Happy Howl-oween to all!

Halloween is here again!! So from all of us at the Ontario SPCA, we want to wish you a Happy Howl-oween. To help keep you and your pets happy and safe this Halloween, we have some safety tips to share with you. Have a listen to our podcast! Kevin MacKenzie sat down with Agent Brad Dewar, more »

Oct 31, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Shelter Health Pro: Animal transport guidelines

The Ontario SPCA’s new Shelter Health Pro website has lots to offer for shelter health professionals, kennel operators and breeders. Here is some great information on animal transport that can be found on shelterhealthpro.com Guidelines to help transport animals For ASPCA’s Webinar: Shelter Guidelines: Animal Transport, click here The following transport guidelines are recommended for land transport: more »

Oct 27, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Protecting Pets From Canadian Wildlife

Oh Canada! A beautiful landscape well known for our gorgeous outdoors and vast array of stunning wildlife. But for those who have pets, wild animals and other pests can cause problems with our four-legged best friends. Although it’s highly unlikely one of our pets will encounter a bear or other larger threatening forms of wildlife, more »

Oct 26, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Get baking: DIY Halloween Dog Treat

Halloween is just around the corner, and we want to help get you and your pets excited! So here’s our recipe for a DIY Halloween Dog Treat. There are lots of things floating around during Halloween that are dangerous for your pets to eat. So, why not make them their own special treat so they more »

Oct 25, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Dog rehabilitation: The rescue is only the beginning

Rescue is only the beginning: A Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre is needed now. Abby was used to neglect. As a Border Collie, the sweet dog’s every instinct told her to work and run. Instead, she was forced to spend her days confined outdoors with a large group of other dogs scavenging for rotting food. Her only source of drinking water was more »

Oct 24, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Even pets have breasts: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By guest blogger: Dr. Ryan Llera October is widely known is Breast Cancer Awareness month for people.  Well, lately it’s also become a month to raise awareness for the risk of breast cancer in pets too!  Yes that’s right, Fluffy and Bella can also get breast cancer.  Unlike women though, your pets can’t check themselves more »

Oct 21, 2016
by Emily Cook
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How having pets can reduce risk of developing allergies

Many animals are surrendered into our Animal Centres because of owner’s allergies. But the Human-Animal Bond Initiative (HABRI) says in reality, research has shown that having pets around young children is beneficial to resisting allergies! Here is some information from HABRI’s website on Immunity. Having pets from a young age can: Prevent allergies later in life more »

Oct 20, 2016
by Emily Cook
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It’s National Vet Tech Week: Learn about our RVTs

The Ontario SPCA has some wonderful Registered Veterinarian Technicians (RVT) employed within our RVT Program. We’re excited to have a week to celebrate them! RVT Role in Animal Centres RVTs are continuing to enhance the level of animal care provided within our Animal Centres. They are committed to providing the highest level of care available and more »

Oct 19, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Dumb things well-intended people say – Lessons in Diversity

Ontario SPCA staff receive all kinds of training to help prepare them for the work they do. One of these unique training sessions happened during our 2016 Annual Educational Conference. Author and speaker Dr. Maura Cullen joined us to talk about diversity and the importance of words. Maura is considered one of the foremost authorities more »

Oct 18, 2016
by Emily Cook
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