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News Category: Tip Tuesday

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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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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What to do if your pet encounters a skunk

May 31, 2017

Dog + skunk = a smelly encounter It’s common for pets, especially dogs, to encounter skunks, but sometimes that results in a spritz or a full-on soaking of an intense-smelling spray from the fluffy, black and white creatures. The spray is often centred around your pet’s facial area, where it can be more difficult to …

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‘Stand like a tree’ is key if you encounter an off-leash dog

May 1, 2017

If you or your children ever encounter an off-leash dog – even if it’s one you know from around your neighbourhood – it’s still important to be careful, especially if the dog’s guardians aren’t nearby. “If you see a dog running around off-leash, even a small dog, and you don’t know what its intentions are, …

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Greeting another dog with your puppy: Keep it positive

April 1, 2017

When you have a puppy, everything is new and exciting for her, but the world can also be a scary place for a small pup. That’s why it’s important, when you first start walking with your puppy, to try to ensure all of her experiences are positive experiences, says BC SPCA manager of animal welfare …

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