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News Category: Tip Tuesday

Muzzles are OK: Teaching your dog to wear one can help keep everyone safe

May 1, 2016

Making muzzles OK, rather than a scary symbol that means an animal is dangerous, is a message that BC SPCA manager of animal welfare Kim Monteith would like to help spread far and wide, starting with a new BC SPCA Tip Tuesday video. “Dogs may have to wear a muzzle for many reasons – they …

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Calming an overly excited dog: Tips and tricks to keeping canines happy

April 4, 2016

When pet guardians across B.C. come home to an excited, happy dog with his tail furiously wagging, it can make the whole day better. But sometimes, Fido can get overly excited while out and about, jumping up on their guardian or even others. BC SPCA manager of animal welfare Kim Monteith shares some great tips …

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Smelly dog, smelly dog: What to do if your dog gets sprayed by a skunk

February 1, 2016

It happens to dogs everywhere. The door opens, an enthusiastic canine runs outside before the leash goes on, he encounters a skunk, and a thoroughly smelly situation ensues. So what do you do if your four-legged family member gets a face full of skunk spray? “It’s pretty common for a dog to get skunked – …

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Together, we can end overpopulation: Think spay/neuter this February

February 1, 2016

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the BC SPCA is calling on all British Columbians to take action to help end pet overpopulation throughout the province. “The BC SPCA and many others – including veterinarians, rescue groups, cat coalitions, municipal governments and First Nations – are working to address the overpopulation issue, and have experienced …

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Resove to make 2016 more animal-friendly

January 1, 2016

The start of a new year means many British Columbians make resolutions to improve themselves or their habits in 2016, whether that’s eating healthier, exercising more, setting work-related goals or aiming to be more environmentally friendly. For B.C.’s animal lovers, here’s some suggestions for 2016: 1. Get outside. Get yourself and your dog(s) off the …

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Cat scratch? Latch onto some useful advice with Tip Tuesday clip

November 4, 2015

Cats like to scratch, as any cat guardians will be able to tell you. Scratching is a natural behavior for cats for several reasons, so if you want to save your favourite couch or chair, there’s one Tip Tuesday video from the BC SPCA that offers sound advice. “What we have to remember – even …

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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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Think about your pet’s needs during the dog days of summer

August 4, 2015

It’s been a hot, dry summer so far in British Columbia, and while there’s plenty of fun to be had under the sun, it’s important to think about your furry family member(s). While humans can choose to go inside or seek shade if it’s a warm-weather day, pets don’t always have that option. “Our pets …

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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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