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Feelin’ good, lookin’ good

Take care of your best friend from inside and out, tackling everything from tummy trouble to street style.

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Named for the beautiful Boston Terrier siblings Izzie and Bean, Lynne Godlien's line of handmade collars and leashes began as a way to improve her pups' wardrobes and grew into a booming online and wholesale biz. Izzie Bean (izziebean.ca) collars are cute and colourful, but also extremely durable and tough—perfect for even the most energetic companion. Available in over 150 styles and sizes from mini to 1.5 inches wide. Dapper Dogs, 1129 Bedford Highway and Planet Paws, 95 Montebello Drive

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Planet Paws' Rodney Habib is almost as passionate about supporting local as he is about your pet's health, which is why he's teamed up with Ran-Cher Acres farm in Aylesford to carry goat's milk Kefir—a probiotic, anti-fungal drink he suggests working into your pets diet. This miracle melange of good bacteria can help with your pet's allergies, gas, digestion and yeast problems (or be a proactive aid against such ailments). Planet Paws, 95 Montebello Drive



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Halifax Cat Rescue Society is always finding creative ways to fundraise for the many trips to the vet that their rescues require. Volunteers keep HCRS' online shop busy by constantly creating cute treats or accessories, like these highly fashionable kitty (or tiny dog) bandanas. 'Cause who doesn't want a pretty kitty? catsinhalifax.ca

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There's nothing more painful than watching your pet be sick, sore or suffering in any way, which is why Pet Valu has been selling Head to Tail like hotcakes. These treats/supplements target common pet problems like hairballs, anxiety, sore joints and skin irritation. Pet Valu, 5686 Spring Garden Road

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Whether your pooch is a picky eater, or you're just looking to serve up a little treat, Stella and Chewy's meal mixers are an interesting way to work raw meat into a regular old bowl of kibble. These freeze-dried mix-ins use only grass-fed, cage-free and wild-caught meats, are additive- and horomone-free and have recently arrived on the shelves at doggy shops, daycares, groomers and trainers. Jolly Tails, 3484 Intercolonial Street

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