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Hot Weather Resources
- Dehydration First Aid
- Sunburn First Aid
- Hyperthermia (Heat Stroke) First Aid
- Hot Cars are not for Dogs – but they’re OK for Defrosting Fish
Choosing an AAHA-accredited hospital for your pet’s medical care provides you with peace of mind because you’ll know that the hospital you’ve selected has the team, training, equipment, medical procedures and facilities that AAHA believes are important for the delivery of high-quality veterinary care. During the accreditation process, we are evaluated on an extensive list of approximately 900 standards that directly correlate to the care we are providing your pet. These standards are: quality of care, diagnostic and pharmacy, management, medical records, and facility. Consultants regularly visit these hospitals to ensure compliance with AAHA Standards of Accreditation for services and facilities.
The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association is the professional association representing veterinarians across Ontario. OVMA is committed to advancing and promoting excellence in veterinary medicine, the betterment of animal health and contribution to the protection of human health.
The Toronto Humane Society is “dedicated to providing compassionate care, shelter, adoptions to caring homes and a voice for abandoned, abused and injured companion animals.
”The Society has a modern facility that houses its shelter, clinic and administrative offices. Technological advances such as computerized record-keeping, microchip pet identification and rapid-fire telecommunications systems have enhanced the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of shelter operations. The Society operates as an independent not-for-profit organization supported by donors and members. The THS does not receive government funding.
Toronto Animal Services is a place where people can find a new companion or be reunited with a lost pet. They provide the following services:
Provide dog and cat licensing services.
Take in stray animals or those in need of protective care that are picked up by our professional Enforcement and Mobile Response team of Animal Care and Control Officers.
Provide quality care for homeless animals that are sick or injured.
Reunite more than 2000 lost animals with their guardians each year through our lost and found pets program.
Find responsible, loving homes for more than 4000 animals each year through our Pet Adoption programs.
Provide vaccinations and microchip implants for animals to prepare them for adoption.
Spay and neuter cats, dogs and rabbits and perform over 3000 of these surgeries each year to reduce pet overpopulation.
Provide volunteer programs to benefit dogs, cats and small animals.
Accept donations so that we can do all of the work we do for the animals.
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA)
Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year. As a non-profit charitable organization, the Ontario SPCA is unique amongst animal welfare organizations in Ontario: the Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Ontario SPCA Community investigators with police powers to do so. They provide public with: Humane Education, Investigations and Animal Welfare Services.
The Farley Foundation is a registered charity that assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them.Established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001, the Foundation assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of necessary (non-elective) veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them. The Foundation currently serves only Ontario residents, however, there have been many requests to consider an expansion of the program to assist Canadians across Canada – a request that the Farley Foundation Board of Directors takes seriously but until now has had to decline due to concerns about the financial sustainability of such an endeavour. The Farley Foundation is generously administered by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association. This relationship keeps the cost of administering the program to a minimum. The Foundation relies on donations to be able to provide funding to people and pets in need.
Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) is a leader in the field of wildlife rescue, veterinary care, rehabilitation and education, providing a vital and unique service in Southern Ontario. A registered charity supported primarily by donations, TWC has grown into Canada’s busiest wildlife centre – since opening in 1993, tens of thousands of people have received help on TWC’s Wildlife Hotline, and over 70,000 wild animals representing over 270 different species have been admitted for care. TWC’s work is carried out by a small group of highly skilled paid staff, and several hundred dedicated volunteers working in all areas of the centre, from wildlife care to administration. TWC works in cooperation with numerous agencies including the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre, the Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Veterinary College, many branches of the OSPCA, local animal services agencies, the municipal police and the OPP, as well as other non-profit organizations such as the Owl Foundation, the Canadian Peregrine Foundation, Animal Alliance of Canada and Fatal Light Awareness Program.
PetCARE Television Network, Inc. (”PetCARE TV”) is a leader in providing the veterinary profession with client education tools to improve client awareness of pet health needs and the role their veterinarian plays in the delivery of these services. Improved compliance by the pet owner is the objective resulting in an improved bottom line for the veterinary practice.
Petsecure is simple and comprehensive with 2 unique pet insurance options offering various coverage levels. Choose from our economical Petset or comprehensive Secure For Life™ plans. Petsecure dog insurance and cat insurance includes accident and illness coverage that renews each year.Pet health insurance allows you to ensure that you can provide your pet with the very best of care so that when the unexpected happens, you’re free to make the health care decisions that feel right for you, rather than basing them on what you can (or can’t) afford.
24PetWatch has been dedicated to your pet’s safety since 2003. With a comprehensive line of exclusive products and services designed to enhance and protect your pet’s life, 24PetWatch gives you and your pet access to health, happiness and peace of mind.
Hills foods for dogs and cats are formulated for the optimal balance of nutrients and best taste. We know the best nutrition for your pet not only meets nutritional needs, but also avoids excess nutrients, such as fat and salt, that can be harmful over time. Hill’s long-term investment in learning, technology and talented scientists has helped us develop industry-leading product innovations, including the most extensive range of clinical nutrition products for sick, at-risk and healthy pets. Your pet’s well-being is our reward.
Royal Canin’s main distinguishing feature, our “Dogs and Cats First” commitment, fully conveys the central part the animal plays throughout our innovation process. Our philosophy focuses first and foremost on contributing to the health and well-being of dogs and cats, by allowing them to live longer, healthier lives. Royal Canin’s mission has always been Health Nutrition. It features a precise balance between some fifty nutrients (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, fatty acids, mineral salts, vitamins and trace elements).