Warmer weather = time to exercise

The weather is starting to warm up and that means it’s a great time to get outside with your pet and get some exercise! Here are 4 ways to take advantage of the warm weather with your pet from our blog Spring has sprung…and so has Fido’s energy level! 4 ways to exercise in the warm more »

Mar 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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No horsing around with dental health

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Never look a gift horse in the mouth.” It’s an old proverb that relates to evaluating the age and health of a horse by looking at its teeth. At the Ontario SPCA, looking into the mouths of the horses that come into our care comes with the territory and is more »

Mar 23, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Before you get a pet: Annual cost of dog ownership

Dogs bring so much joy, laughter, energy and fun into a home – but it’s also important you know how much dog ownership costs. The University of Guelph’s Before You Get a Pet resource can help! On Before You Get a Pet’s website you can find a budget breakdown of all the things you may need more »

Mar 22, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Spring has arrived! Safety tips

Despite the cold, wintery weather Ontario’s been having – it’s officially spring! We want you to fully enjoy the new season with your pets, so here are some safety tips to keep in mind. Spring safety tips Here are some safety highlights from our blog Spring dangers for pets: Fluctuating temperatures: The shifting temperatures may have more »

Mar 20, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with dog breeds native to Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate the occasion we decided to highlight the beautiful dog breeds native to Ireland. Irish dog breeds According to the Irish Kennel Club, there are 9 breeds of dogs that originate in Ireland. There are two Hounds – Irish Wolfhound and Kerry Beagle; three Gundogs – Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Red more »

Mar 17, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Activity centres for pint-sized pets

It’s not just our cats and dogs who need exercise and enrichment – but the small pets too! Our fact sheet gives great information on activity centres for pint-sized pets. Guinea pigs are gentle, social creatures who love to play Good guinea games offer tunnels for chewing and playing in, such as paper towel and more »

Mar 16, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Spring Pet Checkups – What you need to know!

Spring is on it’s way! Well, we hope it is at least. With that comes more outdoor time with our pets, and our pets’ furry friends. This is a great reminder to pet owners to plan a visit to their veterinarian for spring pet checkups. It is important your pet is up-to-date heading into this more »

Mar 15, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Fix Your Pet: Myths & Facts revealed

Pet overpopulation is an issue in Ontario. This is why the Ontario SPCA promotes Fix Your Pet month! To encourage pet owners to spay/neuter their pet. But there are many myths that circulate about fixing your pet – and we want to set them straight! We answer the most common myths we hear about spay/neuter more »

Mar 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Staying in pet-friendly accommodations: Pet etiquette

Today a surprising number of accommodations welcome pets. Before booking ask about pet policies. Lodgings may have restrictions on the types or size of pets allowed, or they may designate only certain rooms for animals. Here are some pet etiquette tips to make sure you, your pets, and your hosts are happy! Staying away with more »

Mar 13, 2017
by Emily Cook
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