Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Pet Nutrition FAQ’s
Mar17

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Pet Nutrition FAQ’s

Great topic on this episode of Animals’ Voice Pawdcast Pet Nutrition FAQs This week on Animals’ Voice Pawdast, the Ontario SPCA is joined by Dr. Pelletier, DVM, and Dr. Ritzie, DVM, from Royal Canin Canada, as they discuss pet nutrition topics such as: why senior pets require a different diet, how to deal with picky eaters, understanding the food we are purchasing, making sure that food is safe for our pets, and questions...

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Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Partnership with Royal Canin Canada
Feb19

Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Partnership with Royal Canin Canada

What a partnership indeed! I’m always happy to share for my friends at the Ontario SPCA, and as Ambassador to Royal Canin Canada, I was proud to see the two of them in this new and exciting partnership, and ecstatic to learn Royal Canin Canada’s, minimum committed donation to the Ontario SPCA for 2015, is 85,000 lbs of dog and cat food! In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, the Ontario SPCA speaks with: Sabine...

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Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Operation Behaviour
Jan08

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Operation Behaviour

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast Operation Behaviour In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, the Ontario SPCA interviews Barbara Walmer, Department Head of Behaviour at the Calgary Humane Society. Barbara chats about the various behaviour programs at the Calgary Humane Society. She also explains why dog training is so important and gives some useful tips! If you’re trying to train your dog, or looking for a professional...

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Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Pet Owner Rewards Card Program
Nov16

Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Pet Owner Rewards Card Program

License your pet and both you and your pet will reap the rewards! City of Markham’s Pet Owner Rewards Card Program This week on the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, the Ontario SPCA welcomes back Chris Alexander, Supervisor of Licensing & Standards at the City of Markham. Chris chats about the City’s new Pet Owner Rewards Card Program. This newly implemented program rewards responsible pet ownership and encourages pet owners to have their...

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Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast
Sep18

Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

Puppies and kittens are great! The’re cute! They like chewing on shoes and climbing up your curtains 😉 You know who else is cute? Senior pets like Callum! See the Benefits of Owning a Senior Pet & Questions to Ask When Adopting In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, the Ontario SPCA speaks with Emily Jordan, Adoptions Coordinator at the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre. Emily brought someone...

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Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – New Baby
Sep04

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – New Baby

It ‘s a happy time when you bring a new baby into the household, but it can be a stressful situation for the pets in the family.   If you are an animal lover and are expecting a baby – or will be one day – then this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast is for you! Tips to Introducing Your Pet to Your New Baby Jennifer Toof, Manager of Programs & Education at the Ontario SPCA has some great tips to help you...

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Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast  – Part 3 of 3
Aug12

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Part 3 of 3

The topics on my site are of a light hearted nature, posts that can be read and listened to by all ages, on occasion I share on behalf of the Ontario SPCA important topics that relate to pets and their welfare. After listening to these Pawdcasts I had to decide if it would be one I would want to share due to the topic and content within the Pawdcast, as the topic pertains to animal cruelty I have decided to share.   Ontario SPCA...

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Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast Part 2 of 3
Aug07

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast Part 2 of 3

The topics on my site are of a light hearted nature, posts that can be read and listened to by all ages, on occasion I share on behalf of the Ontario SPCA important topics that relate to pets and their welfare. After listening to this Pawdcast I had to decide if it would be one I would want to share due to the topic and contents within the Pawdcast. I have not had the opportunity to listen to all the Pawdcasts in this series, but I...

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Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast Part 1 of 3
Aug03

Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast Part 1 of 3

The topics on my site are of a light hearted nature, posts that can be read and listened to by all ages, on occasion I share on behalf of the Ontario SPCA important topics that relate to pets and their welfare. After listening to this Pawdcast I had to decide if it would be one I would want to share due to the topic and contents within the Pawdcast. Although I have not had the opportunity to listen to the following 2 Pawdcasts in this...

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Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Operation V.A.L.U.E
Jul18

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast – Operation V.A.L.U.E

I have shared the importance of the Ontario SPCA #nohotpets campaign to help make aware the dangers of leaving pets unattended in cars during the warm weather. The Ontario SPCA now has a year round campaign called: V.A.L.U.E   Vulnerable Animals Left Unattended Everyday This campaign is a year long campaign, to assist and bring awareness to people about the importance of not leaving pets unattended in situations that could be harmful...

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Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast
Jul08

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

An easy phone number to remember but hopefully one you will never have to use:  310-SPCA Province-Wide Toll-Free 24-Hour Phone Number to Report Suspected Animal Cruelty There is no need for an area code, you can call 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week and speak to someone to report your concerns of suspected animal cruelty, and you can do it anonymously. In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, Chris Rodgers, Deputy Chief, Major...

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Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast
Jun12

Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

It’s about the cats on this episode of the Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast. Not just any cats, but feral cats, and the feral cat trap-neuter-return project or TNR. Many of you know I share my home with 2 cats, Lily and Lloyd, both of them were rescued through animal services.  Lloyd we were told was the “product” of a feral cat so this episode is extra special to me.  I hope you will take a few minutes out...

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Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast
Apr03

Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

Until last year when I had the privilege of becoming the Ambassador for Kijiji at Toronto’s Woofstock, I was unaware of the relationship between Ontario SPCA and Kijiji.  I  believe that there are many “pet people” who are unaware of this as well. When you make a decision to adopt a pet, whether it’s from the Ontario SPCA, a rescue, Kijiji, or purchasing a pet from a breeder, there are always going to be the...

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Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast
Mar18

Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

This week’s topic of the Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast is a little different from what we are used to. We usually hear Kevin MacKenzie, the “amazing interviewer”, even though he occasionally gets my name wrong 😉 , speaking with people and organizations that work directly with and for the animals, but this week, Kevin speaks with Jeremy MacBean from IT Weapons explaining how they are helping behind the...

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Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast
Feb27

Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast What to Do If  You Find a Lost Or Abandoned Pet It’s heartbreaking to see a lost or abandoned animal, but what should you do when this happens? What if your own pet gets away on you, maybe slips out an open gate, or bolts out your door after seeing something that catches their eye? What do you do?  Who can you call for help? In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, the Ontario SPCA...

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Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast
Feb08

Ontario SPCA – Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

When I started sharing Pawdcasts for the Ontario SPCA, it was usually about fellow dogs. After pressure from my 2 cats, Lily and Lloyd I gave in and allowed posts about cats. Now, this post of Animals’ Voice Pawdcast is being done, not because I have one of these in my family, but more out of the fear if I don’t post it, they may come after me! (Joking – not really). In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast,...

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Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Indoor Activities for Dogs
Jan22

Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Indoor Activities for Dogs

Pets and pet owners know it’s been a long, cold, frosty, icy, snowy winter.  And, it’s not over yet! So what does this mean for dogs that are used to going for regular walks, runs and meet up’s at the park? For some of us like me – a small dog – a pug, it means less exercise because the weather is too frigid, the sidewalks are too icy and covered with salt that burn my paws and the snow can at times be...

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Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Nutrience Enrichment Program
Jan02

Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Nutrience Enrichment Program

Ontario SPCA Animals’ Voice Pawdcast  Nutrience Enrichment Program Pets not only love interaction and stimulation, but it is crucial for them to have it not only to prevent boredom, but to alleviate stress and make them more social animals. When we’re with our pets we can stimulate them by taking them for walks/runs, play ball, give them toys to keep them active and their minds busy. There are ways we can keep them from becoming...

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Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Pet Experience Project
Dec17

Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Pet Experience Project

In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, the Ontario SPCA speaks with Drew Van Niekerk, Owner/President of PetLynx, Calgary Humane Society Board Member, and Veterinarian at Associate Veterinary Clinics. Drew explains what the Pet Experience Project is, the goal of the project and the difference between responsible pet ownership and the pet experience. Have a listen to the Pawdcast on Sound Cloud by clicking here. If you are...

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Feral Cat Programs
Sep25

Feral Cat Programs

This weeks episode of the Ontario SPCA Animals Voice Pawdcast is once again about the cats. Being the nice Pug that I am, I allowed “cat talk” here on my site for the previous Animals Voice Pawdcast episode and this week, in honour of my cat Lily who had dental surgery yesterday, I’m breaking the rules again!   It’s difficult being such a nice Pug 😉   This weeks topic of Animals Voice Pawdcast ...

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My Visit with the Ontario SPCA
Sep20

My Visit with the Ontario SPCA

I’m a very lucky pug. I am fortunate to have a good family that love me, take good care of me and don’t get too upset when I’m “naughty” 😉 Unfortunately, not all animals are as fortunate as I am. This past year has been an adventure for me, gaining new friends, both furry and human. One of my newest friends include the Ontario SPCA who I’ve had the pleasure of sharing their bi-weekly Animals...

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Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Adopt a Cat
Sep10

Ontario SPCA Pawdcast – Adopt a Cat

This is normally a “Dog Only” site, but today I made an exception for the 2 cats I share my humans and house with Lily Lloyd Lily and Lloyd where both adopted as kittens and they insisted I share this week’s episode of Ontario SPCA Animals’ Pawdcast Back-to-School Adopt a Cat   In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, we speak with Amanda McKibbon, Manager of Animal Welfare and Operations at the...

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