test your dog's IQ

How smart is your pup? A doggie IQ test looks at several different qualities to determine your dog’s smarts! Testing canine intelligence is useful in identifying your dog’s strengths and provides a great bonding experience. Below are some tasks you can do at home to test your dog’s IQ. These tasks are designed to evaluate a pup’s ability to learn, retain information and their capacity for reasoning and problem-solving. Read on to see how you can test your own dog’s smarts.

Part 1: Place a large blanket or towel over your dog’s head and stopwatch how long it takes them to break free from their blanket prison. This task will provide insights into your dog’s ability to solve problems.

Scoring:

Succeeds in 15 seconds or less =...

IS YOUR DOG BORED?

When it’s raining cats and dogs, chances are your pooch gets a little stir crazy without the option of a long walk or play at the park. Noticing your pet is bored is the first step in bringing fun back into their day.

Signs your dog is bored

  • Destructive behaviour and breaking the rules
  • Looking mopey or following you around all day
  • Repetitive behaviour like chasing the tail
  • Barking and whining

Top Tips for entertaining your dog this winter

Here are 8 fun indoor activities that will help you and your pooch beat the wintertime blues, burn off some energy and keep out of trouble!

Tip 1: Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Pet puzzles contain various shapes and compartments that hide treats or kibble pieces inside....

GO NATURAL

If you're interested in helping your companion lead a healthier and happier life, then going natural is a step in the right direction! Synthetic chemicals and other harmful materials can have a significant effect on the planet, you and your pet. Reducing your pet’s exposure to toxins can help in many ways, so here are some tips on how to go natural!

Food and Treats

The food you provide for your furry, scaly, or feathered friend day after day is the biggest investment you can make to your pet’s health. Poor nutrition can contribute to many health problems, such as skin and fur issues, tooth decay, and diabetes. Here are a few general vet guidelines to help you choose the best natural pet food:

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Science-based nutrition

SCIENCE-BASED NUTRITION

NUTRIENTS VS. INGREDIENTS

Formulating the best, premium pet nutrition in the world is no simple task. Each of our diets is made up of nutrients that must be included in precise balance to supply the most effective nutrition for cats and dogs of different sizes, ages, breeds and lifestyles, and with specific needs. 

Four Goals for Health Nutrition

Our goal is to provide every cat and dog with the nutrition that is precisely right for their individual needs – needs that vary with the pet’s breed, environment, age, weight, gender, digestion, genetic makeup and lifestyle. 

  1. Body development and maintenance: Amino acids, minerals, vitamins and fatty acids meet the basic nutrition requirements for...