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Would You Fake An Illness To Get A Service Dog?

Is a lie a lie only if you get caught? What about white lies and technicalities? And of course, the ever popular, “it’s ok because I’m not hurting anyone” line when it comes to not telling the truth? You would think this kind of deception applies to other people and material things and getting ones way…but apparently people are lying about themselves to get a service dog. How badly do you want a pooch? We came across a story cracking down on people who fabricate a disability in order deem their dogs as service dogs. Why lie? Well, mostly...

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Boxer Dog Breed Information

Is you’re New Year’s resolution to get a new dog? Were you were gifted one for Christmas? Here’s hoping you got the breed of your choice, but if you are still deciding hopefully this blog will give you some insights into Boxers. This old German breed is a medium sized dog that comes in only four colours; fawn, brindle, black mask, with and without white markings and white. But its short, close lying coat is not its most distinctive feature. Actually, its head shape it what gives the boxer its characteristic look, specifically the muzzle. In a perfectly bred...

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Questions Over Markham Pet Store and Ethical Treatment of Animals

Traditionally people who are animal lovers and would like more than just a short- term family pet go to breeders or animal shelters or rescues to find the next furry, playful love of their lives. However, pet stores found in malls still exists and if you’ve done your homework vis a vis what different breeds are like and what kind of companion you are looking for, you usually don’t end up at pet store. Pet stores have reputations for working with puppy mills. I won’t say that any one animal in particular is more worthy or special than another,...

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How the Canine Flu Reached Canada

You may all be wondering what all the fuss has been about in the news as of late with respect to a few pups with the sniffles. It’s more than just the common cold – it’s the flu and your pup could catch it this year. So why now? As it turns out, a very well intentioned American rescue –MotorCity Greyhound Rescue in Detroit, Michigan, travelled to South Korea to rescue Greyhounds that were destined for the meat market. These sick pooches were vaccinated and quarantined three months prior to travelling back to the U.S. Much like your annual...

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How CannaCanine uses Hemp CBD to Help Dogs

A very old and well known plant that has been weaving in and out of popularity throughout the last century, marijuana, is making the political stage again as the Liberal government prepares for its legalization as of July 1st.  Similar, but not to be confused with marijuana, is hemp, a cannabinoid cousin. But unlike marijuana, hemp does not contain high THC content, which means no psychoactive effects. The compound found in hemp is called CBD (cannabinoid) and is a related to but not exactly like THC.  In humans it can be used medicinally without the psychoactive effects.  How?  Well, if you’re a science buff, you...

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