PET HEALTH CORNER: Dangers of Antifreeze

During the winter, a serious danger to pets is antifreeze, which acts like a poison if ingested by animals. Dave Wilson, Director of Shelter Health and Wellness at the Ontario SPCA, and retired vet, discusses with us what the dangers are and how to prevent them. What is antifreeze and where is it found? Antifreeze is more »

Jan 29, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Elijah needs your help: Urgent Appeal

Sweet Elijah needs your help to get better!! “Elijah”, a sweet 2-year-old husky/shepherd mix is currently being cared for at the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre, but he’s come so far to get there. He was one of 75 dogs rescued in November, 2015 during a transfer from Whitefish Bay First Nation in more »

Jan 28, 2016
by Emily Cook
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5 Ways Pets Relieve Depression

When I was a little girl, my cat was my best friend. My mom always said we had a special bond, because no matter where I was in the house, if I started crying she would run to my side, sit quietly, and let me cuddle her until I calmed down. I know I’m not more »

Jan 27, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Great animal movies for a cuddle-up kind of day

When the weather is cold, windy, and dreary, who doesn’t like cuddling up with a blanket, your favourite furry friend, and a few good animal movies! All the way back in 2010 we posted some classic animal movies for you to add to your “Must Watch” list. We’ll share those with you, and some newer more »

Jan 25, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Identifying Hypothermia

A lot of pets enjoy being outside! They thrive on fresh air and exercise. But in the frigid temperatures that come with the winter season, there are big dangers, such as hypothermia. Dave Wilson, Director of Shelter Health and Wellness for the Ontario SPCA and retired vet, talks more about how to prevent hypothermia and more »

Jan 22, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Soulmates George and Eclaire Go Home Together!

We are THRILLED to share that George and Eclaire, bonded horses, have been adopted together into a new, loving home! Eclaire is approximately 19 years old, Thoroughbred mare that used to work on the track. She can be ridden, but for pleasure only. She is approximately 17 hands high. George is approximately 19 years old as well, more »

Jan 20, 2016
by Emily Cook
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DIY Dog Training – Leash Training with Dave Salmoni

Continuing with the theme of National Train your dog Month (January) – Dave Salmoni is back! This time, he’s going to help show methods of leash training your dog, with the help of Ontario SPCA Inspector Scott Sylvia and Hannah the dog! Tips for leash training include: Maintain good control of your animal while on the more »

Jan 19, 2016
by Emily Cook
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