Photo courtesy of C&M Photography At this time of the year I always like to remind everyone about potential holiday hazards to your animal. 1. Christmas Tree – this includes the ornaments, tinsel, and the water in the Christmas tree stand. Keep your glass ornaments out of reach of your dog or kitty. Animals are
It’s hard to believe the holidays are here again! We all get caught up in this very busy time, regardless if you are the one cooking the family meal, traveling to see family, or having family visit you. It is a fun, but hectic time, and it’s easy to “forget” about your fur kids. Here
Photo Courtesy of C&M Photography Halloween is just around the corner! This means costume time, parties, and sweet treats to enjoy! As much as the kiddies (and some of us adults too!) look forward to the holiday, this does not necessarily hold true for our dogs and cats. Halloween can be a scary
Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term
I know, I know, the last thing one wants on a Friday is a QUIZ! But, not to worry...I've made this a very simple one - only 3 little questions. The answers are below - past the picture of the dog - don't cheat now! Scroll down past the dog picture for the answers!
Photo by C&M Photography Yes, April is pet first aid awareness month! Preparedness is the key! What I thought I would do is throughout the month of April is give you some tips and tricks you can easily do. Here’s today’s tip: Do you know where your nearest after-hours emergency vet hospital is? If
Diamond Pet Foods has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over a major cat and dog food recall. The lawsuit was filed after Diamond issued a series of recall announcements in the spring of 2012 amid concerns about Salmonella bacteria contamination. The following brands are covered in the settlement: Apex, Canidae, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul,
I am often asked about dog leashes. People want to know which type of leash is the best one to buy. Leashes, like anything else, can be a personal preference. Retractable type leashes are very popular, although I am not a fan of them for many reasons. While they may be fine in a park,
I thought it might be beneficial for animal owners to have a “be prepared” list. This list will help your pet sitter do their job more efficiently. Here are 5 quick and easy things you can do and your pet sitter will love you for it! 1) Food: It’s great when you leave the food
OK, we all know try as we might we cannot deduct all those expenses associated with our fur kids! I've heard of people actually trying it and challenging the IRS, but I've not heard of anyone beating the IRS. But, if dogs were tax deductible, here is what your tax form might look like!
I often receive many questions asking about the proper way of introducing a new kitty to the household. While, it may take a bit of planning to do things the correct way and it may take a bit of patience on your part, but it will be worth it! 1) Go slow and be patient!
I just wanted to post something fun and cute today. The only thing this in anyway has to do with an animal is the marshmallow Peeps are in the shape of "chickens". I've found a lot of pictures and variations for this cake...some cuter than others. One post I found suggested you buy a ready-made
The month of March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month and the good people at Dogster came up with this infographic to help spread the word about poisons and your dog! Even common, everyday items that are safe for you and me are toxic to your fur kids. Visit their website for further information, www.dogster.com
We often get the following types of questions: 1) Why do we require two sets of keys? 2) Why can’t I just give you the remote to my garage door? 3) Why can’t I just leave the key for you under the mat? We have very good reasons for our policies and procedures. Read on!
Pet Sitters International (PSI) Celebrates Two Decades of Pet-Sitting Excellence during the 20th Annual Professional Pet Sitters Week, March 2-8 As the pet-care industry continues to grow, PSI founder Patti J. Moran says focus is on promoting the benefits of using “professional” pet sitters and offering pet sitters the tools they need to succeed in