Category Archives: Pet Care

Tick safety: How to remove

During tick season, pet owners need to be diligent to protect their pets. For tips on where tips can be found, click here, but today we’re talking about how to remove ticks safely from your pets! In this video with Monica Seto, Manager of Shelter Health and Wellness, we show you how to properly and more »

Jul 21, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Are cat’s claws really important to have?

As a cat owner, it can be frustrating coming home to a couch that’s been scratched up, or a new rug that has some more loose threads than it used to. Remember, cats don’t know the difference between what’s OK to scratch and what’s off limits, but with some training they can learn to only more »

Jul 20, 2017
by Emily Cook
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How to: Bird Care Tips made simple!

You may know about the cats and dogs that are adopted from our animal centres – but did you know we frequently adopt out birds too? In this video learn our key bird care tips to help you care for your pet bird. 5 Bird Care Questions Question 1: What do they eat? A very important thing more »

Jul 19, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Are flat-nosed dog breeds more at risk in summer heat?

We all think brachycepahalic – or flat-nosed – dog breeds are super cute. But are they more at risk for heat stroke during the summer? Veterinarians in the UK think so according to an article by The Telegraph. They have begun raising concerns about flat-nosed breeds becoming more popular. They say breeds like French bulldogs more »

Jul 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Dangers of stagnant water

During the warm weather, us pet owners love getting outside with our pets! But with the beautiful temperature comes some dangers. Stagnant water, is one of them! Blue-green algae, specifically, can endanger the life of your pet. This algae forms on or near bodies of water during warm weather months. It can be found in more »

Jul 07, 2017
by Emily Cook
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15 pet safety tips for the Canada Day weekend

As pet owners, we love bringing our pets with us to celebrate things and enjoy beautiful weather! But as you celebrate Canada Day this weekend, here are some pet safety tips to keep in mind. Pet Safety for Canada Day weekend Stay hydrated. Bring portable, fresh water for your pets while traveling, even if you’re more »

Jun 30, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Trouble sleeping? Tips to help your pet rest deeply

Having trouble with your pet’s sleeping habits? All of us are at our healthiest when we’ve had enough sleep.  If your pet is healthy but keeping you up at night, here are some tips from our blog, A Good Night’s Sleep for your Pet, to help them sleep soundly. Designate a sleeping space Make sure more »

Jun 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Poisonous warm weather hazards

Many seemingly harmless items can be poisonous to your pet. Check out this list of poisonous warm weather hazards from our fact sheet about summertime safety. Make sure you know your veterinarian’s procedures for emergency situations, especially ones that occur after business hours, and keep phone numbers for your veterinarian, and a local emergency veterinary more »

Jun 21, 2017
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: ASPCA Top Ten Pet Toxins 2016

The ASPCA has released their list of the Top Ten Pet Toxins for 2016! Be prepared and make sure your pet avoids these toxins in 2017. The list comes from the ASPCA Poison Control Centre’s numbers of the ten toxins most commonly ingested by pets—and reported to the APCC—in 2016. Check out more information on the more »

Jun 16, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Maine Coon cat adopts foster kittens as his own

Apollo is a big, loveable Maine Coon cat who surprised everyone when he took a special interest in four orphaned kittens. The kittens came into Apollo’s life as foster kittens when they were only seven weeks old. His owner, Tracy, is a volunteer with the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre and brought the kittens more »

Jun 15, 2017
by Emily Cook
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