Tag Archives: Dogs

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: Fall shedding & how to cope

During the fall season, you may be seeing a lot more hair tumble weeds running around your house, and wonder what’s going on. Well, ’tis the season for fall shedding! Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health and Wellness for the Ontario SPCA and retired vet tells us why this happens and how you can cope with it. Why more »

Sep 30, 2016
by Emily Cook
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How to find a good dog walker

Your dog is part of your family, so finding a good dog walker is so important. You need to find someone you can trust with your pet, who you know will take good care of them! To help you out, we have some tips for you on finding a good dog walker. 6 tips for more »

Sep 15, 2016
by Emily Cook
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DIY Pet Treats: Apple Peanut Butter Balls

Our latest DIY pet treats recipe is going to get your dog very excited! In a few simple steps, you’ll have a tasty apple and peanut butter treat, and they will love it. Check out our video for the 3 simple steps and start making your delicious, home-made treat! Let us know what you think in more »

Sep 13, 2016
by Emily Cook
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4 ways to make your dog walks easier!

Ontario SPCA’s annual Friends For Life! Walk registration is open, and we want to help you gear up for the great event! Here are some great walking tools to help make dog walks with even the strongest and most rebellious dogs, fun! From our blog: Walking tools for your dog. FRONT CLIP CONTROL HARNESS Just like more »

Aug 15, 2016
by Emily Cook
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How to pick the right dog park for your pooch

If you’re new to an area, or have never been to your local dog park, finding the “one” shouldn’t be a guessing game. If you live in a smaller community, there may only be one dog park in your area. City canines, however, have more choices. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect park more »

Aug 10, 2016
by Emily Cook
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10 pet-friendly activities for the long weekend

The dog days of summer are upon us. The long weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your four-legged friends. Instead of parking yourself on the sofa, get out and enjoy the beautiful weather with your dog. The physical activity and fresh air is not only good for your health, it’s also more »

Jul 28, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Know the signs: Heatstroke

Even the most responsible pet owner can find themselves in a situation where their pet has heatstroke! This is why it’s so important to know the signs and what you need to do if you suspect it. Signs of heatstroke include: • Increased heart rate • Excessive panting or drooling • Listlessness • Confusion or disorientation more »

Jul 04, 2016
by Emily Cook
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