Useful Links

Animal Emergency

The Ottawa Animal Emergency & Specialty Hospital is the first hospital of its kind with a 24-hour specialized emergency veterinary facility serving Ottawa, Gatineau and surrounding areas.

Worms & Germs

Worms & Germs Blog is an educational website coordinated by Drs. Scott Weese and Maureen Anderson of the Ontario Veterinary College’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses.

Pets and Ticks

Pets and Ticks is led by Drs. Scott Weese and Katie Clow from the Ontario Veterinary College. Their mission is to provide evidence-based information on ticks and tick-borne disease of relevance to Canadian companion animals.

Ottawa Therapy Dogs

Ottawa Therapy Dogs promotes an understanding of the values and benefits (enhanced physical, emotional and communication abilities) of the animal-human bond by offering a mutually beneficial and safe interaction with companion animals. Their website contains a variety of tools and resources such as a listing of news and events, links to newsletters and publications, and information on how you can support this worthy organization and its good work.

Ottawa Humane Society

Each year the Ottawa Humane Society cares for more than 11,000 lost, abandoned, neglected or abused animals who have nowhere else to go. They provide leadership in animal welfare to help build a compassionate community and a brighter future for Ottawa’s animals. The Ottawa Humane Society website contains a wealth of information about the work that the organization is currently doing, adoption opportunities, various community programs and resources for pet owners.

Microchip 4 Solutions

Microchip 4 Solutions ID microchipping program and the animal sheltering and service program are now being used by veterinarians and humane societies across Canada. M4S ID distributes FDX A (FECAVA) and NCAC approved FDX B ISO microchips. The company is committed to their products and will continue to offer the pet world customer service second to none. Visit the M4S website to learn more about the company, its program and registration information.

Royal Canin

Royal Canin is committed to an approach leading to health nutrition, with a view to giving the most precise and adequate nutritional answers to the specific requirements of dogs and cats. Learn more about the extensive line of Royal Canin products through their website and access a number of helpful resources for pet owners.

Purina Veterinary Diets

For decades, Purina has been focused on pet nutrition and supporting the welfare of animals. The Purina website features information about their extensive line of products, both for cats and dogs, as well as a more detailed background on the company and the many pet-related initiatives they are promoting.


Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses in ever better ways. They deliver quality medicines and vaccines, support and education. Zoetis is dedicated to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.

City of Ottawa Pet Ownership Information

The City advocates and promotes responsible pet care and ownership for all residents in urban, suburban and rural areas. The Animal Care and Control By-law helps ensure public health and safety while promoting the appropriate care for animals. Get up-to-date on the current laws, rules and regulations regarding responsible pet ownership in Ottawa.