Do Cats Need Baths?

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Do cats need baths? In most cases, the answer is no, unless the cat is a show cat– in which case, you should either already know all about grooming for shows or have a mentor helping … Read More

Moving with Dogs, Without the Stress (Part Two)

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In Part One, we talked about how to plan a move and  prepare for a move without stressing your dog and causing undesirable behaviors. Now, let’s look at the move itself and the settling-in period immediately after … Read More

WHS Ad – May 27, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Wanted: More Satellite Locations! The WHS is looking for more pet supply stores that are willing to help find homes for some of our animals. If you know of a location that may have space to … Read More

Moving with Dogs, Without the Stress (Part One)

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So, you’re getting ready to move, and you’re a dog owner. Since dogs are relatively adaptable creatures in general, it’d be easy not to think about the effect of your move on your dog until you’ve … Read More

Should Cats Wear Collars?

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We recently covered the possible dangers of dog collars, but what about the cats in the family? Cats, too, can be injured or killed if they wear a collar; on the other hand, just like dogs, … Read More

Pet Oxygen Masks

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Do you have a disaster preparedness plan in case you have a house fire? In any emergency situation, having a plan can reduce chaos and increase the chances of safely removing loved ones (including pets) from … Read More

WHS Ad – May 22, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Wanted: More Satellite Locations! The WHS is looking for more pet supply stores that are willing to help find homes for some of our animals. If you know of a location that may have space to … Read More

June 2009 Pet Shows

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There are so many opportunities to show off your pet or admire others this June so take a look at the upcoming events and start marking your calendar. Sleeper Dog Shows a.k.a Roy Jones Dog Shows … Read More

Can Hedgehogs Become Diurnal?

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Hedgehogs are charming pets that appeal to many people, particularly those who prefer a pet that is somewhat exotic yet still handleable. I’ve never been without hedgehogs since 2001, and I very much enjoy their company. However, one … Read More

Is Your Dog Suitable for Therapy Work?

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Among the most common goals of active, involved dog owners is to certify their dog as a therapy dog and do therapy work with elderly people, children, veterans, or people with disabilities. Therapy dogs can help people … Read More

Petlvr Mailbag: Schnauzer Won't Accept New Pup

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Dear Petlvr, I hope you can help: We just brought home a 7 week old puppy – malti-poo/pom mix. Tiny, less than one pound. We have a mini-doxie age 12 who is fine with her. However, … Read More

Dog Collar Dangers

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Putting a collar on your dog seems like a fairly standard safety measure. Most pet parents don’t give it a second thought. But is it really that simple? As with most subjects related to pet care, … Read More

Don't Rub His Nose In It

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If you are housebreaking a puppy or dog, you’ve heard the age-old advice: “When he has an accident, just rub his nose in it!” Somehow that old chestnut has survived several revolutions in dog training, even … Read More

Beat the Heat with Night Walks… Safely

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As the weather gets warmer, you may find that your dog can’t exercise enough during the day to keep him or her calm without becoming overheated. The cooler nights and evenings are a better time for … Read More

Prevent Lyme Disease: Check for Ticks

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What does summer mean to you and your pet? Maybe it means long walks in the park, tossing a Frisbee, swimming in the lake or relaxing in the grassy meadow. Although it can be a refreshing … Read More

Calendar of Pet Expos

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There are so many pet expos scheduled this year that you could almost go to one every month. Every expo has different events, but if you’re looking to adopt a new pet or put your current … Read More

Fetch 'Til You Drop: The Dangers of Over-Exertion in Dogs

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I know I’m not the only person who jokes,  “My dog would fetch until his legs fell off, if I kept throwing that ball!” It’s usually  worth a chuckle, especially if Augustin and a tennis ball are … Read More

WHS Ad – May 13, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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The Winnipeg Humane Society has on overwhelming amount of dogs available for adoption. All of our dogs are in need in of quality, durable (strong) dog toys to keep them busy. If you have toys to … Read More

Warm Weather Means Time for a Reminder About Pets and Hot Cars

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This afternoon I witnessed a confrontation between a concerned passer-by and a driver who left her small dog in her Toyota Prius as she entered a fast casual restaurant and placed a to-go order. The other patron … Read More

From Outdoor Cat to Indoor Cat: Easing the Transition

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Convincing an outdoor cat to remain happily indoors is a task most cat parents will face at some point. While some outdoor cats settle into indoor life with no fuss at all, others may pace, yowl, … Read More

Petlvr Mailbag: Found Hedgehog

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Dear Petlvr, I just received a hedgehog. It was found by a friend’s dog. I learned on the internet that hedgehogs can have babies as early as May. I would like to keep this hedgehog, it … Read More

Happy Mother's Day – From Wildlife SOS

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This is a copy of a newsletter I receive from Wildlife SOS. Wildlife SOS is a non-profit charity in both USA and INDIA. All funds donated to Wildlife SOS will be used for Wildlife Protection, Rescue … Read More

Can Your Family Give a Pet with Special Needs a Home?

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Do you have extra love to give to a pet who is truly in need? If you’re an experienced pet parent looking for a new family member and want to know you’ve made a big difference to … Read More

H1N1 (Swine) Flu and Pets

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With so much media attention focused on H1N1 (Swine) flu, it’s not difficult to find articles explaining how to protect yourself and what treatment options are available. But what about your other family members, do you … Read More

Animal-friendly Mother’s Day Weekend

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How are you celebrating this Mother’s Day? Well, if you don’t have any ideas yet, consider treating your mom to an animal-friendly weekend. There are so many ways you can share this day with your mom. … Read More

Dorm Pets: Good or Bad Idea?

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More and more colleges are beginning to allow pets in select dormitories. Stressed-out students may benefit from the blood pressure reducing benefits of stroking a pet or watching fish in a tank. In addition, some students … Read More

WHS Ad – May 6, 2009 – Please Adopt Me

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Put your Paws in Motion for The Winnipeg Humane Society! Walk with your furry friends in support of WHS shelter animals and join us for this massive special event! June 28th, 2009 at Assiniboine Park. To … Read More

Give Your Pet a Mother's Day Gift: Spay Her!

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What’s the best gift for your intact female dog or cat this Mother’s Day? How about an appointment to be spayed? We’ve discussed spaying and neutering here before, but it’s an important subject that deserves to … Read More

Testing Out My New Toy (I mean Walking The Dogs)

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Wow. It just seems like yesterday since I purchased my new toys .. a Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera … but I have been busy with my offline work and never got around to really … Read More

Ten Dog-Training Truisms

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Train dogs and interact with the people who love them long enough, and you’ll find that certain truths about dog training are almost always accurate. Professional trainers and serious hobbyists are fond of standing around swapping … Read More

What's In Your Dog Food? Comparing Dog Food Labels

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When I recommend premium food to dog owners, they often ask, “Is it really worth the price?” Or, “How could it possibly be that much better than the grocery store brands?” The answer is: Yes, absolutely. … Read More

Incontinence in Aging Dogs

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One of the most saddening and frustrating issues for any dog owner to deal with is that of incontinence in an aging dog.  After years of successful housetrained behavior, older dogs often seem to regress to … Read More

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