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Celebrating Be Kind to Animals Week

Be Kind to Animals Week You don’t need a special day or week to celebrate the human-animal bond by being kind to animals big and small in your community. This year's Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated from May 3-7, 2021 and we are sharing five simple ways you can make a paws-itive impact on the lives of companion animals. 1. Get Your Pet from a Reputable Source Check your local animal shelter first if you or someone you know is thinking about expanding the family to accept a new pet. There are always homeless animals in shelters in need of a loving home, and pets adopted from reputable shelters, such as EHS, will have essential health checks, up-to-date vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted litters. Shelters like EHS also help ensure that the people and the pets are a good match for one another. If your are unable to find a suitable pet for your family at a shelter, do your research to find a responsible breeder. A responsible breeder will: provide information on the animal’s pedigree, let you see where the animals are being raised and let you meet at least one of the parents, and have health certificates and records of veterinary visits. Humane Canada offers a complete checklist of the essential questions [...]

By |2021-05-03T12:59:53-06:00May 3, 2021|

Caring For Canines During Covid

Behaviour During COVID 5 Canine Considerations There is no denying that 2020 caused a major disruption in our lives. It has also caused a lot of change for our canine companions. Some changes to our routine or schedule may benefit our pets, but others can cause stress. Below we've assembled a few tips and resources to help prevent behavioural issues from developing while we move through 2021 with our best furr-iends. 1. Socialize Your New Puppy Socialization promotes healthy development and that can prevent future behavioural issues. During times of social distancing and gathering restrictions, it has made it difficult to get young puppies the appropriate socialization they need to thrive. Puppies undergo a sensitive developmental period until about 3-4 months of age, where they learn about their world and develop important memories. If a puppy is inadequately socialized or has negative experiences during this period, it can cause them to develop fearful behaviour. That is why it is essential that your puppy is introduced to various experiences during that time. We've developed a free printable resource on basic Puppy Socialization, which you can find along with others on our Behaviour Resources page. Socialization activities may need to be modified to follow public health measures, so we're sharing some strategies which allow for social distancing: Bring your puppy outside in [...]

By |2021-03-28T17:01:09-06:00March 23, 2021|