Tag Archives: summer

No Excuses. No Hot Pets.

“I wasn’t going to be gone long.” “I left the window down for him.” The Ontario SPCA has heard it all as people continue to put their pets at risk by leaving them in vehicles during the hot summer months. Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures – even on relatively mild days with the more »

May 23, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Home Alone: Leaving pets behind on vacation

Whether it’s a day trip or a multi-week vacation, summer is the perfect time for a getaway to enjoy the warm weather. If you have pets, planning for their care in your absence is a major part of your vacation preparation. Before you hit the road, water, trail – or wherever summer takes you! – more »

Aug 18, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Water safety tips

With the heat wave that’s been upon us this week – many of us may be heading out to the beach, cottage, or pool to cool down! Before you do that though, here are some important tips you need to know about spending time with your pets near water. Check out this information from our more »

Jul 22, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Heat safety: Walking your dog

When it’s really hot out, you need to be careful where you walk your dog, when you walk and for how long. Check out this blog on heat safety and protecting your pets. Protecting pads while walking your dog Imagine you’re walking on the pavement with bare feet – is it too hot for you? It’s more »

Jul 20, 2016
by Emily Cook
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DIY: Treats for hamsters, bunnies & guinea pigs

During the summer, we see lots of posts for dog and cats treats (see our video DIY Pet Treats: Frozen PB & B) but what about small pets? When humans think of treats, they may think of sweets or junk food, but that’s not the case for small pets! Animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and more »

Jul 13, 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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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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The aroma of summer: De-skunking your pets

Many of you have probably come across these black and white critters while walking with your dog – some of you may have even been sprayed by them! There’s lots of ideas about the best way of de-skunking your pet, so here’s some tips from our blog How do I…de-skunk a pet? De-skunking your pet more »

Jun 23, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Four summer bugs to look out for

Summer is great for a lot of things, but maybe people would not say bugs are one of them. There are a number of bugs that can be specifically bad for our pets, so Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health & Wellness at the Ontario SPCA is going to tell you what to look out more »

Jun 17, 2016
by Emily Cook
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