5 ways to help a horse in need – Can-Am Expo

The Ontario SPCA takes in not only cats and dogs in need, but also pigs, goats and horses! Many of our donors have a heart for horses but don’t have the resources to adopt one themselves. There are actually a number of ways beyond adoption to help our horses! Here are five to get you started. How more »

Mar 31, 2017
by Emily Cook
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The Pet Effect: Health benefits of owning a pet

The relationship between people and pets is special, and more and more research is showing just how special it is! The new website, thepeteffect.org is a compilation of scientists, researchers, veterinarians and pet people. They believe The Pet Effect is more than just an idea, it’s a scientific fact. The website is all about scientific discoveries that more »

Mar 30, 2017
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Spring grooming: How to bathe & brush your dog

Grooming your pet regularly is definitely important, but spring grooming even more so! In the spring, your pet needs to shed extra fur because the warmer weather means they don’t need it anymore. That’s where you come in! Watch our video to see how to bathe, and brush your pet so they can be shiny more »

Mar 28, 2017
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10 steps to house training your adult dog

When you make the choice to adopt an adult dog, there may be some obstacles to overcome – like house training. To help make the process as smooth as possible, here are our 10 tips for house training your adult dog. Step 1. Supervise your dog inside. To be successful preventing accidents, you need to more »

Mar 27, 2017
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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
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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
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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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