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.
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
PET CARE TIPS
That sweet look; that graying muzzle, those fading eyes that still adore you. If your pet is now a senior it is time to return the favor for all of the faithful years of unconditional love they have given you. Read the following tips on how to take care of your senior pet, and of course, consult your veterinarian to make your pet's final years as healthy and productive as possible.
care of a senior pet can be difficult, but there are many things you
can do to make the process a manageable one.
Why Should I Schedule My Pet Sitting Services In Advance?
May 20, 2014 - By Kelly’s Pet
minimum you should schedule your pet sitting visits at least a week in advance
when it’s not a holiday, at least 2-4 weeks when you will be needing visits
during a holiday period. Summer is also a high demand time when people schedule vacations. What is the point to scheduling early?
and foremost it greatly increases
your chances of your pet sitter having availability. Pet sitting is scheduled
on a “first come, first serve” basis because we only have so many hours in the
day and can’t be everywhere at one time.
What Should Pet Parents
Look for in a Pet Sitter?
International (PSI), the world’s leading educational association for
professional pet sitters, encourages pet owners to only use the services of a
professional pet sitter when they need pet care.
Recent news reports described
the horror of a dog left to starve to death by a family friend while the owner
was helping his wife at a hospital in another state. Reports of theft, pet
injuries or property damage at the hands of a person asked to provide pet care
are, unfortunately, not uncommon.