Black Henbane in Alberta: An Invasive, Noxious Weed on the Prowl

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Unraveling the Threats and Challenges of this Toxic Weed in Alberta’s Green SpacesThe Dark Side of Alberta’s Flora: The Spread of Black HenbaneIn the province of Alberta, Canada, a growing concern has taken root—Black Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger). This invasive and toxic plant, a part of the nightshade family, has been increasingly observed in green spaces across Alberta, particularly in Calgary and Airdrie. With its bell-shaped yellow flowers and distinctive purple veins, Black Henbane in Alberta, native to Eurasia, is drawing attention not for its beauty, but for its potential harm and relentless proliferation. Black Henbane, a noxious weed, has been … Read More

How to Choose a Dog Daycare or Kennel

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So you’ve recognized that your dog(s) would benefit from a daycare and are now ready to find the perfect fit.  Or maybe you’re taking a trip and need to find somewhere to leave little Rex – somewhere that you completely trust so you can have a worry-free time.  But where do you start?  What things should you be looking for? Fear not!  As dog experts ourselves, we’re here to help guide you in making the right daycare or kennel decision.     Dog to Human Ratio There are a lot of dynamics in a group of dogs, so in a kennel … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Dog Walker in Downtown Calgary: Don’t Leave Your Dog’s Care to Chance

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When it comes to hiring a dog walker in downtown Calgary, it’s important to consider the experience and professionalism of the dog walker, safety, socialization and exercise needs, convenience, communication, and cost-effectiveness. By considering these factors, you can ensure that you find a dog walker who will provide your pet with the best possible care, and you can enjoy your time away from home guilt-free. In this article, we’ll dive into each of these factors to help you make an informed decision when hiring a dog walker for your furry companion.

Bass Pro Shops: The Pet Friendly Destination Your Dog Wants You to Know

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Bad Weather Pet Friendly Destination: 10 Reasons Why Bass Pro Shops Is Best For Your DogBass Pro Shops is a pet friendly North American retail giant. It is a major shopping destination due to its excellent selection of outdoor focus products.Bass Pro Shops takes decor and ambiance to the next level, making it more than just a retail store. As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by a rustic, wilderness-themed setting complete with taxidermy displays, indoor waterfalls, and even large aquariums stocked with local fish.It’s like stepping into an outdoor paradise, a real treat for both you and your … Read More

Crating your dog: jail time or sanctuary?

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Many dog owners are under the impression that kenneling their dog is a form of punishment or keeps them stir crazy.  Not at all!  When introduced and utilized appropriately, a dog’s crate is their safe haven. Dogs are natural den animals; they prefer enclosed areas to nap and rest because this feels safe for them.  A crate is a wonderful place to offer your dog a “den”: a quiet sanctuary for them to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy household.  Kennel training is hugely helpful when training puppies and “new to the household” dogs as it plays a key factor … Read More