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News Category: Tip Tuesday

Good things come in small packages: How to interact with small animals

September 1, 2017

Plenty of people prefer their pets on a smaller scale, such as Guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters or rats. When you’re interacting with small animals, it’s important to pay attention to them and their needs, says BC SPCA regional humane educator Alex Kelsch. “When you’re interacting with small animals, like rats or other rodents, it’s important …

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Hot pets are not cool: BC SPCA reminds public not to leave animals in hot cars

August 1, 2017

With the recent warm weather and several calls already received by the BC SPCA about animals in hot cars, the animal welfare society is again, reminding people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe. Cars can become death traps in 10 minutes “People don’t realize just how quickly their cars …

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Emergency pet preparedness is key when seconds count

August 1, 2017

With wildfires still burning in British Columbia and thousands of evacuees still waiting for the word to return home, the BC SPCA is encouraging the province’s pet guardians to remember to plan for their furry family members in the event of an emergency. “People don’t necessarily think about their pet in an emergency situation until …

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Plan ahead for peace of mind: BC Pet Registry helps lost pets return home

June 1, 2017

Plan ahead for peace of mind with your pet by ensuring he has permanent identification that is registered in the BC Pet Registry. That’s the message Ali Omelaniec, BC SPCA officer of marketing and community development, hopes to spread in a new Tip Tuesday video about the BC Pet Registry, which now has more than …

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Brushing your pet’s teeth

May 31, 2017

The tooth of the matter Each year, the BC SPCA spends more than $350,000 on dental treatments and surgeries. Many animals come into BC SPCA care, some through cruelty investigations, with severely neglected mouths including rotten teeth, tartar build-up, broken teeth and gum disease, called periodontal disease. What is gum disease? By two years of …

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