Cat - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Cat - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

“ Beth had never met them before, so I just wondered if they’d be social enough for the photo shoot!”

Tips for preparing for an equine photo shoot ...

Tips for preparing for an equine photo shoot ...

Tips for preparing for an equine photo shoot!

Chihuahua - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Chihuahua - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Meet Emily the 10 year old and Frankie the 5 years old Friendly, Smart, Tiny and Brave Chihuahuas.

Signs of Heatstroke in Cats and Dogs

Signs of Heatstroke in Cats and Dogs

Dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to heat stroke because their furry bodies cannot sweat to dissipate heat. Instead, they pant or breathe rapidly to cool themselves. When they are unable to effectively cool themselves, their core temperature rises rapidly. This can lead to serious and sometimes fatal complications including seizures, organ failure and clotting problems.

Protect Your Pet From Summer Pests - Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Protect Your Pet From Summer Pests -  Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Protect Your Pet From Summer Pests

Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes Can Bug Pets, Too

Summer has officially arrived and all members of the family, including the four-legged variety, will be spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine. However, pesky pests such as ticksfleas and mosquitoes can quickly ruin a warm-weather day, especially for pets such as dogs and cats that can’t quite protect themselves the same way people do.

I wish I had Known This Before I got my Puppy!

I wish I had Known This Before I got my Puppy!

Here is a collection of "I wish I had known this before I got my Puppy" moments that I hope will be informative and helpful for you and your new best friend.

Tips on How to include Pets in your Wedding!

Tips on How to include Pets in your Wedding!

Do you consider your Pet to be an important part of your family?  Then why not include them in your Wedding celebrations?  More and more couples are choosing to include their pets in their wedding ceremonies and wedding vendors are being pushed to accommodate.

Sleeping with your Pets - Yes or No?

Sleeping with your Pets - Yes or No?

“Some people think it is unsanitary and would never sleep with their dog or cat, but statistics show that today 50% of all dog owners allow their dogs to sleep in bed with them, and 62% of cat owners do as well.”

Boxer - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Boxer - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Meet Henry the sassy, gentle, loving, playful 9 year old Boxer.

Dog Photography - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Dog Photography - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

“I never imagined having more than two dogs...until!”

Colour Powder - Horse Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Colour Powder - Horse Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

My first Colour Powder adventure!

Cavapoo - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Cavapoo - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Meet Winnie the Sassy, Snuggly, playful 4 year old Cavapoo AKA Cavoodle.

Bernedoodle - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Bernedoodle - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Meet Diesel the 4 year old F1B Mini/Tiny Bernedoodle and Lexi the 7 month old F1 mini Bernedoodle.

Puppies - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Puppies - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Did you Know…….. That puppies are blind and deaf at birth?

Healthy Additions for your Dog's Diet

Healthy Additions for your Dog's Diet

Commercial pet treats can be high in calories, so if you are looking to add nutrients, vitamins, fruits and vegetables to your dog's diet as a healthier alternative, here are some suggestions:

Celebration of Life Pet Photography Session - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Celebration of Life Pet Photography Session - Beth Alexander is a Pet Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

A “Celebration of Life” pet photography session helps people mourn and encourages people to focus on the positive aspects of the life lived.

Pet Industry Spotlight : Purrdy Paws Grooming and Mobile Spa

Pet Industry Spotlight :  Purrdy Paws Grooming and Mobile Spa

Luv luv luv the mobile service of Purdy Paws. I have two cats and it was always very stressful time when they get trimmed. Now Purdy Paws come right to our door and text me when its time to bring out the second cat. They only spend a minute travelling and are so adorable. Bye bye fur balls. Highly recommend. Truly the best cat groomers.

Red Roan Horse - Horse Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

Red Roan Horse - Horse Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

“Bullseyes is always napping .. life is not stressful for him!”

Horse Shedding Season Tips and Tricks - Horse Photographer that services Ottawa to Cornwall and everything in between!

It’s that time of year – shedding season!

It’s always fun to see a horse’s coat go from wooly to smooth and sleek.

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But, there is a down side. All that fur coming off is itchy and your horse may be rubbing on everything, to the point that they are rubbing off manes and tails – not good!

I’ve rounded up some helpful tips to ensure your horse is as comfortable as possible during shedding season so they can welcome summer with a shiny, healthy coat.

  1. Speeding up the process

    Horses start to shed when the day length increases. To encourage them to do so earlier in the season, artificial lighting can be used in the stall to mimic natural spring day length.  Additionally, a late season full body clip will make hair shedding less obvious and can also remove some dead hair follicles.  However, if it’s still cold out remember to blanket your horse as you’re getting rid of their warm winter coat.

  2. Bathing

    To encourage shedding, a soak overnight can loosen dead hair follicles followed by a shampoo bath. Bathing can help remove dead hairs and encourage shedding, but be careful not to over-bathe your horse. This can decrease natural oils and result in a dull coat or make your horse more prone to dermatitis.

  3. Brushing

    The thing you’ll need the most of to help your horse shed is “elbow grease.” It will take some regular, vigorous, daily brushing to help shed a thick winter coat out.

  4. If the coat won’t shed…

    This is common in older horses but does warrant further treatment.  Should your horse be having difficulty shedding or show other coat abnormalities, consult your veterinarian.

  5. Keep it Comfortable

    Pay attention to whether your horse enjoys the grooming process as much as you do.  Do they fuss around and have a hard time standing still while being groomed?  Perhaps they aren’t as comfortable with the process as they could be. If not, you may need to work on handling with your horse to make it a less stressful experience.

  6. Well-balanced Diet

    As for skin and coat health, a well-balanced diet with an appropriate mineral and trace mineral supplementation is important for overall health including skin and coat.

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