The site was developed to provide soon-to-be pet owners with practical considerations to think about even before getting a pet including questions to consider asking the source of your future pet, creating a plan for socializing your pet from the start, planning how you will introduce your new pet into a household with other pets or children, and thinking through how much you should budget for the annual cost of owning a pet.
The Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society has a HUGE assortment of cats, kittens and dogs just waiting to find forever homes. Our goal is to find the best possible home for each of our pets and in the interest of both pets and adopters, we reserve the right to select the most appropriate home. To ensure the best possible match, the KWHS asks that all members of the family be present for the adoption visit. Please be aware that you may be have a 10-20 minute wait due to the large number of adoptions we complete each month.
The goals of the database are to reduce the incidence of inherited disorders in dogs by providing information to owners and breeders, and to facilitate the best management possible of these conditions by providing current information to veterinarians.
Here is a collection of free ‘how to’ videos for training dogs using positive (force free) approaches to do basic behaviors, tricks, dog sports and service dog tasks. There are also videos on training principles and applications, natural history of dogs, husbandry (care and play), improving your observation skills and more.
The Indoor Pet Initiative is here to help you make every day your pet’s best day. Our goal is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being.
The Cat Community aims to build a group of cat caregivers who want to provide the very best care for their cat. Powered by feline veterinarians, the community provides you with credible, valuable, and reliable educational information.
It’s always kinder – and less expensive – to prevent your cat from developing health problems than it is to treat them. And from kitty’s perspective, it is a whole lot nicer not to get sick in the first place! Now, you have access to a list of preventive healthcare guidelines developed – just for you – by Canada’s veterinary feline specialists. Your veterinarian’s recommendations may vary slightly, depending on your cat’s individual risks.
Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety? VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support Dr Lofsky and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.
Fear Free, is all about the human-animal bond. Their goal is to help you develop a powerful, life-long relationship with your dog or cat, one that for all parties is as free as possible of the fear, anxiety and stress that can take a toll on even the most devoted of friendships.
Free Free is an education company dedicated to providing resources, tools, and knowledge to both pet professionals and pet owners to look after our pets’ emotional and physical well-being and to provide pets with long, happy, healthy lives. Our mission is to alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and educate and inspire the people that care for them. Fear Free is dedicated to creating a world where every pet experiences Fear Free at every stage in his life – from shelters and breeders, to homes, veterinary visits, trainers, groomers, pet sitter, dog parks, transportation, enrichment and more.
If you find yourself in an emergency situation with your pet when our clinic is closed you can call the Emergency Veterinary Clinic at 519-650-1617 for immediate veterinary care. The Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Waterloo Region is located on 405 Maple Groove Road near the Regional Police Headquarters.
A great resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This site list information about common household items, human medications and plants that are poisonous to pets.
Unfortunately, each year thousands of dogs and cats suffer from accidental ingestion of household poisons. Part of our mission is to lower this number, but we need your help. As a pet owner, are you aware of the common toxins that can poison your pet? Common household items such as foods, medications, chemicals, and plants can harm your pet if ingested. We’ll teach you how to poison-proof your home, and help you understand the signs and symptoms of dog or cat poisoning.
Having a sick or injured pet is stressful enough, the OVMA Pet Health Insurance features clear, efficient claims processing, and staff dedicated to turning your claim around as quickly as possible. It’s also designed to be easy and accessible for pet owners. It offers no-surprise, flexible coverage, a team of dedicated Licensed Insurance agents and Animal Health technicians, quick claims processing and more. This insurance was designed by Ontario veterinarians, specifically for Ontario pets! This comprehensive coverage is based on the first-hand knowledge of local experts in the veterinary field, to best suit the particular needs of your pets. The OVMA strongly believes that having pet insurance is the best way to plan for unexpected pet accidents or illnesses. Pets are our only family members who can’t rely on OHIP to pay their medical bills. Pet insurance allows you to provide your beloved pet with the best possible medical care if they are sick or injured, without worrying about how you’re going to pay for the costs.
The Farley Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that assists low-income pet owners by subsidizing the non-elective/emergency veterinary medical care of their beloved pets. Veterinary practices with at least one OVMA member may choose to apply for funding on behalf of clients when the pet owner is unable to pay for necessary treatment (pet owners who don’t have any other means with which to pay for treatment). An existing veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is required. Pet owners who cannot afford medical care for their sick or injured pet, and who fall into one of the categories listed, are encouraged to talk to us about the availability of Farley Foundation funding: Seniors receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). Disabled individuals receiving the Ontario Disability Support Payment (ODSP) or the Canada Pension Plan Disability Payment (CPP Disability). Individuals receiving assistance through the Ontario Works Program. Persons with an annual income of less than $25,000. Supportive housing for seniors, retirement homes or long-term care facilities with live-in pets. Women at risk of abuse who are entering a registered Ontario women’s shelter and who are participating in OVMA’s SafePet Program.
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