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What My Kids Learned When Their Pets Died

Karly Hribnak | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Karly Hribnak

I am hoping that these two losses prepare the boys enough that they know there is no shame in crying, in openly grieving. Nor is there shame in laughing at the goofy, silly and funny memories. That grief comes in waves. That part of loving is sometimes letting go but that you get up, dust yourself off and continue on with your life.

We Need to End the Cruel Dog Meat Trade

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Rebecca Aldworth

Animal suffering is tough for anyone to stomach. It doesn't matter if you've been on the frontlines of animal welfare all your life because it never gets easier to look at. But what about cases of extreme abuse, where cruelty is so unthinkable that most people can't even comprehend its existence? Just weeks ago, the Humane Society International Animal Rescue team travelled to Yulin to expose this cruel festival to the world. What they saw was horrific -- dogs and cats crammed in cages, awaiting the same fate as the dogs and cats being slaughtered in front of them.

Siberian Husky Puppies Will Slay You With Their Cuteness

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada Living

We can't get over the cuteness that is these Siberian husky puppies.

When Kittens And Puppies Meet, The Cute Is Out Of Control

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Living

Cats and dogs hate each other right? Wrong. In the video above by Buzzfeed, we watch as kittens and puppies are put together for the very first tim...

Fraser The Dog Had A Really Rough Day. Rescuers Gave Him A Hand.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The use of a helicopter was donated for free by the owner.

Tinder For Dogs Helps Pet Owners Find Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living

There's one type of photo guaranteed to get a second glance on Tinder: the dog photo. That's right, it's near impossible to swipe left when you've...

6 Ways to Raise a Child Who Doesn't Eat Animals

Miriam Porter | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Parents
Miriam Porter

My son Noah and I live a vegan lifestyle. That's different from following a vegan diet -- although both are great! In fact, whatever you do that helps the environment, animals, humans or the earth is pretty awesome. For us, veganism extends past the plant-based food on our plate.

10 Ways to Be a Better Runner

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Despite what the advertisers lead us to believe, there is no "ideal" running figure. The only requirement for calling yourself a runner is to lace up a pair of running shoes and start putting one foot in front of the other. Running is not about what you look like, but rather, what you see yourself becoming.

No, That's Not A Chew Toy

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Living

Dog toys and sex toys have a lot more in common than you think. In the video above by College Humor, a group of adults guess which toys have been m...

Top Tips For Feeding Your Dog the Healthiest Foods

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Pete Brace, Vice President of communications and pet parent relations for Merrick Pet Care. Pete shared with me some of the top tips for feeding your dog the healthiest foods so they can enjoy a long healthy life.

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

Sue Nador | Posted 06.24.2015 | 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 05.09.2015 | 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.