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Pet Safety during Thanksgiving – A Guide for Families

2023-11-22T18:00:26+00:00November 22nd, 2023|Dog Safety, Pet Health, Pet Sitting|

Thanksgiving, a special occasion spent with family and friends, brings a flurry of activities, delicious food, and joyous celebration into our homes. However, amidst the fun and laughter, it's crucial to consider the safety of our little paw-friends. During this time, our homes are filled with delectable dishes that may not necessarily be safe for our furry pals. While the tempting turkey and a variety of side dishes may seem harmless to share, certain foods could pose a risk to pets. Onions, garlic, chocolate, raisins,

Dog safety during summer months

2023-07-28T18:12:02+00:00July 28th, 2023|Dog Safety, Pet Health, Pet Sitting|

Dog Safety The safety of your dog should always be a top priority. When it comes to keeping your dog hydrated, it is important to ensure that the water is clean and free from contaminants. Always provide fresh and clean water for your dog. It is also important to keep your dog away from stagnant water, which can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Consider adding a filter to your dog's water bowl to ensure that the water is clean and safe for

How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

2023-05-27T20:12:49+00:00June 2nd, 2023|Dog Safety, Pet Health|

Summer is the best season to enjoy the warm weather and have fun outdoors with your furry friends. However, as temperatures rise, it's essential to keep your pets safe from heat exposure. In this article, we'll share some tips on how to care for your dog during hot weather and keep them hydrated. Summer can be a tough time for dogs and their owners. The heat can be unbearable, and if you're not careful, your dog could suffer from heatstroke, dehydration, or even worse.

Exercise Your Pet Mentally

2023-04-28T17:17:09+00:00April 28th, 2023|Dog Safety, Pet Health|

Mental exercises help to keep your pet's brain active and engaged, which is important for their overall well-being. Just like humans, pets can become bored and restless if they don't have enough mental stimulation. Exercising your pet mentally is an important aspect of their overall health and well-being. It can help prevent behavioral issues, strengthen your bond, and improve their confidence and overall quality of life. There are many ways to exercise your pet’s mind and here are some ideas: Puzzle Toys: Puzzle toys

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)

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