Pets

FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Ontario dog believed to be first in Canada to test positive for COVID-19

Officials said that the risk of infection and illness in most domestic animals is low

 

“When pets become overweight, it places them at greater risk for heart disease, respiratory problems, diabetes and more,” writes Natalie Asaro. Pictured here is overweight cat, Jasper, on Nov. 28, 2019 when he was up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Animal obesity: Tips for tackling weight issues in pets

Leading up to National Pet Obesity Day, B.C. animal nutritionist offers weight check-in for pets

  • Oct 12, 2020

 

Dexter the Ferret has been missing since Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Contributed)

Kelowna resident searching for ferret that went missing from beach

Dexter the Ferret is smaller than average and likes to chase squirrels

 

Pets adopted during the pandemic haven’t been returned: Kelowna BC SPCA

Pets adopted during the pandemic haven’t been returned: Kelowna BC SPCA

So many residents are hoping to adopt pets that the BC SPCA said animals don’t stay long at the shelter

Pets adopted during the pandemic haven’t been returned: Kelowna BC SPCA
A BC SPCA constable removes an overheated dog from a vehicle. Leaving pets inside vehicles during summer is never a good idea. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA launches ‘No Hot Pet’ campaign to keep animals safe

The BC SPCA receives nearly 1,000 calls each year to rescue animals left inside hot vehicles

A BC SPCA constable removes an overheated dog from a vehicle. Leaving pets inside vehicles during summer is never a good idea. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Generic photo of a cat’s paws, unrelated to this story. Image: Pixabay.

Predator mutilated cats in Kelowna: BC SPCA

The BC SPCA confirmed a mutilated cat was killed by a predator

Generic photo of a cat’s paws, unrelated to this story. Image: Pixabay.
Jasper spent three days lost and swimming across the Columbia River near Genelle? Photo: Steve Smith

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Jasper spent three days lost and swimming across the Columbia River near Genelle? Photo: Steve Smith
Timmy Taylor. (Photo - Daniel Taylor)

COVID-19 Pets: What you need to know

An infograph from Cyberpets.com explains how to care for your pet during COVID-19

Timmy Taylor. (Photo - Daniel Taylor)
Five Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs for a walk in Greetsiel, northern Germany, Thursday, May 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP

Better Business Bureau warns online puppy scams surging during COVID-19 pandemic

People from Victoria to Toronto and Halifax have reported being victimized while trying to buy a puppy online

Five Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs for a walk in Greetsiel, northern Germany, Thursday, May 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP
Chelsey Johnson, 23, has been a happy “rat mom” for three years. She currently owns six pet rats. Here, two of her female rats Rayna (left) and Lilo (right) vie for her attention. Johnson says rats make excellent pets as they are usually affectionate with people and easy to care for. (Contributed)

‘Aggressive’ pet rat results in denied taxi ride for Okanagan woman

Attack leads to frustrating, saddening experience with taxi driver for rat owner

Chelsey Johnson, 23, has been a happy “rat mom” for three years. She currently owns six pet rats. Here, two of her female rats Rayna (left) and Lilo (right) vie for her attention. Johnson says rats make excellent pets as they are usually affectionate with people and easy to care for. (Contributed)
Testing for COVID-19 in pets is available at Rose Valley Vet. Image: Pixabay

Central Okanagan vet now offering COVID-19 testing for pets

An animal COVID-19 test at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital costs about $200

Testing for COVID-19 in pets is available at Rose Valley Vet. Image: Pixabay
Melissa David, of Parachutes for Pets and her dog Hudson are seen in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

That includes plans about who will care for them if the owner is hospitalized

Melissa David, of Parachutes for Pets and her dog Hudson are seen in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Cuddles went missing on Jan. 23 in Olalla near 8th Street. She was spotted in the area on Jan. 24 and 25, and her owner is looking for any sign of her. (Submitted Image)

Olalla pet owner seeks any sign of lost dog

Cuddles was last seen on Jan. 25, two days after she went missing from her home on Olalla’s 8th Street.

  • Feb 2, 2020
Cuddles went missing on Jan. 23 in Olalla near 8th Street. She was spotted in the area on Jan. 24 and 25, and her owner is looking for any sign of her. (Submitted Image)
Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Vancouver Island mishap

Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)