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A few tips to help dogs with separation anxiety

2023-03-23T04:28:29+00:00March 25th, 2023|Dog Safety, Pet Health, Pet Sitting|

Gradual acclimation: Gradually acclimate your dog to being alone by starting with short periods of time away and gradually increasing the duration. Positive reinforcement: Reinforce calm behavior when you leave and return home with treats and praise. Exercise: Make sure your dog gets enough physical exercise before you leave so they are tired and less anxious. Provide distraction: Leave toys or puzzles for your dog to engage with while you're away. Creating a safe space: Provide your dog with a safe space, such as

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

2023-01-26T02:35:07+00:00January 26th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Have you ever taken your dog out for a potty break and turned your back, only to find your pup chomping on a mouthful of grass? While you might worry about the vomit you’ll be cleaning off the carpet later, this behavior is not always cause for alarm. But why do they do it, and how do you know when it’s a problem? Many people think that when dogs eat grass, they are trying to make themselves vomit.  They believe it’s an instinctual behavior

FALL for These Paw-some Pumpkin Patches around Wake Forest

2021-09-17T15:15:39+00:00September 17th, 2021|Community, News|

OH MY! It’s open season for pumpkin pie, apple cider, and jack-o'-lanterns! In other words, FALL is here...again! Plus, is it really autumn if we don’t visit at least one pumpkin patch? Many of our local pumpkin patches/apple orchards are open for the 2021 season! Here are some local pumpkin patches for you to explore. Check with the farm to see if pets are allowed. Hill Ridge Farms   703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC (919) 556-1771 Wednesdays-Sundays 10-5 $12 per person   Under age 2 Free Wednesdays: 

International Cat Day is August 8th: 8 PURR-fect Ways to Celebrate

2021-07-26T15:33:19+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Cat Health, News, Pet Health|

Every cat owner pretty much celebrates their cats every day. But there’s a real holiday for us cat lovers: It’s International Cat Day! International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on August 8th of every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. It is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them. Cats have been our companions for at least 9,500 years and are currently the most popular pet in the

HEAT EXHAUSTION: How to Know If Your Dog Is TOO Hot?

2021-06-21T23:03:33+00:00June 21st, 2021|Cat Health, Dog Safety, Pet Health, Pet Sitting|

Summer is not only about outdoor adventures with our fur-babies but also hot temperatures. The truth is—we all get hot, even our dogs. But how do you know your pet is overheating? What Is Heat Exhaustion? Heat exhaustion, also called hyperthermia, occurs when your pet's body temperature rises above a healthy range, and they are unable to regulate their own body heat. This condition ranges from mild heat exhaustion, which can be treated at home, to severe heatstroke, at which point your pet can lose consciousness,

Five Essential Questions to Ask Your Potential Pet Sitter

2021-01-15T21:16:06+00:00January 15th, 2021|Dog Safety, Pet Sitting, Pet Sitting vs. Boarding|

Pet lovers often feel a lot of anxiety about relinquishing control over their best four-legged friend into the hands of a stranger, and why wouldn’t you? Only you know best the care your pet needs. But it can be a necessity to employ a pet sitter when you’re going somewhere that pets can’t come, and when that day comes you need to know how to find the best person for your pet. These five questions are important to ask of any pet sitter. 1)

Could My Cat Be Sick?

2020-11-06T20:15:42+00:00November 6th, 2020|Cat Health, Pet Health, Pet Sitting vs. Boarding|

Cats are unique creatures filled with quirks an idiosyncrasies.   Even though cats are predators, they are also considered prey. It is this for this reason that cats tend to hide the fact that they are sick or injured to avoid being singled out as being weak by predators in the wild. This is instinctual behavior and is a deeply ingrained behavior in all cats, even those that reside in perfectly safe houses where predators are nonexistent. The consequence can be that a feline companion

Dog park safety

2020-08-11T15:34:22+00:00August 11th, 2020|Dog Safety, Pet Health|

Visiting a dog park can be an enjoyable way to spend time with your dog. Watching Fido run and play with some new doggie friends can certainly put a smile on your face and give him some healthy physical, as well as mental exercise. While It can be a real treat for both of you, it is important to note that not all dogs are suited for the dog park. Dog parks are meant for pets that are well-socialized. If your buddy is aggressive

Is it okay if my dog eats cat food?

2020-05-27T02:13:37+00:00June 15th, 2020|Pet Health, Pet Sitting|

Most dogs will eat any food they can find. Whether it is dog food, cat food, garbage they find on their walk or something you dropped while eating dinner. They don't discriminate. We can assume that the garbage your dog finds on the road isn't healthy for him, but is it bad if your dog occasionally eats the leftovers your cat left in her bowl? The simple answer to “can my dog eat cat food” is no, dogs should not eat cat food. The

What is the difference between dog boarding & pet sitting?

2020-06-01T18:43:01+00:00May 27th, 2020|Pet Sitting, Pet Sitting vs. Boarding|

Having to leave your pet behind when you travel often means choosing between pet sitting or pet boarding. Both options help to ensure that your pet is taken care of while you’re gone, but there are some important differences between them. The main difference between pet boarding and pet sitting is that the pet sitter comes to your home to give care and attention. With dog boarding, the pet is brought to the kennel and will stay on the property until the owner returns to

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