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Whether you have a dog, cat or both, our experts are here with all the information and tips you need. In the articles below, we cover dog and cat health, nutrition, behaviour, training and more.

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There are approximately 8.3 million cats throughout the country, and a full 38% of Canadian homes include at least one cat.

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things about having a dog is getting to pet them, and most dogs love this too. Why do dogs like being petted? The simple answer is because it feels good and they can tell you're happy with them at that moment.

While it may seem like a few extra pounds is no big deal, it can make a big difference for your cat. A couple of pounds can equal 30% of their body weight.

Cats can be a little standoffish when it comes to physical affection, but that doesn't mean that petting your cat isn't a part of your bond. There are plenty of cats that are cuddly or that at least enjoy an occasional pat or scratch.

As your dog gets older, it's easy to lose track of your dog's dental care. Keeping up with your dog's dental hygiene doesn't have to be hard. Here are some easy steps you can take to help maintain your friend's pearly whites.

Whether your furry friend is a teacup Yorkie or a St. Bernard who tops the scales, keeping your dog at a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do for their physical well-being.

Do you suspect your dog of acting out? Is your dog behaving badly, or are his actions causing you frustration? Understanding the causes of your dog’s behaviour can help you begin to explore ways to correct it.

Anyone who has cats knows that they can occasionally experience upset stomachs and sensitive digestive tracts. These can be minor, passing cat digestive problems, or indicate larger issues that should be addressed by a veterinarian.

Have you noticed a change in your dog’s digestion? Do you suspect that your dog’s food or allergies are upsetting your dog’s stomach? Read on to learn the signs of dog digestive issues and how to treat them. 

Adopting a pet saves a life and gives you a best pal. If you’re looking to adopt a pet in Canada, Petfinder has a large database of adoptable pets in North America.

Feeding human food to your cat may be tempting and you may even see it as a way to boost your cat's nutrition or to give them a special treat.

When we think of autumn, the first thing that comes to mind is typically food-related. And who can blame us? Fall ingredients like pumpkins, sweet potatoes and nuts make up some of our favourite holiday meals and treats!