Entries by Susan Dankert

Rabbit Owners Needed for Pet Care Research Study

We were asked for help with a PhD research project through the university of Guelph focusing on understanding social and environmental factors related to the pet rabbit owning experience and pet rabbit welfare. This is an excellent opportunity for rabbit-owning families to be part of some important research to help understand rabbit care (e.g., diet, […]

Because you are a reputable business

Zoom calls, red-eye flights, and road trips.  Our team has been traveling around the country, meeting with elected officials, and making presentations about our members and the high standards by which you operate.  2022 was a busy year of speaking up for members but also for the rights of pet owners to keep their animals […]

Hagen Family Foundation Donation – Helping to Preserve Canada’s Most Endangered Frog

BAIE-D’URFÉ, QC, Dec. 21, 2022 – The Hagen Family Foundation announces a donation towards Wildlife Preservation Canada for the conservation efforts to save the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa), the most endangered frog in Canada. A sum of $10,000 was donated to provide financial relief and support for their recovery plan of this species at risk. Wildlife Preservation Canada’s mission is to […]

Important Information Regarding the Monkeypox Outbreak

What follows is a notice from the Public Health Agency of Canada to pet industry members about the recent outbreak of Monkeypox and how it could impact some animals, caregivers, and professionals.  Please read the text below and share it with others in your network in order to help disseminate the information about precautions and safety measures. Important […]

Advocacy Across the Country – July

The following is a summary of the ongoing advocacy work being done by the PIJAC Canada team.  Here is what is happening across Canada: QUEBEC The government of Quebec through the Ministry of (MAPAQ) is working towards adopting dog breeding methods that will improve animal welfare in a sustainable way with a focus on disease management.  […]

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in Ontario – Guidelines

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV-2) has recently appeared in Ontario. Our team has been in contact with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to discuss the issue.  While RHDV-2 is new to Ontario, it has also appeared in Alberta and British Columbia previously. The number of […]

Canada Loves Specialty Pets!

If you have not already had the chance to read our latest whitepaper, Canada Love Specialty Pets, please download your copy.  It speaks to what a specialty pet is, the growth of specialty pets in homes, how specialty pets are regulated in Canada, and the important role they play in pet families.