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Solutions for Aging Dog Mobility Issues Part #3: Canine Physiotherapy

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 […]

Vote for Dog Parks. Seriously.

Dog parks offer like-minded people the opportunity to connect with others, or just be there exchanging a few words. Dogs are conversation starters, particularly among fellow pup people. You’ll might even interact with others you’d otherwise never cross paths with.

Film Review: Dog Days, a Sappy Summer Rom-Com for Dog Lovers

If you love dogs, you’ll enjoy watching the film Dog Days. If you love dogs and sappy romantic comedies, you’ll really enjoy Dog Days. Dog Days directed by Ken Marino opens today (August 10, 2018) at a major theatre near you and no, you can’t bring your dog (unfortunately), but you’ll want to. You’ll want […]

We’re Off! Dog Travel Road Trip Packing List … NC or bust.

It’s summer… heats on, holidays have started and the car has a new battery. I’ve got a $200 gas gift card burning a hole in my pocket so that means one thing: Road Trip! … with my dog, Victor, of course. We’re packed and ready to go. The following is a dog travel packing list […]

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Dog Bath Time: Meet Espree, Victor’s Nemesis (and enter a contest)

Victor’s curly tight black cocker/poodle fur makes him a canine air filter, walking through the world gathering any and all the dirt you can imagine. Yes, a week after a grooming appointment, he smells  a bit ripe.

But it’s when I see all the brown water filtering down the drain during a bath I realize, that’s snuggling up in my bed each night. Ick.

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Great Dog-friendly Travel Value Today Only on dogtrotting.net

Great dog-travel opportunity … Today only! “If I can’t take my dog, I’m not going,” someone said to me recently, and I thought, “Me, too,” which is the reason my dog Victor and I recently went on a dog-friendly Michigan Cider Mill tour. (More about that soon). Clearly, we were talking about travelling, but the […]

Welcome Daisy and Win! We’ve Adopted a cat and my dog’s thrilled (sort of)

        Welcome Daisy, our newest member of the dogtrotting.net family! It’s official, we are a two-cat home. After losing my beloved Kaitlynn 18 months ago, the feline absence was too great. Besides, I didn’t want Victor to get used to not having a kitty buddy around. (Note: This post was sponsored by […]

Happy Halloween & treats for dog trick o’ treaters. What fun!

Happy Halloween! This year Victor’s enjoying his own bag of holiday inspired Boo Bars treats from Blue Buffalo we picked up at Ren’s Pet Depot. Then he’s handing out treat packs to doggie friends who arrive at the door with costumed kids. The kids in costume, however, he’s still not understanding. And don’t get me started […]

There’s no debate: Should I keep Sally the cat? Vote now.

Happy National Cat Day! (Oct. 29) Yes, this is dog blog, but my 12-year-old terrier-cross Victor is dealing with a new presence in his life: Sally, a one-year-old black foster kitten rescued from a hoarding situation by the Welland, Ontario Humane Society and handed over to my Vet. The clinic I go to runs a […]

How to Deal with Pet Loss. Or why we are in the SPCA Walk-a-Thon.

I’ve been reading advice from other pet parents about how to deal with such loss – one not always understood by those outside the ‘pet enthusiast’ community. Most pet parents have dealt with this issue at some time, so (unfortunately) I’m in good company.

I’m no grief expert, but here are some ways I’m attempting to deal with pet loss. Maybe some might work for you too.