Cat Awareness Month – BC SPCA
May28

Cat Awareness Month – BC SPCA

June is Cat Awareness month and animal lovers around the province are donning their cat ears in support of their feline friends. Animal lovers are encouraged to order their cat ears from the BC SPCA online store at shop.spca.bc.ca or pick up a pair (by donation) from their local SPCA branch now and then wear them, take pictures of them and share them on social media the week of June 3rd. The initiative is designed to raise awareness...

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No Excuses – No Hot Pets
May23

No Excuses – No Hot Pets

There’s nothing I like better than going for a car ride with my humans, the adventure, the anticipation of where we will end up, maybe a park, possibly the pet store for a new toy. A car ride with your dog can be great fun, as long as you’re in the car together. Why together? Well, what fun is it for a dog to go for a car ride and sit alone while your humans run into a store, or stop in to see someone, even if it is...

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Full “Animal” House
Apr29

Full “Animal” House

We hear it often when we see a posting for a pet that is looking for it’s forever home “oh I wish I could take that pet home”, “if I only lived closer”. I believe the majority of pet lovers, me included, if had the chance, the time, the room, would welcome pets in need a home. Well I have found one person that does offer pets of various breeds, sizes, and backgrounds such a place. I first became aware of...

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Edie’s Ontario SPCA Pet of the Week
Apr06

Edie’s Ontario SPCA Pet of the Week

During my recent visit to the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in Newmarket, I had the opportunity to meet some pets there who were preparing to become available for adoption. One dog that is all ready to go to her forever home is Marley! Marley is a 7 month old Lab/Husky mix who came into the care of the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in February of 2015 Marley was surrendered due to health...

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Pug of Thrones
Apr01

Pug of Thrones

Such an excited pug I was to be invited to the set of CTV CanadaAM to sit on the Game of Thrones Throne! I believe this is where I was meant to be, sitting high upon this Throne, ruling over my domain. I had the pawlesure of meeting, sharing the Throne, and the TV spotlight with film critic Richard Crouse!  Thank you for the opportunity CTV CanadaAM and remember – This pug is always ready for her close...

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Touring the Ontario SPCA
Mar30

Touring the Ontario SPCA

I had a wonderful time this past week visiting my friends at the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in Newmarket. I visited with Macy, Jet and Abby and caught up on all the latest office gossip I checked out the Meet Your Match computers in the lobby Pretended to go for a walk with the Meet Your Match dog 😉 Went outside to meet some of the dogs that are getting ready to become available for adoption When no one was...

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Spring Is In The Air
Mar25

Spring Is In The Air

It’s been a long cold winter, but spring is in the air!      

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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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OAVT Conference 2015
Mar16

OAVT Conference 2015

I love going on adventures and meeting new friends, so when I was given the opportunity to attend the OAVT conference in Niagara Falls with Royal Canin Canada this month I jumped at the chance. The Falls may have been frozen over but there was no lack of warmth and cuddles from the technicians! These great group of humans were there to learn about new veterinary products and to attend seminars full of information to assist them in...

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Lumps, Bumps and Cysts in Dogs – When the Vet says “Oh”
Mar09

Lumps, Bumps and Cysts in Dogs – When the Vet says “Oh”

Lumps, Bumps and Cysts in Dogs A few days before Edie’s annual check up I noticed a cyst-like bump on her face. There it was, hidden under her face fold, just above her nose. As much as I keep an eye on her face folds and wipe them on a daily basis, they occasionally get sore and I need to treat with cream, but this time it was different. It was not the usual sore skin, but a red bump. She did not seem bothered by it, it did not...

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Questions from the “Dog Side”   My Interview with Dr. Ryan Llera DVM
Feb18

Questions from the “Dog Side” My Interview with Dr. Ryan Llera DVM

Time to turn the exam room table! Questions for the Dog Side My Interview with Dr. Ryan Llera DVM This week I turn the exam room tables and ask questions from the dog side, as I interview Dr. Ryan Llera. We discuss needles, cold thermometers and whose the better patient – cats or dogs. 1) What’s your favourite part of being a vet? Excellent question. I really love surgery!! A chance to cut is a chance to cure. Whether...

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No Rest from the Puparazzi
Feb11

No Rest from the Puparazzi

Can’t a pug enjoy a rare winter sunbeam without the Puparazzi trying to take my picture? (Notice phone camera outline in my sunbeam...

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Done with Winter
Jan28

Done with Winter

    Wake me when winter is over  ...

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Weigh-in Day
Dec03

Weigh-in Day

My Face and Thoughts on Weigh-In Day Oh dear Maybe I shouldn’t have had those extra treats.   Is it too late to take my harness off?   YES! I knew I was fine! Down a couple of points! That means I can have some treats now – right?...

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Edie’s Ontario SPCA – Pet of the Week
Nov25

Edie’s Ontario SPCA – Pet of the Week

Lucky’s a 5 year old declawed DMH and has been waiting to find her forever family since August! Lucky is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated – she’s all ready to go! She’s very sweet, friendly and mellow and seems to get along okay with most cats Lucky’s previous owners were moving and could not take her with them. Her meet your match personality is described as: “When it comes to relationships, I’m very...

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Show Us Your Paws
Nov20

Show Us Your Paws

 I’m helping out my friends at the Ontario SPCA with their campaign: #showusyourpaws This season, make a furry friend’s holiday with the Ontario SPCA’s one-of-a-kind gifts that give back in purrs and tail wags. The Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2014 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue is filled with gifts to help change the lives of animals in need. Whether you’re shopping for the animal lover in your life, Grandparents,...

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Edie’s Ontario SPCA – Pet of the Week
Nov19

Edie’s Ontario SPCA – Pet of the Week

 Gravy is 9 month old shepherd/Rottie x. Gravy is very active and playful. He still needs lots of training. Gravy has a small issue with guarding raw hide, so little kids are not recommended with him. Gravy will let you take raw hide from him if you trade him for a toy or treat. He was transferred to the Ontario SPCA from another shelter, where he was not getting adopted. Gravy’s a very sweet dog, he just needs someone to train...

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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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How To Outsmart A Cat – in 5 Steps
Nov14

How To Outsmart A Cat – in 5 Steps

In a previous post I wrote about the challenges of having 2 cats and their differences. The biggest challenge to date has been with our cat Lloyd. Lloyd loves food! Lloyd would do anything for food! I believe when Lloyd is eating, he is thinking about when and where his next meal will be. Because of Lloyd’s obsession with food, his need to loose weight, his obsession with Lily’s food, a food that makes him sick,...

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5000! Thank You!
Nov10

5000! Thank You!

It all started July 20, 2012 at 2:20pm My very first tweet!   Little did I know what a ride it would be over the next couple of years! I thought maybe I’ll meet a few other dog friends, we could woof with each other once in a while, share common interests; our love of food and toys, discuss how I spend the days with my humom and what it’s like living with 2 cats. In my wildest dreams I never thought I would be writing...

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Winter Hazards for Pets
Nov04

Winter Hazards for Pets

I don’t know about you, but it seems like it was only yesterday that winter was here and we where hiding under the blankets to keep warm, going on potty strikes because it was too cold, or snowy, or windy, or icy. Unfortunately, as much as we would like to skip this nasty winter weather, short of hoping a plane to an exotic destination, winter is coming and we have to deal with it.  Along with the usual weather discomforts come...

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Ontario SPCA’s –  iAdopt For The Holidays
Nov01

Ontario SPCA’s – iAdopt For The Holidays

Be a part of a Canadian program that drives pet adoption during the upcoming holiday season! The Ontario SPCA invites the public to drop in to a Participating Society to take part in the “iAdopt For the Holidays” National Adoption Campaign this holiday season. iAdopt For the Holidays is a two-month adoption drive that aims to change the lives of orphaned pets and raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption during the holiday...

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National Cat Day
Oct29

National Cat Day

In Honour of National Cat Day My Cats Lily and...

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Halloween Safety Guide with Dr. R. Llera
Oct27

Halloween Safety Guide with Dr. R. Llera

Halloween Safety Guide for Your Pets The leaves are changing, the air is colder, and this was never more apparent then when I stepped off the plane after a trip to Florida last week. It’s good to be back home in Kingston, and now it’s time to get your pets ready for the next few months. Some of these things may seem like common sense but it’s always good for a refresher. Halloween is this week! The dangers of...

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A Pug And A Camera
Oct22

A Pug And A Camera

This is what happens when you leave me alone with the phone #PugSelfies          ...

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