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Ticks in Spring and Summer

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Did you know ticks thrive in late Spring and Summer? It was a normal Saturday night pet sitting. Go see the cutest hounds ever, take them for a walk and feed them dinner. The type of visit I’ve done more times than I can count. Unfortunately. this time it was not so normal. This time I picked up some hitchhikers. Ticks. Not just one. I found five. FIVE! I have ticks – what now? After getting those bugs off of me (shudder), I reached out immediately to my local pet control service. Baker Pest Control is my favorite in …

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Pet Holiday Safety Tips

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Pet Holiday Safety Tips As a pet sitter I must make sure the holiday pets I care for are holiday safe!  Decorations and Christmas Trees are at the top of my Pet Holiday Safety tips. To help pet owners prepare I am sharing The Valley Humane Society list of suggestions 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 …

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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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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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Why Use a Pet Sitter?

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Pets are a joy to have around, but with today’s demanding lifestyle and hectic environment, a lot of things can get in the way of your being able to spend quality time with and to care for your furry companions. Because your pets have their needs too, it is part of being a responsible pet owner’s tasks to have someone look after your pet during the times that you can’t personally attend to them. What does a pet sitter do? A pet sitter is someone who has the same passion as you when it comes to taking care of …

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Adding Another Dog

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Are you thinking about adding another dog to your family? When you decide to bring a new dog or puppy into the home, it is a time of transition not just for your family and the new pet but any pets that have already been calling you family. Dogs operate on a pack mentality and they need to see you their owner as pack leader. When you introduce new dogs into the home, there are some things you should and should not that will make the transition smoother and will maintain the pack ranking with you at the head. …

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Tri Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR)

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Tri Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization whose mission is to end the unnecessary euthanasia of homeless animals. TVAR cooperates with area shelters and rescue groups, primarily the East County Animal Shelter, to provide homeless animals with socialization, foster homes, medical care and an opportunity  for a second chance. 100% Volunteer, Nonprofit Organization, 250 Volunteers Strong Rescuing over 1,000 Local Animals Yearly We are proud that animal rescue has been our focus since 1992! FOSTER HOMES NEEDED! Tri Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) provides: Training on how to be a foster provider, food and medical care …

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Oak Tree Animal Hospital

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Welcome to Oak Tree Animal Hospital. Visit their website here: http://www.oaktreevet.com/ We have strive to provide quality veterinary medicine in a more caring and less formal environment. With a dedicated staff and board certified specialists. Independently operated since 1984. Located at: 579 San Ramon Valley BLVD, Danville CA. 94526 (925) 837-1632

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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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