Category Archives: Pet Health

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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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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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
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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
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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
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Frightening Facts On The Top 10 Most Toxic Foods For Pets

To eat or not to eat – Toxic food for pets By now we should all know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs. If you have ever wondered why this delicious sweet treat is so toxic, blame theobromine. This naturally occurring alkaline is a chemical compound found in cocoa plants, coffee beans and tea leaves. more »

Dec 16, 2016
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Rabies in the 21st Century

By: Guest blogger Dr. Ryan Llera Nature, the first frontier.  So much has been learned about the world around us but one of the things we haven’t figured out is how to eradicate rabies.  Yes, rabies is still out there and an affliction with it can be devastating.  The Ministry of Natural Resources in Ontario more »

Dec 09, 2016
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Cold weather diet

Food consumption in colder weather During the cold weather months, your pet is using lots of energy, and a change of diet may be in order. Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health & Wellness and retired vet, shares with us what factors you need to consider when making that change. Environment To start off, Wilson more »

Dec 02, 2016
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Tips for Veterinary Clinic Visit

By guest blogger: Dr. Ryan Llera How many of us like waiting around in our doctor’s office?  Not many of us I can imagine …  Now what about the length of time you spend in the veterinary clinic?  Honestly, I have always found veterinary clinics to be more personable than most human doctor offices or more »

Nov 25, 2016
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Cat cage cleaning: Proper procedures

The Ontario SPCA’s new Shelter Health Pro website has so much great information for animal centre employees, kennel operators and shelter health professionals! Among the great tips are how to clean cat cages while minimizing stress for the cats. Check it out! Visit shelterhealthpro.com for more great tips. Cat cage cleaning  Cleaning is very stressful more »

Nov 09, 2016
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