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February 2018

Feb 25, 2018 7:00 PM
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Dog owners know that spending time with your furry friends can make your day better. It's one of the reasons we love them.

Researchers have studied relationships and found in scientific studies that playing with your canine companion can help fight the symptoms of anxiety and depression by boosting your mood...

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January 2018

Jan 30, 2018 12:00 AM
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Does your dog bark every time he sees another pooch?

Does he or she get anxious, scared, or even aggressive when you pass by another dog during a walk?

If so, your four-legged friend probably needs a little bit of extra help learning how to socialize. 

Teaching your dog how to be...

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December 2017

Dec 21, 2017 1:00 PM
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What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to celebrate with some adorable pictures of dogs being festive?!

From the team at A Leg Up we wish you the Happiest Holidays and all the best for the New Year. It's been a pleasure looking after your furry best friends...

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November 2017

Nov 29, 2017 3:00 PM
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The holiday season upon us (seriously where did the year go?) and we want to help you get a headstart on your gift shopping (so you can spend more time on enjoying egg nog with friends while wearing ugly sweaters).

We encourage you to support local businesses during the holidays, and...

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October 2017

Oct 25, 2017 7:15 AM
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If you've ever suffered from allergies, you know just how miserable they can make you feel.

The runny eyes, the sniffles, the itchy skin...yuck!

You wouldn't wish that feeling on anyone. Especially not your furry friend...

But sadly, our pups are just as prone to suffer from allergies as we...

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September 2017

Sep 17, 2017 9:00 AM
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Is your pup's bark driving you mad?

Is their growling, yelping and howling getting old? Have you received complaints from the neighbours about their woofs and their ruffs?

If so, you might like these strategies to get your dog to stop barking (and behave better in the process)...

1. Stay calm...and...

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August 2017

Aug 20, 2017 6:00 AM
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15 Amazing Dog Treats You Can Make at Home

Making delicious and healthy treats at home is great to show that fur-ball how much you care. Store dog treats are often overpriced and packed with ingredients that you can't even pronounce.

So put on your chef's hat and check out these 15 quick and easy recipes for...

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July 2017

Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM
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Being able to administer CPR in an emergency can increase your dog’s chance of survival until a vet is available.

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June 2017

Jun 30, 2017 3:00 PM
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Happy Canada Day! We wish everyone a very safe and happy long weekend.

Since this weekend tends to be the unofficial kick-off of summer, here’s some easy ways to keep your dog cool over the next couple of months.

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Jun 16, 2017 4:00 PM
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Around this time last year we shared this post: How to Protect Your Dog from Lyme Disease with the help of local Toronto-based vet, Bev Bateman at Eglinton Veterinary Facilities. Although Lyme disease still remains rare in town, we felt this was a post worth sharing again as the weather gets better and we’re out adventuring with our K9 buddies more.

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