Pet Health

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

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,

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

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