Tag Archives: cat

Are cat’s claws really important to have?

As a cat owner, it can be frustrating coming home to a couch that’s been scratched up, or a new rug that has some more loose threads than it used to. Remember, cats don’t know the difference between what’s OK to scratch and what’s off limits, but with some training they can learn to only more »

Jul 20, 2017
by Emily Cook
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B 4 U Get a Pet: How to introduce cats to children

There are many benefits to children being around animals, including developing compassion, reducing risk of allergies and teaching lessons in responsibility. All that being said, it’s important to know how to properly introduce the two together. Here are some important tips to remember from our friends at B 4 U Get a Pet: Tips for more »

Jul 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Adopt a Shelter Cat Month: Spotlight on senior cats

June is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Here at the Ontario SPCA, we have some amazing felines that come for brief, or more extended stays. But some of the most special kitties in our shelters are the seniors! We want you to share our love for senior cats so here are some reasons more »

Jun 22, 2017
by Emily Cook
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How having pets can reduce risk of developing allergies

Many animals are surrendered into our Animal Centres because of owner’s allergies. But the Human-Animal Bond Initiative (HABRI) says in reality, research has shown that having pets around young children is beneficial to resisting allergies! Here is some information from HABRI’s website on Immunity. Having pets from a young age can: Prevent allergies later in life more »

Oct 20, 2016
by Emily Cook
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How to clicker train your cat

Ever wanted to learn more about how to clicker train your cat? Now’s your chance with this great information from our Fact Sheet Clicker Training Your Cat. Learn more in the great info and tips below from the fact sheet! What is clicker training? A clicker is a small plastic box with a flexible steel plate more »

Jun 09, 2016
by Emily Cook
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How to: Bringing a new kitty home

Kitty love Much like a family bringing home a newborn baby, it is important to prepare prior to taking a new kitty home. Future Pet Parent Guide has a great article on the necessary steps for bringing your new cat home. Check out some of those guidelines here! Preparing The House Before bringing your new more »

Feb 25, 2016
by Emily Cook
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