Physiology

Puppy’s first year milestones

New parents can subscribe to a bunch of services that inform them on an almost daily basis what is happening physically, mentally and emotionnaly with their growing baby. After all, so much is happening so quickly!         Puppy parents would also like to know the milestones of their growing furry baby, wouldn’t…
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Cats, dogs and storms: do they have a 6th sense? how can you calm them?

Sandy, Frankenstorm or “the big storm” arrival might have turned your usually calm pet into an agitated pet (or your little monster into a big monster)! As if he or she knew that something worrisome was coming… And this has nothing to do with your cat or your dog watching the Weather report with you….
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Canine Genetics

There are between 350 and 400 breeds of dogs, and, while we know that dogs have been co-living with humans for thousands of years, most of these breeds are relatively recent, less than 100-year-old. Surprisingly, not a lot differentiates a 4 pounds Chihuahua from a 175 pounds Great Dane. Genetically, at least. And those differences…
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Dogs grow old too

Last week the world’s oldest living dog died at the age of 26 years and eight months (or nine months – sources do not agree!). Pusuke, a mixed breed, lived in Japan with his master, Yumiko Shinohara, a 42 years old woman who literally spent her whole adult life with her companion. The dog lived…
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How dogs see the world

How we interpret the world depends on the information we are able to gather from it. Our senses are how we gather that information. Different senses mean different perceptions. Humans have vision as their stronger sense, while dogs have smell. We humans have the saying “Seeing is believing”, while for the dogs it might be…
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Scientifically speaking, what does a healthy dog “look like”?

A healthy dog has bright eyes, bright fur, and a bright smile. Plus he or she is most probably playing, being an adorable clown and/or eating. Healthy dogs are happy dogs! But do you know what your dog’s vital signs are so that you can really gauge his well being? – A dog’s normal body…
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Hunting dogs

Last weekend Oven-Baked Tradition was at Montreal’s Hunting, Fishing and Camping show. Here are some pictures from the event. The crowd It was fun for the adults. And the kids. Our booth. O Our booth with people. There were a lot of people at this show, and among them, a lot of dog lovers. That…
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A lifelong partner

Dogs go through the same major periods of life as we do. As a puppy, they begin bonding with people and other animals, they learn steps by steps what the world and their family is all about and what is expected of him or her and they want to PLAY! As teenagers, they look awkward…
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