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Canned game to meet the essential needs of your cat or dog

At Oven-Baked Tradition, our mission is to create the best food in the world for cats and dogs. That’s why all our recipes contain fresh meat in large quantities and are free of antibiotics and preservatives. Our brand-new range of delicious game pâtés is specifically designed for the well-being of your dog or cat. It…
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Fresh off the leash

Puppy eyes from Fido Who hasn’t given in to those famous puppy dog eyes? You know, those glances that your faithful friend shoots you when they want something … According to researchers from the University of Portsmouth, it would appear that our furry friends developed this particular gaze over the course of their millennial cohabitation…
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Fresh off the press! News that barks and purrs!

A museum with bark and bite Attention all dog lovers! Did you know that there’s a museum dedicated exclusively to doggies in the heart of New York City? We kid you not! With its couple of hundred of paintings, engravings, figurines, and other decorative objects featuring man’s best friend, Museum of the Dog returned to…
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What’s New in Cat Country?

Toxoplasmosis: the cat lover’s disease   You love your cat unconditionally. You find him so cute when he rolls up into a ball on your bed, you never get tired of looking at him. And I am not even talking about how his seductive mewing gets to you when he begs for food! Like me,…
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Canadians have gone to the dogs!

According to a recent survey conducted for the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), Canadians’ passion for dogs continues to grow. Indeed, from 2016 to 2018, the canine population increased from 7.6 million to 8.2 million. According to the same study, about 41% of households in the country now own at least one dog. Finally, still…
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Are cats actually heartless freeloaders?

According to a recent study, cats appreciate humans much more than we think. Researchers have demonstrated that most cats prefer human contact to food. As a matter of fact, more than half of all cats who participated in this study preferred to interact with a person even though they had access to food, a game,…
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Between dog and wolf

I really like the company of dogs and cats; I find that they bring a lot of happiness and spontaneity to our lives. I’ve had the good fortune to live with a number of pets throughout my childhood and although I know them well, some of their behaviour remains a mystery to me. I remember…
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A boy and his cat

I met Blackie during my first year of university. One evening, when I came back from work, he was there at my doorstep, an alley cat as can be found everywhere. His fur was black with the exception of a very small white patch under his chin, which made him look very cute! He was…
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The role of diet in obese cats and dogs

By Sophie Lavallée M.Sc., Agr. According to the latest statistics, 52.7% of dogs and 57.9% of cats are obese or overweight in the United States. The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association defines the terms obesity and overweight using a standard 1-9 scale system, where 1 is thin and 9, morbidly obese.  A pet is considered overweight…
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The benefits of legumes as a pet food ingredient!

By Sophie Lavallée M.Sc., Agr. A new ingredient category has recently made its way to cat and dog food products: legumes such as peas, chick peas and lentils. Many legumes are now found in grain-free formulas and have become so popular that they are even used as a substitute for potatoes and tapioca. What are…
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