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Warning! These Items Contain Xylitol!

Xylitol is a popular sugar substitute that's been used for decades in many different products. But it's also highly toxic to dogs. In fact, just last year, a Great Dane in Ontario died after eating a pack of gum.

But gum is not the only thing that we have around our homes that contains xylitol, and you might have highly toxic substances within reach of your dog right now. Read on to find out why xylitol is dangerous for dogs, get a list of products that commonly contain this artificial sweetener, how to avoid them, and what to do if you think your dog might have eaten some.

Breed Profile: Dachshund

The Dachshund is a scent hound breed that was created to hunt tunnelling animals such as badgers, rabbits, foxes, and so forth, with Dachshund packs also being used to hunt wild boar. The versatility of this breed today makes them fantastic family pets, show dogs, as well as small game hunters.

Garden Safety Tips for Dogs

Your dog should never be left alone to wander around the streets on his own. Not only will this cause problems with your neighbors, but there are dangers out there that could injure your dog badly, or even end his life. However, while most people know that there's danger on the street, many don't realize there are dangers lurking in your yard as well, and it’s up to you, as the dog owner, to see to it that he is safe while confined to your property.

Breed Profile: English Bulldog

Originally, Bulldogs were used by farmers to drive cattle to market, and also to compete in a grisly sport called bull baiting. Unlike their ancestors, Bulldogs of today are gentle, playful creatures who love being with children. They are not very active dogs at all, and are more than happy to take a short walk every day, and spend a lot of their time sleeping.

The Pros and Cons of Raw Food for Dogs

It seems like everywhere you look these days, there's a new food trend. So it stands to reason that while we navigate keto and gluten free food trends, there would be a few for our dogs too. Raw food is one of the biggest dog food trends out there, but is it the right choice for you and your dog? Is it healthier?

We were wondering too, so we did a little research, and here's what we discovered.

Non Profit Spotlight January 2020

When it comes to taking care of pets that are abandoned, injured, unwanted or abused, there are countless amazing non profits out there, all of whom do amazing work, often with limited resources. Every pet that is saved by these remarkable humans is a victory and a struggle, and we should all be celebrating all of the organizations out there that do this amazing work on behalf of our furry friends. Without them, so many more innocent souls would die alone, or live in misery.

But while we can't name every one of those amazing organizations and people (although we do offer them forever free listings with all the bells and whistles on our directory), we do feel that there are a few organizations doing things that are so remarkable, they deserve a special mention.

Why Is My Dog Throwing Up?

There are a few things that strike terror into the hearts of pet parents everywhere, and unexplained vomiting is definitely high on the list. If you're asking the question why is my dog throwing up, you've come to the right place. We've got all the basic information you need to know to make informed decisions about how to deal with a dog that is a little under the weather.

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