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Pet Valu 2016 Spring/Summer Companion

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Since partnering with the Lions Foundation of Dog Guides in 2014, our stores have raised over $280,000 to sponsor teams all across Canada. In this issue of Companion we are so proud to introduce you to some recent additions to the Pet Valu Dog Guide team (pg 6). Thank you so much for your continued generosity towards the Lions Foundation of Dog Guides. Our customers, stores and sta† have truly made a di†erence in the lives of Canadians living with disabilities. This summer I am looking forward to spending time by the lake with my family, friends and my dog Lucy of course. Lucy is older and not as quick as she once was, but launching a ball into the water and having her retrieve it makes her act like a puppy again. Our Chuckit! is a must-have when we pack for a weekend away. And although Lucy thinks she can swim forever and has always been a strong swimmer, she definitely doesn't have the endurance she once did. If she is getting on a boat or this summer, a life jacket is a must. Read more tips about summer water safety on page 13. Happy Reading! Kellie McCutcheon Editor Product availability will vary by store location. Products may not be exactly as shown. Not responsible for typographical errors. Prices listed are in effect until June 30, 2016 and thereafter are subject to change without notice. Please note that the suggested retail prices referenced in Companion magazine are merely suggestions and may differ in stores. ©2016 PET VALU In this issue ®™ Trademarks used under license. PET VALU CANADIAN EDITION EDITOR Kellie McCutcheon DESIGN Kelly Natola CONTRIBUTORS Dr. Dave Summers, Michelle Edmundson, Tera Cashen, Alison Preiss CONTACT US Kellie McCutcheon Pet Valu Companion 130 Royal Crest Court, Markham, ON, L3R 0A1 For advertising opportunities, e-mail companion@petvalu.com 5 › FUNDRAISING Making a big difference 6 › DOG GUIDES Meet our latest graduates 8 › DOG WASH 101 Back to Basics 10 › DR. DAVE: GRAIN FREE FOODS The Great Advantage 12 › THE JOY OF ADOPTION Giving a pet a second chance 13 › WATER SAFETY How important are life jackets? 14 › MIXED BREED DOGS Dive into different types of breeds 20 › PET TRAINING Breaking Bad Habits 22 › ALTERNATIVE LITTER Choosing the right litter for your cat 23 › FELINE FUN! Interactive toys for your cat 25 › ROAD TRIP! Travelling safely with your pet 28 › SMALL ANIMALS From fish to rodents 31 › KIDZ ZONE Fun for all ages! THANK YOU! EDITOR'S LE T TER Cover photo courtesy of Daniel Cullen Photography

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