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B.C. dog walker charged in deaths of 6 dogs

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Emma Paulsen, the dog walker alleged to have dumped the bodies of six dogs in a ditch in Abbotsford, B.C., has been charged with six animal cruelty-related counts in connection with their deaths.

On Sunday, the B.C. SPCA said that Paulsen has been charged under the Criminal Code with killing or injuring an animal, causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal, failing to provide the necessities of life to an animal and falsely reporting an offence.

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August 19, 2014 |

9 Dog Food Consumer ‘Trends’ for Fido

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9 dog food trendsSource: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Four out of five pet owners now consider their pet a member of the family, and consumers are shifting their priorities when it comes to purchasing food for their pets accordingly (Mintel, Pet Food, 2013).

In the July issue of Food Technology Magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan writes about recent trends in gourmet pet food.

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July 28, 2014 |

Border Crossing with Fido – tips for travel

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border crossing with dogsWe cross the border into the States almost every weekend as my daughter is part of a horse riding club in the Sumas, Washington area. We have a 10 month old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Lucy and we needed to gather as much information as possible to help us cross back and forth with ease. I hope you find this information helpful! Source

Traveling with Pets

The rules for bringing pet dogs, cats, and birds across the U.S. – Canadian border are pretty straightforward but there are differences between the two countries – and even different U.S. States.  In theory, you should contact the state veterinarian of each state you are intending to visit.  Finally,  regulations change, so it is always a good idea to call the specific border crossing station you will be using if you are bringing your animal along for the first time in a while, or are traveling with something other than a dog or cat. We have a separate web page for every border crossing between the two countries which has contact information for every station. (more…)

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July 25, 2014 |

5 Best Dog Life Jackets Reviewed

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life jacketIs A Life Jacket Really Necessary For Dogs?
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than a romp in the water to cool down.  Whether its a trip to the beach, a lakeside treat or just a dip in the pool, both humans and their canine companions can enjoy strenuous exercise without over heating.  But pet owners should be mindful of the dangers involved in swimming and boating for their four legged friends.  Every year over 4000 dogs drown in swimming pools alone.  Even the strongest swimmer can become incapacitated in a boating or skiing accident.

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July 22, 2014 |

Camping with your Dog this summer – what to know

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camping 1Source: Kevin Callan “The Happy Camper”, Canada AM

My dog Angel is a “Gollie” (a mix between a border collie and a golden retriever). She’s a great dog and she just loves canoe tripping. Angel carries her pack full of kibble on the portage, doesn’t whine or bark in the canoe, and she stays close to us – except when a squirrel or chipmunk wanders into camp.

Some dogs are well-behaved and considerate, while others may prove to be a nuisance on a camping trip. Taking care of your dog on a trip, and making sure it behaves, are equally important.

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July 18, 2014 |
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