Dressing Up

The cold season is officially here. Yet another frost advisory was issued for our area, which is Canada’s southernmost, and up north, people have experienced first snowstorms. Also, Halloween is only a couple of days away. All and all, it’s time for pet owners to think about clothes for their four-legged companions. We at Pawz Club asked Natalie Gill-Carew, who is the store manager at Pet Valu in Essex, Ontario, to share her expertise in picking the right clothes for dogs and cats – for the cold weather and for Halloween. Pawz Club: Obviously, not all dog breeds need extra protection from cold. What breeds do need some extra protection… Read More

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Picking Dog Treats

Every pet store offers a great variety of dog treats. Usually it’s not just one shelf, or even an isle. It’s a few isles with all kinds of flavours. It can be quite confusing for dog owners to pick the right treats. Which ones would be healthy, not too pricey, and, of course, approved by the four legged gourmet? We at Pawz Club talked to Natalie Gill-Carew, who is the store manager at Pet Valu in Essex, Ontario. We asked Natalie about dog treats and she provided us with a general guidelines for confused dog owners. Pawz Club: Are treats like candies – sweet, much desired but not quite healthy… Read More

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Is Your Ice Melter a Salt Weapon?

By Eugenia Vlasova, Edited by Barb Seegers Beautiful, spring-like days in the middle of January are a great relief for winter-tired people and their pets. While I was enjoying one of those days, and walking with my furry friends, I noticed a problem that had been buried under the snow for weeks — an ice melter that I had been using on my driveway had now burned the lawn. When I shoveled snow off my driveway, the salt that remained on the pavement mixed with the snow. Then, when temperatures began to rise, the snow melted and absorbed into the soil, leaving the grass yellow and pretty much dead. As… Read More

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Cold Weather Walks

By Barb Seegers and Eugenia Vlasova “When the weather outside is frightful”, we, humans, prefer to enjoy the warmth of our homes. However, if you are a dog owner, you may not be able to afford that luxury. Most dogs need to go outside every day, any day, no matter what. While you can’t cancel those walks with your four-legged family member, you can make them safer and more comfortable for yourself and your canine companion. Take good care of those paws Winter roads pose considerable risk to your dog. Dog boots keep the dog from having snow matting in their paws as well as not getting cut by ice… Read More

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