Pet Information Articles

Cat Beds
10/02/13

Cat beds can be a popular item when seeking comfort if placed in an appealing location. Here are a few tips on where to place a bed to increase the chance of it being used.

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BRINGING HOME
09/16/13

Pet stores are a wonderful place to buy toys and leashes and crates, but like any retail business they rely on the impulse shopper. According to Barbara Cartwright, Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), getting a pet should never be an unplanned decision.

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Cat Safety Tips
09/16/13

Dog or cat, indoors or outdoors, there are a number of common hazards that pose a risk to our pets. As pet owners, being aware of these risks is the first step in prevention. The second is making sure that your home is as free as possible of potential dangers.

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Fall Pet Poisons
09/16/13

With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, make sure to educate yourself on the hazards your pet may encounter in or around your home. Our partners at Pet Poison Helpline® have pulled together a list of common toxins to watch for

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Finding a Pet
09/16/13

Trying to find a new four-footed best friend is serious business! We can’t just walk to the end of our driveway and expect the perfect mate to be waiting there for us like when we were kids. When looking to bring a pet into our lives, we do the research, start the search and then use our instincts to find “the one”.

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Homemade Pet Treats
07/22/13

We all like a tasty treat to cool us down on a hot summer day. Your dog and cat are no different!We've researched different sites like dogtreatkitchen.com and mixed them up with our own ideas to come with some recipes for popular summer treats.

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Games for dogs
07/15/13

When your dog wants to play and you’re bored with the same old game of fetch, try taking a page out of Andre Yeu’s handbook. The Karen Pryor-trained dog handler, and head trainer for Toronto’s reputable training outfit When Hounds Fly gave us some ideas and inspiration for some unique games you can play with your pup rain or shine.

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Cottage Country Safety for Pets
07/14/13

Whether we have a cabin or cottage to go to or even just a chance to pitch a tent, at some point over the summer many pet owners will pack up the car and take our pet(s) on the road with us into the great outdoors.

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Dogs at the beach
07/14/13

Canada’s many vast and sandy beaches. Just as kids and adults alike rush into the water on a hot day, some of our canine companions like to join us in a good romp, or just to cool off.

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Pet Firework safety
06/27/13

If you’re getting ready to set off fireworks, or just watch them in the park, it’s important to keep in mind both safety, and the fact that some dogs, cats, birds, and other pets can be afraid of the sights and sounds

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