The 100-Year Old Myth: Poison, Poinsettias, and Pets

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Let’s get straight to the point: Poinsettias are NOT poisonous for your pets. The rumour that poinsettias are poisonous is an urban legend that has been making the rounds every Christmas since 1919. We hear it all the time, even here in Powell River. It’s simply not true, but it’s easy to justify fear with […]

Tips for Making Pet Photos with Santa as Smooth as Possible

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Did you hear? We’re hosting Pet Photos With Santa again! For a minimum $10 donation, you can get photos of your pet with Santa. Last year, this fundraiser allowed us to donate $3,100 to local charities! We’d love to beat that this year so bring down your pets and/or family down for a super cute […]

Aquarium Plants to Make Your Fish Happy


If you’ve ever had an aquarium, you know how relaxing it can be to watch fish putter around their tank. Fish make great starter pets for kids or adults who don’t have the time for a cat or dog. We’re also of the opinion that fish are some of the most underrated pets. There are […]

Raw Bones: Cleaner Teeth & Better Breath for Dogs

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It might seem counter-intuitive, but raw bones can help clean your dog’s teeth and freshen their breath.  We’re probably all familiar with stinky dog breath, which often leads us to notice that our pups teeth are developing some plaque. We’ve also heard all about how we should brush our dog’s teeth. Training your dog to […]

The Importance of Variety in Your Dog’s Diet

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It certainly isn’t uncommon for a dog’s diet to consist of the same food every day, but could you imagine feeding your family the same fast food combo meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 7 days a week? Well, truthfully, it isn’t much different. A dog diet that includes a wide variety of ingredients and […]

Hemp Oil for Dogs

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We’ve known for many years now the medicinal benefits that cannabis products can have for many human ailments. With the recent legalization, we are starting to explore the medicinal benefits they can have for our furry friends, as well! One product in particular that has been gaining quite a bit of traction is CBD hemp […]

The Benefits of Raw Dog Food

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With the recent surge in the popularity of raw dog food, the question of what to feed our canine companions is more prevalent than ever. And unlike the readily-available education about kibbles strewn around the internet, there seems to be very little information on switching to raw and the benefits that can bring. That’s why […]

Pet-Friendly Houseplants

There’s a myriad of reasons to keep houseplants in your home. They improve air quality by filtering out toxins, they add vivacity and energy to your living space, and it’s simply rewarding to watch them grow. But as lovely as our plants may be, it’s important not to forget about the health of our other […]