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Find answers to common and uncommon questions about raising a dog. At the Professor' s House we cover everything from grooming and health to training a puppy or older dog.

Choosing The Most Pet-Friendly SUV – Sport Utility Vehicles

Pet ownership continues at record highs in the U.S. with an estimated 70 million pet dogs and 74.1 million pet cats owned, according to the latest edition of the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Demographic Sourcebook. With so many...

Calgary – A Responsible Pet Ownership Community

Vision: To be recognized as world leaders in animal control, bylaw development and compliance. Mission: To encourage a safe, healthy, vibrant community for people and pets through the development, education, and compliance of bylaws that reflect community values. Mandate: Focus on...

Buying a Dog – Things to Think about Before Purchasing

Making the decision to purchase a dog is often done without first considering exactly what the new pet will mean to the family. Staring into those big, sad eyes can turn any rational adult into an impulsive buyer. While...

Assessing Your Dog Breed Compatibility

Every dog owner, regardless of the number of dogs you have or will own, has been faced with the obstacle of finding a compatible dog breed. Some owners simply fall into it, others have been raised with a certain...

The Importance of Dog Tags

Never underestimate the importance of dog tags when it comes to keeping your best friend out of the shelter after a mischievous little romp around the neighborhood. I really couldn’t get over the $48 charge on our credit card. After...

Electronic Dog Collars – For Barking and Containment Problems

There are two types of electronic dog collars today, those that are used to contain the animal, and those used in canine training. The containment collars are used in conjunction with multiple sensors, either free standing and movable, which...

Mixed-breed Dogs – Should you Get a Mutt?

A mixed-breed dog, or mongrel, or mutt, can be the best dog for you and your family. Because a mutt includes parents of different breeds, he probably has “hybrid vigor.'” Hybrid vigor means the dog will be more healthy,...

Pet Insurance for Your Dog – Covering Medical Expenses

It is quite difficult to attach a price to the joy and companionship that dog ownership brings. Unfortunately, each year pet owners find themselves in that exact position. Too often, a broken bone or diagnosis of cancer can mean...

Adopting a Second Hand Dog – Check out your Local Shelter

Every year, millions of unwanted dogs end up at shelters or left alone to die on the streets. For dog lovers, the overpopulation crisis is a difficult one to stomach. Over the last ten years there has been a...

Photographing your Dog – Taking Great Pictures of Your Dog

So you have been staring at your new 12 Months of Beagles calendar and you’ve come to the conclusion that you’re beagle is much cuter, but you don’t really know how to go about photographing a dog. Getting the...

Dog Food – Choosing Kibble for Your Dog

Feeding dogs a complete, well-balanced diet that can fully meet their individual nutritional requirements is essential for promoting and maintaining their good health. The energy and nutrient requirements of dogs greatly vary depending on many factors, including age, gender, breed type, activity level, physiological condition (pregnancy, lactation) and pathological...

Dispelling the Myths of Raw Feeding

For the last 100 hundred years commercial pet food has steadily taken over natural raw feeding of our pets, in particular dogs and cats. The question remains in my mind: WHY? Well, for many reasons and not the least being convenience. We are basically trading our pets longevity and...

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food – Will it Make My Cat Sick?

Dogs in the wild are hunters and scavengers, eating anything they come across that resembles food. Food can include anything from live mice to several day old kills left behind by other carnivores to the feces of deer or other herbivores. Nothing is too stinky or too grim for...