Tag Archives: Winter

Winter storms – Prepare for the emergency

We’ve already had a few crazy winter storms and it feels like the season has just begun! It’s important that when the blizzard hits, you are prepared and know what your pet needs to be safe and healthy. Here are some great tips from our blog Are you prepared for the next winter storm? Keep an more »

Feb 22, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Dogs Dressed Up for Winter

Next Top Model – Should dogs wear clothes in the winter? Whether your dog is small, or big, regularly inside, or out, there are certain things they may need to keep them comfortable during the winter months. There’s plenty of debate as to if dogs should be wearing boots or coats during the winter, and more »

Feb 05, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Feral Cats: Caring for your colony in the winter

Story from a feral cat caretaker Francesca Ciccodemarco has been caring for a six feral cats in her colony over the last 5 years. She has learned how to give them great care and attention, even in the freezing months of winter. “It’s a very wonderful relationship, with a couple feet of distance,” she says. more »

Feb 04, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Ice Ice Baby: Keep your pet from falling through

A huge danger during the winter for pets and humans alike, is the risk of going through ice on bodies of water that haven’t fully frozen over yet. This is especially important to remember with the melancholy weather Ontario has been having this year. Too many animals, and people have fallen through the ice already, and we need more »

Feb 03, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Dangers of Antifreeze

During the winter, a serious danger to pets is antifreeze, which acts like a poison if ingested by animals. Dave Wilson, Director of Shelter Health and Wellness at the Ontario SPCA, and retired vet, discusses with us what the dangers are and how to prevent them. What is antifreeze and where is it found? Antifreeze is more »

Jan 29, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Identifying Hypothermia

A lot of pets enjoy being outside! They thrive on fresh air and exercise. But in the frigid temperatures that come with the winter season, there are big dangers, such as hypothermia. Dave Wilson, Director of Shelter Health and Wellness for the Ontario SPCA and retired vet, talks more about how to prevent hypothermia and more »

Jan 22, 2016
by Emily Cook
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