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Oct

Why Education is So Important for All Dogs

The natural wolf pack in the wild is a family of individuals. The Alpha pair is the Mother and Father, there may be an aunt or uncle, older siblings form previous litters and there may be a current litter of pups. As with a human family Mom and Dad are the leaders, they set the...
29
Sep

Is Your Dog’s Collar Tight Enough?

Many people do not have their dog’s collar fitting correctly. How do you know if your dog collar fits? If you can slide it over your dog’s head than no it is not tight enough. How can you ensure your dog’s safety if they can Houdini out of their collar on demand? It...
23
Jun

Dog Nutrition: What You Need to Know

Only within the past ten to fifteen years dog owners have developed a true awareness of dog nutrition needs. Prior to the 1940s commercial brand dog foods were not widely available and people cooked for their dogs: meat for country dogs, and a mixture of meat, rice and vegetables...
30
May

What to Do with Your Pet When You Go on a Trip

Your office may send you on an out-of-state business trip because it wants to rely on your familiarity with an important customer. Or you just may want to take a break from work by going on a week-long cruise. In either case, you can’t just leave your pet alone. Here are...
24
May

DOG FACTS: HEALTH EDITION

It probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise that dogs are good for you. Here at Ruffin’It, we know very well the positive effects that owning a dog can have on your mental and physical health. But this idea has also been studied—and proven—by scientists in many different...
23
May

Your Puppy Needs A First Aid Kit Too

Have you had the experience of wishing you had something to treat a pet’s injury? Many pets will have accidents just like their people do when they are enjoying the great outdoors.  Sometimes even a romp in the backyard can result in a mysterious cut or scrape. For these...
21
May

THREE WAYS TO EXERCISE WITH YOUR DOG

Earlier this month we talked about how owning a dog makes you happier and healthier. But what if you want to incorporate your pet into a new exercise routine? If you want to start a new regime with your pet the first thing you should do is check with your veterinarian to make...
09
May

Conditioning Your Four-Legged Friend to Enjoy Car Rides

Anxiety about riding in the car is a fairly common issue for dogs, and can result in undesirable dog behaviour, including carsickness, whining, vomiting, and pacing in the car, which is distracting to the driver. How can you help your furry friend to become more comfortable with...
30
Apr

INTRODUCING BEST FRIEND’S BOOT CAMP!

Calm Dog, Fit Body! We are very excited to announce that we are again offering BEST FRIEND’S BOOT CAMP! Even more exciting, we’re offering a special promotion where Ruffin’It clients can get 50% off their first purchase. I know what you’re thinking: what on earth is boot camp and...
15
Apr

Springtime Seasonal Hazards

Ah, springtime. The rain stops pouring, the flowers come out and the sun shines. Isn’t it great? Well, mostly. Warmer temperatures and blooming plants also mean a new host of possible hazards for your dog. We’re not suggesting you keep your precious pup in a hermetically sealed...
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