Summer Flowers Toxic to Pets

  Summer flowers add colour, beauty, and fragrance to any garden or outdoor landscape—and it can cheer your mood to enjoy them while relaxing with a good book on sunny day. Beware that many summer flowers are toxic and can cause serious harm to your pet. In some cases, outcomes can be fatal. Keep your… Read more »

Avoiding Summer Pet Hazards

Who doesn’t love summer? Summer’s sunny skies, warm temperatures, and long lazy days beckon one to relax and enjoy the season. While you’re having fun outdoors, it is important to keep your pet safe. AVOID these summer pet hazards: Mosquitos Mosquitos can be more than just annoying to your pet, they pose the serious threat… Read more »

Top 10 Foods Toxic to Pets

Knowing which foods are dangerous to your pet can help you keep your pet safe and avoid a veterinary emergency. Store toxic/dangerous foods out of your pet’s reach and AVOID feeding your pet anything containing the following: Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet is in distress or you think your pet has consumed something… Read more »

How to Prepare for a New Pet

Bringing home a new pet is an exciting time. To help your pet adjust to his/her new home and family, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Pet proof your home Kittens, puppies, ferrets, rabbits, and pocket pets can all chew on things they shouldn’t and crawl into spaces that may be… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Canine Adenovirus

  To keep your dog happy and healthy, it is important to talk to a veterinarian about the common diseases that can affect your pet. Find out if your dog is protected against canine adenovirus, what you can do, and how a veterinarian can help. What is canine adenovirus? Canine adenovirus, or infectious canine hepatitis… Read more »

10 Ways To Teach Children To Be Gentle With Pets

Children can benefit so much from having a pet—a constant loyal companion to love them when they feel lonely, a friend who is always there to play with, and an opportunity to learn responsibility by caring for the animal in return. It is important; however, to teach little ones to be gentle with their pet,… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Puppy

You found the perfect puppy and you are completely in love with your adorable fur baby. As he/she adapts to a new home and family, there are a few things you can do to make the first year go smoothly, so your pet grows up happy and healthy. Do consider pet insurance Your healthy new… Read more »

What You Need to Know Before Adopting a Rabbit

  Children are often attracted to the cute faces and storybook appearance of rabbits, but these long-eared fur babies can win the hearts of pet parents of all ages. So, it is no surprise that they have become popular indoor pets. If you are thinking about adopting a pet rabbit, there are a few things… Read more »

Top 10 Ways Having A Pet Enriches Your Life

Pets are part of our family and they give so much to you. Here are just some of the ways having a pet can enrich your life: 1. Reducing stress By simply petting, cuddling, or playing with your fur baby, you are decreasing levels of cortisol, a hormone produced when the body responds to stress…. Read more »

Understanding Your Cat’s Behaviour

Cats can be mysterious creatures—playful one minute then biting you the next, sleeping in boxes, and running around like crazy after they poop. To their human companions, cat behaviour can be perplexing. Here’s why your cat behaves the way he/she does: Eye Blinks Does your cat blink his/her eyes at you? Consider yourself lucky. Slow… Read more »