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Pet Care

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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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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Getting Rid of Pet Potty Stains on Carpets

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Having pets is a wonderful experience but dealing with the mess they tend to make isn’t usually so good. This is especially true for people who have carpets in their homes since they tend to be quite difficult to clean. Do not worry though because there are so many ingenious ways for you to clean up the mess left by your pets and you do not even have to call a carpet-cleaning pro to help you out.   Getting rid of small stains These pet potty spots are easy enough to clean on their own and you just need …

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Dog fleas can be quite annoying

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Dog fleas can be quite annoying! Not just to your pet, but to you as well. These parasites can cause itching, wounds, and overall stress to your dearest companion if they grow in numbers. They basically feed on the blood of your pets and have a steady grip on their skin because of their clawed legs and mouths that are made for sucking. Flea problems may range from mild itching, scabbing wounds when there are a lot of fleas, and even anemia when you’re pet suffers from extreme flea conditions. Wounds result when your pets would bite on their …

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Poem- Pets Have Feelings Too!

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One of my favorite poems from your pets perspective! Your pets have feelings too. Ten Commandments for Pet Owners 1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. Do not break my spirit with your temper, though I will always forgive you. 3. Your patience will teach me more effectively. 4. Please have me spayed or neutered. 5. Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your kindness than …

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Safe Pets

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To Strap or Not to Strap Your Pet? Why Strapping is the Better Answer for Safe Pets Responsible pet ownership means being able to keep your pets not only in tip top shape, but safe as well – no matter where you choose to go and how you choose to get to your destination! Leashes and body straps are great for when you walk your pets, but what about when you get into your car and need to go somewhere further? In the movies, you’ll see dogs hanging their heads out of the window with their tongues happily dangling …

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DOG PARK ETIQUETTE

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Great tips for: DOG PARK ETIQUETTE As a pet sitter I hope everyone reads and applies the simple Do’s and Don’ts of dog park rules and etiquette to their trips to the dog park for heaven sakes. By : Nathan,  Pet to People Liaison, JustFurFunonline.com           Dogs are allowed in many city and county parks as long as they are on a leash that is 6 feet or less.  If you are looking for a place to swap tales, sniff butts, and run free, a Dog Park may be the spot for you.          Before …

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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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