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Dogs Can Volunteer Too (And It's Amazing)

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
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Meet Piper. She's a 5 1/2 year old Golden Retriever and her dad, Bryan Tenenhouse, is a former colleague of mine. I met Piper for the first time back in the Fall. She and her dad were out for a stroll and I was sitting at a sidewalk cafe, checking emails. She's training to be a service dog.

The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks In The United States

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Travel
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August 25 marks 100 years of America's National Park Service. With this auspicious centennial upon us, it's the summer to celebrate outdoor adventure. What better way to usher in the second century of America's National Parks than by getting fit with your pet at your side?

Keeping Your Dog Cool On Hot Summer Days

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
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It happens every year, and it's happening to us right now. Each summer Canada finds itself in the grips of a heat wave that makes everyone forget just how miserable the weather here is in all but three or four months. That's bad for people, sure, but it's really bad for dogs.

Dog-Friendly Yoga Helps Owners And Pets Hit Paws On Stress

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
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An emerging trend removes the separation between human and dog in a practice termed "doga," where dogs are welcome to engage in yoga with their two-legged companions. Let's have a look at some of the health benefits of attending doga sessions with your dog.

Does Your Dog Love You Back? Science Says Yes!

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
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Food and shelter: that's what the canine gets in return for the love and companionship they bestow upon their humans, right? Food in their dish, a cozy place to sleep, and for that they'll spend their relatively short life spans waiting at our feet to give us the cuddles and unconditional affection we so need. Or so we thought.

Bereavement Days Should Extend To Loss Of A Family Pet

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
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For anyone who's lost a pet, the heartache is significant and can last a long time. Feelings of grief can cause mental distraction, loss of appetite, bouts of extreme sadness and even lasting depression. Why, then, are we expected to get back to work after the loss of a pet without being allowed to take time off?

Puppies? What Are You Doing?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Living

Puppies? What are you guys doing? These Rhodesian Ridgeback pups just can't help themselves and who can blame them. We get that you don't want ...

Could Your Dog Be Suffering From Loneliness?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
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They deserve the same kind of care and love and attention we crave ourselves. Obviously we have to go out and earn a living and have fun with friends and family. But when we are at home, we have to spend quality time with our fur babies, whether it's petting and talking to them, playing with them or taking them for long walks.

Channel Your Love For Animals To Travel The World

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Travel
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Live on an organic farm while visiting your dream travel destination with WWOOF! By Ava Agata Gorecki Some of us nomads and wanderers want our pet...

Pet Bereavement Is No Different Than Human Bereavement

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

This is death. This is the heartbreak that inevitably comes for all of us when we open our hearts to receive love from another sentient being. From someone we showered with affection from the moment we first met. From someone who shared so much of our joys, sorrows, and laughter, and was ever supportive of us, unconditionally. From someone who we will miss with every fibre of our being from this moment on.

Dogs Can Sniff Out Oil Pipeline Leaks, But Industry Prefers Gadgets

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

But the industry tends to go for high-tech methods.

The Best Pet Paradise Spots Around The World

Booking.com | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

It can be heart-breaking to leave your beloved pooch behind while you embark on your next adventure. But with an increasing number of travellers looking to take their smaller halves with them as well as more and more accommodations and airlines catering to those with pets, there's really no reason those furry adventurers can't join in the fun.

Montreal To Ban Pit Bulls

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada

Dogs that already live in the city will be allowed to stay.

Real-World Advice For Travelling With Your Jet-Set Pet

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Travel
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We reached out to Sara Graham, editor, yoga teacher and author of How To Make Big Moves: Relocate Without Losing Your Mind. A Canadian currently based in Sweden, Graham shares with us inspiring tales from living abroad with her two frisky felines, Tigerlily and Dragon.

Don't Sacrifice Your Dog's Life To Get Your Cardio In This Summer

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Rowe

The early summer heat was suddenly more oppressive than ever; the scent of cut green grass became nauseatingly sweet. I couldn't get the sight of the senior dachshund with the tiny legs, trying desperately to keep up as the collar bit into his neck, out of my mind.

The Haute Dog's Guide To Cannes Chic

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
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Inspired by the world's most glamorous festival and the frisky performance of dogs in film, Get Leashed brings you a guide on how to Cannes in canine-friendly style.

WATCH: Cute Puppy Can't Keep Eyes Open

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living

We've all been there. A long night out. Too many drinks at the bar. Maybe your favourite team plays a game and it goes into overtime. Unfortunatel...

WATCH: When Puppies Attack

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living

A puppy pile could be dangerous.

How To Introduce Your Pet To Your Baby

Melanie Braga | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Melanie Braga

When my husband and I moved into a place of our own, we knew that we wanted to share our lives with a furry family member. We decided that adopting a cat would be the best option for us. We adopted our cat, Lily (6 years old), from a humane society in 2009 and she instantly brought great joy to us. As soon as we got the news of a baby entering our lives, we knew we had to start early in teaching Lily that a new family member will be joining us. Here's how we did it.

10 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Dog

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
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Old dogs, like old people, might slobber a bit more. They may not be as swift and they may not be as quick to learn new tricks, but like a favourite grandpa or old aunt, they offer an unconditional love that's just about the most special thing a pet lover could ask for.

Can Owning A Pet Make You Healthier?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Living
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As pet owners, we all believe deep down on a visceral level, that having a dog, cat, bird, fish, or other pet in our home makes us feel better and healthier on a daily basis. The presence of a loving animal in our lives makes us smile more often, feel more socially connected, and forces us to be more active and spend more time outdoors.

Man's Best Friend Could Be The Key To Curing Cancer

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Living
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Everyone has been touched by sorrow due to cancer in his or her lifetime. Better detection to catch cancer early and better medication to improve a patient's quality of life are important and optimistic steps toward finding a cure for this dreadful disease -- and it starts with our favourite animals.

The Real Reason Your Dog Is Yawning

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living

No, your dog isn't bored.

Quebec Veterinarians Ban Cosmetic Surgery For Pets

CBC | CBC News | Posted 02.06.2016 | Canada

Ear-cropping and tail-docking are already prohibited in seven provinces.

The Secret Pain Of Caretakers

Lenora Thompson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada
Lenora Thompson

Staring up at the constellation Orion on a crisp winter's night, I wonder how much longer I can bear the pain. The pain of watching my husband cringe ...