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Summer Pet Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Summertime offers many opportunities for fun in the sun, but it can also present certain dangers to our pets. Here are some important summer safety tips for you to follow and tips on what to avoid to help keep your furry family members safe this season. DO Keep an eye [...]

Summer Pet Safety Do’s and Don’ts 2018-05-31T08:53:52+00:00

Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 22nd is Pet Sitters International's 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day®. If your office is participating, here are some suggestions to make sure it is an enjoyable day for you and your dog, and your colleagues. Pup-proof your work spaceTo prepare a safe office environment for your dog, keep hazardous [...]

Take Your Dog to Work Day 2018-05-31T08:53:50+00:00

Pet Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend will soon be upon us and if your plans include picnics, cookouts, or trips to the beach, consider these activities and your pet's safety before the holiday weekend festivities begin. Avoid sharing table scraps. Any changes in your pet's diet can cause an upset stomach and foods like grapes, onions, and [...]

Pet Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend 2018-05-17T10:08:48+00:00

How to Prepare Your Pets for a Move

Moving to a new home can be stressful for humans and our pets. There are some things you can do to help prepare your pets for the move and alleviate some of the stress throughout the process. Here are a few tips to help make the transition easier for them. If you are moving [...]

How to Prepare Your Pets for a Move 2018-05-02T09:38:19+00:00

Pet First Aid

Do you have a plan established in case of a pet emergency? Pet First Aid Awareness Month is celebrated in April and is a good time to consider how to be better prepared in the event of a pet emergency. According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), 25 percent more pets would [...]

Pet First Aid 2018-03-27T15:54:44+00:00

Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month and as pet owners, it's crucial to be aware of this potentially deadly disease and how to prevent it. What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart [...]

Heartworm Awareness Month 2018-04-03T14:45:06+00:00

Fun Facts About Puppies

National Puppy Day is March 23rd. To gear up for the celebration, here are some interesting facts about puppies. When puppies are first born, they spend about 90 percent of the time sleeping and the remaining 10 percent suckling, according to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. This gradually decreases until they [...]

Fun Facts About Puppies 2018-02-26T10:40:52+00:00

Preparing for a Pet Sitter

March 4-10 is Professional Pet Sitters Week. Hiring a pet sitter can be beneficial for our pets as it’s easier for them to stick to their normal routines and it allows them to stay at home with familiar sights, sounds, and smells. Here are some tips to consider when preparing your home for your [...]

Preparing for a Pet Sitter 2018-02-26T15:58:43+00:00

Chocolate: A Threat for Your Pet

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and one of the most popular treats this time of year, chocolate, is dangerous for dogs and cats. Chocolate contains caffeine and the chemical theobromine, which are both toxic to dogs and cats. If ingested, your pet may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity and seizures. There [...]

Chocolate: A Threat for Your Pet 2018-01-30T16:30:23+00:00

Responsible Pet Owners Month

February is National Responsible Pet Owners Month. Here a few tips for being a responsible pet parent. Routine Wellness Care – Regular wellness visits with your veterinarian help them to assess your pet’s overall health and intercept any preventable conditions before they become serious. Diet and Exercise – Feeding your pet [...]

Responsible Pet Owners Month 2018-01-31T10:24:34+00:00