Tag Archives: Pet Health

Warmer weather = time to exercise

The weather is starting to warm up and that means it’s a great time to get outside with your pet and get some exercise! Here are 4 ways to take advantage of the warm weather with your pet from our blog Spring has sprung…and so has Fido’s energy level! 4 ways to exercise in the warm more »

Mar 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Activity centres for pint-sized pets

It’s not just our cats and dogs who need exercise and enrichment – but the small pets too! Our fact sheet gives great information on activity centres for pint-sized pets. Guinea pigs are gentle, social creatures who love to play Good guinea games offer tunnels for chewing and playing in, such as paper towel and more »

Mar 16, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Spring Pet Checkups – What you need to know!

Spring is on it’s way! Well, we hope it is at least. With that comes more outdoor time with our pets, and our pets’ furry friends. This is a great reminder to pet owners to plan a visit to their veterinarian for spring pet checkups. It is important your pet is up-to-date heading into this more »

Mar 15, 2017
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4 household products dangerous for pets

As pet parents, we will do just about anything to protect our pets. But what about dangers lying around in your house? The ASPCA has a helpful list of household products that are poisonous for your pets. Here’s 4 we think you need to be aware of. Poisonous Household Products Bleach Is it okay to more »

Feb 02, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Thera-PET-ic socks help animals post-surgery

When coming out of spay/neuter surgery, animals need something to slowly bring their body temperatures up. This is where Thera-PET-ic socks come in! These socks are filled with rice and heated in a microwave, and then laid beside the animal. With the socks help, animals have a smoother transition waking up from surgery. In this video, more »

Jan 26, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Pet need a diet? These healthy treats will help.

After the holidays, it might not just be pet parents who need to work off those extra cookies. If your pet needs some help slimming down, these healthy treats from the ASPCA will help! Healthy, Safe Snacks to Help Your Pet Slim Down One of the most common resolutions made every New Year is to more »

Jan 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Pet Ownership Tips for the New Year

Improve your pet ownership skills this new year with our helpful tips! Stick to these resolutions and you’ll have a happy furry friend. “Brush up” on your pet ownership in the New Year. New Year’s Pet Ownership Tips Schedule annual vaccinations now. If you usually have your pet’s annual vaccinations or health checkup in the spring, more »

Jan 02, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Safe Holiday Snacking for your Pet

Material adapted from Pet Talk* Snacking: foods to avoid having around your pet Many people spread holiday cheer through tasty treats, warm beverages, and feasts, but this type of celebration may not be fit for Fido. In fact, many “people foods” can cause health problems in cats and dogs. Dr. Christine Rutter, clinical assistant professor more »

Dec 28, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Frightening Facts On The Top 10 Most Toxic Foods For Pets

To eat or not to eat – Toxic food for pets By now we should all know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs. If you have ever wondered why this delicious sweet treat is so toxic, blame theobromine. This naturally occurring alkaline is a chemical compound found in cocoa plants, coffee beans and tea leaves. more »

Dec 16, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Rabies in the 21st Century

By: Guest blogger Dr. Ryan Llera Nature, the first frontier.  So much has been learned about the world around us but one of the things we haven’t figured out is how to eradicate rabies.  Yes, rabies is still out there and an affliction with it can be devastating.  The Ministry of Natural Resources in Ontario more »

Dec 09, 2016
by Emily Cook
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