Canada Dogs

Should I Donate to a Child in Need, or Pay for My Loving Dog's Surgery?

Sue Nador | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

My dog was carefully assessed, x-rayed, and operated on by the best veterinary surgeon, and then received excellent private follow-up care. All of this cost several thousands of dollars. I did not think twice about spending the money. But after reading a piece in the New York Times recently, John and I began to grapple with the ethics of directing so much money to an animal.

These Furry Animals Need Your Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Impact

April 17 is the beginning of National Adoption Weekend and Pet Valu stores across Canada are hoping to raise money and find homes for 2,000 pets. P...

WATCH: 14 Dogs Having A Worse Day Than You

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Living

Ask any animal lover and they'll all say the same thing: even the sweetest pets have a mind of their own. In the Buzzfeed video above, we see 14 a...

B.C. Therapy Dogs Take The Fear Out Of Visiting The Dentist

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

InHarmony Dental Care in Victoria, B.C. is believed to be the first dentist's office in Canada to use therapy dogs.

Pomeranian Killed In B.C. Was Stabbed 61 Times

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"... an extremely disturbing level of violence was inflicted on this poor dog."

Are You a Cat or a Dog in Relationships?

Alana Hurov | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

After 20 years of dating and over 100 relationships later, I have created "The Milk and Bone Theory." Take a close look at the behaviour of cats and dogs, notice which qualities you share with both animals. You will most likely have commonalities with one more than the other. Here are five ways to tell if you are a cat or a dog in a relationships.

Top Tips on Keeping Your Cat or Dog Healthy

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I quite often write blogs about how to prepare healthy meals. But what about our pets? I have always thought, if I am eating healthy then Seymour (my 16-year-old feline friend) should eat healthy too.

B.C. Beagle Wins Top Honour In Dog World SHOCKER

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Born in Enderby, B.C., the beagle named Miss P beat out 2,711 dogs of 192 breeds in New York City.

Showing Your Pet Some Love This Valentine's Day

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Valentine's Day is a wonderful day to spend with those you love -- whether they have two legs or four, paws or feet, wagging tails or smiling faces. It's a great day to share your love with everyone who makes you happy. This Valentine's Day we want to see a selfie of you and your BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)! Snap a picture of you and your pet -- be it a cat, dog, rabbit, or even a horse -- and show us your love!

Is Your Dog Getting Old? Swap It For A Cuter Puppy!

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Impact

Tired of having the same wagging tail greet you at the door every evening? Looking for a cuter companion? Toronto Humane Society now provides the ...

Resolve to Try Cruelty Free Products in 2015

Jacki Andre | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

The issue of animal testing is a murky minefield. I'm not here to preach. You can Google if you're interested in the issue. The lines I have drawn for myself will be questionable to some. But I believe that you don't have to be a radical protester to make a difference -- every small choice you make counts.

Why I Grieve the Loss of a Pet Like the Loss of a Person

Dianne Lawrence | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Living
Dianne Lawrence

If you are an animal lover and heading into your senior years chances are you have said goodbye to more than a few pet companions. One dog died in my arms from cancer, another from old age, one was killed by another dog and one died while I was on vacation. My grief for each one was no less than the grief I've felt for the passing of a beloved human.

Let's Give a Hand to Canada's Animal Welfare Heroes

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Do you know an animal welfare hero? Someone who has dedicated their life to improving the welfare of animals in Canada?

Trying to Be a Hero Doesn't Make You One

Mike Gallay | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

My puppy, Yoshmenge, in the car. Despite recommendations to the contrary, I sometimes skip breakfast, as I did today. It is mid-morning and I am hun...

Happy World Animal Day -- Let's Stop Puppy Mills!

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

October 4 is World Animal Day, a global event celebrating animals big and small, from coast to coast and sea to sea around the world. Here in Canada, almost 30 per cent of households have a dog. They provide companionship, happiness and even therapy to their owners. But we still face a dark problem when choosing where to get our next dog -- puppy mills.

Stoned Dog Triggers SPCA Raid On Vancouver Condo

CBC | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's tough to talk to any walk-in clinic patient about drug abuse, but even more difficult when the 'patient' is a dog. But one Vanco...

10 Ways That Losing a Pet is Worse Than Losing a Human

Angela Hartlin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

People are meant to be resilient and aim to recover from traumatic life events so when you lose a beloved pet, it is natural for those who care about you to ask when you are going to fill the void by adopting another lucky fur-child. Emotionally, we may process it as someone trying to get us to replace the love we just lost.

Let's Keep It Real When Making Comparisons To Canadian Health Care

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

Instead of falling for false comparators, how can we have a broader, proactive conversation on the future of Canadian health care? Boston's book highlights how isolated and frustrating the experience of a patient seeking treatment for a life-altering disease can be. She describes much of her frustration as stemming from rushed appointments that left little time for asking questions. What improvements in system efficiency or changes to compensation models would enable physicians to spend more time providing quality, patient-focused care?

Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your WIENER DOGS

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Several enthusiastic wiener dogs (and their owners) didn't let a little heat wave interfere with their bid for top honours at the Hastings Racecourse'...

The 49 Most Canadian Dogs On The Internet

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Living

O Canada WE CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE. SO CUTE. MAKE IT STOP. OK, so not all of these dogs are actually Canadian, but each and every one embodies the s...

Dog BFF Saved This Little Guy's Life

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In today's adorable animal news, a German shepherd saved his best friend, a little chihuahua min pin mix, from a dangerous coyote attack in Kelowna, B...

Who Let The Dogs Out?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LANGLEY, B.C. - A pack of dogs has vanished in Langley, B.C., and police in that Metro Vancouver community hope someone has a tip that can lead them t...

Not a Cat Person

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair w...

WATCH: It's A St. Bernard PARTY

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A couple of St. Bernards out for a walk would turn heads — but how about 42 of them? A video depicting just that is our new favourite thing on th...

What I Learned This Week: Dogs Are Animals, But People Are Pigs

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

I just returned from a most interesting walk with my two dogs where I was -- or more specifically, they were -- assailed for ruining the Spring season...