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Tips on Caring for Disabled Dogs

Tips on caring for disabled dog

Dog disabilities could be a result of illness, physical injury or accidents. Just because your dog is disabled, it should not stop you from enjoying its company. As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to help the dog live a normal life and cope with the situation. Below are a few tips to keep your dog happy and healthy even with their disability. read more

First Aid Tips On Dogs

First Aid Tips on Dogs

If you have a dog, then you would know how their curiosity and activeness can get them into trouble. Sometimes, they even get hurt because of their misadventures. Knowing how to apply basic first aid on dogs can not only help it cope with the pain, it could even save their life. 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

Dog Boarding Dogie Lodge- Richardson Tx

dog boarding dogie lodge

There are times that we get these questions and there are most likely many issues that some may not know or consider.  There is an ongoing debate with day care facilities and private in home dog boarding.  Once you know the difference you won’t go back. read more

Dog Agility Training Issues

 Dog Agility Training Issues

Teaching your dog basic execution and obedience requires simple training techniques, a little amount of time and patience. The course familiarization depends on the ability of a dog while the physical responses will depend on the dog’s age. There are several dogs that can be enthusiastically convinced to run through a short and straight tunnel to chase a toy or to go to the pet owner. 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

Why Does My Dog Eat Poo?

 

why does my dog eat poo?

Coprophagia

Admittedly, sometimes our dogs can do some strange and disgusting things that we as humans cannot quite comprehend.  One of them that is highly questionable to us is why they eat poo.  Some will eat their own after they’ve done their business while others seem to want to dig up their cat friend’s poo from the litter box.  Mother dogs with newborns eat their puppy’s poo via natural instinct, but some never seem to stop otherwise. Nasty as it is, there is a reason behind why they eat it. read more

When Is It Too Hot To Walk Dogs in Texas – Pet Sitting Richardson, TX

when is it too hot to walk dogs in Texas?

When Is It Too Hot To Walk Dogs In Texas?

It Is That Time Of Year Again!

We all love to be outdoors when the weather allows for daily walks, playtime outdoors, camping, fishing, and all of those fun summer activities! Actually, it was not that long ago when we had freezing temps in our area, but when is it too hot to walk dogs in Texas?

When you are a pet lover this becomes a concern and even more so while pet sitting! By early May and sometimes in April here in Texas the weather starts to warm quickly and we find ourselves in the midst of 90 degree weather before we know it. Do you consider the health of your pets at this time? How do you keep your pets safe from the heat?

Quoted from the ASPCA Website:

Hot Dog How To Keep Your Pets Cool!

“Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat,” says Dr. Lila Miller, ASPCA Vice President of Veterinary Outreach, “and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.”

Watch out for the following symptoms of overheating in pets:

  • excessive panting or difficulty breathing
  • drooling
  • mild weakness
  • stupor and even collapse

Pets can also suffer from seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomiting, along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees.

Dog Walking in Dallas Tx

By Yolanda Nix

What do we do while Dog Walking in Dallas Tx? 

dog walking There are many services we offer our clients while pet sitting, and this sometimes includes dog walking as part of our time with your pet.

While we offer daily walks, overnights visits, pet taxi, house sitting, cat sitting, and vacation pet sitting I wanted to tell you some of the things we do while you are away and we are with your pets. read more