Health and Well-being

Green tea is good for your dog’s teeth!

By Sophie Lavallée M.Sc., Agr. What green tea components are good for the teeth of dogs? Green tea extract is a highly concentrated source of catechin, a type of flavonoid, also called condensed tannins, with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. How does catechin promote good oral hygiene in dogs? According to a study1 of dogs…
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DENTAL CARE FOR CATS AND DOGS

Dental care is important, and not only because unadequate hygiene means bad breath or yellow teeth. Canine or feline dental problems can actually lead to life-threatening infections and issues, such as kidney, heart or live disease. Scary, isn’t it? Healthy food The good news is that by feeding your cat or your dog Oven-Baked Tradition…
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Oven-Baked Tradition’s new biscuits to treat dogs on a special diet

We want our pets healthy, and happy! When our pet is not feeling well, we would like to be able to at least treat him with food he loves to make him feel better. Unfortunately, our options are often limited as pets under treatment have to follow a very strict and restrict diet for their…
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Guidelines for dressing up your dog for Halloween safely

Dressing up for Halloween is fun! According to us, at least. Pets rarely enjoy being dressed up, but some will tolerate it if they know that it makes us happy, or if they really like attention and will do anything to get it, including looking ridiculous. That shows us how far pets will go to…
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Less stress at the vet

Pets are rarely excited by a visit to the veterinarian. Dogs might be excited at first to go on an adventure, but once they cross the office door and know what awaits them, the excitement usually goes down and the stress level goes up. Cats are even less lucky as they generally get very anxious…
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Spring is here! Safety advises to enjoy this beautiful season with your pets

Spring is here! It might be tempting to add “finally”, especially if you are not a fan of the cold season. Your pet is probably as thrilled as you are that spring has officially arrived with its longer sunny days, its more active wildlife, and its thousands of interesting smells. This excitement could however lead…
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Pets and chocolate : A note of caution with Easter just around the corner

Chocolate is toxic to dogs and cats. It is definitely worth repeating again, and again, since the consequences of chocolate poisoning are so tragic. Yes, tragic. Ingesting chocolate will not only give your pet a simple stomachache or diarrhea for a couple of days: Ingesting chocolate can be fatal to pets. While this picture may…
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Best places for winter and spring hikes within a two-hour drive from Montreal

Winter and spring hiking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors before the summer time. For dog owners, bringing Fido along is a no-brainer, as he or she can’t probably thing of anything else more fun to do. Bringing Fido along is however not always easy in Quebec, as dogs are not allowed in…
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National Sterilization Day : Why it is important

Tuesday February 26th is National Animal Sterilization Day in Quebec.  It is a first in the province, and a copycat of World Spay Day, which has been going on since 1995 in the rest of Canada, and around the world. The National Animal Sterilization Day is meant to encourage Quebecers to neuter their cats and…
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How to protect your dog’s paws in the Winter

Our winters are rough on our dog’s delicate paws. Cold weather and frozen surfaces can cause painful frostbites on their paw pads. Snow and ice can also cut their delicate paw skin, giving them these small but painful injuries that turn every step into a painful step. Add the salt and toxic chemicals that society…
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