This is a comprehensive pet first aid list complied by Dr. Becker that I want to share with my pet sitting friends. As a professional pet sitter, I have had pet first aid training and also carry a well-stocked pet first aid kit in my car. At every visit, the sitters at Kelly's Pet Sitting will assess you furry friend's health and we are prepared for emergencies if they should arise.
By Dr. Becker
If you’re like most people,
having a first aid kit handy is not something you’re terribly concerned about
-- until you really need one.
How to Bring a
Scared Cat Out of Hiding
I was recently reminded of how much patience
this requires while on a Kelly's Pet Sitting visit. The female cat in question
("Hen") was ill and didn't have a cat or dog companion, so it was of
the utmost importance that I get her out from under the bed and make friends
In my experience, there's always something that
will catch a cat's attention and bring them toward you. Usually
this response is instilled over time by the pet's parents.
My dogs love going to the dog park to
socialize and be off leash. Sometimes they want to play with other
dogs or chase balls and other times they would rather just accompany
me around the park as I walk or lay down and relax. Either way, we
all get to unwind and enjoy ourselves.
Now that summer and warmer weather is
here, a lot more people will be taking their dogs to the dog park to
socialize and exercise. Here are eight tips for having a happy dog
Take a pre-park walk. With our busy
schedules, we dog owners often use a trip to the dog park as a way to
get all that excess energy out of our pups.
How Your Pet Sitter Can
Help Train Your Puppy
Having a new puppy is such an exciting
time! They are so adorable, playful, and well, just FUN.
FACT: Puppies require a LOT of time. A
new puppy's needs can be overwhelming and most pet parents have jobs
to go to or other responsibilities and just don't have that kind of
time in their day; so let the professionals do it for you.
That's where Kelly's Pet Sitting comes
in. Our experienced pet sitters understand that your pup needs to
stay on schedule in order to have success at potty training and to
begin experiencing life in a positive way.
WHY DOES MY CAT DO THAT?
I have been studying Pet Sitter's
International Certification Program Coursework to further my
education in the areas of pet care, health, behaviors, etc. in order
to be the best pet sitter I can possibly be. I wanted to share some
of the information I am learning with pet owners, particularly CAT
owners in this blog.
Cats are not fond of change, so pet
sitting is the best option by far for taking care of a cat while the
owner is away. But there are still issues with cats that pet sitters
need to recognize, know what's behind the behaviors and how to deal
The Dangers of Antifreeze
My blog this month is a post by Dr. Jeff Grognet and Mike Annan at ACE Academy for Canine Educators. Antifreeze is so deadly that I wanted to highlight the importance of keeping it out of reach from your pets. Without immediate veterinary treatment the prognosis for recovery is very grim. Dogs and cats are very curious by nature so I felt this was extemely important to share.
Ethylene glycol, the most common type of antifreeze commercially available, has an extremely sweet taste.
The Holidays are just around the
corner. Time for family traditions: Christmas Trees, Dinners, Gift
But if you have cats it is best to know
some ways to keep your cats out of harms way.
Many families enjoy having a Christmas
Tree in their home, but often this is a cause for concern for pet
owners. Cats may see the ornaments and lights as fantastic cat toys
and the tree is for climbing, right? And cats are very curious by
Here are some tips to help keep kitty
safe around the Christmas tree.
5 REASONS WHY PET
OWNERS ARE CALLING KELLY'S PET SITTING
Written by Kelly Hall,
Owner of Kelly's Pet Sitting, LLC
Our business has been growing steadily
in the 10 years we have been providing pet care to Medford, Oregon
area clients. So we have to ask, Why are pet owners calling Kelly's
Pet Sitting for their dog and cat sitting needs, instead of another
professional pet sitter in our area?
WORD OF MOUTH:Many of our new
clients come to us because one of our existing clients referred us to
PET CARE TIPS
care of a senior pet can be difficult, but there are many things you
can do to make the process a manageable one. Below are a few
preventative tips to help manage the aging process.
critical to good health at all ages, so be sure your pet is on a
proper diet. Check with your veterinarian for a healthy meal program
that suits your pet's needs.
steps a pet owner can take to delay the onset of aging in their pets
How to Be
an Ideal Client and Win Your Pet Care Professional's Heart!
following tips come from talking with pet sitters, dog walkers, and
dog daycare owners over the years, and hearing about situations that
they have faced with their clients. This may seem like a lengthy list
of things to remember, but if you keep these things in mind you'll be
helping your pet sitter, dog walker, or dog daycare personnel provide
the very best care possible for your pets. And rest assured, the
person caring for your pets has a much longer list of things to do
than you do!