You’re not alone: Grieving a Pet

By: Russell Friedman, executive director of the Grief Recovery Institute The biggest lie of all is: “Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.” That tragic, incorrect myth has conditioned all of us to hide our grief and isolate ourselves from comfort and support at the times we need it more »

Mar 31, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Transferred Whitefish Bay dog finishing Heartworm treatment

When 75 dogs were transferred from Whitefish Bay First Nation in October, 2015, two beautiful dogs were found to have heartworm. The Ontario SPCA took them in to give them the care they need and they are now coming close to the end of their treatment plans! Less than a month to go. Nova is one of the dogs more »

Mar 30, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Welcome back Easter bunny!

Happy Easter Monday!! We hope you enjoy the day, whether you’re off school or plugging away at work. Bunnies are on many people’s minds at this time of year, and Ontario SPCA Animal Centres regularly have these cute animals up for adoption! If you are considering adopting, it’s important to remember that a pet is a more »

Mar 28, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: TNR & Feral cats

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is an important part of controlling pet overpopulation in Ontario. Monica Seto, Manager of feral cat programs and Shelter Health and Wellness at the Ontario SPCA shares what TNR is and how you can get involved. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Seto says Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, is the process of trapping feral cats and bringing them to more »

Mar 25, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Spay/Neuter Services: Changing the landscape

In case you didn’t know, the Ontario SPCA has three high-volume Spay/Neuter clinics. The clinics are located in Barrie, Newmarket and St. Catharine’s, and they have had an incredible impact on communities in Ontario since they were opened. As of December 2015, the clinics collectively performed their 80,000th surgery! Check out this podcast with Judith Aubin, more »

It’s all about the puppies!

Today is a day to celebrate the Puppy! It’s a time to appreciate the cuteness and loving qualities of puppies. To help you appreciate these cute creatures, here are some snippets from a few of our blogs on puppies! A baby pet’s diet: Where you come in! :  “The energy needs of a puppy can be more »

Mar 23, 2016
by Emily Cook
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B 4 U Get a Pet – Here’s some things you should know.

B 4 U Get a Pet is the website with Future Pet Parent Guide information. The site was created by a group of researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, that have been investigating positive behavior training, pet relinquishment, and pet overpopulation by way of the Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada Chair in Communications (2010-2015). This more »

Mar 22, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Spring Is Finally Here!

Spring is here! Though it may not look like it yet … we can always hope the weather will change soon! Also, remember that we need to take special precautions to help our pets adjust to changes in season. Here are some tips to keep in mind heading into spring from our blog Spring Safety more »

Mar 21, 2016
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Spring Dangers for Pets

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes many dangers to your pets that as a pet owner, you need to know about. Dave Wilson, Director of Shelter Health and Wellness at the Ontario SPCA, shares what some of these spring dangers are. One general challenge Wilson says to be aware of is more »

Mar 18, 2016
by Emily Cook
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