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Grooming your dog – during COVID-19

While we wait in hope for the world to open up again and our professional groomers to open their doors again, your dog and mine will need to be groomed. And it looks like you and I will be doing it! Below follow the start of my grooming adventure. I hope you will be inspired to spiff up your own dog!

Here’s what Roxy looked like during week 7

I typically take Roxy to the groomer every 4 weeks. You can see here she is starting to look unkept. And I haven’t groomed my dog myself in over 10 years! I always left it up to the professionals to make her look salon gorgeous. But these are unusual times.

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A Snuffle Mat dog game – for all breeds

In my previous post, I showed you a fun dog puzzle game called Dog Hide N Slide. I said that although that dog puzzle is fantastic, it is not suitable for all breeds. Specifically, that game may not be suitable for dogs with compact noses. And it may not be appropriate for breeds that are structurally too short or too small to effectively interact with that game. But I promised that I would be writing a post about another dog puzzle game soon. So, here it is! I am now very excited to tell you about the Pet Snuffle Mat !

Watch this video below to see what the Pet Snuffle Mat is all about.

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Dog Hide N Slide – A dog puzzle game

Check out this dog puzzle game called “Dog Hide N Slide”by Outward Hound. While you and your dog are likely getting bored staying home for social distancing through this Coronavirus situation, you can enjoy keeping your dog busy by playing this game! Among the many fun and important topics I will be writing about, I definitely wanted to include a category of fun games and activities to enrich your dog’s life!

Photo of Roxy engaged in game

Today, I will tell you all about the DOG HIDE N’ SLIDE by Outward Hound game. This is a mental stimulation game that will challenge your dog every time! Watch the video below for my demonstration on how this game works. One of the nice things about this game is that there are no removable parts. This means there are no pieces to be pulled off and become a choking hazard for your dog. Plus, you will never lose any pieces.

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To all the veterinarians that remain open…Thank you!

So as we and our dogs are making changes in our daily lives to social distance ourselves to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, I want to thank all of the veterinarians that remain open with minimal staff risking their own potential health for our pets’ health!

I continuously receive updates from my veterinarian clinic, Davisville Park Animal Hospital, on what they are doing to try to continue to stay open safely to provide care for pets that are in need of appointments for urgent matters.

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Coronavirus and your dog-what you need to know!

Wondering if your dog can get the Coronavirus? Well according to this american veterinarian…it’s best to keep your dog away from people and dogs who don’t live in your home.

Watch this interview of a veterinarian in the United States who discusses Coronavirus and your dog and what you need to know!

Wishing all of you to stay safe!

Yours in better dog care, Judy.

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How to prevent fleas, ticks, and heartworm in dogs.

Spring is almost here!

So spring is around the corner. And you can’t wait to let your dog out into the backyard to stretch his legs after a long winter! Now is the time to take action to prevent fleas, ticks and heartworm that would bring discomfort and disease to your dog!

It’s early in the season. But on March 5th I already took my dog to my vet to have her heartworm bloodwork done. And I bought the initial 3 months of Nexgard flea and tick prevention treatment. So I gave my dog the flea and tick prevention medication that same day. And I also bought the product to start on June 1st to prevent heartworm.

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The best dog walking winter coat for you!

Find out what coat Judy wears to keep her warm in the deep freeze.

My Dog Walking Winter Coat is Exceptionally Cosy & Warm

So as I mentioned in my earlier blog, Dog Friendly TallyHo Inn… dogs are welcomed!, I promised that I would tell you about my best-ever dog walking winter coat! In all my years walking dogs in freezing temperatures, I have never found one that kept me warmer. So that’s what this post is all about!

My coat brand name is Tempo Equestrian. I bought it and a number of other outerwear and activewear pieces at Green Hawk, a Canadian nationwide retailer to the horsey set. And Tempo Equestrian is their store’s house brand.

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Pet Microchip – can help find your lost dog

What you need to know about pet microchips in case your dog is lost.

Up to now, I have discussed other aspects to keep your dog safe such as my recommended winter dog hats and coats for harsh winter conditions and crash tested car transport crates.

Lost Pets

So now I feel it’s really important to discuss what you can do to find your dog if he or she should become lost. One of the most common ways dogs go missing is they dart out of your vehicle after you park and open the door. And as I detailed in a recent blog about crash tested car transport crates, it is best to restrain your dog in your car so that he doesn’t get the chance to escape. But in the worse case scenario that your dog gets lost, a pet microchip can mean the difference between life and death for your dog, and is also how your beloved animal can be returned to you.

We all want to make sure our dog comes home as fast as possible if he gets lost!

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Dog Friendly TallyHo Inn… dogs are welcomed!

My winter wonderland cottage vacation with Roxy!

Have you ever wished you could find that perfect, relaxing home-away-from-home to take a much-needed winter break? And what if that place would not only welcome you, but would allow your dog to stay too? Last week my husband and I stayed at the dog-friendly Tallyho Inn, near Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. We enjoyed a week in the peaceful winter wonderland, exploring by day and cuddling up in our cozy cottage by night, all three of us, husband, dog and I tuckered out from being in the fresh country air. We have stayed there many times in the winter over the years because the cottages are lovely and totally comfortable, and most importantly, dogs are honoured guests too! Our dog Roxy gets excited as soon as we turn off the highway towards the resort!

Judy and Roxy on the skating rink at Tallyho Inn





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