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North Hound Life Blog

  • Natural, non-toxic and dog-safe cleaning products for your home

    One thing is for certain, our dogs definitely have a tendency to make things a little dirty around our homes. If you feed your dog raw food you know you need to be extra clean to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Finding the right non-toxic cleaning products which are good for us and our dogs is an ongoing trial and error process. 

    I've put together a few of my favourite non-toxic, natural products I like to use around my home which are compatible with my dog's lifestyle - if you know what I mean.

  • My Three Favourite Dog Things (newly discovered)

    I love dogs and I love it when I can find unique ways to showcase my love for them. Everything from greeting cards to custom illustrations of dogs on coasters.
  • Wanna know more about mushrooms?

    Guess what is known to save your dog from cancer, boosts immunity, prevent viral infections, lower cholesterol level, reduce blood pressure, help with IBS, regulate sugar and metabolism, and keeps him super active all at the same time?

    The Superfood: MUSHROOMS!

  • Tick Talk (not TikTok)

    This tick season, I am going to do a FOUR-fold approach to repel ticks off my own dog.  It's a new approach for this year and fingers crossed I won't have to see or touch any ticks! 
  • Winter Tips for your dog

    The North Hound Life Guide to Winter Tips for Dogs. Some dog breeds can tolerate cold weather better because of their thick fur coats. Other dog breeds are not that well equipped. You know your dog best. I've put together some general cold winter weather tips and tricks to make the season a little easier.

    What do feed your dog in cold weather? How much water should your dog drink in the winter months? How often should you walk your dog in the winter? Where should your dog sleep in the cold winter months?
  • Canadian Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs

    It really is the most wonderful time of the year. I've rounded up some fabulous gift ideas from Canada and can’t live without products for all the pet parents on your list. 

    From tug toys to shampoo to holiday bandanas to snuffle mats, you will delight your loved ones while supporting Canadian owned businesses that care about you and your dogs.

  • Ultimate Giveaway with SEVEN other dog companies!

    This amazing ultimate dog goodies giveaway is coming up soon and you could be one of the lucky six winners! The best part? You'll get some of the newest and coolest dog products from over SEVEN different companies.

    Winners announced December 10 2021!


  • Interview with PocoPet

    Jenn Sturiale from PocoPet and I sat down earlier this year to talk about my superfoods and supplements.

    We talked about her sweet dog, Max von Schnoodle, and discussed New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels, Golden Turmeric, Slippery Elm and more.

    Jenn is the designer and founder of the amazing packable dog carrier sling, The Pocopet. You can bring your small dog anywhere with one of these.

  • Let's talk about Mussels

    The New Zealand Green Lipped mussels not only have anti-inflammatory properties, but the studies also prove the anti-arthritis effects they offer. They help treat and prevent osteoarthritis. What makes Green Lipped mussels so effective at treating joint pain, it's because they are chock full of a powerful blend of joint health heavy hitters: Omega 3s, Chondroitin, Glucosamine.
  • Bovine Colostrum

    Bovine Colostrum is not a cure all or a magic bullet, but it is a great, natural, holistic superfood to keep in your dog's medicine cabinet to help when your dog is not doing great.  

    • Canine Nutritionist-Consultants List

      Are you looking for a professional to help you formulate a new diet? Nutritional help to address a specific health challenge? For a canine consultant to review what you're feeding now? Below is a list of Canine Consultants working with all different types of diets (raw, cooked, kibble, etc) put together by Dr. Karen Becker, Lindsay Hadfield, Rachel Godfrey and Renee Morin. 
    • The Powerhouse Bee Pollen

      Besides helping relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies in dogs, did you know bee pollen can also do way more? Bee pollen contains many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making it incredibly healthy.