Many think about getting a puppy or a kitten as a Christmas present for their kids or someone they love, but has this idea been fully thought through? Westmeath SPCA encourages and advocates for responsible pet ownership so asks potential pet owners to sit down and draw up a list of reasons for getting a … Continue reading Are you getting a puppy?
Bringing a new baby into the world is a major event, not only in the life of the parents and family, but in your pets' world too. The best way to help them deal with the changes is to prepare them as much as possible in advance. As a new parent you probably won't have … Continue reading How to prepare your dogs for a baby
A summary of the current legislation regarding dogs, June 2017 Since the enactment of The Control of Dogs Act, 1986 it is the law here in Ireland to own a valid license for your dog. An annual dog license can be bought for €20- at the Post Office or online through the County Council, There … Continue reading What’s the deal?
Every so often there are notable times in the calendar, recently Westmeath SPCA have marked two such weeks; May 1 - 7 Be Kind to Animals Week andd May 21 - 27 Dog Bite Prevention Week We marked Be Kind to Animals Week with a number of posts on facebook & twitter, you can find … Continue reading Dog Bite Prevention
Researched April and May 2017 This is a bit of a list, it doesn't cover in complete detail all the costs incurred by animal welfare charities but it gives a good idea of the type of expenses that any animal welfare charity pays out regularly. Pet bedding, there is a huge variety of types of … Continue reading What Your Donations and Adoption Fees pay for
Did you know that March is Poison Prevention Month? There are a lot of common foods, medicines, plants etc that can poison your pet. The top ten common pet poisons are : Human medicines Many common medicines are extremely toxic to pets, including Acetaminophen (Tylonel), Anti-Cancer drugs, Anti-depressants, Aspirin, Cold Medicines, Ibuprofen (Motrin), Vitamins. Always … Continue reading Poison Prevention Month
We cannot repeat enough how important it is to spay or neuter your pets. The national figures released in June 2016 for the previous year, 2015, show that the total number of dogs that entered the Pound system was 13,051. Of them 7,964 dogs were strays entered onto the system. 1,824 dogs were euthanized in … Continue reading Please spay or neuter your pets
Losing your pet, even for a short time, can be very distressing. The following are a few tips to help you in case this ever happens you, or someone you know. Remember, under Irish law all dogs must be microchipped, and you should remember to keep your contact details up to date. Get the word out … Continue reading Lost a pet?
Many cats kill birds around the world. In 2011 a study showed that cats have contributed to the extinction of 22 different bird species around the world. In the UK it is estimated that domestic cats kill around 55 million birds each year. According to an article in the Irish Examiner "If predation rates for … Continue reading Stopping your cat killing birds
Respect and caution, two watch words around kids and dogs. Teach all children to respect ALL dogs. Do not allow : ear pulling tail pulling sitting on smacking hugging Poster from MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue - Bite Prevention Week