Signs It Is Time to See a Veterinarian

Posted on September 5, 2016 By

Animals do not generally show pain and discomfort, so it can be difficult to tell if they are in need of a veterinarian’s care. However, there are a few telltale signs that Fluffy or Fido needs to see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Here are some of the more common symptoms and how they are usually resolved.

If your normally quiet cat is suddenly pacing and restless, that is usually a sign something is wrong. Sometimes, your cat will suddenly take an interest in a new item in your house, but sometimes this can also be a sign that he or she is in pain. The only way to be sure is to take them to the vet to get a thorough physical to see what’s going on. Often, it’s little more than a toothache or something that is pretty easy to cure. Other times, it can be something more problematic, like a brain tumor.

Another sign your pet needs a veterinarian’s care is if they are taking unusual steps to get your attention. For example, if your normally friendly pet is growling at you or someone else, or if they defecating or urinating where they don’t normally do their


What If Pets Are the Gateway to Eternal Happiness?

Posted on September 4, 2016 By

If the heart is the portal to eternal happiness then pets may be one of the Universe’s ways of pointing that out to us. The Universe leaves us messages to find and follow in its efforts to bring each of our souls to eternal peace. Some of us can find them… some of us can’t.

So few things in our physical world exude unconditional love and acceptance. However, pets do. Their desires are so pure and simple. They merely want food, shelter, and attention… not necessarily in that order.

Love… is not either-or. It isn’t something to use as a weapon or to be taken away if we don’t meet someone’s expectations. Such things which can be taken under certain conditions… isn’t love in its truest form.

Consider how pets are willing to endure hardship in the name of acceptance. They will tolerate beatings and abuse in the hopes of having one kind gesture from their owner. They don’t understand that they had done nothing wrong… that their owners can’t handle or accept unconditional love nor can give it.

Consider what it takes to love unconditionally. It takes acceptance and purest of heart. As people, we think about it, we dig into what


Tick Prevention and Control

Posted on September 3, 2016 By

Your initial line of protection against ticks is to keep them away. Build a fence to help keep deer, a well-known host, away from the lawn. Employ repellent as well as traps to keep smaller rodents, including mice or chipmunks, removed from your property. If you can, install a two or three foot walkway of concrete, gravel or bark between all woodlands or bushes and your yard, play sites and residence. Ticks must have water and as a consequence these kinds of drier regions cause them to dry out and thus deter them from getting across. Always keep your grassy areas and bushes trimmed short and far away from pathways where you, as well as pets, could rub against them and also get rid off any sort of fallen foliage or lawn clippings. Edge sprays utilized in May or June can be successful in high population locations. Popular natural tick applications for your household or backyard are Wondercide Yard And Garden Spray, Wondercide Home Spray as well as Vet’s Best Home Spray. Inorganic products include products like Vet Chem or Adams Plus Yard Spray. For those who don’t choose to add chemical compounds to their yards, experiment with treating

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To Discount or Not to Discount Your Pet Sitting Services

Posted on September 2, 2016 By

I think it’s an excellent idea to have a killer introductory offer for your pet sitting services to attract new clients to your business and for you to run promotions to your client list. This is not the discounting I’m referring to. In this post when I refer to “discounting,” I’m speaking of discounting for the hagglers and bargain shoppers.

Selling Yourself Short

When people haggle with you and you decide to lower your price, you inadvertently dilute your service’s value, and worst yet, the type of people that haggle with you are not the people you even want on your client roster. Hagglers are the people who will not give you referrals because they want to monopolize your schedule and keep you their convenient little secret. They are the kind of clients who will eat up your time and patience with a long list of requests that in the long run will become unreasonable. And, these are the people who will bog you down and eat up your valuable time for little value in the long run and burn out your stock of happy thoughts.

The Solution to Hagglers

Since hagglers are not the kind of people you would want on your

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Animal Adoption Rocks

Posted on September 1, 2016 By

You’ve heard a lot about rescue animals, but what are they, really? At the dog park, you’ve probably met more than one friendly face proudly smiling at their pal and proclaiming them a ‘rescue’. The term is endearingly sweet, and very meaningful to the owner, but the implications of the meaning may be very grave and shocking to you.

You see, for a cat or a dog to be considered a rescue animal, this means that they will have to have been literally rescued from a situation or shelter in which they otherwise would have been subjected to euthanasia. A rescue cat or dog literally owes its life to its owner, and rescuing a pet can create a lifelong bond of love and trust. Some animals are also considered rescues when they are taken from abusive or neglectful homes and rehomed to a responsible pet owner. Whatever the case, a rescue is an animal saved from a horrible fate by a kind-hearted person.

Just hearing all of that underscores one of the most important reasons there are to adopt or rescue rather than buy a pet: individuals selling the litters of their animals are not only committing an act that is


What Happens to My Pets When I Die?

Posted on August 15, 2016 By

What happens to your pets is up to you. Most people write a will so they can be assured all their wishes will be followed after they have passed away.

Many people also create documents to guide others in their care when they have reached their point of no return. This may be called end-of-life care, hospice care, or advance care planning, but it’s all about the final days and how you wish or need to spend them.

These documents may include “powers of attorney” and “advance directives,” to be followed when an individual is no longer able to articulate their needs and wishes. These documents may provide comfort, knowing that people around them, usually family, will know what to do and how to honor their wishes.

Often, those wishes involve a family or personal pet, such as a dog or a cat, although other species may be part of their animal family, too. People also may be very bonded with birds, horses, rabbits, or other animals, and they need to know they will be cared for.

Unfortunately, and too often, these arrangements are not considered and are left for remaining family members to figure out. Sadly, that often leads to an unhappy ending


Choosing the Perfect Dog, Cat or Pet Bed

Posted on August 14, 2016 By

All of us pet owners know that our cats and dogs have very distinct personalities! Some are outgoing, some are a little more introverted and some just like being close to their owners. When choosing the perfect bed for your cat, dog or other pet, there are lots of factors to consider. Their personality traits are one factor but also consider their habits and their likes and dislikes as well. Also keep in mind where their bed may be placed. If it’s a drafty or very warm area, your choice of bed may be affected and you may want to select a warmer type or cooler bed style.

Our calico cat, Peaches, is a little feisty. We have other words for her at times but I’ll leave that up to your imagination! She likes to bully ‘Princess’ Elsie who doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. She’s super shy and needs a lot of security. A shy or somewhat insecure pet would likely do well with a bolstered bed to offer some security – or a completely enclosed pet bed or house that they can crawl into and get all cozy, away from the world. Of course some cats