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  •   April 16, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    Adopting a dog or cat has become a huge movement across North America, and Healthy Pets is proud to support it any way we can. One of Toronto’s most influential rescue groups, Save Our Scruff, is hosting their second annual Scruff Social this Saturday, April 21, and we are pleased to be the presenti (...)
  •   March 27, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    The time has come! Healthy Pets is officially launching this week! In conjunction with the air date of our Dragons’ Den episode this Thursday, March 29th, we wanted to take a trip back in time to where it all began, and dive into how Healthy Pets became the leader of the #pettech revolution. As a (...)
  •   March 27, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    There are two different species of ticks here in Ontario: the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), and the Black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis). Once attached to a host, ticks can remain feeding for up to 10 days before reaching maximum engorgement. Like mosquitos, ticks are hosts themselve (...)
  •   March 27, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    While spring may bring warmer weather, longer days, and an overall sense of relief from winter, it also brings increased health risks to dogs and cats. Along with higher temperatures and wetter conditions, spring leaves your pets extra vulnerable to parasites and infections. During the month of Marc (...)
  •   March 27, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    They say dogs offer unconditional love, whereas with cats you have to earn it. So true! Cats are paw-sitively more complex than dogs. Unless it’s mealtime, it can be difficult to interpret what your cat is trying to say. Below are six common ways our felines communicate with us. 1. Purring Purri (...)
  •   March 27, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    In conjunction with Pet Cancer Awareness month, we’re profiling the early warning signs of cancer in pets. While these warning signs do not automatically equate a cancer diagnosis, it’s important to be aware of the fact that cancer affects pets too. Cancer is the number one disease-related killer of (...)
  •   March 27, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    Oh, puppies! Cute, cuddly and easy, right?! Wrong. Anyone who has ever brought a new puppy home knows they are as equally cute and troublesome. Potty training is no exception. Are you ready to start potty training your puppy? Let’s look at some top techniques below. No matter which technique you (...)
  •   March 27, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    Did you know that paw pads on the bottom of cats feet are actually thickened layers of fat and tissue? They also help provide traction, and act as shock absorbers for the bones, tendons and ligaments of the limb. Since cats use their paws for a variety of tasks, including movement, hunting and playi (...)
  •   March 27, 2018    Posted by: Emma
    Pets, much like their human companions, may need emergency procedures due to unexpectedly falling ill. Life insurance covers most of the cost for human members of the family, but our four-legged friends are not automatically covered and are subject to rising veterinary costs. Have you thought about (...)