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How to Care for an Elderly Dog or Cat - 101

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Is your dog inching past the seven-year mark? Have you been noticing that your dog tires more easily after playing? As you watch your pet age, it’s natural to wonder how to best care for them and what health issues you need to be informed about. 

That’s why we recommend this simple FAQ from the American Veterinarian Medical Association to give you an overview of geriatric dog health information. To summarize the key areas of your dog’s health that need extra vigilance as they age, pay extra attention to monitoring their diet, weight, mobility, mental health and accessibility of their environment (i.e. if your dog can no longer climb stairs, you may need to modify where they sleep and eat).  READ MORE

Professional Dog Handler vs. Professional Dog Walker

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I recently read a very eloquent article written by a pet care business owner. He was illuminating the difference between a dog walker and a dog handler. His summation was clearly about the differences between the professional, that invests in their training and skill to build a career, vs. the person who isn't as serious, and thinks it would be an easy way to make a buck. Having owned a pet care business for more than twelve years, I can tell you we’ve seen our fair share of crappy dog walkers. Let’s refer to them as IDW (Irresponsible Dog Walkers).

Once, my husband and I were getting our dogs out of the truck to go for a trail walk. If you've seen our video, you know that we train our dogs. We call each dog out, one by one, and make them sit until we are ready to enter the trail calmly. Another dog walker was pulling up to the trail head. The hatch to the truck shell was unlocked or broken, so it was flapping open. "Woohoo," thought the dogs, and they started jumping out of the back of the truck. IDW was still backing up, so they could have easily squished a pup running amok. To make matters worse, the trail head was alongside a crazy-busy road. Needless to say, my husband and I are freaking out, and trying to get the person's attention.  READ MORE


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