Thursday, 9 July 2020

Pet Hydration Awareness Month: Is my pet dehydrated?

Pet Hydration Awareness Month: Is my pet dehydrated? What do I do if my pet is dehydrated?


Pet Hydration Awareness Month: Is my pet dehydrated? What do I do if my pet is dehydrated?
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It's been a sweltering summer here in Ontario! Our pets can't tap us on the shoulder and say "Hey, boss! I'm really thirsty!" like a human can. In a way, I wish my dog could talk, but I also think that if Hazel could talk she'd tell me all sorts of outlandish and unnecessary things. Maybe it's best that she can't speak English. But if she's dehydrated, it would be nice if she could let me know. 


Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Wild Wednesday: Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary saves lives of orphaned animals #WildWednesday

Wild Wednesday: Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary saves lives of orphaned animals


Wild Wednesday: Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary saves lives of orphaned animals #WildWednesday


Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in North Gower does amazing things for local wildlife and I absolutely adore this amazing team of caring animal lovers. I've donated to them and receive their newsletter, detailing important information about Canadian wildlife and how they are making a difference. This is a really impressive wildlife sanctuary, located right here in Ontario.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Send a before and after photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction!

July featured pets: Send a 'Before & After' photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction

Send a 'Before & After' photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction


Did you get your pet as a puppy or kitten? Are they all grown up now? Did your pet have a significant weight loss? A major change in life? I want to see it!


Saturday, 4 July 2020

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Paws For Reaction Summer Reading List
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Have you ever wanted to get inside the mind of every character in a story? Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng delivers on that in a way that no other book I've read ever has. The author delivers the perspective of so many characters seamlessly, leaving the reader empathetic for the unique struggle that each character faces. And hating each of them just a little bit. It's impossible to know whose side you're on.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Top Five Friday: Five best water play toys for dogs #FridayFive


Top Five Friday: Five best water play toys for dogs 


Top Five Friday: Five best water play toys for dogs #FridayFive
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Hazel and Keira love the water! Swimming in the Ottawa River is her favourite way to keep cool in the summer. Hazel likes to just walk into the river and lay right down. Some dogs require a little more mental stimulation than that. Over the years I've tried out some fun water play toys with my dogs. These are Keira and Hazel's top five dog toys for water, ranked from least likely to make them dunk their faces in, to most likely for her to submerge their entire heads into the river to retrieve it!

Thursday, 2 July 2020

July is Wild About Wildlife Month: Introducing Wild Wednesday!

July is Wild About Wildlife Month: Introducing Wild Wednesday!


July is Wild About Wildlife Month: Introducing Wild Wednesday!


Are you feeling wild? You should be! Wednesday is Wild About Wildlife Month! Paws For Reaction is showing some love for wildlife around the world! Climate change threatens biodiversity and the effect on habitats where wildlife thrives is devastating. Wiley Molecular Ecology Resources published an integrated framework to identify wildlife populations under threat from climate change. Wildlife around the world is in danger, and animals in Ontario are not exempt from that.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Happy Canada Day from Paws For Reaction

It's your day, eh: Happy Canada Day from Paws For Reaction!


It's our day, eh: Happy Canada Day from Paws For Reaction


Wishing all of you a safe and Happy Canada Day! This is a historic Canada Day for our generation. We are celebrating the True North during a global pandemic. I hope that you find a way to celebrate safely with your friends, family, and fur-babies. 


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

How to celebrate Canada Day during the global COVID-19 pandemic

Happy Canada Day: How to celebrate Canada Day during the global COVID-19 pandemic



Happy Canada Day: How to celebrate Canada Day during the global COVID-19 pandemic


Everything has changed since Canada- and the rest of the world- has been hit with the coronavirus pandemic. While COVID-19 positive trends are decreasing in Ottawa, it is still really important to practice social and physical distancing. This makes traditional Canada Day celebrations difficult or impossible. Many patriotic Canadians are thinking outside the box when it comes to celebrating the True North on July 1st, 2020. Here are some ways you can have a safe and healthy Canada Day during the pandemic.

National Great Outdoors Month: Meet our featured pets enjoying the outdoors!

National Great Outdoors Month: Meet our featured pets enjoying the outdoors!

Paws for Reaction National Great Outdoors Month: Meet our featured pets enjoying the outdoors!

June is National Great Outdoors Month, and I asked you to send me photos of your pets enjoying the outdoors to be featured on Paws For Reaction! My readers did not disappoint! Thank you to everyone who shared their photos! Check out these adorable nature-loving pets! Stay tuned for next month's feature! 

Monday, 29 June 2020

Firework Safety: How to keep your pet safe on Canada Day

Firework Safety: How to keep your pet safe during fireworks on Canada Day


Firework Safety: Fireworks are scary for your pet. Keep your pets safe this Canada Day
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It's almost Canada Day- a day to celebrate the True North while rocking your red and white, and filling up on poutine and Beaver Tails. Ottawa will not host the usual celebration on Parliament Hill this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Canadians are allowed to have small gatherings of under 10 people. There will be no big, beautiful fireworks display at the Hill, but some people may still set off backyard fireworks.

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Which Hazel are you today? Tell us in the comments!

Tell us in the comments: Which Hazel are you today?

Paws For Reaction: Which Hazel are you today? Tell us in the comments!


Hazel and I decided to have some fun this weekend! Can you tell us which Hazel mood you are today? Sleepy, happy, drowning, sexy, crazy, or sad? Tell us in the blog comments, or on our Facebook page. Hazel wants to hear from you!