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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Here at CanadaVet, every day is bring your pet to work day. However, did you know there is an annual day recognized worldwide for bringing your pet to work? How cool!
Take Your Dog to Work Day will take place this Friday the 24th of June 2016 in Canada and all around the world.
A little history on how this day all came about, it was first celebrated in 1996 in the United Kingdom and became popular in the United States in 1999. Take Your Dog to Work Day not only lets pet owners celebrate the bond and companionship they share with their pets, but also brings greater awareness to adopting from local shelters and rescue groups.
Studies have proved that bringing your dog, or cat to work can provide a number of physical and mental health benefits, increase activity and staff productiveness, and overall create a positive and fun work environment.
To ensure your Take Your Dog to Work Day runs smoothly this Friday, learn our Top 5 Tips for Bringing Pets to Work.
Tip One: Training
Ensure your pet is suitably trained and well socialised before bringing into work. Set aside time during the day for toilet breaks, however it’s recommended to also provide training pads to avoid accidents. Use positive reinforcement when your pet shows good behaviour, including whenever they do the toilet in the correct place. This will help reduce the likelihood of your pet playing up or toileting in the wrong area.
Tip Two: Comfort
Allow your pet some free time when you arrive in the morning. This will give them time to get to know their surroundings and say hello to other co-workers. Bring along your pet’s favourite blanket, bed, and toys to help them feel comfortable in the new environment. Keep these items by your desk to encourage your pet to stay by your side and avoid causing disruption to other workers.
Tip Three: Environment
Consider if your workplace is a safe environment before bringing your pet in. Is there any hazardous machinery, substances or open flames? If so maybe your workplace is not suitable for bringing in your pet. Also be aware of security and if your pet could escape easily, and if so is there a busy road outside. Above all, your pet’s safety is what matters most.
Tip Four: Cleaning
If you or other staff members are regularly bringing your pets to work, ensure the office is equip with relevant cleaning products, such as paper towels and disinfectant. If your pet does toilet in the office, it’s always best to display no reaction. Clean the area thoroughly to remove any scent, as this will reduce the likelihood of the pet doing it in that spot again.
Tip Five: Vaccinated
Before bringing your pet to work, it’s important to ensure their vaccinations are up to date and that they are free from any diseases or illnesses that could spread to other animals. Also consider the risk of any hidden parasites that may be residing at your workplace and administer protection accordingly. This will allow for a happy and healthy environment for all.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Seresto isn't like other flea collars. The innovative patented collar matrix in each easy to apply, non-greasy odour free collar, provides 8 months of effective protection against fleas (in cats and dogs) and 4 months protection against all ticks (in dogs only). 9/10 pet parents recommend Seresto as it's effective, fast and easy to use.
Seresto works for your pet:
Fleas don't have to bite to die. Seresto works through contact, killing fleas that can cause painful bites.
Protection against ticks (dogs only). Seresto kills and repels ticks.
Water resistant*. Bath time and swimming aren't off limits.
Seresto works for you:
Less hassle, no mess. Seresto is non-greasy and odor free and helps avoid the hassle of applying monthly topicals.
Easy-to-use. Application of collar is easy. The collar should be worn continuously for the full protection period.
Protection Plus. 8 months against fleas (cats and dogs), 4 months against ticks (dogs only).
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Canada has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. It is estimated that 57% of Canadian households own pets, that's over 13.8 million cats and dogs! Although people with pets account for over half the Canadian population, there are still many limitations pet owners face in their everyday lives. Here at CanadaVet, we believe pets are family and should be free to join us wherever we go, and in whatever we are doing. Have a read of our top five places we think pets should be more welcome.
At CanadaVet HQ our pets are not only our friends, but our co-workers too. We love having our pets at work with us, and believe bringing pets to work improves staff productiveness, reduces stress levels and creates a positive and fun atmosphere for all.
2. All Homes
We understand that people with investment properties have to put a lot of trust in their tenants to take care of their homes. But should it be so difficult for families with pets to find a rental? As long as the home is cared for, and there are no hidden surprises left when inspections come around, why can't our four-legged friends be given a set of keys too?
It is known that some pets can travel in the cabin area with us on a number of well know airlines including, Air Canada, American Airlines and Delta to name a few. This practice is commonly seen within the country, however if you are travelling far outside the Canadian or U.S boarder, say bye bye for now to your fur friend as they will have to be placed below deck in the cargo hold. Cargo holds can be dark, noisy and they are not as strictly temperature and pressure regulated as the passenger cabin. Your pet is not under constant supervision and there just seems like a lot of opportunity for something to go wrong. Perhaps some more thought could go into creating practices and new regulations that allow pets to travel by our side no matter the distance or destination.
4. The Beach and Parks
Although there are the few allocated dog beaches and dog friendly parks across the country, these locations are not necessarily convenient or close by for all pet owners to consistently travel to on their routine morning and afternoon walks. It is understood that pet owners face criticism for apparently never picking up their dog's mess or letting their dogs run riot. However, beaches and parks can be covered in everything from general trash and disposable nappies, to discarded food and broken glass bottles. Walking a dog is a time where people can relax, take a break from their busy lives, and bond with their fur friend. We believe this simple task shouldn't be restricted and people should have the freedom to walk their dog wherever they please!
The more pet-friendly vacations are, the better! Most pets spend every day at home or in a familiar surrounding. And just like us pets probably get sick of seeing the same house/life at times too. Surprisingly, there are more and more hotels and holiday apartments that will allow pets. Many hotel comparison websites now have a 'pet friendly' option to select. Hooray! Now our fur friends can join in on the vacation fun too!
If you’d like to know more about pets in the workplace, learn our Top 5 Tips for Bring Pets to Work here.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Monday, April 11, 2016
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Friday, April 8, 2016
Now that's something you don't see everyday. Check out these spectacular surfing dogs all the way from the world renown, Noosa Festival of Surfing in Australia!
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