Shortage in Canine Turtlenecks Leaves Canadian Pet Owners Scrambling

With the near arrival of spring comes the rainy and messy season for pet owners. As less frigid temperatures become more consistent, dog owners begin to pack away the bulky winter dog ponchos and hats, opting for more appropriate spring attire. This helps to ensure their beloved pooch not only stays dry and warm, but… Read more

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Emergency preparedness for pets is something many pet owners have recently had on their minds. We’ve all been through some drastic lifestyle changes over the past few weeks; social distancing and social isolation aren’t behaviours that the majority of us have ever had to adhere to. This has caused varying degrees of panic among consumers,… Read more

Can My Dog Spread The Coronavirus?

Recently, a dog in China tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, causing a great deal of concern among pet owners around the globe. Thankfully, pet owners can breathe a sigh of relief as news headlines surrounding this infected canine are largely sensationalized, and there is little to worry about.  The more we know about how… Read more

Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act

New Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act Set to Protect Ontario’s Pets in 2020

Animal rights advocates in Ontario have long called for an overhaul to the Province’s outdated animal welfare and cruelty enforcement policies. At long last, it seems like the government has finally responded with a new framework focused on better training for enforcement officials and stiffer penalties for animal abusers. On October 29th, the Province of… Read more

Pet Leasing: A Dangerous New Scam Hitting Canada

A new trend is on the horizon; one with potentially dangerous implications for pets in our community. Leasing pets, rather than paying in full, is making ownership for expensive, designer breeds more affordable for potential pet parents. Pet leasing is appealing to those who may not have the full cost of a new pet in-hand…. Read more

How Troubled Teens Can Benefit From Dogs

Therapy dogs, especially those providing emotional support, have become increasingly popular over the last decade. In the United States alone, there are more than half a million registered therapy and service canines. These admirable helpers serve many purposes; they can assist the elderly in overcoming feelings of depression and loneliness, they help PTSD sufferers to… Read more

How Changes in the OSPCA Affect Our Pets

For over one hundred years, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) has provided welfare protection services for the Province. However, after giving less than one month’s notice that they will be discontinuing all animal enforcement and protection services, it looks like thousands of neglected and abused animals across the province… Read more

Homeless People with Pets at Canadian Pet Connection

Should Canadian Homeless Shelters Allow Pets?

A controversial topic, and one that has been receiving a lot of media attention lately, is the discussion surrounding companion animals in homeless shelters. On one hand is the argument that pets can be a strain on the already meager budgets allocated to helping our country’s homeless population. Especially when many animals require veterinary attention,… Read more