Paw-sitive Ageing: Ten Heartwarming Tips For Caring For Older Dogs

With wagging tails and licks of love, dogs bring immense joy into our lives. But as they age their needs start to change and specific health issues may arise. These golden years demand extra attention and care from us as responsible pet parents. Here are ten tips to help you navigate the journey of caring for your older dog - ensuring they remain healthy and happy through their senior years. 1. Frequent Vet Visits:  Aging dogs should have regular checks every six months. These

2024-05-23T04:07:07+00:00May 28th, 2024|Dog Safety, Pet Health, Pet Sitting|

The Benefits of Regular Dog Walking: Why It’s More Than Just Exercise

Most dog owners understand the significance of regular physical exercise in maintaining a pet’s health. However, the advantages of regular dog walking extend well beyond merely providing an opportunity for your four-legged companion to burn calories. Dog walking is significantly more than just a form of physical activity - it serves as a conduit to overall canine wellness encompassing physical, emotional and behavioral benefits. Firstly, regular walking contributes importantly to a dog's physical health. Like humans, dogs need consistent physical activity to stay in

2024-05-22T23:11:51+00:00May 22nd, 2024|Dog Safety, Pet Health, Pet Sitting|

Pet Safety during Thanksgiving – A Guide for Families

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,

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

Dog safety during summer months

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

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

How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

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.

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

Exercise Your Pet Mentally

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

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

A few tips to help dogs with separation anxiety

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

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

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

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

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

FALL for These Paw-some Pumpkin Patches around Wake Forest

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: 

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

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

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

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