Tag Archives: Pet Tips

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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Ideal Doghouse: Step-by-step, how-to video

In this video, we’re giving you a step-by-step guide on how to build an Ideal Doghouse. Some breeds of dogs can live outside during the winter, if they are provided with an insulated doghouse of the proper dimensions. The dimensions are directly related to the size of the dog. Dimensions are critically important if the more »

May 09, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Emergency Preparedness Week: Be prepared with your pets!

This week is Emergency Preparedness Week! To help you prepare for an emergency with your pets, here are some helpful tips! Get your FREE emergency pet decal HERE so you can make sure emergency responders know what pets need to be rescued in case of an emergency. Emergency Preparedness kit Help protect your family, including more »

May 08, 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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10 steps to house training your adult dog

When you make the choice to adopt an adult dog, there may be some obstacles to overcome – like house training. To help make the process as smooth as possible, here are our 10 tips for house training your adult dog. Step 1. Supervise your dog inside. To be successful preventing accidents, you need to more »

Mar 27, 2017
by Emily Cook
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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
by Emily Cook
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Spring Daylight Saving Time: As told by dogs

Waking up an hour earlier than normal can be hard on all of us – including our pets! Checkout this adorable video showing how we all feel about Daylight Saving Time, as told by dogs. How we all feel about Daylight Saving time: As told by dogs If your pet’s not adjusting well to the time more »

Mar 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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