Tag Archives: Cats

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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PET HEALTH CORNER: Toilet bowl water

Have you ever caught your dog lapping up toilet bowl water? Or your cat licking the bottom of your shower after it’s been in use? Might seem perfectly normal, but there are dangers there you need to be aware of. Here are some pointers from the ASPCA’s Toilet Bowl Water and Your Pets: Dangers aren’t more »

Feb 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Enjoying the holidays with your pet

There’s nothing better than putting your feet up with a warm drink after a long day of holiday shopping, parties and bustle; but while the holidays are chalked-full of activity, your pet can easily be caught up in the holiday shuffle. Here are some quick ways to enjoy the holidays with your pet! Make walking more »

Dec 21, 2016
by Aubrie
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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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PET HEALTH CORNER: Hydration & Pets

During the heat of the summer months, hydration is crucial to keeping your pets healthy and comfortable. What is it about hydration? Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health & Wellness and retired vet says there’s no exact way to measure how much water your pet needs. He says it changes day to day and based on more »

Jun 24, 2016
by Emily Cook
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