Trouble sleeping? Tips to help your pet rest deeply

Having trouble with your pet’s sleeping habits? All of us are at our healthiest when we’ve had enough sleep.  If your pet is healthy but keeping you up at night, here are some tips from our blog, A Good Night’s Sleep for your Pet, to help them sleep soundly. Designate a sleeping space Make sure more »

Jun 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Hamilton program brings companion animals to hospital bedsides

Being in an unfamiliar environment and struggling with your health, a hospital is the place where we may need our pets the most. Unfortunately, due to health regulations, many hospitals don’t allow this. That’s where Zachary’s Paws for Healing comes in. This Hamilton program has started bringing companion animals to the bedsides of hospital patients. more »

Jun 27, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Keeping safe on the roads: Wildlife friendly driving

Warmer weather means wildlife are more active. It’s important to remember animals move closer to civilization each year as their habitat is destroyed. With a little understanding, we can all enjoy the wonderfully interesting wild animals who share our backyards and cities. Here are some tips from our fact sheet: Wildlife Friendly Driving. Wildlife friendly driving more »

Jun 26, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Happy Take Your Dog To Work Day!

It’s Take Your Dog To Work Day! To help celebrate, we’re sharing our podcast with Mars® Canada President Chris Hamilton on the benefits of pets at work. At the Mars Canada office, having pets come to work is seen as a benefit for both the pets, and employees. In this podcast, Chris joins us via more »

Jun 23, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Adopt a Shelter Cat Month: Spotlight on senior cats

June is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Here at the Ontario SPCA, we have some amazing felines that come for brief, or more extended stays. But some of the most special kitties in our shelters are the seniors! We want you to share our love for senior cats so here are some reasons more »

Jun 22, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Poisonous warm weather hazards

Many seemingly harmless items can be poisonous to your pet. Check out this list of poisonous warm weather hazards from our fact sheet about summertime safety. Make sure you know your veterinarian’s procedures for emergency situations, especially ones that occur after business hours, and keep phone numbers for your veterinarian, and a local emergency veterinary more »

Jun 21, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Tips to keep your pets safe in the summer – Video

Summer is lots of fun, but can also carry a lot of dangers for our pets! Watch this video for tips to keep in mind for your pet’s safety. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our channel to see great new content, every other Tuesday! Like, comment and share! We’d love to hear from you. Summer more »

Jun 20, 2017
by Emily Cook
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What to do if your dog gets in a dog fight

Seeing your dog involved in a fight with another dog, can be scary, and might leave you feeling helpless. Here are some tips to help protect your dog, should it ever get in an altercation with another dog. Tips for keeping your dog safe It’s best practice to always have your dog on a leash, this more »

Jun 19, 2017
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: ASPCA Top Ten Pet Toxins 2016

The ASPCA has released their list of the Top Ten Pet Toxins for 2016! Be prepared and make sure your pet avoids these toxins in 2017. The list comes from the ASPCA Poison Control Centre’s numbers of the ten toxins most commonly ingested by pets—and reported to the APCC—in 2016. Check out more information on the more »

Jun 16, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Maine Coon cat adopts foster kittens as his own

Apollo is a big, loveable Maine Coon cat who surprised everyone when he took a special interest in four orphaned kittens. The kittens came into Apollo’s life as foster kittens when they were only seven weeks old. His owner, Tracy, is a volunteer with the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre and brought the kittens more »

Jun 15, 2017
by Emily Cook
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