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Looking into the rescue pets eyes do you see their survival journey

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Looking into the rescue pets eyes as a pet sitter there is such knowledge of the multifaceted human nature… their survival journey all the way to the happy endings of how they learned to trust again would be inspirational novel.   For the pet owner of a rescue it can be gut wrenching to be away for any extended length of time.  How do they take vacation or work long days without their pet?  Boarding at a kennel or the Veterinarians may be reminders to the rescued pets of their past life.  Many were abandoned, abused and too many have …

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Lost Pet Prevention

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  Take some preventative measures which may help you if your pet (Dog or Cat) ends up missing or lost. The following Lost Pet Prevention suggestions may be of help to you or your pet sitter in finding your lost pet: For you, your pet sitter and your pets sake make sure your pet wears some form of identification. You might want to permanently identify him by having him tattooed or having a special microchip identification device implanted underneath his skin. Your pet is then automatically registered with an identification service. Information on Microchip  AVID chips in California: (714) 371-7505; …

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3 Steps: Doggy Scavenger Hunt Party

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Hosting a scavenger hunt for your dog not only helps you bring out the natural instincts that your four-legged friend loves to show off, but it also helps you bond with your buddy and can even let your dog work with other pups as a team.  Hosting the hunt with your dog’s training school, doggy day care, or even neighborhood puppy pals is a great way for you to get social and for your perfect pup to have some fun.  Here are three steps: Doggy scavenger hunt party. 1.  The Invitations What better way to get everyone excited than …

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How to Brush pets teeth

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“Mmm…Fresh and Clean! ” After Dental Maintenance Brush pets teeth! Now that you’ve gone through the expense of having your pets teeth cleaned, it would be a great time to start maintaining them.  We offer pet friendly dental care products that you can use on your pet safely after a dental procedure.  Maintaining your pets teeth after a dental can help elongate the time period between dental cleanings.  Some of the products we have are toothpastes, brushes, tasty dental chews, and even an oral sealant for the teeth.  Come in and check out our dental care products next time …

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Benefits of Brushing Your Pets Teeth

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Say “Ahhh”- The Benefits of Brushing Your Pets Teeth Most of us don’t really think about brushing our pet’s teeth, but the benefits can be rewarding.  Just like us, our pets can suffer from periodontal diseases.  This is an inflammatory disease that affects gums, teeth, and bones.  Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal disease, you will see swollen and red gums due to inflammation, and in more advanced stages you will see recession of the gum line. The problems occur when plaque and tarter build up on the teeth.  This harbors the bacteria that can infect gums and the roots …

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Pet Shedding Tips

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In the winter and the summer I spend more time cleaning up after pets who are shedding lots of  hair when I am pet sitting.  Here are a few tips I have learned and use to help control pet shedding.  Pet Shedding Tips Brushing.  Regular, even daily, brushing is the best thing you can do to keep your home free of hair. Brushing will also make your pet’s coat softer, cleaner, and less likely to shed. Get the right food. Giving him your pet the correct dog food with good digestible protein sources is a factor. Your pet’s coat is …

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Service anniversary: Warm Appreciation Holiday Greeting!

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House Calls Pet Sitting is celebrating our 32nd service anniversary. We have had the pleasure of servicing so many beloved pets and getting to know so many wonderful pet owners. Oh here comes Mrs. Claus……  Watch the video of her celebrating our service anniversary too!    With warm appreciation of our association during the past years we extend our very best for you and your family! Thank you for entrusting us with your pet care and making our success possible! Brooke, Debbie, Gina, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Christa, Chris H, Chris K, Cyndy, Jenna, Jennifer, Leeann, Lilly, Lisa, Roxanne, Suzy, Teri, …

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What’s safe and what’s not safe for your dog to eat.

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Today I am sharing Great info-graphic, “What’s safe (and what’s not!) for your dog to eat” by Dogington Post. Protecting and loving our dogs is very important. It is important not to let those big puppy eyes turn into to sad and sick  puppy eyes. So let’s do some research on what dogs can and can’t eat before we feed them human food. We all should eat good healthy foods and eat a wide variety of them. Dogs should have the same good foods as people, fresh and whenever possible, organic. They will have much longer lives and not …

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Pets and Holiday Safety

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Sharing  “Pets and Holiday Safety” for preventative measures whether  you are home or have a pet sitter. The Holidays are a very busy time of year.  The following list has some suggestions I learned from the Humane Society on how to make a safer holiday season for your pet: Decorations: Holly, mistletoe and poinsettias are festive, beautiful and POISONOUS to pets. Once ingested, they can all cause severe intestinal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and central nervous system disorders. If you include them in your holiday decor, please make sure they are kept out of the reach of your companion animals. …

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Beloved Pet Poem, May I go Now?

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I never thought about all the pets I would be saying good-bye to when I contemplated starting my pet sitting company.  This month has been one where the owners of many pets I know had to come to terms with saying, Good Bye to a beloved friend.  This is never an easy decision, and it always breaks another piece of your heart.  I found a poem “Beloved Pet Poem” by an unknown author from our beloved pet perspective asking, “May I go now”, that touched my heart:  Beloved Pet Poem: “May I go now?” May I go now? Do …

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