Category Archives: Pet Health

4 pet hazards to steer clear of this Easter holiday

When you’re excited about a holiday like Easter, it can be easy to overlook potential dangers for our pets. This is why the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Centre (APCC) put together this list of potential hazards so you can be prepared! Top Four Easter Hazards for Pets Chocolate. According to the APCC, most exposures to chocolate they more »

Apr 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Low Cost Rabies & Microchip Clinics in Ontario – 2017

Having your pet vaccinated for rabies, and getting a microchip, are both important part of pet ownership! To encourage owners to get this done, Pet Valu and PetSmart stores are hosting low cost rabies and microchip clinics this year. Things to know about the rabies and microchip clinics Rabies Vaccinations and/or Microchips are $25 EACH per more »

Apr 06, 2017
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Warmer weather = time to exercise

The weather is starting to warm up and that means it’s a great time to get outside with your pet and get some exercise! Here are 4 ways to take advantage of the warm weather with your pet from our blog Spring has sprung…and so has Fido’s energy level! 4 ways to exercise in the warm more »

Mar 24, 2017
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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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PET HEALTH CORNER: Toilet bowl water

Have you ever caught your dog lapping up toilet bowl water? Or your cat licking the bottom of your shower after it’s been in use? Might seem perfectly normal, but there are dangers there you need to be aware of. Here are some pointers from the ASPCA’s Toilet Bowl Water and Your Pets: Dangers aren’t more »

Feb 24, 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
by Emily Cook
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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
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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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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