Category Archive: Pets

Jul 09

Tips for New Pet Owners

It’s almost time to bring your new family member home. You’ve scouted a walking trail to explore, purchased chew toys and picked out the perfect collar and leash. Owning a dog for the first time is an exciting milestone, but it doesn’t come without its share of challenges. The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association recommends some …

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Jul 09

4 Tips for Helping Pets in Need

For pet owners, their dogs, cats and other pets play an important role in bringing added happiness to their lives. As not every dog and cat is as fortunate to be with their forever families, you may be looking for ways to give back and help pets in need. As many as 117,000 cats and …

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Oct 05

Discover Fun Ways to Keep Your Pet Active This Fall

Getting outside with your pet in the hot summer for lots of activity isn’t always easy, but fall is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors together. Here are some great ideas for you and your furry friends to enjoy this colorful and crisp season: 1. Visit a pumpkin patch. Grab the leash and bring …

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Aug 12

Staycation Ideas for You and Your Pet

With summer heating up and the Canadian dollar low, a staycation has never looked like a better option for some much-needed fun and R&R. And the best part of a staycation is that you don’t need to leave your pet behind. According to a recent survey, 97% of people consider their pet to be a …

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Jun 21

3 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe and Healthy During a Heat Wave

Remember how desperate we were for warmth during those long, cold winter months? This can be hard to believe when the mercury rises and the summer heat turns into a little too much of a good thing. This can be especially true for our pets. As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, …

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Jun 15

Get Rid of Fleas in Your House

When you own cats, you are at risk of having fleas on your cats and in your house. The odds are increased if they are indoor/outdoor cats. Fleas are nearly microscopic in size and difficult to eliminate. If you want to know how to get rid of fleas in your house, then you need to …

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May 21

4 Tips for Summer Road Trips with Your Pet

Long road trips are often a highlight of the summer for Canadians, but they always involve lots of planning and preparation to make sure you don’t end up at the lake without a bathing suit. Don’t forget to include your beloved furry friend in your plans, by making sure to pack their necessities and favourite …

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Mar 21

Everything You Need to Know About Owning a Pet Chinchilla

Everything you need to know about owning a pet chinchilla is going to be shared with you here, and I aim to help you decide whether or not a chinchilla is a suitable pet for you and your family. My advice for anyone thinking about owning a pet chinchilla is to contact an expert chinchilla …

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Nov 13

Make sure that Rover isn’t a driving distraction

Most people wouldn’t think twice about grabbing their pet and taking them for a ride in the car to run some errands or to visit friends and family. However, with an increased focus on distracted driving and overall driving safety, there is growing concern about pet safety in the car. “Many people overlook the potential …

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Nov 13

Tips for moving to a new home with pets

Making the transition to a new home can be stressful for everyone, including your pets. “We often are anxious about our pets’ adjustment to a new home,” says Lincoln Thompson, a broker-owner with Royal LePage Gardiner Realty in Fredericton, New Brunswick. “To ensure a safe and successful transition, homeowners can plan ahead and take initiatives …

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