Pet Information Articles

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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07/15/13

Dog Games: Unique Games to Play With Dogs

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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07/14/13

Cottage Country Safety

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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Dog at the beach
07/14/13

Pet-iquette 101: Dogs At The Beach

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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06/27/13

Cats, Dogs and Fireworks: Keeping Your Pets Safe and Happy

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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Take your dog to work day
06/16/13

Take Your Pet to Work Day

Here are some "Petiquette" tips to make sure that you and Rover both have a great day.

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