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How to Find a Great Pet Sitter – 5 Tips For People With Pets

postThere are times where a pet sitter may be a good choice for you and your pets when you travel without them. Unlike a boarding facility or kennel, your animals stay at home and the pet sitter comes to your house (usually once or twice a day). If you have a single pet or a highly social animal, such as a dog, it is better to board them at a facility where they will have lots of attention. However, if you have several cats, horses, birds or an animal not suited for a boarding facility, a reliable pet sitter may be the best choice for your pets. Multi-pet households often benefit from pet sitting services because it’s usually less expensive and less stressful to hire a pet sitter rather than transporting and boarding all your animals. The following suggestions are designed to help you find a good and reliable pet sitter.

Ask friends or veterinarian for a pet sitter referral.

Even if you are new in a neighborhood, or don’t know your neighbors well, it’s pretty easy to

Pet Friendly Vacations – 10 Tips for Hassle-Free Travel with Your Pet

postPet friendly vacations and travel planning make sense — after all, pets are family members too! In the United States alone, over 60 million households have one or more pets. Pet owners in 15 million of those households travel with their pet, and the majority stay in pet friendly lodging. Fortunately, pet friendly hotels, condos and vacation home rentals do exist. If you will be planning pet friendly vacations, here are some tips for safe and trouble-free travel.

1 – When you make your reservation, double-check that pets are allowed. An important advantage of reserving online is that you can see in writing whether or not pets are permitted and any restrictions. Online, you can print out your reservation receipt that includes the “pets allowed” information. Verbal reservations leave more room for misunderstanding and miscommunication. If reserving by telephone, ask the reservation person to mail you a confirmation receipt that includes the “pets allowed” information.

2 – Is your pet an experienced traveler? If not, you should begin getting your pet more accustomed to traveling so that pet friendly

Seven Secrets To Choosing A Safe, Healthy Pet Food

dog with empty bowl

dog with empty bowl

Do you choose canned food or dry food? What brand? There are so many different brands, all shapes and sizes of pet food to choose from and pet owners are provided with very little information to base your decisions on (other than advertising) – it can get so confusing! Well, buckle your seatbelt depending on how much you know of the pet food industry, this could be a bumpy ride! You are about to learn seven secrets – well kept secrets – of pet food. Sit back, brace yourself, and keep reading.

Beneful says it’s ‘Premium Dog Food for a Happy, Healthy Dog’ and sells for around $18.00 for a 31 lb. bag, Science Diet “promises” ‘precisely balanced nutrition through continuous research and the highest quality food backed by your Vets endorsement’ and sells for around $21.00 for only a 20 lb bag. Then there are numerous pet foods that make the very same statements – ‘Premium Dog Food, Highest Quality’ – that sell for $30.00 or more for a

Pets For Kids

postHere are 10 Essential Reality Checks for YOU to consider when ‘others’ are considering the addition of a new pet to your family or household.

So you want a pet or at least your kids want a pet, well there is nothing unnatural about that, the whole idea will sound great…but wait a minute, stop and think…. there are some great positives about this idea….there are also some essential reality checks that need thinking about….a quick read through my checklists below will help you make a more realistic decision.
Remember the old saying “A pet is not just for Christmas”. Someone will have to clear the ‘pooh’ up at the end of it …. all.

Essential Reality Check No. 1 –
The Type of Pet

The type of pets for kids you can take into your household will depend on a whole host of things such as follows:

The ages of your kids – a two year old child will probably not be able to handle a pet gently and certainly won’t be able to

Traveling With Your Pet

postYou’ve decided to take your pet along on vacation. It will be more fun, and you won’t have to worry about leaving a member of your family behind in an unfamiliar kennel. With some extra planning and forethought, you can have a safe and enjoyable trip with your pet.

Taking a Road Trip

If you’re driving with your pet, you’ll need to find a comfortable and safe way for your pet to travel. You can place your pet in a carrier and secure it in the car. Alternatively, you can purchase a seatbelt-like harness for your pet that will allow him to be out of the carrier but still safely restrained. It isn’t safe to allow your pet to roam freely in the car. He can be seriously hurt in the event of even a minor accident, and he is much more likely to escape and become lost when you make stops.

Don’t leave your pet alone in the car, especially in hot weather. The heat can quickly become life-threatening. If your pet becomes carsick easily, you

Vital tips to keep your pets cool during summer – What do experts have to say?

As the weather starts changing and the mercury level rising, there is a natural tendency among people to go out of the house, including your pets. Both people and their pets love to spend their time outdoors as this can be one of the greatest sources of exercising and making fun of the environment and weather. When your pets spend more time outside, you need to be wary about their physical exertion as they might fall tired due to the extreme heat and sudden change in weather conditions.

Being fully covered by fur helps your pet fight cold weather conditions but the same thing can become a con during summer. The President of AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) said that both cats and dogs let go of excess heat by panting and they pant more quickly trying to keep a safe internal temperature. Here are some cool tips to keep your pets cool this summer.

Study your pet and try to get the details of his behaviors

As per veterinary doctors, there are two big reasons behind pets getting overheated, their upper respiratory system and hyperthermia. The latter takes place when such animals are trapped in a particular place for a long time,

Top 5 Pet Insurance Myths Busted

Pet insurance industry has seen major gains in the past decade or so. With escalating pet care costs, pet owners are flocking to pet insurance companies in the quest of protecting their pets against health uncertainties. Despite stated milestones in the industry, a small group of ill-informed pet owners is still oblivious of the ingenious benefits of a good pet coverage policy. Thanks to them, there are several myths regarding pet insurance making rounds online.

In a bid to understand the nature and the supposed source of these myths, a group of forward-thinking pet insurance firms and other stakeholders carry out routine surveys. One such study sought to bust some of these myths. Below are some of the most common misconceptions about pet insurance.

“Pet Insurance is Complicated”

Needless to say, the myth is unfounded. A typical pet insurance plan is plain and straight forward. You pay vet bills at the time of visit then file a claim with your insurer. All you have to do is wait for a few weeks and you will receive a check in the mail or a bank deposit. If you’re in doubt of the terms of your policy,

Importance OfDog Names And Naming Activities

Dogs are one of the wonderful pet animals for all kinds of people around the world. But, the choice of selecting a dog will be vary from one person to another person. We would be able to find more number of dogs and also in various kinds in the market. People will be selecting the dog based on their importance to their living space at all times. We need to provide proper training to the dogs and this would help us in return at any period of time. The proper training should be carried out with the help of their names. We would be able to find more number of names present in internet and this would make people to select their desired dog names based on its gender.

We would be able to find some of the common dog names for girls and this would also keep alarm owners to avoid using such kinds of names to be unique at all times. Mostly, people will be developing personal attachment with their pet animals and some of the people are also treating the pet animal as one of their family members as well.

Choosing the Right Pet Cremation Option

Where will you go when the time comes to say good-bye to your beloved pet? Most people will go to their trusted Pet Care Provider who will hopefully usher them through this crossroads of emotion and decision making with love, support and dignity.

Surprisingly, this is not often the case. Recently when I picked up my dogs at the grooming salon, the dear lady shared with me that when she lost her most recent dog, her husband handled all of the decision making as she was just too emotional. After spending nearly $350.00, it turned out that he had mistakenly ordered a mass cremation and therefore this couple never did receive the ashes of their beloved pet. He was told by his Pet Care Provider “don’t worry, we will take care of everything; this is the option most people choose…” He had assumed, incorrectly, that he would be receiving his pets ashes in return.

While pet cemeteries have been available in many communities, burial within a pet cemetery can be a very expensive option. Many may still choose to bury their pet in their back forty but most communities now have very strict health department