Frequently Asked Questions

About the HBSPCA

  1. Can I bring my animal to the HBSPCA Companion Animal Hospital for veterinary care?
  2. If I surrender my pet to the HBSPCA, can you guarantee that my pet will be adopted?
  3. Where do your animals come from?
  4. Is the website current with all the available animals?
  5. Does the HBSPCA euthanize animals?
  6. I found a stray dog or cat. Can the HBSPCA help?
  7. How should I prepare in the event that my animal goes missing?
  8. My pet was lost but just came home. What should I do now?
  9. I lost my dog or cat, can the HBSPCA help?
  10. I have a pet that I can no longer care for. Can I bring it to the HBSPCA?

Cat Behaviour & Training

  1. My cat loves to ruin my Christmas tree and my decorations. Help!
  2. How can I make sure kids are safe around my cat?
  3. I want to get a second cat. How can I make sure my cats will get along?
  4. My cat likes to play rough and I don’t like it.
  5. My cat is having accidents in my house. What should I do?
  6. Should I use a liner in my litter box?
  7. How often should I clean my cat’s litter box?
  8. What’s better, a covered or uncovered litter box?
  9. How many litter boxes should I have in my house?
  10. My cat is using my plants as a washroom. What should I do?
  11. What type of litter should I use?
  12. Where should I put my cat’s litter box?
  13. I’m travelling with my cat. How should I put her in the car?
  14. Should I let my cat go outside?

Dog Behaviour & Training

  1. My dog goes crazy when we have people over for parties. How can I control him?
  2. How can I keep my dog safe and comfortable in the car?
  3. My dog is shy. What should I do?
  4. In hot weather, how can I keep my pet comfortable?
  5. How can I help my newly adopted dog adjust to our home?
  6. I just adopted an adult dog. He’s not house trained. How can I prevent accidents in the house?

Pet Health

  1. What causes upper respiratory virus in cats?
  2. Can I prevent heartworm?
  3. What is heartworm?
  4. How can I protect my dog from kennel cough?
  5. My dog hasn’t been in a kennel. How did he get kennel cough?
  6. What is kennel cough?
  7. What are my options if I can’t afford to spay or neuter my pet?
  8. Why should I spay or neuter my pet?