Omega-3 Fats for Dogs

February 3, 2015 by  

Omega-3 fats can be important for joint health, keeping their coat shiny and healthy, and also keeping their immune system strong. Fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines, are the best source of omega-3s. Alternatively, you can always sprinkle in ground flaxseed (start slow and in small amounts, 1-2 teaspoons daily) into your dog’s foods for omega-3 fats from a plant source.

Holiday Dog Treats for Vancouver

December 9, 2014 by  


2 1/2 cups of whole wheat or brown rice flour
1/4 cup of wheat germ
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
3/4 cup of canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
2 eggs

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until everything is incorporated. Add water if the dough seems too dry. Roll out until about a quarter to a half inch thick. Cut with your favourite cookie cutter. Bake at 350 ‘F for about twenty minutes.

Food Allergies in Dogs in Vancouver

November 23, 2014 by  

Just like humans, dogs can also develop food allergies. The most common signs are chronic ear inflammation, chronic diarrhea to chronic gas, licking their feet, or an itchy rear end.

The most common allergens are

Unfortunately, it is common for dogs if they have a food allergy they are allergic to more than one food item.

Healthy Dog Food Seminar in Vancouver

September 8, 2014 by  

Come join us for an evening of fun at Barking Babies in downtown Vancouver on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm!

Our dog nutritionist will be conducting a workshop at Barking Babies on deciphering dog food labels and providing tips on how to choose the best dog foods.

Cost is $20 – register today in person at Barking Babies (1188 Homer Street in Yaletown, Vancouver) or email them before all the spots are gone!

Please see our workshop flyer for more details.

Dairy for Dogs in Vancouver!

August 7, 2014 by  

Most dogs are lactose-intolerant, which means that they have a hard time digesting the lactose in dairy products such as milk, and may result in stomach upset and diarrhea.


However, most yogurt and cheese have very low lactose content and can be an easy, natural, wholesome treat to share with your pooch.


Just be sure to give low-fat yogurt and cheese as a diet high in fat increases the risk of pancreatitis for dogs. Also, it is best to choose plain yogurt because flavoured one tend to have added sugar which is merely empty calories for your dog.

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