prevention

Dental Care for Pets

by Nomi Berger Protect Your Pet: Provide Proper Dental Care Did you know that 80% of dogs and cats over the age of four have some form of dental disease? As with people, the main culprit is a build-up of plaque, which eventually hardens into tartar, leading to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontal disease. The result? A bacterial invasion of the gums

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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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Sign Up For Our Pet First Aid Course!

You cannot predict when an accident will happen to your pet, but you can most certainly be prepared for it- especially as the cold weather and the holidays are approaching since the number of injuries usually increases at this time of the year. Remember these useful tips when you find yourself in this situation: Roxy is available for adoption. Don’t panic. Staying calm and

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Tips to Prevent Dogs From Getting Lost

Limit Their Chance to Escape!  Lindsey Sjouwerman – Marketing Coordinator at Speepdro Imaging Durham  Making sure your house and backyard are dog-proof is a crucial step that many dog owners miss. All dogs are different—some dogs are lazy, but others are crafty and will do anything to get out. That could mean digging their way under your fence, jumping over it or straight up

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How to Prepare Your Dog for the Fireworks

This article originally appeared in our official newsletter for the month of May. To get more informative articles and sweet tales from the life of a rescue group, sign up for our newsletter today! Caution: Seasonal Noise Ahead The arrival of hot weather and national holidays (like Victoria Day) aren’t always reasons to celebrate. Especially for noise-phobic dogs. For them, hot weather means thunderstorms.

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Dear TAGS: What’s the best method against pulling?

Hilary asked: I have had a few people recommend a certain way of putting on our dog’s leash to reduce his pulling. Basically it’s as follows: run the leash along the dog’s back to its hips; wrap the leash around the dog’s waist under its belly and loop the leash through itself to make a slip tie (it has a special name but I

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks—What to Do If Your Dog Runs Away

Fireworks – CC image courtesy of bortescristian on Flickr New Year’s Eve is almost here, and so is snow and freezing cold! You have to leave the house with several layers of clothing just to make sure you won’t get cold. Does it sound familiar? Imagine if you are not prepared at all and have to spend some nights out there in a snowstorm.

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Pet Cancer Prevention Tips

Dos and don’ts November is national Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize that their beloved pets are just as likely to get cancer as humans are. Unhealthy processed foods and environmental factors are most often the cause of tumours developing in our pets’ body. While it’s more common for dogs to get cancer, but that also means, that cats can, too, and

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