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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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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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