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Pet Ownership Costs Guide 2017

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Pet Ownership Costs Pet ownership represents a large emotional – and financial – commitment. Whether you buy from a pet store or a breeder, adopt an animal from a shelter, or take in a stray, initial costs are just the beginning of the story. This Pet Ownership Costs Guide for 2017,  examines the different costs associated with pet ownership and helps you know what to expect, how to plan for these expenses, and potential ways to reduce the financial burden of pet ownership. The Lifetime Cost of a Pet There are two main cost areas when owning a pet: …

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Informative New Dog Shopping List Slide

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Watch this cute and informative slide, “The New Dog Shopping List” New Dog Shopping List created by FIGO Pet Insurance Below are links to additional informative information for your new dog! Lost Pet Prevention Pet Emergency Preparedness: Pet Holiday Safety Tips Why own a dog? There’s a danger you know, You can’t own just one, for the craving will grow. There’s no doubt they’re addictive, wherein lies the danger. While living with lots, you’ll grow poorer and stranger. One dog is no trouble, and two are so funny. The third one is easy, the fourth one’s a honey. The …

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Help Finding Lost Dog

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Help Finding Lost Dog,  has arrived!   “Finding Rover” application is a dog locator service. Help Finding  lost dog has arrived and its name is “Finding Rover”. This is a technologically advanced system designed to pair pet owners and shelters with their communities. Sign up, take pictures of all of your pets and you will be prepared if your dog goes missing!   The Solano County Animal Care has signed on to use the Finding Rover application service.   Finding Rover, uses a facial recognition technology to identify lost and found dogs, in real time from a smartphone or …

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Pet emergency preparedness plan

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Must have Information   for your Pet Emergency Disaster Preparedness Plan.   This is not about going to veterinary hospitals for pet emergencies.  This is about your pets being prepared for a natural disaster.  Did you include your pets needs?  Did you let your Pet Care provider know where your Pet Emergency Disaster Preparedness list and kit are at? You may have a weeks worth of food for every member of your family, but did you include your pooch in that calculation? Do you have water? An extra bowl and leash? What about blankets or first aid supplies? In light of the recent …

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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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DIY Tips for Keeping Your Pet Cleaned or Groomed

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DIY Tips for Keeping Your Pet Cleaned or Groomed   Have you ever watched your dog/cat roll on the ground, lick its tail or fur? It’s trying to keep itself clean. But sometimes, they will also need an EXTRA help from you to keep itself cleaned and groomed. They might not be comfortable getting touched or handled at first and you need to make it a habit of petting her sensitive parts such as ears, belly, back, feet and tail before she feels at ease with you. Once your dog or cat is comfortable with your touch, here’s how …

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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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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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