Category Archives: Pet Tips

5 ways to celebrate Earth Day as a pet owner

Celebrate Earth Day this year, with these five ways get involved with your pet. Tell us what you think in the comments below! We always love to hear from you. Earth Day with your pets Go for a long walk. On Earth Day, spend time with your furry friend outdoors! Take a lesson from your dog and more »

Apr 22, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Fun Easter activities for you and your pets

Easter is a great time to be with your family, and your pets! Here are some ideas of different activities you could do with your furry family. Easter activities for pets Treat scavenger hunt. Your dog or cat will love this one! Choose a selected room in your house, or a few rooms, where you’re more »

Apr 17, 2017
by Emily Cook
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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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Missing pet?: Effective search strategy tips

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having a pet go missing, you know how traumatizing and stressful it is for everyone involved. It only takes a minute for a pet to get loose and go missing, and it can happen to even the most careful and loving pet owner. So what’s a pet owner more »

Apr 10, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Spring grooming: How to bathe & brush your dog

Grooming your pet regularly is definitely important, but spring grooming even more so! In the spring, your pet needs to shed extra fur because the warmer weather means they don’t need it anymore. That’s where you come in! Watch our video to see how to bathe, and brush your pet so they can be shiny more »

Mar 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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10 steps to house training your adult dog

When you make the choice to adopt an adult dog, there may be some obstacles to overcome – like house training. To help make the process as smooth as possible, here are our 10 tips for house training your adult dog. Step 1. Supervise your dog inside. To be successful preventing accidents, you need to more »

Mar 27, 2017
by Emily Cook
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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
by Emily Cook
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Before you get a pet: Annual cost of dog ownership

Dogs bring so much joy, laughter, energy and fun into a home – but it’s also important you know how much dog ownership costs. The University of Guelph’s Before You Get a Pet resource can help! On Before You Get a Pet’s website you can find a budget breakdown of all the things you may need more »

Mar 22, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Spring has arrived! Safety tips

Despite the cold, wintery weather Ontario’s been having – it’s officially spring! We want you to fully enjoy the new season with your pets, so here are some safety tips to keep in mind. Spring safety tips Here are some safety highlights from our blog Spring dangers for pets: Fluctuating temperatures: The shifting temperatures may have more »

Mar 20, 2017
by Emily Cook
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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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