dog at Kitchener Christmas Market

Please someone add yet another Christmas market to my social media feed – but only if it’s outside. Then, I can take my dog. Kitchener, Ontario answered that call. The 22nd Christkindl Market is December 6 to 9, 2018 at City Hall downtown. Kitchener claims the title of Canada’s original “Christkindl Market” modeled after Germany’s […]

dog in K9 Sport Sack review on dogtrotting.net

Luke and Layla, two little Shih Tzu crosses, are remarkably different personalities despite bonding together … at three different homes. Their original owner died, leaving them to his ex-wife who promptly advertised them online for adoption. (Be careful who you leave your pets to). Both little white characters are now my nephews’ dogs adapting nicely […]

‘Tis the season to spoil our dogs. Ok, every season we spoil our dogs, but when it comes time to wrapping stuff up in a bow, we can’t forget Fido, right? So, these dog treats I found at SuperZoo 2018, the Holy Grail of pet industry trade shows, are as much for people as they […]

recipe for turmeric dog treats

Turmeric contains curcumin, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties and an anti-oxidant. It can help with pain, arthritis, and joint stiffness. However, the curcumin content in turmeric is not that high and people have to take higher concentration curcumin supplements to see any affect. Also, apparently, black pepper helps people absorb curcumin. However, coconut oil is […]

Art, pottery, glass, woodworking, textiles… the traditional mediums and more are staples of One of a Kind, a twice a year artisan show and sale that gets me excited for all things textural, tactile and most important: handmade. Designed. Created. Crafted.  There’s still a thrill to meeting the maker of beautiful things, and even better […]

Canadian Christmas Pet Expo dogtrotting.net

The Canadian Christmas Pet Expo in Toronto – if you have pets, and haven’t been here yet, you must be in the minority. Twice a year, two units at the International Conventional Centre near the Toronto airport fills with pet-lovers, a lot of dogs and vendors, vendors, vendors selling everything you can think of for […]

black dog with orange flowers

Happy Wolfenoot! November 23 is the first annual celebration (hopefully) of Wolfenoot embraced by dog lovers around the world. That’s right. Around the world. If you are kind to dogs, Wolfenoot is for you. Wolfenoot was created by a 7-year-old boy in New Zealand and shared by his mother, writer Jax Goss, on social media. […]

Today, we continue our improving aging dog mobility series and this one’s easy: treats. But not just any treats…. Ok, these are not exactly treats – they are chews that look and sometimes taste like dog treats. However, there are specific dosages to give. For example, ActivPetz advices only one treat a day for dogs […]

dog in orthopedic dog bed www.dogtrottting.net

Victor, my likely 12-year-old cocker cross, sleeps anywhere. Pretty much everywhere, including my bed, his beds, or the floor. He’s not picky. But I am. I’d rather see him curl up in any of the beds I’ve bought him because that’s got to be more comfortable, especially if the bed therapeutic. If I’m more comfortable […]

physiotherapy for dogs

Surprisingly, Victor my dog preferred running on a tread mill to jumping into the pool. He’d rather run than swim…. by a mile. I discovered this at a physiotherapy appointment – his not mine. Yes, there’s such thing as physiotherapy for pets and I discovered that participating in the Hamilton Burlington SPCA annual walk-a-thon. I wasn’t […]