media and advertising. This is what the $16.1... read more

Most dogs need kennel cough shot twice a year. 

January 1, 2012 6:52:00 PM
 Q: I am planning to enrol my miniature Dachshund into doggy day care but they insist that he needs to be vaccinated against kennel cough every six months. Until now, he was only getting the vaccine once a year. Is it really necessary to have... read more

The Alpha dog 

September 10, 2011 10:07:00 PM
  Dogs are animals, not human beings. They are pack animals by nature. Every pack has a leader, known as the “Alpha” dog, which dominates and leads the other members of the pack. The alpha is the boss who... read more

Summer Heat And Health Hazards For Pets 

August 9, 2011 8:57:00 PM
The dog days of summer provide lots of opportunities for fun with your dog (camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking and backpacking, to name a few) but also bring a unique set of health hazards and risks pet owners should be aware of; including, but not ... read more

Summer Restrictions for Pet Travellers 

May 21, 2011 11:24:00 AM
 If you plan on flying with your dog this summer, please note that, due to potentially high temperatures on the ground at some airports, Air Canada and Jazz are not able to transport pets as checked baggage from June 20 to September 10, 2011.... read more

Controlling Your Dog 

May 21, 2011 11:22:00 AM
 In the interest of public safety and animal welfare, dogs must be under the control of their owners at all times, and must not be permitted to roam. Leashing is required on most public property and leashes should be no longer than three (3)... read more

Dogs in Parks . Kanata 

May 21, 2011 11:18:00 AM
 Kanata South – Ward 23 Park Name Designation Appaloosa 37 Appaloosa Dr. Dogs allowed Beaton ... read more

Limits on the Number of Dogs and Cats 

May 21, 2011 11:16:00 AM
 The limits on the number of dogs and cats, over 20 weeks of age, per household within the city of Ottawa are as follows:  three dogs in all areas of the City  five cats in areas not zoned agricultural  where both dogs ... read more

5 Reasons Why You Should Stoop and Scoop 

May 21, 2011 11:12:00 AM
 Dogs are good buddies. Whatever the season, they're ready… playing fetch, sleeping in front of the fireplace, hanging out with the kids or going for a walk. As a dog owner, by complying with the City of Ottawa's Animal Care and Control By-law ... read more

Barking Dogs and Other Noisy Animals 

May 21, 2011 11:00:00 AM
 In accordance with the City's Animal Care and Control By-law, pet owners must prevent their pet from constant barking or other noise that disturbs the peace. Such noise may also signal behavioural problems that the pet owner should... read more

Think like a Dog. 

April 13, 2011 9:13:00 PM
 By Steve Duno. One stormy night, your six-year-old daughter awakens to the sound of thunder. She runs to you, scared, shaking. You comfort her and tell her that it's just giants bowling, up in the sky. She smiles, calms down, and crawls into... read more

Snug and safe throughtout chilly periods... 

February 5, 2011 5:05:00 PM
It's been a bitterly cold winter for much of the country and it's not over yet. That's why it's important for pet owners to take the proper precautions to keep their animals snug and safe throughout chilly periods. When it comes to managing... read more

Important !!! Poisonous Plants for Dogs. 

January 14, 2011 1:59:00 PM
A lot of plants we surround us with might be poisonous to our beloved pets, plants you take for granted in your home and in your garden. For your information we have gathered information about the plants, together with images so you can... read more

Canine Vaccine Guidelines. Revised 

January 14, 2011 1:57:00 PM
  In 2005, AAHA’s Canine Vaccine Task Force met to re-examine and revise guidelines on the use of vaccines in dogs. The results of the Task Force’s work are summarized and tabulated in this article and are published in their entirety on the... read more


January 14, 2011 1:55:00 PM
  Ask an attorney about...   If you die or get ill, your Lucky's luck may run out. Animals are considered property - like a house, or money - and unless you've made provisions, your doggy could end up living out its last days... read more

Important !!! Deadly for your dog ! 

January 14, 2011 1:54:00 PM
Typical dog reactions to poison: Vomiting or diarrhea Irregular heartbeat Dilated pupils Difficulty breathing Pale gums Swollen abdomen Muscle tremors Bloody/painful urination or defecation Bleeding from any... read more
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