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How to Choose a Pet? Dogs vs Cats

 How To Choose A Pet

If you decided to purchase a pet, you must be responsible and reasonable. This may seem very easy: that`s enough to visit a pet store or bird market and to buy what you liked. However, in reality it is not so simple – in fact each animal requires a certain care and must be suitable to the owner`s temperament and lifestyle. If you plan to buy a pet for a long time, but not for a month or so, read a few useful tips. read more

Prepare a Personal First Aid Kit for Pets

 first aid kit for pets If you are like most pet owners, your pets are valued members of your family. It is a documented fact that many have risked life and limb to save their precious pets during a disaster. Statistically, however, it is more often small cuts and scrapes that occur that require immediate attention, rather than major disasters such as an earthquake or flood. For this reason, every pet owner should have easy access to a first aid kit specifically created for pets. What would you need immediately if your puppy fell of the bed and started whimpering? You’d need a first aid kit for pets. Supposing your cat had an altercation with the neighbor’s dog and the vet was twenty minutes away? You’d need a first aid kit for pets.A well-stocked first aid kit for pets is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it could save your pet’s life, or at least make him more comfortable, until you can get your pet to a veterinarian. The likelihood that your animals will survive an emergency depends largely on emergency planning done today. Therefore, a first aid kit for pets is a necessity.What should a first aid kit for pets include? To some degree, that will depend upon the type of pet. However, the basics include the following: 2 – Paw Tip Bandage (Knuckle) 2 – Fingertip Bandage 1 – Tape Roll 1 – Trauma Pad (5 x9) 4 -Gauze Pad 4″ x 4″ 4 -Gauze Pad 2″ x2″ 1 -Gauze Roll 2″ 2 -Examination Gloves 1 -Instant Cold Pack 1 – Tweezer 2- Antibiotic Ointment 10- Alcohol Pads 10 – Antiseptic Towelettes 1 – Bag 1 – Pet First Aid Guide 4 – Leg Splints/Tongue Depressors 10 – Cotton Tip Applicators 1 -Elastic Bandages 2″ (“Ace” Type) 2 – Splinter Removers (Lancets) 3 -Sting Relief PadsAssemble an emergency supply pack which includes the first aid kit for pets, pet food, water, medications, medical records, leashes, a well-fitting muzzle, ID tags and other appropriate supplies. Put this kit in a central location in your home. Remember to take this pack with you when going on an outing, or else prepare a second pack for the car.The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) offers information regarding managing urgent care situations such as car accidents, wounds, electrical shock, and eye, foot and ear injuries. Their website ishttp://www.avma.org/first aid. Additionally, the Red Cross offers a Pet First Aid booklet with suggestions on creating a first aid kit for pets.

What should you do to ensure your pet’s survival and to avoid those feelings of panic when an accident or illness occurs? Plan, purchase, prepare and practice. Obtain a first aid kit for pets, and then review the materials it contains. It isn’t sufficient to simply have the supplies; you must know how they are used. Learn the necessary skills so your actions become instinctive…even when you are under stress read more

What Is Animal Hoarding?

What Is Animal Hoarding?

We have all heard of hoarders- people who collect large amounts of things for no real clear purpose and end up being unable to manage it.  Unfortunately, animal hoarding is also a very real thing that happens every day. Animal hoarding is when a person has an overabundance of animals in their home and is not able to take care of all the animals, but is also in complete denial about their inability to care for them. It is actually classified as a mental disorder and is considered to be its own peculiar level of animal cruelty. read more

Do You Feed Your Pets Canned Tuna?

We know that so many of you feed canned fish daily and for the most part it is A-ok.  Some don’t agree especially when we talk about feeding tuna to dogs.  Whether or not you do is your business, so we thought telling you about this recall would be helpful for you.  I know I’ll get some flack! 🙂 read more

7 Foods Not To Share With Pets At Thanksgiving

7 Foods Not To Share With Pets At Thanksgiving Table

We all agree that pets are part of our family!  Some people think it’s only natural to want to share our food with them! By now we are sure you know what foods to avoid giving your cat or dog during the Thanksgiving festivities!

But, to be safe here is a quick reminder of  the 7 Foods Not To Share With Pets At Thanksgiving  while cooking and hosting dinner for your friends and family! read more

Is Your Cat Lonely For Our Midday Visits?

Is Your Cat Lonely For Our Midday Visits?Most of us cat people certainly understand that our cats don’t always like to be alone. There are times when they need companionship.  It is understandable that most people believe cats don’t need anyone to feel content, and happy, but that is not true. In some cases, they cling to emotional bonds more than people do.  Have you noticed this? read more

What Does An Overnight Service Looks Like?

What does an overnight service look like?

What Does An Overnight Service Look Like?

We don’t know anyone that doesn’t! but,

For those of you that sleep with your pets, you will know what this picture is about! 

If you look closely you will see in the middle of the bed there is just enough space for the pet sitter that is doing the Overnight Service!

There are two legs there between our clients! read more

Nationwide Recall Of Pet Food For Dogs and Cats May 14, 2014

 Bravo recalls dog and cat pet food

Bravo Recall

Nationwide Pet Food Recall

There is a chance that select pet food may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  This voluntary recall has been issued by the FDA because  an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals

Overnight Cat Sitting -Richardson, TX

Overnight pet sitting is not just for our canine companions!

We also provide overnight pet sitting for Cats! For the circumstances when you have to leave town for a few days at a time or more, and it is a difficulty because your cat has ‘special needs’!

Try Overnight Cat Sitting                                      Overnight Cat Sitting

Not every pet can be left alone overnight.  Kitty’s have anxiety too! We’d like you to know that we are available to stay with your feline friends overnight to provide the same love and attention you would if you were home with them. Call us. We will be glad to discuss your needs.  For now, we hope you enjoy the video of overnight cat sitting with Bitty. read more

What Happens At A Pet Visit? Plano,TX Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting Plano, TXWhat Happens At A Pet Visit In Plano,Tx?

This is one of the first questions we are asked.  Of course, it depends on what type of pet visit  being performed, but most clients are surprised to know that they choose what happens, NOT us.  We will follow your instructions during our visits to the T. It is your pet sitters job to care for your pet (s) the way that you would if you were home! read more