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Dog Adoption and Cat Adoption

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“Get the info & get in the now” About Dog Adoption and Cat Adoption Did you know that approximately 4 million adoptable dogs and cats are killed each year due mainly to overpopulation? Did you know that 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? The other 70-75%, of course, are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to be your perfect new friend. In an effort to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, many humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues provide adoption counseling  to help you learn about …

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Make Dog Jerky Treats

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Let’s Make Dog Jerky Treats Have you thought about making your own dog jerky?  Do you find it scary to buy commercial dog treats with all the recalls?  Do you waste time agonizing over which store bought treats are safe?  Below is one of my pet’s favorites I found at Dog Treat Kitchen.  Give it a try and let me know how much your dog loves them too! For healthy dog treats make dog jerky treasts and stop worring! Recommended Equipment: Food dehydrator Ingredients: Chicken Breast Fillets Instructions: Preheat oven to 200° F Lightly grease a baking sheet. Rinse off …

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My Heart Will Go On

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My Heart Will Go On the Rainbow Bridge     Pet Sitter: As a pet sitter over the years I have felt the loss of so many pets that have touched my life. Pet sitting, we are blessed by pet owners to care for their fur and feathered babies while they are unable to.  The blessings keep coming as we get to know the unconditional love of so many wonderful pets.  I found a poem I want to share that touched my heart.  See, today is one of those sad days.  RIP to our big sweet Turner.  Vicki your loving heartbroken pet sitter shared that you had crossed Rainbows Bridge… We know you …

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Pets Cold

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Are your pets cold? Is your pet sitter cold? You may not want them to feel like they have been left out in the snow. As a pet sitter I have found that many people turn off the heat when they leave on their cold weather vacation.  It is amazing how fast the temperature drops in your home.  Sometimes it is so cold water pipes freeze and the pets are freezing too!  Spark Energy recommends:  When you’re away at work or know you’ll be gone for a while, decrease your thermostat temperature to around 58 degrees.  Are your pets cold? …

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Pet Be Cool on Pet Sitter Watch

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Help Your Pet Be Cool This Summer Your pets need to stay cool while you are away and your pet sitter is watching them too! It’s great to enjoy summer with your pet. It is also a time when we travel on vacations and your favorite pet sitter is coming to your home to care for your beloved pets.  This is the greatest time when your pets have the greatest risk of injury due to heat-related health problems. As a pet sitter I find that sometimes people turn off everything and lock up tightly before leaving with Fido in …

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Beware of Poisonous Plants and Pets!

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  Poisonous Plants and Pets The following list represents the most commonly kept potentially hazardous plants, but in no way is complete:  Plants Potentially Poisonous to Pets Some of the common plants which may produce a toxic reaction in animals are listed below with links to additional information. . This list is intended only as a guide to plants which are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction. Amaryllis Aloe Vera (Medicine Plant) Apple (seeds) Apple Leaf Croton Apricot (pit) Asparagus Fern Autumn Crocus Avocado (fruit & pit) Azalea Baby’s Breath Bird of Paradise Bittersweet …

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Pets Prefer Pet Sitting

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Paws down, pets prefer pet sitting! Pet sitting is a substitute to the kennel, with the bonus services offered that go beyond those of a kennel. A skilled pet sitter attends to your pets in the comfort of their home. Your pet sitter will make you feel comfortable knowing someone reliable is taking care of your pet and house. Pet sitting is the best alternative to boarding or kenneling a wide variety of pets who are now members of your families. Pet sitting services are set up so that one phone call provides your solution for your pet care when you are …

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Prevention of Lost or Missing Pets

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Take some preventative measures! To help if  your pet (Dog or Cat) ends up missing or lost.    The following suggestions for the Prevention of Lost or Missing Pets can save you, your pet sitter and your pet from a broken heart. 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  Information on Tattoos Information on Pet ID …

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The Truth About Pets and Babies

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New motherhood is an exciting time, full of joy and optimism. And few things are more precious than the bond that can develop between your child and pet. To ensure the newest addition to your family and the furriest member of your family enjoy a happy and healthy life together, it is important to distinguish between myths and facts. Pets and Babies Myth or Fact: Raising children with pets can help your child’s development of non-verbal communication skills, compassion, and empathy. Fact! A positive pet experience is very beneficial to children. Taking care of a pet can help children …

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Valentine Healthy Recipes for Your Dog

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Be My Valentine Recipes to show your love! Valentine Healthy Recipes for Your Dog:  Yummy to the Tummy! Biscuits, Bark-tastic  Cake, Pet Party Coolers, Healthy Veggie Bones, Look’n Lean Liver Treats, Banana Mutt Cookie If your Pet has a pre-existing medical condition, consult your  veterinarian before adding a new food to his or her diet.  Biscuits Try this recipe for Good Puppy Cookies—your pooch will love you for these! Ingredients: ½ c powdered milk 1 egg – well beaten 2 ½ cups flour ½ tsp. garlic salt 1 ½ tsp. brown sugar 6 Tbs. gravy 1 large jar baby food …

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