Pet Information Articles

10/11/13

Keeping Our Pets Safe: Halloween Hazards

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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10/07/13

Feeding Your Dog or Cat Human Food

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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10/07/13

Games to Play With Your Cats

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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10/02/13

Crate Training Your Puppy or Adult Dog

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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10/02/13

Cat Beds - How to Get Your Cats to Use Them

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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09/16/13

Bringing Home a Rescue

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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09/16/13

Keeping Pets Safe: Common Household Accidents

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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09/16/13

Fall Pet Poisons - Common Items Poisonous to Dogs & Cats

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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09/16/13

Finding Fido – The CFHS Works to Counteract Puppy Mills

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.

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Homemade Pet Treats
07/22/13

Summer Appetizers

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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