Today’s article was sent in to me by Hayley – an 11 year old in th 5th grade. Hayley has written a great piece to remind us of the danger of some everyday foods to our dogs. Especially important as we celebrate this weekend – keep that party food away from your pets. Thanks Hayley and keep up the great writing! Continue reading “Guest Article – Danger! Some Food Isn’t For Dogs!”
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”
A real quick pet health tip for you tonight. Some pet medical situations are best handled by a qualified vet.
If your pet or the pets of your clients have any of the following symptoms – you need to take immediate action and get them to the nearest vet clinic. Continue reading “Top 10 Pet Medical Situations Requiring Immediate Vet Care”
The holidays are a time to get together with family and celebrate, enjoy plenty of good food, and each others company. Unfortunately veterinarians are kept busy at this time of year as the holidays bring many potential hazards for our pets. Take the precautions below to ensure that all of the members of your family have happy and safe holidays. Continue reading “Avoid the Top 12 Holiday Pet Hazards”
Natural Dog ShampooNatural pet shampoo and soaps are growing in popularity as pet parents are becoming more aware of the effects of chemicals on the environment and on the health of their pets. Continue reading “Unusual Pet Career – Making Natural Dog Shampoo and Soap”
The latest studies suggest that 25% of pets in the US are obese – that totals 33 million fat cats and fat dogs. A staggering 45% of US pets are overweight. Continue reading “Obesity in pets – Do you have a fat dog or cat?”
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”
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”
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 toÂ 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?”
This past weekend I sent out customer appreciation gifts to all customers who have used my pet sitting service at least twice in the past 2 years. (If you have been reading my blog for a few weeks you should be catching on that I do most of these types of tasks on the weekend!). Continue reading “How to Market Your Pet Business with Homemade Dog Treat Recipes”