Resources for Animal Owners

Warm Weather Tips

There are many hazards in the summer time that can cause serious injury or death for a beloved pet.  Avoiding dangers like heat stroke or garden hazards like insecticides are an important part of your pet responsibilities in the warmer months.


Guidelines for Protecting Your Companion in the Summer

Heat Stroke Can Kill
Pets in Pick-Up Trucks
Garden Hazards


Cold Weather Tips

Brrrr…it’s cold outside! If it’s too cold for you to go outside, it’s too cold for your pet! Winter’s chill affects animals, just like it affects people. Every year, the Ontario SPCA investigates thousands of complaints about animals left unprotected from winter weather. Exposure to harsh conditions can cause serious illness or death to animals, particularly during periods of freezing rain and rapid temperature fluctuations.

Canada’s laws require that animals receive adequate shelter and care. Wilful failure to provide adequate shelter could lead to prosecution and a fine, jail sentence or prohibition from having custody of animals. Keep pets warm When the temperature drops below freezing, pets should not be left outside for extended periods.

The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips.



OSPCA Fact Sheet
ASPCA Poison Control



Winter 2017


Spring 2017


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Guidelines for Protecting Your Companion in the Winter

9 Ways to Protect Your Companion