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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety in dogs can be a heart wrenching thing to see. Dogs that suffer from separation anxiety can not only do harm to your home, but more distressingly they can likely¬†harm themselves. As their guardians and leaders it’s our job to know the behaviors and signs so that we can begin to promote a healthy and safe environment¬†for our beloved pets. Common Signs of Separation...

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How to Prepare for (Us) Your Pet Sitter

Our goal is to help you travel with peace of mind when you’re away from home on vacation or a business trip. To help us properly care for your pets and your home, here are a few things we need to know to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. About Your Pets About Your Home About Your Trip Safety Tell us if your pets are now on any new supplements, nutraceuticals or...

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Is the “Perfect” Lawn Really Worth It?

Springtime is here and we pet care professionals live for this warmer weather! The season brings budding trees, flowers and magnificent gardens, but it brings one serious potential hazard too. That is the proliferation of lawn care companies spraying millions of gallons of herbicides and pesticides on lawns across America. We’ve already been immersed in a sea of those little yellow or...

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Identifying and Managing Your Pet’s Pain

What You Need to Know About Pet Pain Management As professional pet sitters and dog walkers we see pets of all ages and are often distraught to see older pets in chronic pain that goes untreated. Not long ago there were few pain medications available for our pets, but fortunately, within the last decade many medications have been developed to help our pets be more comfortable. Most pet owners...

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Thanksgiving and Healthy Pets

How To Keep Your Pets Healthy During the Holidays With Thanksgiving just a few days away it’s time to think of family, friends, great food and, of course, pet safety! It’s our natural tendency to want to share some of the holiday feast with our pets, but here are a few things to keep in mind before you do. The Food While it’s ok to feed your pet a little turkey, don’t...

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Halloween Pet Safety

How To Help Your Pet Have a Safe Halloween   Halloween not only means costumes, candy and trick or treaters, it also means some added stressors to our pets. Here are a few safety and health issues to keep in mind so that you and your pets can safely enjoy the holiday. Decorations For many pets, new objects and decorations around the house and yard are just new things to investigate. Cords,...

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How to “Pet Proof” Your Home

Pet Proofing Your Home One of the most important and cost effective things you can do to ensure the safety of your pet is to “pet proof” your home. Pet proofing means removing dangerous items from your pet’s reach, being aware of the many potential hazards that your pet may encounter and thinking ahead about situations which could cause your pet harm. As Pet Sitters we’ve...

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Why Should You Spay/Neuter Your Pets?

What You Need to Know About Spaying & Neutering For me the decision to spay or neuter my pets has always been a non-issue. It’s a simple, automatic decision to have all of my pets spayed or neutered and I assumed that most people thought this was a no-brainer too. That was until a recent conversation with a client who was struggling with the decision because of conflicting information...

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