Warning – Cocoa Mulch Poisonous For Dogs and Cats

Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if  you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those  who do.

Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab  mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from  Target to use in their garden. They loved  the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep  cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso decided that the mulch smelled good enough to  eat and devoured a large helping. Continue reading “Warning – Cocoa Mulch Poisonous For Dogs and Cats”

How to Be an Environmentally Friendly Pet Owner

When examining what you can do for the environment the simplest answers are often right at your feet. Those furry little creatures we love so much, our cats and dogs, offer a truly great way to not only do our share to improve the environment but to give them better care. Here are five things you can do right now to be a greener pet owner.Dogs unlike cats leave little packages outside. Continue reading “How to Be an Environmentally Friendly Pet Owner”

10 Ways Pet Sitters Can Learn About Pet Health and Behavior

As a pet sitter you are the caretaker of your clients pets and are responsible for their wellbeing.  Clients expect you to be knowledgable about common pet health problems and behavior issues so that you can spot the early warning signs and take action before a condition becomes serious. The more knowledgable you are – the more you can become a valued resource for your clients.  Continue reading “10 Ways Pet Sitters Can Learn About Pet Health and Behavior”

Pet Insurance – Are your pets covered?

A couple of years ago my family had to make an agonizing decision to put our 3 year old Labrador to sleep. She had been in veterinary and hospital care for over 7 days after suddenly becoming ill after her pancreas starting to release too many enzymes into her system causing swelling of the liver. We had already run up sizable vet and hospital bills and could not afford any further ongoing care with less than promising prognosis for her recovery. It was a horrible situation to balance more huge veterinary fees that we couldn’t afford against trying to save her or put her to sleep. Continue reading “Pet Insurance – Are your pets covered?”