How hot is too hot for dogs?

How hot is too hot for dogs?

From beautiful trails to pristine beaches, Southern Ontario boasts many ways to enjoy the summer sun with the whole family. We know, though, that the hot weather carries additional risks for our furry family members, who can’t cool themselves as efficiently as we can....
Lessons from a 15-year-old dog

Lessons from a 15-year-old dog

Whenever I go for walks with my old mutt, Roxy, I usually take the opportunity to listen to a podcast. Recently, though, it was her 15th birthday, so as we set out on an extra-long birthday stroll, I took the opportunity to quietly reflect on the past decade and a...
Taking the Stress Out of Nail Trims

Taking the Stress Out of Nail Trims

As a toddler, I would make a fuss whenever my mother cut my nails. I hated the pressure, the sound, and how exposed my fingertips felt afterward. 

Now that I find myself on the other end of the clippers, I understand why many furry family members squirm, scream, and...
Grief: The “Third Wave” of COVID-19

Grief: The “Third Wave” of COVID-19

A new year feels like a time for new beginnings, but it’s hard to be hopeful. After a long nine months of fighting COVID-fatigue, we’re now also entering the dreariest part of the year. We’re seeing short tempers at our workplaces, road rage in the street, and...