Dog walking : What we should know?

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‘Big Kennel’ is cracking down on local dog walkers
This is why it’s always gratifying to see individuals stepping up to provide the public services, while at the same time gaining knowledge and experience about what it takes to start and build a business. Reading more

Why you should think twice before sharing a video of a dog walking on its hind legs
Videos of the poodle, who has become somewhat of a Chinese viral sensation, have been making its way onto North American social media feeds this week.Continue reading

Dog walking banned by Hamas ‘to protect women and children’
“In recent weeks, the phenomenon of young men walking with their dogs in the streets has widely spread. It is neither of our culture nor of our traditions. Children and women feel scared when they see dogs,” al-Batniji stated, adding that it is Hamas’ “duty to maintain the safety of citizens.” Read more


Colorado’s Absurd War on Online Dog Walking Services
In over 10,000 cities in all 50 states, the online platform Rover offers pet owners the ability to connect with walkers and sitters with the ease that characterizes the growing sharing economy. There are over 100,000 people who earn money by working with the platform and Rover is just one of many “pet sharing” sites. Continue reading
Need to unplug for a while? Take a walk with a four-footed friend
More of your friends and neighbors get regular stress-reduction therapy than you might realize.
Of course, they don’t actually call it that. They just say they are taking the dog for a walk.
But who could deny that this seemingly simple daily activity abounds with mood and mindset benefits?Continue reading

Edmonton family traumatized after pet Chihuahua attacked and killed by off-leash dog
An Edmonton family is mourning the death of their beloved chihuahua after it was attacked by another dog, which was off leash in a community park. As Shallima Maharaj explains, the family is calling for tougher penalties when it comes to animal bylaws.Read more




Dog Walking: The Side Hustle That Lets You Practice Pet Ownership
I’ve been using the app to walk local dogs for about a month now, and I’ve made $100 in supplemental income. I have a busy schedule and have only been able to do about six walks, so as far as I’m concerned, it’s been well worth it.Continue reading

Pups take over San Manuel Stadium for HSSBV’s Walk for the Animals
From stencil tattoos to kisses from LA Rams cheerleaders, dogs enjoyed a paw-tastic day during the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley’s annual Walk for the Animals fundraiser.Continue reading

Keep dog and lose home, say RWAs
Vasudevan, who lives in Whitefield, Bengaluru, was served an eviction notice for walking her pet Labradors on the lawns and “other utility spaces”. She now has about a fortnight to find her pets and herself a new home. Read more

Ten tips for holiday pet care
If you share your life with a pet, you can’t just get up and go for a holiday: you need to plan the animal’s arrangements too. The number of options available has increased significantly with the advent of the internet but the bottom line remains the same : Continue reading

The dangers dog walkers need to know about and what you can do to prevent your pet getting ill
The dog licked mould left by discarded bread from the inside of their caddy after it had been blown over during high winds.
There are also other toxins in the environment that pose risks to dogs.
Here is some advice from the Veterinary Medical Association:Read more

Shock as boy, 12, attacked by dog while walking home from school
The hunt is on to trace the owner of a dog that attacked a 12-year-old boy as he walked home from school.
The youngster was left with three gashes on his bruised and bloodied leg after the attack between the Spar shop and the Creamery on May 12 at 4.10pm.Read more




Pet Food Poisoning.

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Foods that cats and dogs should never eat.
Before caving into the temptation to share snacks with their pets, pet owners should recognize the common foods the ASP-CA and other pet welfare organizations list as the most likely to contribute to pet poisonings worldwide. Continue reading

Don’t Drink the Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals
“Blue-green algae can cause signs of poisoning in as little as an hour,” according to Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified criticalist and toxicologist at the Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota. “Death has been reported within just a few hours. Read more

What to do if your dog cuts its pad or paw when out on a walk
1) Restrain your dog securely so that you can assess the damage (this is easier with two people)
2) Is the wound bleeding?
3) If yes, check the type of haemorrhage
4) Is blood oozing from the wound? – probably a capillary bleed and less serious
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What is Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo?
With literally hundreds of dog shampoos on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your dog. Many of us overly cautious dog owners correctly want to avoid dyes, fragrances, and chemicals, knowing these ingredients can irritate our dog’s skin – and possible adversely affect his health.Continue reading

Why is My Cat Begging and How Do I Make it Stop?
If you have a begging cat, the last thing you want to do is feed them outside their own food bowl. Offer them food only from their bowl and allow them to eat only the food in their bowl.Continue reading

What is Dog Acne (Pimples) ? Acne, also called chin pyoderma, puppy dermatitis, muzzle folliculitis, furunculosis or simply “pimples,” is a fairly common inflammatory condition that affects the lips, chins and muzzles of puppies and young adult dogs.Continue reading



Party Animal Recalls Dog Food for Pentobarbital
A retailer in Texas told the company that their customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital.Continue reading

Are you poisoning your pet? Clean Label Project releases pet food ratings.
Do you know what your pets are really eating? We’re not talking about the main ingredients.The Clean Label Project tested 900 pet food products from 71 brands and screened for 130 toxins.The levels they found can cause serious and expensive health issues for your pet.Read more

Vets say raw food diet for dogs and cats is leaving them sick or dead
Vets are speaking out against raw food, saying they see numerous cases of serious injury, or death, resulting from the diet.Read more

Is your pet food safe? You may repay the unconditional love of a pet with the best food you can find. But how healthy is that food after all? An organization says many dog and cat foods have frighteningly high level of things like lead and arsenic. Read more

Foods to keep away from feline friends.
Just to show you how much I care for cats – feral and pet kitties – my column today is for you, all the cat lovers in our community. As devoted, loving cat owners, hopefully you feed your kitty a well-balanced diet.Continue reading

Feline Obesity: An Epidemic of Fat Cats
Do these wild cats eat a dry food diet that is full of starchy carbohydrates in the form of grains? Do they eat a water-depleted diet in the form of dry kibble? Is their diet one that derives much of its protein from plants (versus meat) as is true of many dry food diets. Read more




Not a fan of off-leash dog parks

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Not a fan of off-leash dog parks I think we live in a great city. A city that provides and maintains off leash dog areas. A city that provides waste bags for your dog’s business. We have animal control officers to help us when our dogs are lost. I love the city, but I am not a fan of off-leash dog parks or walking trails. Please let me explain why.
There are risks which I associate with off-leash dog parks and I will not put my dog in any risky situation. Most of these risks are because of human error, negligence and ignorance.Read more

LaSalle considers establishing dog park. Four-legged friends may soon have a place to run free in LaSalle as the town considers establishing a leash-free dog park.She outlined the basic costs to establish a park at about $30,000, with fencing and gates being the biggest expense. Two separate areas would be needed – one for larger dogs and the other for smaller dogs.Read more

CANINE CONNECTION: Good fences make good dog parks
I’ve never been a fan of dog parks. The whole idea of confining a group of under stimulated, overzealous dogs to an area with little or no escape routes to safely retreat and de-escalate conflict just has major veterinarian bill and permanent behavioural issue written all over it.Read more

Puppy put down after attack at off-leash dog park A nine-month-old puppy had to be put down after he was gravely injured by a German shepherd during an attack at an off-leash dog park in North Battleford Monday.
Lyle Kennedy posted a video of the attack to Facebook in the hopes of finding the German shepherd’s owner. He said the dog’s owner gave him a phone number to contact him, but when he called the number was unlisted.Read more

Dog parks shouldn’t be your pooch’s 1st social experience, says behaviourist
Dog behaviourist Barbara Lloyd says the dog park is not a place to take your canine companion for its first taste of social interaction. 
“The dog park is not a place for socialization,” Lloyd said. 
Instead, she said dogs should socialize when they’re still puppies and recommends putting your pup through training, which allows a dog to become more familiar with other dogs. Read more

Residents push for new city dog park Current park suffering in size, design, and maintenance
Lisa Bergman, Kira Baines, and Nicole Sztabkowski brought their concerns to city councillors on Monday, saying the city’s off-leash park at Toboggan Hill is suffering in size, design, lack of parking, and poor maintenance. The current park is little more than a small fenced area filled with gravel and a few muddy mounds topped with hydrants or rocks – Read more



Tampered food with needles inside left in Vancouver dog park
The BC SPCA is investigating after another report that tampered food was found in a popular park in Metro Vancouver.
Officials say they are now aware of a third incident in East Vancouver’s Strathcona Park, where it appears food with needles stuffed into it was left on the ground for dogs to find and eat.Read more

Dogs eat pizza stuffed with sewing needles left in Vancouver park
Pet owners may want to keep their animals on a tighter leash at a popular Vancouver park after two dogs are said to have found abandoned pieces of pizza stuffed with sewing needles.
The two incidents at an off-leash area in Strathcona Park were reported to the City of Vancouver in the past two weeks, according to CTV Vancouver. The pair of disturbing discoveries has local pet owners on edge.Read more

OB neighbors believe lack of dog park maintenance is dangerous
Every afternoon at 4 p.m., you can find Mike Ryan at the Dusty Rhodes Dog Park in Ocean Beach. He says his six dogs have trained him to go there every day.
“We’re an empty nest, but now we have dogs instead of kids, they’re our new kids,” said Ryan.Read more

Dog helps save hikers after grizzly chases them for 20 minutes in Banff National Park
The bear was standing a short six metres away from the hikers near the trailhead of the Cascade amphitheatre trail. They turned around immediately but the bear started following them. The group tried to remain calm, but the grizzly charged towards Campbell and forced them to release their dog. Read more

Slain puppy found near Meadow Lake dog park
Meadow Lake RCMP are investigating the slaying of a puppy after it was found near the city’s off-leash dog park.
Sgt. Ryan How with the Meadow Lake detachment said a woman from the city informed them on Sunday that she had found the dead puppy near the park.
“It was obviously killed on purpose and a large knife or machete was seized from closeby,” said HowRead more

Council to consider Windward Oahu “off-leash” dog park
Dog owners on the Windward side of Oahu say they’ve been asking for a dog park for more than a decade.
This week, Honolulu City Council will consider a resolution to finally establish the island’s sixth “off-leash” dog park.
“Tons of people have dogs here in Kailua and Kanehoe, and there’s no where for the dogs just to run loose,” Windward Dog Park Hui member, Jessica Hawkins said. Read more

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