Pet-Proofing Your Home for the Holidays

Written by Stephanie Konczarek The holiday season is upon us and it’s the perfect time for pet parents to give some special thought to keeping our furry companions happy and safe from harmful items. Nothing is cuter than having your pets pose in front of a decorated Christmas tree for those perfect Instagram pics. But sometimes cats and dogs are curious […]

Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage Workshop

Written by: Aris Gyamfi Feral cat overpopulation is a serious issue in many cities, and Toronto is no exception. Female cats can have litters of kittens two to three times a year, and a single breeding pair can lead to the production of 420,000 offspring over a seven-year period. The vast majority of these kittens will perish, and those that […]

Lost and Found

Information Provided By Toronto Animal Services Losing your pet is a very traumatic experience. It’s important to stay calm so that you can search for your pet and hopefully be reunited. There are a number of steps you should take as soon as your pet goes missing. If your pet is not immediately found, repeat these steps again. Don’t give up searching […]

Marijuana and Dogs

Written by Christina Furlano Ontario’s Cannabis Legalization and our Canines As of October 17, 2018, Ontarians over 19 will be able to buy, use and grow marijuana. Dog owners who consume weed will need to be vigilant – and so does anyone who walks their dog. Whether intended for medical use or recreational use, if a dog ingests it, they […]

Why Local Shelters Rescue International Dogs

Written by Christina Furlano and Tori Gass Late at night on September 2, volunteers from the Etobicoke Humane Society (EHS) drove out to Pearson Airport to meet a flight coming all the way from Taiwan. On board the plane were five special dogs who had endured close to 16 hours of flying in hopes of finding a loving family and […]

Palliative Care: Gia

Written by Becca Gordon In January, we rescued several cats from a kill shelter, including one we named Gia. Gia was found stray and estimated, by the shelter staff to be 5-6 years old. She was unspayed and had been diagnosed as having stomatitis (inflammation of the gums) which is incredibly painful. Staff at the kill-shelter and EHS volunteers knew […]

Overstimulation

  Written by Becca Gordon This is a very common cat “issue”. Overstimulation often results in swatting or biting behavior and can be a response to too much petting or commotion/chaos etc. Cats are very sensitive to their environments and can become overstimulated quickly by many factors such as loud music, neighborhood construction, a house guest, or even a plastic […]

National Puppy Day

It is one of the cutest days of the year – let the #NationalPuppyDay celebrations begin! So, today, consider what you might be able to do for dogs. Take your dog for an extra-long walk or consider adopting, volunteering or donating to an animal shelter in your community. These are all ways that you can give back to these amazing creatures […]

Declawing Cats: What You Need To Know

Nova Scotia has just become the first Canadian province to ban declawing! Many people are unaware that declawing a cat is actually an amputation of the cat’s full or partial toes. To put it into human perspective, it is the equivalent of removing a finger at the first knuckle. It is a practice that was quite common in the past, […]

Spaying & Neutering Your Pets

Written by Becca Gordon Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Did you know that spaying and neutering pets prevents and reduces a number of serious and expensive health problems? This includes uterine, ovarian and breast cancer in female cats and dogs. Neutered males also have a reduced chance of prostate cancer. The spaying and neutering of cats and dogs often prevents […]



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