Category Archives: Pet Care

Fun for the whole clan this Family Day!

Whatever your plans are this Family Day, your furry friend would probably love to be a part of it! To help you out, here’s a list of activities that will be fun for everyone in your family – furry or otherwise. Family Day fun activities Enjoying the great outdoors. When all the family is together, more »

Feb 15, 2017
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4 household products dangerous for pets

As pet parents, we will do just about anything to protect our pets. But what about dangers lying around in your house? The ASPCA has a helpful list of household products that are poisonous for your pets. Here’s 4 we think you need to be aware of. Poisonous Household Products Bleach Is it okay to more »

Feb 02, 2017
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Tips on caring for your pet rat

Whether you’ve had a pet rat before, or you’re a first-time owner – here are some tips you need to know. The ASPCA has a very helpful guide for tips on food, cage size, exercise and more here. Today, we’re going to share with you some of those tips! Pet rat care tips Food In every more »

Jan 30, 2017
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Thera-PET-ic socks help animals post-surgery

When coming out of spay/neuter surgery, animals need something to slowly bring their body temperatures up. This is where Thera-PET-ic socks come in! These socks are filled with rice and heated in a microwave, and then laid beside the animal. With the socks help, animals have a smoother transition waking up from surgery. In this video, more »

Jan 26, 2017
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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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