I’ve Lost My Pet, Now What?


As loving and devoted pet owners we don’t expect to lose our pets.  Unfortunately it only takes a moment for a pet to go missing- a door or gate is left open, a leash is dropped on a walk, a car accident or any number of other situations can cause pets to escape.   Discovering that your pet is missing is a very stressful situation. If you do find yourself in this predicament here is a list of five search strategies to find your lost pet:

  1. Search the immediate area, let neighbours know you are missing your pet and provide picture if possible.  Be sure to leave a number where you can be reached.
  2. Call the local branch of the OSPCA and let them know your pet is missing.  Again provide a picture and a number where you can be reached.
  3. Call all the veterinary clinics in the area, including after-hours clinics, again leave your contact info.
  4. Check with on-line media sights such as kijiji, lost/found pets postings, local rescue groups.
  5. Post signs in area with a picture and your contact info.

Hopefully you will never experience the anxiety of losing your pet.  The best way to ensure that your pets find their way home is to provide them with identification.  Microchips and collars with tags provide the finder with your info so that lost pets can be returned to their homes safely and as soon as possible.

Erica VA

Take Your Dog Camping!

It’s summer time, so camping season is in full swing! Dogs love the great outdoors as much as we do, so why not take them with you? We have many great products to make travel time easier for you and your best friend, all available in the Pet Boutique at Guelph Animal Hospital.

Dog Backpacks

Instead of you following behind your dog with all of their accessories, why not have them carry some themselves? Use backpacks for poop bags, treats, and extra kibble. Just ensure your dog is strong enough to carry the weight and take it easy on hot days. $29.99-$90.00

dog backpack             back pack

Travel Bowls

Travel bowls and packs are collapsible which means they will take up much less space in your bags. Water bowls are waterproof and feed bags expand to carry enough food for a few meals. $13.99-$41.99

treat pouch water bowl dog food bag

travel bowlCome on in and we can help you find what you need to make camping and any other out adventures enjoyable for you both you and your dog!

Sara, Boutique Specialist