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We spend a lot of time in our homes - especially the cold and dark winter months. Whether we are entertaining during the holiday season, or cuddled up on the couch with family, home is at the centre of our lives. Indoor plants are a great addition to our home decor - they spruce up a room and can also improve your home’s air quality. For those of us without a green thumb, where to start? This list will start you off on finding the right indoor plants for your home.

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With the warmer weather, we all want to spend as much time as possible outside. That includes our pets, too! While the summer sun may be a nice break from the harshness of winter, it also means we need to be careful. The heat can take a toll on our furry companions but these summer safety tips for pets will keep your four-legged family member safe from harm.

1. Water is Key

The bitter Ontario winters are not just tough for humans to deal with but animals as well! It is important to keep our pets safe in the chilly months and these cold weather safety tips for pets can help!

1. Keep Your Pet Away from Puddles

Puddles can contain run-off from harsh melters such as salt, calcium chloride and even antifreeze. Just one teaspoon of antifreeze can be fatal if ingested by your pet! We highly recommend using eco- and pet-friendly ice melters to keep your entrances and walkways clear.

2. Watch for Ice Sticking to the Pads of Your Pets’ Feet

Your home is where you retreat at the end of a busy day, and where you make special memories with your family. You invest time and money on decorating, organizing, and house cleaning. Having healthy clean air is another factor in making your house comfortable and enjoyable. Here are 5 tips for improving air quality in your home. 

Does your cat get stressed when you are out of the house for a long time? Maybe you had a really long day at work, or you spent a long Saturday running errands before doing dinner and a movie with friends. If your cat is the kind to get stir crazy when left alone, here are 6 ways to comfort your cat when you’re not home. If you are away for more than a day, we do recommend setting up pet sitting visits. In the winter months, this may also meet your home insurance requirements!

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