pet safety

A CAT-PROOFED HOME IS A CAT-SAFE HOME

By Nomi Berger A cat-proofed home is a cat-safe home whether your new pet is a newborn kitten or a fully- grown cat. Before that first front paw crosses your threshold for the first time, your home must be a health zone, not a hazard zone. Be especially attentive to the sensibilities of former “outside” cats, who may never have walked on wooden floors,

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Why Spay and Neuter Your Cat

By Nomi Berger The problem of cat overpopulation is a global one and requires a solution on a global scale. But like every journey that begins with a single step, this particular journey must begin with every cat owner in every community, town and city in the country. Those conscientious owners who act responsibly by spaying and neutering their cherished family pets. Spaying (ovariohysterectomy)

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Pet Alert: Tick Prevention for Dogs

By Nomi Berger With the arrival of summer in southern Ontario, comes the arrival of an annoying and possibly fatal pest: the tick. For the past 20 years, what was considered a nuisance found only in the wooded countryside and farthest reaches of the province, has been invading cities as large and diverse as Toronto. Now ticks can be as close as your neighbourhood

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10 Ways To Protect Your Dog This Summer

By Nomi Berger According to the calendar, it’s officially summer! And with the hot days comes hot dogs. Imagine yourself on a sweltering, summer day wearing a full-length fur coat. Are you hot? Itchy? Thirsty? Are you anxiously looking around for shade? Now imagine dogs outside on the same sweltering day. And you’ll have some idea of how THEY feel. Protecting your own dog

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Possibly the Cheapest Microchip Clinic in the Toronto Area!

Yes, this is what many people say about The Animal Guardian Society’s very own Microchip Clinics. It has become a tradition now to offer inexpensive microchip services for pet owners in the Toronto and Durham Region area. We, as an animal rescue group know how important it is to microchip your pets. With the rather expensive options out there, we also know that many

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The Value of a Microchip

On a cold Saturday morning in December, two TAGS volunteers, Ashley Farrugia and Shelley Willis, were on their way to a Christmas craft market. They managed to get lost along the way and decided to stop at a gas station for directions.As they were heading back to the highway, a car pulled over, the door opened, and a beagle popped out. As fast as

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The Best Way for Your Dog to Ride in the Car with You

Exceptional Canine: Active Dog By Stacey Brecher for Exceptional Canine Ready to hit the road with your dog? Before you put the car into drive, it’s important to make sure that your dog is safe. Some options for properly restraining your dog while in the car are in a crate, a harness or a seat belt. Using a Crate If you decide to keep

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