• ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR DOGS?

    ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR DOGS?

    In recent years, essential oils have become more and more popular, so it’s no surprise some dog owners want to try them out. Essential oils are often advertised as natural treatment options or even alternatives to traditional medicine, treating everything from anxiety to skin conditions. Natural, however, doesn’t always mean safe. There can be serious […]Read More »
  • LABORATORY ANIMAL TESTING AND ABUSE IN CANADA

    LABORATORY ANIMAL TESTING AND ABUSE IN CANADA

    Laboratory Animal Testing and Abuse in Canada. (See links below) Did you know that Ontario and Quebec are the only provinces that allow shelter dogs and cats to be sold to research laboratories, universities and cosmetic companies for product testing? Imagine this scenario: your dog gets loose and is picked up by Animal Control and […]Read More »
  • WHEN IT’S TIME TO SAY, GOODBYE.

    WHEN IT’S TIME TO SAY, GOODBYE.

    A hard to read article, but an important article to read. Please don’t leave your animals alone in the final minutes of their life. They have always been there for you, so please be there for them in this difficult time. It’s incredibly important. We know how incredibly hard it is to say goodbye, but […]Read More »
  • POISONOUS FOODS FOR DOGS

    POISONOUS FOODS FOR DOGS

    We love our dogs very much. We sometimes have a hard time saying “no” to their sweet faces and heart melting eyes. People food isn’t always good for your canine companion, no matter how much he might beg for it. It’s usually best to refrain from sharing your meals and beverages – and recreational habits […]Read More »
  • DOGS LOOSE IN THE BACK OF TRUCKS

    DOGS LOOSE IN THE BACK OF TRUCKS

    ​BCSPCA INFO I saw a dog in the back of a pick-up truck, what do I do? Section 72 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act and Section 9.3 of the PCA Act prohibit the transport of an unsecured pet in the back of a pick-up truck. It is against the law and dangerous for a […]Read More »
  • DOGGIE DO’S AND DONT’S FOR KIDS

    DOGGIE DO’S AND DONT’S FOR KIDS

    When teaching your kids how to properly act around dogs, please consider these tips to help educate your children for their own safety and the dogs. ~ Always ask an adult permission before you pet a dog. ~ Wait for a dog to come to you. Pet the dog on the chest or back – […]Read More »
  • DOGS PAWS ON HOT SURFACES

    DOGS PAWS ON HOT SURFACES

    Hot weather can cause roads to melt and dogs to burn their paws on asphalt, tarmac and artificial grass. Dogs’ paws can be just as sensitive as humans’ feet. That means they’re equally as likely to get burnt walking on a hot surface as their owner would be For many, warm, sunny weather provides a […]Read More »
  • OPIOD OVERDOSES IN DOGS / NARCAN TREATMENT

    OPIOD OVERDOSES IN DOGS / NARCAN TREATMENT

    Opioid Overdose in Dogs – By RainCoast – Jodie Evans Given the current opioid crisis, it is important to be aware of the impact that this may have on our pets. Some examples of opioids include: Methadone, Morphine, Fentanyl, Heroin, Dilaudid and Vicodin. As a long-time street nurse in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, I […]Read More »
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