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Pet Holiday Safety Tips


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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The Truth About Pets and Babies


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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Great Ideas: Pet Owners Plan For Pet Sitters


Below you will find help to be prepared in our blog post: Pet Owners Plan for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.  Before leaving for your trip, it is best to equip your sitter with what she needs to know. This will help her perform her tasks better and make things easier. First and foremost, it is a good idea to have a meet-and-greet session where your pet can meet his sitter. This is so they can get acquainted with one another and you can decide if it is a good idea to leave your pet with this sitter. If …

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Pets: Bite-Proof Your Children


Bite-Proof Your Children   Warm weather means kids on the move. Children on bicycles, skates and skateboards explore new places and come into contact with different sights, sounds, people and yes, animals. . . To prevent upsetting or even tragic situations resulting from active children encountering strange dogs, teach your children these rules about how to behave around dogs. Dogs do not like to be teased. Stay away from dogs that are chained or in fenced yards. Do not shout, run around, or stick hands at dogs through fences or open car windows. Never approach a strange dog. Dogs …

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