Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your pet!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, CHS Supporters!

We hope you are enjoying the festivities and that any visiting leprechauns have left treats instead of tricks! Today on the blog, we are talking about fun ways to bring your pet in on the festivities of the day, and why Fido shouldn’t be allowed to share your green beer.

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5 Most Lovely Health Benefits You Get From Your Pet

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We want to celebrate the special bond between humans and pets by sharing the 5 Most Lovely (and surprising!) Health Benefits You Get From Your Pet.

1.Petting a dog or cat lowers your blood pressure – Studies have found that petting a furry companion results in a lowered blood pressure and heart rate! Even when compared to relaxing with a good book having a snuggle with your pet on the couch was the top performer when it came to dropping blood pressure.

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Halloween Hazards! Keeping your pet safe.

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It’s hard to believe but Halloween is just around the corner! Soon the streets will be flooded with little ghouls and goblins looking to fill bags full of sweet treats. Halloween is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours, admire some creative costumes and, of course, enjoy the occasional mini chocolate bar!

While Halloween is a fun time for people, it can be a scary time for pets! The strange visitors, ringing doorbell and unusual costumes may cause stress or even frighten a family pet. To make sure Halloween is fun for the whole family, Calgary Humane Society wants to remind you of a few safety tips for your pets! (more…)

Can Pets Sweat?

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Good morning Calgary Humane Society supporters!

We hope you had a great summer full of sun, heat and all the other great things that summer brings!

Today we bring you an interesting question that we hear from time to time at Calgary Humane Society: Can our pets sweat? If not, how do they beat the heat?

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What is an exotic pet?

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Today, in honour of exotics month here on the blog, we wanted to tackle the important question… What the heck is an “exotic” pet anyways?

If you have found yourself wondering this you are not alone! In fact, we found several different definitions while looking for the answer! (more…)

Safety for your furry friend: Water Edition!

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Happy summer, Calgary Humane Society Supporters! It’s time for some fun at the sun!

We have been loving the great summer weather here at the shelter! Summer also marks summer camp season at CHS, meaning that hundreds of animal-loving kids have been attending the shelter to learn more about what we do and how we help animals in Calgary. If you are coming to the shelter on a weekday, keep an eye out for these young learners and give them a wave!

Waves are also the topic of today’s blog (how’s that for a flawless transition!). That’s right, fun in the sun often means lakes, rivers and swimming pools! Today on the blog we bring you some water safety tips for pets. (more…)