Archive for the ‘Daily Dog Health’ Category

A place to remember Ontario’s beloved pets when they die

July 19, 2013: Horses, dogs, cats, hamsters, even fish find a place at Uxbridge’s Thistledown Pet Memorial crematorium where grieving GTA families can visit ashes of their departed The stories of love and loss flow like tears: A young couple who visits the niche of their “sweet, brave little girl” every Saturday; three members of […]

Rilley the dog cancer treatment may help humans

July 19, 2013: A dog named Rilley may just be the face of a cure for brain cancer in humans. The Georgetown, Ont. pooch was given just six weeks to live after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour. His owners were told there’s no cure and that chemotherapy, radiation and surgery would only buy […]

Veterinarian admits sometimes giving vaccinations without explicit authorization

July 18, 2013: A Toronto veterinarian admitted in small claims court he sometimes administers vaccinations without explicit authorization from clients A Toronto veterinarian told a small claims court Wednesday that he sometimes administers vaccinations without explicit authorization from his clients. Nina Penteado is suing Rosedale Animal Hospital and its veterinarians, Ian Sandler and Steven Davidson, […]

Kindergarten-level dog shouldn’t be put in high school-obedience training

July 15, 2013: Dog that’s excitable in public may be overwhelmed by challenges beyond its level of obedience training. Q: Our dog knows his obedience really well at home. When we are out in public, he gets excited, pulling toward strangers and wanting to jump on them. This is very embarrassing. How can I get […]

Mall’s Pet Patrol keeps an eye out for dogs left in hot cars

July 11, 2013: Stationed at one of the five main entrances of Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Abdul is one of 10 security guards looking out for the little guy. Namir Abdul smiled after asking a driver if he had pets in his car. “Way to go man, you keep those pets safe,” the passenger said […]

Why your ‘perfect puppy’ might actually need training

July 6, 2013 : Q: We have just adopted the perfect puppy. She follows us around and comes when called. On walks, she stays right by my side. She is so obedient; she does not even need a leash. Friends are suggesting that we sign her up for puppy classes. I fail to see why […]

Canine cancer war is helping humans, not dogs

July 4, 2013: Announcement: I have had it. It has now officially been had by me. I had just finished reading, after almost athletic avoidance, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, the behemoth of a depressing book by American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee that won a Pulitzer in 2011. It’s a history of […]

Keeping tabs on your dogs health

July 2, 2013: Every animal lover would unquestionably extend the healthy years of their pet’s life if given the opportunity to do so. With the pet care and supply industry now well over a billion dollars people are constantly seeking new ways to improve their pet’s quality of life. Not only are there more services […]

Dogs & More Dogs CBC VIDEO:

Explore the science of dogs, their origin, evolution, and the special relationship they’ve developed with humans. Were Stone Age people the original dog trainers? Did “scraps” under the proverbial table encourage wolves to domesticate into man’s best friend? Theories abound as to how wolves became the face licking puppies of today, so we go to […]

Frozen Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

New York-based Robert Abady Dog and Cat Food Corporation is voluntarily recalling two “limited specialty products” of frozen pet food due to Salmonella contamination: 1. Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food — 3 lbs. 2. Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large & Giant Breed — 3 lbs. The products were found […]