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Remembering Chino: Grieving the Loss of a Pet

This post is sponsored by Bitu's Pet Cremation Services Losing a beloved pet is one of the hardest experiences you ever have to go through as a dog mom. Your dog is your family, and you spend years loving, caring for, and making memories with them. It’s hard to imagine your life without them. Last September, my dog, Chino, passed away. He was — and still is — my soul dog and the biggest inspiration behind Toronto Dog Moms. Losing him was incredibly hard, and I’m still grieving the loss of his beautiful soul every day. I wanted to take a moment to honour Chino, as well as offer a few ways to help you navigate a similar period of...

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Chino's Canine Cancer Christmas Fundraiser

In caring for Chino throughout his cancer journey, I have done a lot of research and learned about canine cancers. The statistics of dogs developing cancer in their lifetime is alarming. Vets estimate that one in four dogs will, at some stage in their life, develop cancer and 50% of dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer”– Veterinary Cancer Society To honour Chino and bring awareness to other pet parents out there, I am hosting a fundraiser to help other pet parents dealing with their beloved family member being diagnosed with cancer.  Chino's Fundraiser Dates:National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day November 7, 2022 -Giving Tuesday November 29, 2022  You can support by donating Kali's Wish Cancer Foundation. In gratitude for...

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Preparing Your Dog For Winter In The City Of Toronto

Like humans, cold weather isn’t fun for dogs. It can be hard to cope with the extreme temperature change from summer to winter, but it’s vital to make sure your pooch stays warm, healthy, and happy this winter. Preparing your dog for winter in the city is key towards ensuring he or she is safe all season long. So here are some ways you can prepare your best friend for the cold weather. Icy sidewalksThe slick, slippery winter ice is usually melted with road salt and other chemicals, this poses a real risk to your pet’s paws. The salt can be harmful to paw pads, irritate toes, and poses a grave health risk if ingested. Purchasing dog booties is one...

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Top Tips For Moving With Pets

  Many condo buildings in Toronto have rules, regulations, and restrictions. I have heard stories of people purchasing condos and having to sell before even moving in because they later were told the condo policies and their dog was not welcome in their newly purchased condo.  Chino is not a small dog and despite being well behaved and non-destructive many landlords do not care to hear about your pet, all they see is a red flag. Having good credit, a good job history and great references is all overlooked by some landlords the moment you check out the pet section on an application. I came to find out that some of the policies were breed, weight and even height specific. ...

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