Education

Ticks and Your Pets

By Stephanie Beauvais Recently, BamBam, a SCARS transfer from Manitoba, was received by us with a few hitchhikers on him — ticks! With a seemingly increased amount of tick bites being seen in Alberta, SCARS would like to share some information with you about keeping your pets safe from

Rabbits as adoptable pets

Are you considering adopting a rabbit? Rabbits are adorable. They are soft, quiet and easy to house train. Much like a cat, they will use a litter box. Rabbits, unlike cats, require supervision in your home. Left to their own devices, they may do things like chew electrical wires

SCARS Needs Cat Adoptions

Terra MacLean and Mark O’Reilly appeared on Edmonton’s Global TV News on August 27 (Click here to watch). They talked about Alberta’s cat overpopulation problem and to introduce two currently adoptable cats—Kevin the Champ and Alanis Purissettte. Did you know that Edmonton alone is estimated to have 70,000 feral/stray

An Informed Dog Owner is a Dog’s Best Friend

By Nomi Berger Being an informed dog owner means being a dog’s best friend. Being uninformed can mean a life of misery, even death for MAN’S best friend. For years, there has been an alarming number of abandoned, surrendered, and euthanized pets in this country. The reasons for this

Pest Alert: Pet Owners Beware

By Nomi Berger With the arrival of summer comes the arrival of two bothersome and potentially lethal pests: fleas and ticks. For each flea found on your cat, there may be scores developing from unseen eggs within your own home. Besides being itchy, flea bites can cause your cat

An Informed Dog Owner is a Dog’s Best Friend

Being an informed dog owner means being a dog’s best friend. Being uninformed can mean a life of misery, even death for MAN’S best friend. For years, there has been an alarming number of abandoned, surrendered, and euthanized pets in this country. The reasons for this tragic phenomenon are

Pet Poisoning Prevention and Help

Suspected pet poisoning is an URGENT health concern. During April 2015, we were very sad to hear from a SCARS adopter who had recently lost their beloved pet to antifreeze poisoning. She made the mistake of thinking a small lick of antifreeze wouldn’t be deadly for her large breed

Protect Your Pet: Provide Proper Dental Care

By Nomi Berger Did you know that 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 4 have some form of dental disease? As with people, the main culprit is a build-up of plaque, which eventually hardens into tartar, leading to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontal disease.