DIY Cool Treats your pet will love this summer

Our pets can have lots of fun running around in the summer, but as their owners, we need to make sure we keep them cool as well! That’s why we’re sharing our DIY recipes for cool treats your pet with love this summer. DIY cool treats recipes Frozen Peanut Butter and Banana treat Frozen Apple more »

Jul 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Tick safety: How to remove

During tick season, pet owners need to be diligent to protect their pets. For tips on where tips can be found, click here, but today we’re talking about how to remove ticks safely from your pets! In this video with Monica Seto, Manager of Shelter Health and Wellness, we show you how to properly and more »

Jul 21, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Are cat’s claws really important to have?

As a cat owner, it can be frustrating coming home to a couch that’s been scratched up, or a new rug that has some more loose threads than it used to. Remember, cats don’t know the difference between what’s OK to scratch and what’s off limits, but with some training they can learn to only more »

Jul 20, 2017
by Emily Cook
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How to: Bird Care Tips made simple!

You may know about the cats and dogs that are adopted from our animal centres – but did you know we frequently adopt out birds too? In this video learn our key bird care tips to help you care for your pet bird. 5 Bird Care Questions Question 1: What do they eat? A very important thing more »

Jul 19, 2017
by Emily Cook
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No Hot Pets Car Cookout: How hot will these cars get?

Our No Hot Pets campaign strives to educate owners about the dangers of leaving pets unattended in cars. Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open. To help demonstrate this, we’ve done a car cookout with three separate vehicles. more »

Jul 18, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Helpful tips: Camping and respecting wildlife

Camping with your pets can be a really fun experience! To help make your time more enjoyable, here are some tips to make sure both you, and the wildlife around you, are safe and comfortable. To help you out, here are some great tips from Ontario Parks; Wildlife and Your Campsite.  Wildlife and Your Campsite more »

Jul 17, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Are flat-nosed dog breeds more at risk in summer heat?

We all think brachycepahalic – or flat-nosed – dog breeds are super cute. But are they more at risk for heat stroke during the summer? Veterinarians in the UK think so according to an article by The Telegraph. They have begun raising concerns about flat-nosed breeds becoming more popular. They say breeds like French bulldogs more »

Jul 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Over 40 animals find new homes during two northern transfers

It’s been a busy summer for the Ontario SPCA Provincial Animal Transfer Team and for the Ontario SPCA Indigenous Programs following two recent dog transfers and a spay/neuter clinic in northern communities. The Ontario SPCA once again partnered with Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake First Nation), located about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, to deliver more »

Jul 13, 2017
by Emily Cook
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B 4 U Get a Pet: How to introduce cats to children

There are many benefits to children being around animals, including developing compassion, reducing risk of allergies and teaching lessons in responsibility. All that being said, it’s important to know how to properly introduce the two together. Here are some important tips to remember from our friends at B 4 U Get a Pet: Tips for more »

Jul 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Do you have what it takes to adopt a horse?

Horse adoption is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it also comes with challenges. In this podcast, Inspector Tracy Lapping talks about the costs associated with owning a horse, the challenges of adopting a horse, and the joys of seeing a life changed for the better. Lapping also shares about our foster farm program that helps our more »

Jul 11, 2017
by Emily Cook
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