Up, up and away! Flying with your pet

There can be so many changes in our lives with pets. Whether it is leaving a childhood pet with your parents for university, getting a new puppy or kitten along with that first “real” job or even adding two-legged or four-legged members of the family, pets seems to instinctively know when those changes are about more »

Jan 31, 2013
by Aubrie
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Stellar Line Up Announced for Pupppy Bowl IX

It’s the biggest event on all fours!  Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl returns for it’s ninth season with an all-star line up. Airing on Sunday, February 3rd at 6pm, this year’s Puppy Bowl promises to be exciting, featuring some rambunctious spaniels, goofy goldens and tough as nails bulldogs.  You think the Super Bowl is action packed, more »

Jan 29, 2013
by Laura
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Cole and Allen – A Bond Like No Other

Cole and Allen were two of twelve dogs found living in a barn, scared, thin, and left to fend for themselves.    They rescued by the Ontario SPCA Sudbury Branch, sent to the Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Newmarket , and after being nursed back to health were put up for adoption.  Cole and Allen’s more »

Jan 28, 2013
by Laura
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Update on Betsy

This long legged Basset Hound was a frequent visitor to the Renfrew County Branch. As a hound with new scents to check out, Betsy’s  travels sometimes took her a long way from home and often put her in danger when she wandered onto the road. The last time Betsy was found and brought to the more »

Jan 25, 2013
by Laura
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Meet Sophia – Adopt Me!

Sophia is a 2 year old short-haired beauty that came to the Ontario SPCA Midland Branch in December.   Here’s what she has to say: I’m a Private Investigator I’m working undercover to keep an eye on you and your household. You may not even know you’re under surveillance. I can vanish into thin air if anyone or more »

Jan 25, 2013
by Laura
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What’s Hot on You Tube?

If you haven’t checked out the Ontario SPCA You Tube channel you might want to see what’s new and hot?  Dave Salmoni and Daisy the sweet little Chihuahua that is. The Ontario SPCA is pleased to have Dave Salmoni, animal expert extraordinaire, as host of the Ontario SPCA You Tube channel.  Dave Salmoni hosts and produces a more »

Jan 24, 2013
by Laura
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Ask the Vet – Part 3

Here is the final installment of “Ask the Vet”, your pet health questions answered by the Ontario SPCA health care team. 1. Do you have any ideas to help my Aussie with severe anxiety around strangers (especially men)? We always recommend seeking out a professionally trained behaviourist to help you with any unwanted behaviours.  Following more »

Jan 24, 2013
by Laura
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Snowball Reunites with Family Thanks to Microchip

A very emaciated stray kitten was brought into the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Shelter.   She was pure white, but you would never have known it as she was covered in dirt and mud.  Shelter staff cleaned her up and scanned her for a microchip. Lucky for Snowball, her family had chosen to get her microchipped.   more »

Jan 23, 2013
by Laura
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Ask the Vet – Part 2

Here is the next installment of “Ask the Vet”;  your top ten questions answered by our health care team. 4. My frenchie/Puggle mix gets pink bumps on the black skin of his chin, almost like pimples. Is this a cause for concern? Always consult your veterinarian to rule out any allergies or medical conditions such more »

Jan 22, 2013
by Laura
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Cold Weather Pet Safety

The cold weather is setting in and now is the time to take the necessary precautions to protect our pets from the cold weather. Even with fur coats, pets need to be protected from the cold. Exposure to harsh conditions can cause serious illness or death to animals, particularly during periods of freezing rain and more »

Jan 21, 2013
by Laura
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