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.
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.
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.
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.
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.