SPCAs, Humane Societies, Shelters, Rescues and Pounds

Over the past 20 years, the network of groups, organizations, and individuals working towards the collective goal of improving and protecting animal welfare in Alberta has grown substantially. To the public, the landscape can seem confusing, as scope and objectives of animal welfare efforts occasionally overlap.

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Spaying and Neutering: An Important Procedure For Your Pet

Spaying and neutering is an important procedure that we advocate. There are long term health benefits to your pet when it is spayed or neutered with the primary benefit of controlling the pet population and reducing the numbers of unplanned, unwanted pets.

Holiday Hazards for Pets

Whenever the routine of your household is disrupted there is potential for unexpected things to happen. To make sure everyone in your home has a happy holiday, keep these items out of your animals’ reach when possible.

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a hardy, highly contagious, often deadly virus that’s spread through the feces of infected dogs. It attacks the...

Your Senior Pet

Senior pets have special needs. Find out how you can make sure they're met.

Professional Animal Dentistry

  • Dental Care for your Pet

    Prevent Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, which is disease affecting the teeth and gums is very common in dogs and cats...

  • The Risks of Dental Neglect

    Dental Health is one of the most overlooked areas of animal care, and neglecting it can have disastrous consequences.

  • Cat & Dog Dentistry

    Veterinary dentistry is essential for the health and wellbeing of your animals. Whether considering animal dentistry for your dog...

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  • Manufacturer's ISO Codes

    ISO transponders contain 15 numbers. The first three digits identify the manufacturer. These codes are issued by ICAR (...

  • Take Your Dog to Work Day

    Rate your pet’s readiness for Take Your Dog to Work Day: Is your dog friendly with other dogs? Is your dog happy to meet new...

  • About Biosecurity

    Biosecurity In Practice is about taking control of reducing the risk of disease transmission in the discharge of our duties as...

  • Alberta Animal Health Act

    The intent of the legislation is to put in place both the necessary infrastructure and traceability systems that are designed to...

  • Biosecurity Legislation

    Making sense of biosecurity infers understanding important pieces of legislation governing the control of highly contagious...

  • Canine General Health

    Maintaining your dog in top physical shape and optimum health is the goal of every responsible dog owner. It is also your...

  • Dental Care for your Pet

    Prevent Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, which is disease affecting the teeth and gums is very common in dogs and cats...