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Royal Canin is proud of its position as a global leader in pet nutrition and with that we recognize the responsibility to share knowledge. Our blog is an evolving source of scientifically-validated information and insight on various topics, ranging from common diseases in cats and dogs to current hot topics in pet nutrition, written by top experts from all areas of the profession. We invite you to visit our blog often to remain current on the latest knowledge in pet health and nutrition!

That’s what I told myself as I slid $200 cash into my pocket and set out on a six hour round trip from Canmore to Fort MacLeod, AB in late 2008. I was on my way to see a puppy, but I was “only going to look”. She was an Alaskan Malamute/Golden Retriever cross. I had to do some research to see exactly what kind of dog a Malamute is, and I read many sources saying they weren’t for first-time dog owners. I had a dog growing up, so I thought: “I got this”.

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After a recent chat with her friend, classmate, and colleague Dr. Graham Thatcher, Kirsten wanted to share this special rescue story that demonstrates the lengths an animal lover will go to save a dog in need. Please note that although this blog post contains an image that some may find unsettling, the story does have a wonderful ending!

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When I was six, we chose Harry from the Humane Society; he was our first family dog. He was big and hairy, like a sheepdog, but was enough of a mutt that when entered in our local fair’s dog show in 1985, he earned the prize for “Most Indistinguishable Breed”.
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At Royal Canin, we believe that pets make the world better, and our purpose is to make a better world for pets. We are proud to announce our inaugural Service Dog Training Partnership with Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs, which officially launched in 2016. Here is a great example of the impact Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs make in our community.
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I’ve always loved animals, which is probably how I came to be a full time vet tech during the day, and a caretaker for abandoned cats and kittens the rest of the time. Oh, and my fiancé and I also are the human companions of a 3.5 year old Husky mix (Rocky) and three cats – Rambo (12 years), Barbier (a 7 year old tripod), and Panais (8 months). Our house is a very busy place!
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