Category Archives: Pet Care

Easy dog treat recipes you can make at home!

Looking for some yummy dog treats that you can make from home? We’re here to help! This blog has a number of healthy and easy dog treat recipes your dog will love. DIY: Easy & Healthy Dog Treats Recipes Preparing cookies and treats for your dog on your own is a whole other experience and is filled more »

Jan 18, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Feral cats in the winter: A caretaker’s story

The Ontario SPCA runs many programs to support feral cat caretakers across Ontario, but the real front-line workers are volunteers like Francesca. Read this blog Feral Cats: Caring for your colony in the winter, to learn more about Francesca and how she builds bonds with her colony in the winter. Story from a feral cat caretaker more »

Jan 16, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Hypothermia? Know the signs.

During cold weather there are things you need to look out for with your pet to make sure they’re safe. Check out these tips from our blog PET HEALTH CORNER: Identifying Hypothermia where Dave Wilson, Director of Shelter Health and Wellness for the Ontario SPCA and retired vet, talks more about how to prevent hypothermia and how more »

Jan 13, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Pet need a diet? These healthy treats will help.

After the holidays, it might not just be pet parents who need to work off those extra cookies. If your pet needs some help slimming down, these healthy treats from the ASPCA will help! Healthy, Safe Snacks to Help Your Pet Slim Down One of the most common resolutions made every New Year is to more »

Jan 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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6 tips to know before adopting a hedgehog

Adopting a hedgehog has become more commonplace, but they are still considered unconventional, exotic pets. Before you consider introducing this type of animal into your home, here are a few things to consider from our blog: What to know before adopting a hedgehog. Hedgehogs can be difficult to handle Handling a nervous hedgehog can be very more »

Jan 11, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Pet Ownership Tips for the New Year

Improve your pet ownership skills this new year with our helpful tips! Stick to these resolutions and you’ll have a happy furry friend. “Brush up” on your pet ownership in the New Year. New Year’s Pet Ownership Tips Schedule annual vaccinations now. If you usually have your pet’s annual vaccinations or health checkup in the spring, more »

Jan 02, 2017
by Emily Cook
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New Year’s Eve countdown pet safety tips

The excitement of the New Year approaching may have us distracted from caring for our furry friends. As we get ready for the countdown New Year’s Eve, here are some pet safety tips to keep in mind from our blog, 4 ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve with your pet. How to enjoy New Year’s Eve more »

Dec 30, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Pet-friendly waterless cleaning products for winter

Even in the winter, pets can get into some serious messes. If washing them outside isn’t an option – you need an alternative! With the weather changing, we have some great waterless bathing tips for your pets. Check out these tips from our blog; Waterless bathing for pets. Waterless bathing products Spray– Many companies sell waterless more »

Dec 29, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Safe Holiday Snacking for your Pet

Material adapted from Pet Talk* Snacking: foods to avoid having around your pet Many people spread holiday cheer through tasty treats, warm beverages, and feasts, but this type of celebration may not be fit for Fido. In fact, many “people foods” can cause health problems in cats and dogs. Dr. Christine Rutter, clinical assistant professor more »

Dec 28, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Tips to make your Holidays pet-safe

The holidays are finally upon us! As you prepare for all the festivities, we want to make sure your pets are not forgotten. Here are some tips to make sure your pets are safe & happy! Food We know you’re proud of the holiday meal you created – but that doesn’t mean you should share more »

Dec 23, 2016
by Emily Cook
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