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.
SYMPTOMS THAT DOG AND/OR CAT OWNERS SHOULD NOT
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
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.
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.