Category Archives: Pet Tips

No Excuses. No Hot Pets.

“I wasn’t going to be gone long.” “I left the window down for him.” The Ontario SPCA has heard it all as people continue to put their pets at risk by leaving them in vehicles during the hot summer months. Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures – even on relatively mild days with the more »

May 23, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Pet Tick Tracker – Be informed!

With some ticks in Ontario carrying Lyme disease, pet owners need to be vigilant and take precautions to protect their pets. To give you a helping hand, the University of Guelph has released a new “Pet Tick Tracker.” Tracking for the safety of pets The Pet Tick Tracker is an online tool that allows owners more »

May 19, 2017
by Emily Cook
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How to get your pet used to a Pet Door

Is a pet door right for your pet? Pet doors can be a great way to give your pet some freedom to enter and exit your house without your help. Before making your selection, it’s important to do some research into all the available options and to share any concerns with your pet door retailer. Remember more »

May 17, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Emergency Preparedness Week: Be prepared with your pets!

This week is Emergency Preparedness Week! To help you prepare for an emergency with your pets, here are some helpful tips! Get your FREE emergency pet decal HERE so you can make sure emergency responders know what pets need to be rescued in case of an emergency. Emergency Preparedness kit Help protect your family, including more »

May 08, 2017
by Emily Cook
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How to identify orphaned birds and waterfowl

Before you jump to the rescue of a bird in a nest who you think has been left behind, there are some things you need to consider before acting! These tips from our fact sheet, How to Identify Orphaned Birds and Waterfowl, will help you out. The first step is to determine whether the bird more »

May 04, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Tick prevention tips from Teddy the ferret

Teddy’s tick story When “Teddy” the ferret came to the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre as a stray, he was covered in hundreds of ticks. A veterinary examination revealed Teddy was covered in ticks – nymphs – the size of a grain of pepper. Immediately, the veterinarian planned a tick treatment and had the ticks more »

Apr 26, 2017
by Emily Cook
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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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