Tag Archives: Pet Health

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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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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Pet Tick Tracker – Be informed!

With some ticks in Ontario carrying Lyme disease, pet owners need to be vigilant and take precautions to protect their pets. To give you a helping hand, the University of Guelph has released a new “Pet Tick Tracker.” Tracking for the safety of pets The Pet Tick Tracker is an online tool that allows owners more »

May 19, 2017
by Emily Cook
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A pet every day to keep the doctor away?

If you’ve ever had a stressful day and felt it melt away when your dog greeted you at the door or your cat rubbed against you, you’re already familiar with the positive effects of animals. Turns out, it’s not just pet owners like you who believe in the health benefits of having a pet. The more »

May 15, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Emergency care plan for your pet

It’s hard to imagine something bad happening to our favourite furry friends, but things happen! In the event of an emergency, it’s important you and your family have a plan of action. Here are some helpful tips from the ASPCA: Emergency Care for Your Pet. Finding 24-Hour emergency care for your pet Have a conversation more »

May 11, 2017
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: What to expect post-vaccination

Spring is here and so is the season for pet vaccination! If you’re unsure which vaccines need updated for your pet, contact your veterinarian. In this blog we’ll go over what to expect post-vaccination and how to help your pet cope from our blog: PET HEALTH CORNER: Pets Post-Vaccination. Post-Vaccination with your pet Taking care more »

Apr 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Tick prevention tips from Teddy the ferret

Teddy’s tick story When “Teddy” the ferret came to the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre as a stray, he was covered in hundreds of ticks. A veterinary examination revealed Teddy was covered in ticks – nymphs – the size of a grain of pepper. Immediately, the veterinarian planned a tick treatment and had the ticks more »

Apr 26, 2017
by Emily Cook
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4 pet hazards to steer clear of this Easter holiday

When you’re excited about a holiday like Easter, it can be easy to overlook potential dangers for our pets. This is why the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Centre (APCC) put together this list of potential hazards so you can be prepared! Top Four Easter Hazards for Pets Chocolate. According to the APCC, most exposures to chocolate they more »

Apr 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Low Cost Rabies & Microchip Clinics in Ontario – 2017

Having your pet vaccinated for rabies, and getting a microchip, are both important part of pet ownership! To encourage owners to get this done, Pet Valu and PetSmart stores are hosting low cost rabies and microchip clinics this year. Things to know about the rabies and microchip clinics Rabies Vaccinations and/or Microchips are $25 EACH per more »

Apr 06, 2017
by Emily Cook
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