PET HEALTH CORNER: Dangers of stagnant water

During the warm weather, us pet owners love getting outside with our pets! But with the beautiful temperature comes some dangers. Stagnant water, is one of them! Blue-green algae, specifically, can endanger the life of your pet. This algae forms on or near bodies of water during warm weather months. It can be found in more »

Jul 07, 2017
by Emily Cook
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New partnership with Waze to give reminders to people travelling with pets

The Ontario SPCA is pleased to be partnering with Waze to bring helpful reminders to pet owners travelling with their four-legged friends. Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, has introduced a new safety feature, Waze Child/Pet Reminder alerts. After navigating to any destination, this customizable, opt-in alert appears at the end of more »

Jul 06, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Henry the hedgehog is our July Calendar Star!

Our Calendar Star this month is quite the cutie! Henry is a beautiful hedgehog who found his forever home through the Ontario SPCA. It’s not every day you hear about an abandoned hedgehog! But sadly, that’s how Henry came into our care. Henry was terrified of everything at first, but the shy hedgehog has come a more »

Jul 05, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Get to know our Friends for Life!™ Walkers!

Our Friends for Life!™ Walk brings together people from all “walks” of life. In this video, we introduce you to just two of the amazing walkers we had participate in the 2016 walk: Amanda Gardner and Joanne George. Amanda Gardner adopted our special girl, Patty, from the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education and Animal Centre in more »

Jul 04, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Survey for dog owners: Why are some dogs afraid of the vet?

Does your pet enjoy or hate going to the vet? Your feedback could be helpful for this survey! Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, are conducting a survey to examine why some dogs are fearful in veterinary clinics while others are not.  Through the results they hope to target research that can reduce more »

Jul 03, 2017
by Emily Cook
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15 pet safety tips for the Canada Day weekend

As pet owners, we love bringing our pets with us to celebrate things and enjoy beautiful weather! But as you celebrate Canada Day this weekend, here are some pet safety tips to keep in mind. Pet Safety for Canada Day weekend Stay hydrated. Bring portable, fresh water for your pets while traveling, even if you’re more »

Jun 30, 2017
by Emily Cook
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What can you do about a dog in a hot car?

The summer has really arrived, and with it, some hot weather! Pet owners are responsible for the safety of their animals at all times. This includes when at home and while travelling. In this video, Inspector Scott Sylvia shares what the dangers are of leaving pets in vehicles unattended. He also explains the consequences for more »

Jun 29, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Trouble sleeping? Tips to help your pet rest deeply

Having trouble with your pet’s sleeping habits? All of us are at our healthiest when we’ve had enough sleep.  If your pet is healthy but keeping you up at night, here are some tips from our blog, A Good Night’s Sleep for your Pet, to help them sleep soundly. Designate a sleeping space Make sure more »

Jun 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Hamilton program brings companion animals to hospital bedsides

Being in an unfamiliar environment and struggling with your health, a hospital is the place where we may need our pets the most. Unfortunately, due to health regulations, many hospitals don’t allow this. That’s where Zachary’s Paws for Healing comes in. This Hamilton program has started bringing companion animals to the bedsides of hospital patients. more »

Jun 27, 2017
by Emily Cook
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