Two Standardbreds and Two Quarter Horses Available!

While many of the animals that come through the doors of the Ontario SPCA are smaller types, larger livestock and animals also become available for adoption. In August 2011, four horses came under the care of the Ontario SPCA and are currently in need of new homes. Two Standardbred horses and two Quarter horses, all more »

Sep 09, 2011
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Hide Perch ‘n Go Box

When animals are surrendered, rescued or removed from their home environments, it can be a very distressing event. Despite improved conditions when coming from an abusive or neglectful home, it is still a big change that can make cats and dogs anxious, fearful and frightened. As a result, animals become difficult to adopt out when more »

Jul 28, 2011
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Animal Hoarding

The last decade has given us a new breed in television that some love or hate: reality television. “Animal Hoarders” is a reality-based television show that documents the disturbing practice of animal hoarding. At the Ontario SPCA’s annual Educational Conference last month, hoarding expert Elaine Birchall addressed the challenges of animal hoarding in animal welfare. more »

Jul 26, 2011
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Animals in Toronto this Summer

I stumbled across a fantastic little slideshow of the wild animals of Toronto today. It was posted on the Toronto Star’s website and displays an interesting variety of animal photos, all taken by Toronto residents this summer. Check out the  Summer Slideshow to see an adorable fox cub, birds, amphibians and more! REMEMBER! While wild more »

Jul 21, 2011
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Ontario SPCA’s Feline-ality Program

I was flipping through channels one rainy day, looking for some interesting pet-related programming (there is nothing like cuddling up with your furry companion indoors!) and came across a new television show called “Pick a Puppy”. The show follows people and families as they learn about three different dog breeds. They examine the needs of more »

Jun 10, 2011
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H20: A Summertime Essential for Pets

Now that summer is upon us, many people are excited to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. What most people forget is that all pets, including house pets, depend on fresh, clean water to keep them properly hydrated. Did you know? The average 10 lb dog will drink 1 & 1/4 cups of water per more »

Jun 07, 2011
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New Record for Loudest Purring Cat!

Smokey, a 12 year old cat from the UK has officially joined other accomplished pets in the Guinness Book of Records for having the loudest purr. Smokey’s owner says that her purring is so loud, it often interupts phone calls and movies with its loud volume. Her purr has been recorded at 92.7 decibels on more »

May 09, 2011
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Pets and Vomit

The other day, I was sitting at my computer when Jersey wandered over. Without any ceremony or warning, she lowered her head and threw up a dinner’s worth of food. I jumped up and shoo’ed her outside, worried she was going to have repeat projectile. As I cleaned up the mess, I began to worry more »

May 04, 2011
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Coin-operated Dog Wash!

While I was out running errands this week, I happened to drive by a new pet store that had recently opened. A big white billboard announced the store had a coin-operated dog washer available for dog owners. Coin-operated dog wash? I was so intrigued by the idea that I almost walked into a garbage can more »

May 03, 2011
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How do I… Trim My Pet’s Nails?

One aspect of pet care that can’t be ignored is the trimming of nails. Overgrown nails can be uncomfortable or even painful for your dog if they crack or split, but can damage floors and scratch people by accident. Trimming your dog’s nails is an important aspect of keeping them healthy. Introducing your new puppy more »

Apr 04, 2011
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