Pets

Whether you’re a loving pet parent, are thinking of getting one, or are just an animal lover, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the answers to your pet questions and advice, fascinating facts about your favourite creatures, and, yes, cute pictures.

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Ask The Expert: Dog’s Chronic Itchiness a Mystery

Your Pet Question My 6-year-old black lab cross is chronically itchy and scratches until he gets bad sores and his


5 Incredibly Intelligent Animals

Apes-or more specifically, chimpanzees-share 94% of their DNA with humans and demonstrate incredible signs of intelligence. We are always super-impressed...


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Ask The Experts: Cat Refuses to Do Business in Box

Your Pet Question Our three-year-old cat refuses to use her litter box. What can we do? Marnie Pollock, Redcliff The


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Ask The Experts: Electric Fence Doesn’t Keep Dog at Home

You Pet Question Our five-year-old female chocolate Labrador is still very hyper and often goes right through the electric fence


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Ask The Experts: Doberman Menacing When Resting

Your Pet Question I have a 4-year-old Doberman who is usually extremely sweet natured but growls menacingly at us and


Cesar Millan’s Guide to Choosing a Dog

If you're thinking of adding a furry member to your family, there are some important things to consider first, and...


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Ask The Expert: Dog ‘Dances’ to Go Out, but ‘Goes’ Indoors!

Your Pet Question Our 16-month-old female Shih Tzu, Taffy, still soils our home. She does a little dance to tell


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Back Problems in Dogs

Back problems are common in many breeds of dogs, especially the Dachshund, Pekingese, Shih Tzu, and Lhasa Apso.

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Cat Dental Care: Common Problems

Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL) affect more than sixty percent of cats older than the age of six, though many...


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Ask the Expert: Dog is ‘Scaredy Cat’ with Strangers

Your Pet Question: My dog barks very loudly and paces back and forth whenever a stranger enters the house. I


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Ask the Expert: Children and Dogs

Your Pet Question: How old should my child be when we decide to bring a dog into the family? Patricia


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Ask the Expert: My Cat Won’t Stop Spraying

Your Pet Question: What should I do if my cat is spraying all over the house? Anne Colvey, Ottawa, ON


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Ask the Expert: Is a Husky the Right Dog For Me?

Your Pet Question: Are husky dogs difficult to train? I’ve never had a dog before. Ted, Coteau du Lac, QC


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Flying the Furry Skies

A unique new airline allows your pet to travel in comfort – and style!


Bringing Home a Greyhound

Greyhounds are wonderful companions, but before you race out and get one as a pet, consider these points.


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Ask the Expert: My Dog Pulls on the Leash

Your Pet Question: How do I get my dog to stop pulling on his leash? John Hope, Halifax, NS The

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Ask the Expert: Female Ferrets Need Fixing

Your Pet Question: I just bought a female ferret as a pet. Should I have her spayed as I did


Friendly Ferrets

Ferrets are playful, energenic and highly intelligent critters and make wonderful pets. But is a ferret the right pet for...


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Ask the Expert: My Dog’s Eyes Won’t Stop Running

Your Pet Question: My dog’s eyes are always running, creating big brown circles under them. What should I do? Jolie


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Ask the Experts: My Spaniel is Hyper, Destructive and Exhausting

Your Pet Question: Our 20-month-old English Springer Spaniel is super hyper and steals couch cushions, dishtowels, shoes, or whatever he


How to Choose a Puppy

You may think that on the inside, one puppy is much like another. But in fact, by the time he...

Hedgehog Care 101

Pint-size mammals known for their roly-poly, quill-covered bodies, as well as their gentle disposition, intelligence (they can navigate mazes with...


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Ask the Expert: Cat Grooming

Your Pet Question: How often should I brush my long-haired cat to keep its fur from matting? Craig Segal, Ile


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Ask the Expert: How Do I Stop My Dog’s Barking?

Your Pet Question: My dog Daisy barks like crazy at every person or animal we pass on the street and


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Adopting Animal Companions in Need

Thousands of animals are becoming homeless or being placed into shelters. If you're considering getting a new furry friend, why...


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Ask the Expert: Snappy Puppy Worries Grandmother

Your Pet Question: My new puppy is so cute and sweet one minute and then right out of the blue


Unexpected Employable Animals

When most people think of working animals they picture Seeing Eye dogs or farm animals. But there's a whole world...