Most dogs don’t ‘naturally’ love the cold any more than you do If you live in Toronto, you’ve seen it at least once: A little dog, walking along beside its human, shivering or looking reluctant to cross an ice patch. And you wonder: Should that dog be out in this weather? The answer, generally speaking, is yes – as long as you take a few precautions.
It’s the long weekend! We hope you have a terrific August Civic Holiday weekend, whether you’re getting up to the cottage or just spending some time soaking up the sun in the city. Holiday weekend hours Friday 2 August – 8am-6pm Saturday 3 August – closed Sunday 4 August – closed Monday 5 August – closed Tuesday 6 August – open at 8am and back to regular hours In the event of an emergency If you need a veterinarian outside of normal hours, please go to one of the following emergency clinics: Emergency Hospital of West Toronto 150 Norseman Street 416.239.3453 Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic 1051 Eglinton Avenue West 416.784.4444 Animal Health Partners 1 Scarsdale Rd. North York 416-380-7400 (And remember: The drinks in this photo are non-alcoholic. Don’t give your pets any alcoholic beverages this weekend!)
From our family to yours We hope you have a terrific weekend, whether your family members are human or furry! Holiday weekend hours
It’s hard to choose when they’re all this cute Thanks to everyone who submitted photos for the #LVAHHowloween pet costume contest! We got some fantastic entries, but we’ve picked the winners. Here they are: FIRST PLACE DOG: Pope Norman Norman of MyMateNorman was totally on-trend this year with his Dog Pope costume (remember the Met Costume Gala’s theme was also the Catholic Church!) and we couldn’t resist. FIRST PLACE CAT: Pirate Charlee of the Liberty Caribbean Pirate Charlee of the Liberty Caribbean wins first in the cat category, not just for the costume, but for possibly the best pose of the season. Because of course that’s how cats would stand if they were pirates. SECOND PLACE: Ellesmere the Toller Anyone who lives, works, or even just walks through Liberty Village these days will appreciate Ellesmere the Toller’s costume, representing “the infamous intersection in Toronto with condos going up on all…
You’re already making your pet wear a costume. Why not win a prize? We’re excited to announce the second annual Howl-o-ween costume contest. Dress up your dog or cat in their Halloween costume, take a picture and then post it on Instagram or Twitter using #LVAHhowloween or on our Facebook page before October 31. We’ll choose 4 winners: #1 dog, #1 cat, #2 overall and #3 overall and announce on November 1, 2018. First place prizes: $100 worth of pet foodSecond place prize: $50 worth of pet foodThird place prize: $25 worth of pet food (Plus bragging rights, of course.) We’re looking forward to seeing your pets look just as cute (and possibly ridiculous) as practice dog Olive, shown here in one of her many costumes.