7 Signs Spring has Almost Arrived

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. We can all identify the subtle signs of spring - birds chirping, longer days and blooming flowers. The warmer weather signifies a fresh start with more time outdoors, bringing your garden back to life, and of course, spring cleaning! While these telltale signs are positive for the most part, its common to feel unprepared when the new season comes so quickly. Here are a few … [Read more...]

Bayer Has Everything You Need For A Happy Summer

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I am so happy that summer has arrived. Like many of you, this is my favourite time of the year. Summer has such a relaxed and laid-back vibe about it. This is the season for spending time at the cottage, the beach, tending to gardens, camping, travelling with family, barbecuing, deck time and evening bonfires. Really, what's not to love about all those summer … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Why is Your Dog Itchy #ItchyPetSeeYourVet {w/$100 Visa GC Giveaway}

Lately I have noticed my pets scratching a lot. At first I didn't think too much about it; like humans, animals get itchy and will scratch from time to time. But this seemed to be a little more than normal. Then I thought, fleas? But after a thorough examination I knew that wasn't the cause. Stress? Although that can cause obsessive behaviour such as scratching or licking nothing had changed to induce a stress response, so we quickly ruled that out. Then we finally figured it out. After some … [Read more...]

Can Dogs Suffer From Seasonal Allergies? ~ #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

The answer to the question, "Can dogs suffer from seasonal allergies?", is a resounding YES.  Just like their human friends, dogs (and cats too) often suffer from allergies.  They can be allergic to anything from dust mites to ragweed, sunflowers to moulds, maples to fleas and everything in between, including the very common seasonal allergies. For many of us, especially this year, spring cannot come soon enough.  It has been a VERY long winter! Although I am looking forward to being outside … [Read more...]

Be prepared in minutes with “Emergency Profile”

Even as a nurse, I must admit,  I sometimes struggle to keep all the specific and critical health information for everyone in my family organized, accessible and up to date.  We all lead busy lives; many are very engaged with young active families, have their own health problems or have aging parents and/or extended family to care for. Now, imagine an emergency medical situation involving someone you love and the resultant stress that situation would cause.  Now also imagine, that as a … [Read more...]