Category: Pet Safety

The Importance of Socializing your Dogs

    Please socialize your dogs! Start early (in puppyhood) and never stray from this important element of dog ownership well into your dog’s adult years. Dogs yearn to learn the world, relying on their innate abilities and senses, and benefit greatly by interaction in a healthy and positive way. Early and consistent introduction to…

Summer Tips for Safe Dog Care

Whether its dog care in your home, or one of ours, it’s important to maintain a dog’s daily exercise needs, although the hotter temps present added challenges for pet sitters and dog owners in the summer.   Public walkways and the gravel and rock in your own backyard, can heat up quickly so take a “paws”…

Insure your Pets against Household Risks

For optimum pet insurance for household safety, please consider the following “ordinary” items that have unsuspecting risk to your pets: Paper shredders – with more at-home offices, paper shredders are a new hazard for pets.  Cats like to walk on top of them (and possibly get caught) and a curious puppy’s nose or tongue can get…

Walking Your Dog with Care

            One of the best marketed, most colorful and visually attractive leashes on the store shelf is the retractable leash…and an absolute nightmare for anyone who has been caught in the middle of its tangled web.  This is a “mini guillotine” at the end of a handle. A greater concern,…

Unlocking the Canine Mind..Chaser leads the pack!

Dogs are more than Pets…they’re Geniuses! The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” was dismissed a long time ago, as we know that any dog, at any age, is not only capable of learning new tricks, yet recent studies suggest that dogs have cognitive abilities and are actually capable of abstract…

Who will care for your pet when you can’t?

It is difficult to consider -much less plan for -the future and the unavoidable details of our Wills and Testaments. Who will be the beneficiaries of our property and assets? Is there sufficient insurance to cover the settlement of our affairs? In addition to careful estate planning on behalf of our heirs, how many Pet…

Dog Care tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday

IMPORTANT PET CARE TIPS AS YOU DECK THE HALLS That Magical Centerpiece: Oh Christmas Tree! Your tree should be anchored so it doesn’t tip over, especially when nosy noses notice something new in the room. Cats especially like to climb trees. Imagine how interesting TINSEL can be! If you have a natural tree, make sure the…

Halloween Tips for Safe Dog Care

Halloween can be a spooky time for dogs!  Trick or treat falls on a Friday this year, so ghouls and goblins may stay out longer, prolonging the potential anxiety for your pets. The following tips will help both you and Fido survive “Fright Night” (1). Keep your dog inside and preferably in a quiet, separate…

Flea & Ticks-Oh MY!

FLEAS MAKE ME ITCH!!! SUMMER DOG CARE TIPS INCLUDE PEST CONTROL! Summer is here which means travel plans, backyard barbeques &  pool parties, and all kinds of fun-in-the-sun activities.  For those of you planning to include your furry kids in the fray, be especially careful about those nasty pests that live and prey on your dogs…

Summer Hazards for Dog Care

SUMMER HAZARDS FOR DOG CARE As temperatures rise, so should our diligence regarding dog care. Below are helpful tips and reminders to keep your dog safe and cool this summer: HOT ROCK & PAVEMENT Public walkways as well as the gravel and rock in your own backyard, can heat up quickly so be on board with…