We hope that you and your furry friends are enjoying each others company over the British Columbia Day weekend. Barks and Recreation will be open the following days:Read More
Flea Quick Facts
Fleas need to eat frequently, as often as once every 5 minutes.
Adult fleas feed, mate and begin laying eggs approximately 36 hours after hatching
Cycle from egg to adult usually takes about 3-6 weeks but can take longer
While adult fleas are the most noticeable part of an infestation, they are only about 5% of the total fleas present
It can take 6 weeks or longer to get all the fleas hatched out of their pupae
Fleas are triggered to hatch by warmth, vibration and carbon dioxide.
Often owners will see fleas reappear about 3-4 weeks after the application as this is when the largest number of flea pupae (from eggs laid by the fleas killed 3-4 weeks earlier) are ready to hatch
Sprays may kill eggs and/or larvae but are often not effective against fleas when they are inside the pupae.
Comic via The Oatmeal that describes the positives of having a cat vs. having a baby.Read More
Snuggling up to your furry companion can actually be good for you.Read More
It’s a common scenario.
You’ve just brought home your new puppy. Eight weeks old, all roly-poly fluff and cute as a button.
You’ve heard that puppies need to be “socialized,” and you definitely plan to work on that when you get a chance. Maybe sign up for a class with your local trainer, or start taking her for walks around the neighborhood. But not just yet.
You’ll start when the weather gets warmer. When your work schedule eases up a bit and you have more time. When the kids go back to school. And you want to make sure she’s had all her shots first, right? There will be plenty of time for socializing later.
Short answer: It’s an adorable means of self-protection.Read More
We have four sets of Lupine collar and leash combo’s to win this week. Please enter using a number of different possible entries listed. Remember to comment below on which # you would like to win so we can offer the combo you like best.
Contest ends, Monday, May 30th, 2016 @11:00pm PST
Animals can be graceful and beautiful…most of the time.Read More
Dogs form strong bonds with animals and people with whom they live. Most dogs can cope with separation from family members for a few hours. Some feel anxious, stressed even panicked when left even for a few minutes. It is one of the most common behavioural problems among shelter dogs.Read More
A private member’s bill that would make the importing and sale of cat and dog fur in Canada illegal will be debated in the House of Commons today. Most Canadians are not aware it’s currently legal to import and and sell cat and dog fur into Canada. Shark finning The bill would also put an end to the importing of shark fins that were not attached to the...Read More
They’re cute, they’re lovable, and judging by the 26 billion views on over 2 million YouTube videos of them, one thing is certain: cats are very entertaining. But their strange feline behaviors, both amusing and baffling, leave many of us asking: Why do cats do that? Tony Buffington explains the science behind some of your cat’s strangest behaviors.Read More
Barks and Recreation is giving away a new Martingale Collar and Lead set from Kimberly, CA made Pup-a-Tire. There are many ways to enter! Please click on the link to our website to enter the draw.Read More