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Pets For Vets: How Shelter Dogs are Helping US Veterans Battle PTSD

vetdogThey’re called man’s (or woman’s) best friend, and for good reason. Dogs seem to have the natural ability to feed off human emotions and reciprocate. Through a mutual understanding of things like happiness, fear and empathy, dogs and their caretakers are able to form a bond the way one would with a family member or friend.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Alison

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Alison and Sharon are two amazing women who fought their way through the struggles of breast cancer. One of the things that make these two women’s stories unique is the support they received from not only their families but the four-legged members of their families as well. In support of October being breast cancer awareness month and PrideBites’ partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer we wanted to share Alison and Sharon’s amazing stories. This week we would like to share Alison’s story with you.

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Montreal is Banning Pitbulls

A pit bull named Athena goes for a walk at the SPCA, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Montreal. Montreal will ban pit bulls and other dangerous breeds of dogs beginning in September. Mayor Denis Coderre says dogs that already live in the city will be grandfathered but will have to be sterilized and wear muzzles in public. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

In June, a Quebec man named Farid Benzenati arrived at his house in Montreal’s east end to see a dog outside, wrestling with a large object. The dog was new to the Pointe-Aux-Trembles neighborhood, and Benzenati at first dismissed the tussle in the neighbor’s backyard as playful. But then he saw human hair. Continue Reading

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Autumn Safety Tips

There’s nothing like the crisp, cool air and luscious foliage to get you excited for the changing seasons. Your pet, too, is probably welcoming a break from summer’s hot, sticky weather. But fall is also a time of lurking dangers for our furry friends. From household poisons to cold weather hazards, there are important safety issues to consider.

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Below are some tips to keep your pet happy and healthy during the autumn months.

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