Pet Information Articles

pet hygiene
11/05/13

Just like us, our pets feel better when they’re clean and well-cared for. Although our pets do wash themselves, many of them still need some help.

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clean home, happy pets
11/05/13

We love our pets, but let’s face it, they can be messy! When you have pets, finding ways of staying on top of fur, dander and dirt is important.

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10/11/13

Although Halloween is exciting time for most of us, it can be a confusing and stressful experience for pets. Follow these tips to ensure your pets – and trick-or-treaters – stay happy and healthy this Halloween.

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10/11/13

Our friends at the Pet Poison Helpline™ indicated they saw an increase in call volumes by 21 percent in the week surrounding Halloween in 2011.

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Human food for pets
10/07/13

We’re all tempted to treat our pets with ‘people food’ once in a while. According to Dr. Chip, our Chief Veterinary Officer, an occasional pre-planned treat can be okay, and is far better than feeding table scraps.

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Cat Games
10/07/13

While many pet owners think to play regular games that stimulate their dogs, cats are often overlooked. ‘Fetch’ may not be in the cards, but there’s still a variety of unique and fun games you can play with your cat.

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Crate Training Your Puppy or Adult Dog
10/02/13

If used properly, a crate can become a safe and secure place for your pup to call their own. This makes crate training one of the fastest ways to housebreak a new puppy, as they won’t want to make a mess in their own domain.

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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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