Animal Care

Caring for your Best Friend

Whether you are an experienced pet parent or a first-time adopter, it is important to keep their happiness and health a top priority.  Check out some of the useful articles below on how to protect and care for your pet.

If you are ever concerned about your pet’s health, contact your veterinarian right away.

SPCA Pet Health Insurance

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Keep your pet safe and protected with Nova Scotia SPCA Pet Health Insurance.  Accident and illness coverage like hospitalization, medication and exam fees are included.  Plus, every pet insurance purchase makes a difference and helps support our shelter pets.

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Five Freedoms

Ensure your pet has access to the Five Freedoms by providing them with:

  • Access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor
  • An appropriate environment that includes shelter and a comfortable resting area
  • Access to diagnosis and treatment
  • Sufficient space, proper facilities, and the company of the animal’s own kind
  • Treatment and conditions that would avoid their mental suffering

Beyond Cute

Beyond Cute is an awareness campaign to encourage pet owners to look beyond cute photos to ensure their new furry family member is a puurrrrfect match.  The campaign was developed collaboratively with participants in the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture Minister’s Forum on Animal Protection, which includes representatives from animal welfare groups, breeders, trainers, and veterinarians.

Asking questions about veterinary care, temperament, and the animal’s background will ensure that you’re getting your pet from a responsible source and is one of the best ways to protect animals from harmful situations.  Look beyond the cute pictures and ask the hard questions.

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