Nutritional Tips for an Overweight Pet

While there are a number of causes for weight gain in a pet—including age, medication, mobility restrictions or certain health conditions such as hyperthyroidism—the most common cause is exceeding their daily caloric requirements. Here are some tips to make sure your pet has a diet that suits its lifestyle and dietary needs: Talk to your more »

Oct 30, 2014
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VIDEO: Dog Nutrition Tips

Our canine companions require the right amount of important nutrients in order to stay healthy and active. To help answer some important dog nutrition questions, our expert Dave Wilson, DVM, and Director of Shelter Health & Wellness stopped by to fill us in. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Oct 29, 2014
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“Caption This” Contest Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone who submitted their caption to our “Caption This” contest. We got some pretty funny captions! Congratulations to Kassandra on submitting the winning caption “Westies make the greatest besties!” Enjoy your prize pack! Check back soon for more contests.

Oct 27, 2014
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Why take pet first aid?  

Whether it’s for a minor scrape or something more serious, every pet owner can benefit from learning first aid. Here are three reasons why you should enroll in a pet first aid course: Provide immediate response Certain emergency situations require immediate response. A course in pet first aid will give you the skills and knowledge more »

Oct 24, 2014
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How to Get Your Pet to Eat its Veggies

With all the treat options available, it can be a challenge trying to find the right snack for your cat or dog. The same way humans benefit from reaching for fruits and vegetables for a healthy and filling snack, pets can also reap the same nutritional and digestive benefits by adding certain fruits and vegetables more »

Oct 23, 2014
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VIDEO: Cat Nutrition Tips

Just like in humans, nutrition is essential in ensuring our feline friends remain happy and healthy. Our expert Dave Wilson, DVM, and Director of Shelter Health & Wellness is here to answer some important questions about cat nutrition. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Oct 22, 2014
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Adoption Update: Bobby

Bobby is a six-month old Great Pyrenees/Retriever Mix who came to the Ontario SPCA Sudbury and District Branch this summer eager to find his forever home. Bobby is happily settling in at his new home with his newly adoptive family. In addition to his great big stature, Bobby (renamed Teddy) has big heart and a more »

Oct 21, 2014
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Time to Play “Caption This”

It’s that time again! Time to play “Caption This” for your chance to win a fun-filled Ontario SPCA prize pack! Caption this photo… …in the comments section below! Last day to submit an entry is October 26th. The winning caption will be posted here on the blog on October 27th. Good luck!

Oct 20, 2014
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Posing for Paws Charity Fashion Show & Auction

“Posing for Paws” is a Charity Fashion Show & Auction in support of the Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Branch. When: Saturday, October 25th at 7:00pm Where: Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre, Cornwall, Ontario Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Get your tickets now! For more information, check out more »

Oct 17, 2014
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Grand Opening of Peterborough Dog Park

Along with Peterborough Humane Society and the City of Peterborough, we are so pleased to support the new Peterborough, Ontario dog park! Special thanks to Peterborough Dog Club President Paul Schauber and Councillor Len Vas for their commitment on this project! And thank you to everyone that came out to the Grand Opening! For more information on the Peterborough more »