Pets

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Is it safe to give your dog some peanut butter? Not always, BC SPCA warns

Some commercial peanut butter ingredients can be harmful to dogs

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It's too cold!

Cold weather solutions to keep your pet safe

It’s winter and it’s cold … the good news for pet owners…

It's too cold!
Pet Dental Health month is recognized every February. Photo courtesy BC SPCA

Pets need their teeth brushed too

February is pet dental health month, and the BC SPCA has shared…

Pet Dental Health month is recognized every February. Photo courtesy BC SPCA
Dex needs surgery after breaking his paw in the panic caused by an apartment fire. (Submitted)

Dog needs surgery after escaping burning North Island building

Fundraiser started for veterinarian costs after Dex breaks paw dropping from upper floor apartment

Dex needs surgery after breaking his paw in the panic caused by an apartment fire. (Submitted)
FILE – A dog lays down on a front porch in Toronto Saturday, July 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
FILE – A dog lays down on a front porch in Toronto Saturday, July 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Rabiya Merani and her dog Scout. (Submitted photo)

Surrey strata says resident’s dog has to go because it’s too tall

Rabiya Merani is looking for a new home for herself and her dog Scout

Rabiya Merani and her dog Scout. (Submitted photo)
Jupiter (left) and Mars are a pair of four-year-old guinea pigs up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA.

BC SPCA in Campbell River seeks help with influx of guinea pigs

The BC SPCA in Campbell River is asking for donations of supplies…

  • Nov 16, 2020
Jupiter (left) and Mars are a pair of four-year-old guinea pigs up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA.
FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Ontario dog believed to be first in Canada to test positive for COVID-19

Officials said that the risk of infection and illness in most domestic animals is low

FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Animal obesity: Tips for tackling weight issues in pets

Leading up to National Pet Obesity Day, B.C. animal nutritionist offers weight check-in for pets

  • Oct 12, 2020

BC SPCA launches ‘No Hot Pet’ campaign to keep animals safe

The BC SPCA receives nearly 1,000 calls each year to rescue animals left inside hot vehicles

BC SPCA photo contest captures the beauty of local wildlife

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 12th annual…

  • Jul 13, 2020

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Better Business Bureau warns online puppy scams surging during COVID-19 pandemic

People from Victoria to Toronto and Halifax have reported being victimized while trying to buy a puppy online

‘Aggressive’ pet rat results in denied taxi ride for Okanagan woman

Attack leads to frustrating, saddening experience with taxi driver for rat owner

Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

That includes plans about who will care for them if the owner is hospitalized

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Vancouver Island mishap