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News Category: Tip Tuesday

Cats and collars: Why breakaway design is so important

October 11, 2017

Do you have a breakaway collar for your cat? Whether your feline prefers to be indoors or out; whether he’s a kitten or a full-grown adult, there are several reasons to ensure your pet wears a collar that will unfasten when something pulls on it with force. “Even if you think ‘my cat never goes …

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How to keep your felines from keeping you up at night

Playful grey and white cat reaching for toy from cat perch post
September 29, 2017

Does your feline keep you up at night? Cats and kittens will sometimes make a lot of noise during the nighttime hours when humans usually prefer to sleep, meowing and playing and running around or even knocking objects off shelves or pouncing on their guardians. “We want them to be on our schedule, even if …

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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

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, such as wildfires, a flood or an earthquake. “People don’t necessarily think about their pet in an emergency situation until it’s too late,” says Bob Busch, general manager of facility development …

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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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