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Top 10 Reasons to Rescue

Written by Mary Clark at Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. Permission granted to freely reprint and distribute this document with credit to LRR, Inc at http://www.lrr.org/ With most family members gone during the work week for 8 hours or more, housetraining a puppy and its small bladder can take a while. Puppies need a consistent schedule […]

Pets as Gifts

Are you thinking of giving a pet as a surprise gift, you might want to reconsider. To many people, a puppy or kitten is the perfect symbol of the true spirit of giving. They represent wonderment, innocence, exuberant energy, unconditional love, and hope for the future. While pet Guardianship is undoubtedly rewarding, getting a pet […]

Making The Right Choice

Finding A Responsible Breeder For A Purebred Puppy The Canadian Kennel Club When you have narrowed your breed choices to a shortlist and are about to move to the next and most crucial step – the dog’s actual purchase – it is imperative that you locate a reputable breeder. As with any expensive purchase, buying […]

Embrace Guardianship

Pet Planet’s vision is a world in which animals are treated with respect for the unique individuals they are… a world in which consideration is given for an animal’s needs and quality of life…a world void of animal exploitation, abuse, and neglect. It is because of our passionate dream that we are happy to partner […]

Small Animals Need Premium Food Too!

“Has anyone ever explained the difference between premium and grocery brand pet food to you?” It’s a question we ask every day at Pet Planet and not just about dog and cat food. Proper nutrition is just as important to your birds and small animals such as hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets as it […]

Herbivores Need Hay

Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals are herbivores and are natural browsers of grasses and other fibrous materials. It is the fiber in their diet that drives their digestive tract and keeps it healthy. One of the most common reasons small animals develop digestive tract problems is from a diet too low in […]

What is Colostrum?

Life’s perfect first food, colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced by all female mammals prior to giving birth. Naturally rich in immune and growth factors, colostrum helps insure the health of the newborn. Animals of all ages can benefit from taking colostrum because it has applications for every stage of life and it’s never too […]

The Genetic Link to Cancer

This is Kali in 1997. She died May 5, 2003 of Hemangiosarcoma. So did her brother, Czar, in 2004 and her sister, Bailey, in 2006. There is a lot of speculation about the causes of the epidemic rates of cancer in our dogs today. One area that warrants in-depth research is breeding practices. With cancer […]

The Dangers of Rawhide for Dogs

It is natural for all dogs and especially puppies to chew – that’s one of the ways they explore and learn. Rawhide is one of the most common items given to dogs to chew but beware as it is also the most dangerous. What is Rawhide? Rawhide is the tough inner layer of bull, cow, […]

The Canine Biting Louse – Trichodectes Canis

Trichodectes Canis Is your dog scratching a lot? Are they having trouble sleeping (restless)? Is the coat dry and “scruffy” looking? They may have Alberta’s most prevalent canine parasite – lice! Canine Biting Lice are very common in Alberta, especially during the winter and spring months. Recent years have been especially ‘good’ years for lice, […]

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