Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesdays, which will be featured every Tuesday, highlighting helpful tips for new – and experienced – pet guardians throughout B.C.
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Tip Tuesday: How To Put On a Dog Collar
Tip Tuesday: How To Put On a Dog Collar
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Tip Tuesday: Litter training a kitten
Tip Tuesday: Litter training a kitten
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Tip Tuesday Video - how to tell if your pets has mites or fleas
Tip Tuesday: How to tell if your pets has mites or fleas. Is your young pet shaking his head or scratching his ears a lot? It could mean he has ear mites. What the full video on our youtube channel #tiptuesday #video
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Tip Tuesday Video - Tips for Walking Your Dog
Tip Tuesday: Tips for walking your dog. It’s important to let your dog use his or her sense of smell, as it mentally stimulates their brains, he notes. Watch the full video on our youtube channel #tiptuesday #video
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Tip Tuesdays: Halloween Pet Safety
Tip Tuesdays: Keep pets’ safety in mind this Halloween. Did you know that more pets go missing at Halloween than at any other time of the year? Learn more at spca.bc.ca/halloweensafety
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Tip Tuesdays: Fostering for the BC SPCA
BC SPCA shelters are often looking for foster homes for animals who come into our care, especially as kitten season approaches. Shelters can be a new and scary experiences for cats, and foster families help socialize the animals and get them used to things like sounds, smells, humans and other animals. Find out more in this week’s ‪#‎TipTuesday‬ clip. Learn more at spca.bc.ca/volunteer
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Tip Tuesday: how many treats should I give my pet?
#‎TipTuesday‬ We love to reward our pets and train them with their favourite treats, but how many are too many? It’s important to ensure you don’t overdo it, as calories can add up quickly, and many treats have more calories than we might think.
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Tip Tuesday: Calming an Overly Excited Dog
Sometimes, dogs can get overly excited while out and about, jumping up on you or others. BC SPCA manager of animal welfare Kim Monteith shares some tips on how to deal with this in this week’s ‪#‎TipTuesday‬ video.
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Tip Tuesday: How to clip your dog’s nails
Taking care of your dog’s nails when they get too long is important, but it’s also important to make clipping their nails a good experience. Dogs have a quick in their nails, with a blood supply and a nerve, so if you cut into it, it hurts. Find out some tips on clipping canine nails in this week’s ‪#‎TipTuesday‬ clip.
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Tip Tuesday: Pet First Aid
We often have first aid kits around for us, but what about our furry family members? Lisa Wagner from Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid takes us through two handy pet first aid kits that the BC SPCA offers online, at spca.bc.ca/shop. ‪#‎TipTuesday‬
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Tip Tuesday: House Training a Puppy
House training a puppy? Professional dog trainer Sarah Pennington shares some quick tips to help make the task easier, such as letting the puppy know it’s good when he goes to the bathroom where you want him to, and reinforcing the behaviour with praise and treats. Got a topic you'd like us to cover with ‪#‎TipTuesday‬? Tell us in the comments!
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Tip Tuesday: Adopting a Dog
If you’re thinking about adopting a new, furry family member, there are many reasons to make the BC SPCA your first adoption option. New Westminster resident Evan MacKenzie shares some of the reasons why he and his significant other chose to adopt Gus Gus, a lovable pup, for their first-ever animal from the Vancouver SPCA. Meet your match at spca.bc.ca/adopt
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Tip Tuesday: Pet Friendly Housing
Finding pet-friendly housing in B.C. can be challenging, to say the least. To help pet guardians find a home that can include their furry family members, the BC SPCA has online tool kits that can help. BC SPCA officer of policy and outreach Amy Morris gives some great tips for finding pet-friendly housing in this week’s ‪#‎TipTuesday‬ video. Find out more at spca.bc.ca/petfriendlyhousing.
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Tip Tuesday: Getting Your Pet Used to The Vet
From the get-go, pet guardians can help make visiting the vet a good experience for their pet, so it’s not so scary. Taking your pet into the veterinarian before they need any vaccines or surgery is a great idea, to get them used to the smells, noises and carrier crates. Find out more in this week’s ‪#‎TipTuesday‬ clip.
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Tip Tuesdays: Caring for a Gerbil
Gerbils love to dig, burrow, chew and tunnel, because that’s what they would naturally do in the wild. So it’s important to provide them with a large enough space and materials to help them create their home the way they want it. Find out more about caring for gerbils with BC SPCA manager of animal welfare Kim Monteith in this week’s ‪#‎TipTuesday‬ video.