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Avoiding Pet Depression

Avoiding Pet Depression
 
Let's face it; it’s becoming a trend that our pets are developing very human-like issues.  Or maybe we just didn't think to notice before.  A generation ago, you never heard about pets getting cancer, and certainly not having the emotional and psychological issues that are becoming so common and often treated medicinally these days.
 
But pet depression and anxiety are real.  These sweet beings thrive on love and attention.  So it makes sense that they might succumb to the same negative psychological reactions we humans do when encountering stressful situations.

5 WAYS TO CALM AN ANXIOUS DOG

5 Ways To Calm An Anxious Dog
by Katie Finlayon April 25, 2017


I came across this wonderful article, written by Katie Finlay, and wanted to share it with my blog post readers.  In our pet sitting business, we encounter many anxious dogs (and cats).  It is our job to do what we can to make them comfortable and relaxed while in our care.  If you have an anxious dog, there are things you can do to help put him at ease.  If you find something that works for your dog, then we can continue to utilize your methods while we are caring for your pets.

Pet First Aid Kit - Be Prepared for Emergencies


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.

Pet Poisining - What to Do



I would like to share this article written by Dr. Karen Becker because being prepared in a pet poisining emergency can mean the difference between life and death for your pet. At Kelly's Pet Sitting in Medford, Oregon, our sitters are aware of the signs of poisoning and know what to do.  Having a professional pet sitter care for your pets gives you an added benefit because we are knowledgable about emergency pet situations and can get your pet to the veterinarian immediately, if needed. 

Symptoms that Dog and/or Cat Owners Should Not Ignore

SYMPTOMS THAT DOG AND/OR CAT OWNERS SHOULD NOT IGNORE
 
This is Part 1 in a 2 part series of symptoms that dog and/or cat owners should not ignore, and should seek veterinary attention right away. They are not in order of importance, as they are all important.
 
In these tough economic times, pet owners are looking for ways to save money on their pets. Unfortunately, this also leads people to delay seeking medical care because they’re uncertain if a visit to the vet is absolutely necessary.

How to Bring a Scared Cat Out of Hiding

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 with her. 
 
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.

MEOWY CHRISTMAS AND YAPPY NEW YEAR FROM KELLY’S PET SITTING!

MEOWY CHRISTMAS AND YAPPY NEW YEAR FROM KELLY’S PET SITTING!
 
With the holidays here and all those yummy treats being passed around, does your dog or cat look at you with pleading eyes?  I know mine do, but we try to limit human food for our pets.  So, I thought it would be fun to share some dog and cat treat recipes you can make at home.  That way you can spoil your pets a little too.  With all of the pet food and treat recalls happening, it’s hard to know which brand of treats you can trust!

Bringing Up Furry Baby: Best Ways to Welcome a New Cat

Bringing up Furry Baby: Best Ways to Welcome a New Cat
              by Nancee Marin
                Guest Writer
 
Surprisingly,cats are popular choices for pets, even more so than dogs, probably because of their independent, low-maintenance nature. However, for the uninitiated, cat care isn't exactly easy-peasy as cats have special needs, thanks to their

Kelly's Pet Sitting Reviews

REVIEWS of Kelly's Pet Sitting, Medford, OR

Our goal is to provide the very best pet care available and to give our clients peace of mind while they are away. We love getting positive reviews and our clients say it best. I would like to share with you a few of these reviews from some of our very satisfied clients.

8/6/2012

Kelly has taken care of my pets several times now. She is an amazing person who understands the needs of both the owner and their pets. I love the texting service of a daily update.

Did You Know These Fascinating Pet Facts?

DID YOU KNOW?

As a professional pet sitter for 10 years and a pet owner for 40+ years, I am always fascinated about anything to do with animal information. Even though I have a lot of pet care experience, I am constantly learning more all the time. I know that my education about pets is an ongoing experience and I welcome any new knowledge that will help me with my cat sitting, dog sitting, and also passing along this information to pet owners.

Discover how much you really know about our canine and feline companions.