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Resource guarding is natural for dogs: Help prevent it with training tips

September 30, 2015

Dog guardians may have noticed that sometimes, their four-legged friend growls when he’s approached while eating, or when a toy gets taken away. But canines are born with the instinct to guard their resources, says Sarah Pennington, who owns and operates Yaletown Dog Training in Vancouver. “Dogs are born with an innate desire to keep …

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No kitten – there’s a way to properly pick up a kitten

September 1, 2015

Kittens can be cute, cuddly, playful and full of energy. While thousands of British Columbians choose to share their homes with a feline friend or friends, many may not know that there are good ways – and bad ways – to handle cats, especially when they’re young kittens. Perhaps that’s why one of the most …

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BC SPCA issues warning after multiple cats injured in highrise falls

August 25, 2015

The BC SPCA is issuing a warning to cat guardians in high rise buildings to safeguard their pets after a number of cats have suffered injury or death after falling from balconies. “At the Vancouver shelter we’ve had five cats brought to us in the past month alone who were seriously injured after jumping or …

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Online sites help fight cruelty by banning the sale of animals online

August 4, 2015

How much is that doggie in the window – the one with the waggly tail? When Patti Page’s rendition of this famous song topped song charts in 1953, people were likely thinking about the cute puppy in the window and not where he came from. Chances are, puppies in any pet store window came from …

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New UsedEverywhere.com policies protect welfare of animals

July 15, 2015

A B.C.-based free online classified site announced today that it will no longer allow profiting from the sale of household pets through their network of local community sites. UsedEverywhere.com, which operates free classified sites in more than 84 Canadian and United Kingdom locations, says the move will help to protect the welfare of animals – …

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Listen to your cat: Popular Tip Tuesday video shares valuable pet handling advice

July 8, 2015

Cat videos are popular online, and the BC SPCA’s Tip Tuesday videos, featured every Tuesday on Facebook, are no exception. Since the weekly videos launched in January, the segments featuring cats garner more views, likes and shares than any other. One of the most popular with viewers to date is the Tip Tuesday video about …

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Death of puppy prompts BC SPCA to urge Victoria-area dog guardians to vaccinate their pets

June 19, 2015

The BC SPCA is warning Victoria-area dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated against both canine distemper virus and parvovirus after investigating the death of a puppy that lived in Victoria. The puppy, believed to have originated from the Central Saanich area, had previously been taken to a Vets for Pets clinic at Our …

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New B.C. pet registry helps furry family members find their way home

Bichon Frise being scanned for a microchip
May 6, 2015

Many pets without any form of permanent identification such as a microchip implant are never reunited with their human families, but the BC SPCA hopes to change that with an innovative new provincial pet identification registry to link missing companion animals with their anxious guardians. “We’ve created a first for British Columbia – a centralized …

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Feeling feline: Survey shows that people value community cats

March 25, 2015

The results of a recent U.S. survey suggest B.C. may well be on the right track when it comes to dealing with outdoor-living cats. The U.S. national survey, commissioned by the Best Friends Animal Society late last year, reveals overwhelming support for the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method of managing populations of unowned, free-roaming “community” cats. A …

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Singer Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato donate pet treats for BC SPCA outreach programs

December 18, 2014

Pets of low-income guardians in the Downtown Eastside got an early Christmas present on Dec. 18 when Canadian singer Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, donated a generous supply of DOG for DOG treats to Charlie’s Food Bank, the weekly pet food bank run by the BC SPCA. Charlie’s, which operates out of the …

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