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Tick-tock: No time like the present to check your pet for ticks

Husky dog walking off leash on a forest trail with a woman
June 2, 2022

As the Spring weather gets warmer, more and more people are enjoying walks and hikes with their pets. But BC SPCA veterinarian, Dr. Kyla Townsend cautions pet guardians that there may be some pesky parasites, such as ticks and fleas, lurking outdoors this time of year. “Ticks are external parasites that feed off the blood …

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Province seeking feedback on the future of rodenticides in B.C.

Cycle of secondary poisoning - great horned owl next to Norway rat and blue rodenticide blocks.
May 30, 2022

Public pressure to change rodenticide use practices in the province has been mounting for years, and positive permanent changes for pets and wildlife are now in sight. But there is one last chance to improve these changes before June 19. Earlier this month, the provincial government released the Integrated Pest Management Regulation (IPMR) Rodenticide Intentions …

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