Category Archives: Pet Care

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
by Emily Cook
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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
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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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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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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Spring Daylight Saving Time: As told by dogs

Waking up an hour earlier than normal can be hard on all of us – including our pets! Checkout this adorable video showing how we all feel about Daylight Saving Time, as told by dogs. How we all feel about Daylight Saving time: As told by dogs If your pet’s not adjusting well to the time more »

Mar 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Requirements for an Ideal Doghouse

If your dog spends a lot of time outside, they require a suitable and appropriate shelter – an Ideal Doghouse! In this blog we’ll give you some pointers from our Ideal Doghouse brochure to help you out. Things to consider before housing your dog outdoors: Dogs should be acclimatized to outdoor living when they are young more »

Mar 03, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Tips for a safe dog walk during spring thaw

Though it may not seem like it yet, spring is on its way! As the weather begins to warm up, there are some dangers to look out for when walking your pet. In this video we tell you all you need to know about walks during spring thaw! Watch now, LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to our channel more »

Feb 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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