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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

What Are Some Best Toys For A Puppy?

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What Are Some Best Toys For A Puppy?

 Ever Wonder What Are The Best Toys For A Puppy?

When you go to the pet store to pick up your new pups first toys, it is important to consider a number of factors to ensure the safety, entertainment and health benefits of the toys you choose.  It can be very overwhelming when standing in the toy aisle and very difficult to decide what to pick for your new 4-legged child. 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.

Time For Our Back To School Pet Package?

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Time For Our Back To School Pet Package!

The Worst Has Happened Your Dog Has Back To School Blues!

 Actually, this picture is more of a funny than how your dog feels! It has been a few days now.  School has started and Fido has been left alone during the day.

All summer long, Fido has had time for play, walks, and exercise because his playmates were home for the summer break.  Did Fido enjoy hearing all of the sounds that come from a busy household during the summer?  You know, the sort of sounds that come from a happy household with everyone going about their business during the middle of the day?  Was there usually someone home to help fido make it outside for his much needed potty break?  read more

What Is Separation Anxiety? –

Maddie and Separation Anxiety?

What Is Separation Anxiety?

“Where’s my mommy?” “Is my master coming back?”

 

These are thoughts that could likely go through your dog’s mind, when you’re gone away, if you have a dog suffering from separation anxiety.

Separation anxiety is common with  certain breeds, particularly among indoor or rescued dogs. If you notice your dog showing the following symptoms, it could have this condition. read more

Dog Food Recall For Mans Best Friend

mans best friendJust as summer is getting into full swing and we are vacationing and spending time outdoors , we hear of yet another dog food recall for mans best friend. What is going on this time is The Natural Dog Company, Inc is recalling their 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  These are in the 12 ounce bags  without a lot number or expiration date but with UPC number: 851265004957. 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

Is Your Pet Afraid During Rain Storms?

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Does your dog or cat fear thunder or lightening?

Pet Fear?

It is that time of year again, the time when after school starts that the season is changing and we start to see more rain in the forecast.  It is a great time of year as Halloween soon follows, but have you noticed that your pet acts strange when it rains or thunders outside? Is your pet afraid during rain storms? read more

Thank You To Our Human Clients And To Our Pet Clients- A Love Story-

CorkyEver wonder what sort of clients we work for?  What makes us work so passionately for you and your pets? This is a story about a wonderful client who has been with us for 8 years.  She is a frequent referral on nextdoor.com/Richardson, and has worked with us a time or two as a pet sitter.

A Love Story

She is a wonderful pet parent and goes above and beyond for her pets in every way.  While we took care of Corky, her very ill Jack Russell, she became ill during her short walk.  She was only able to go for short distances, and some days she felt so well that she actually made it much further, but we were always aware to be very careful and to gauge her every move as she was in renal failure.

Weeks and weeks went by and she’d improve, and then fall further back into the unknown.  We knew the last time we walked her and carried her home in our arms that this was bad.  Our client knew also, and was giving her the greatest gift she could.

When our client called us to say our last goodbyes, we were there with tears, but happy to know Corky had a wonderful life.  We left the home before the Vet got there to administer the euthanasia injection.

At the same time we were also walking two of our clients other dogs.  Riley was a sweet black miniature Schnauzer that was always happy to see us!  He also was becoming