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Barkaholics “Anonymous”

Barkaholics “Anonymous”

That title is an oxymoron, isn't it? Barkers are not very anonymous! First, let's state the obvious, most dogs bark - it's a normal canine activity. Certainly, some breeds are more vocal than others. If your dog barks for a loooooong time or woofs at everything -...

How to Prevent Dog Bites at Home

How to Prevent Dog Bites at Home

Let's start here: any dog can bite. Even the most friendly and easygoing dog will bite if provoked. Believe it or not, the vast majority of dog bites are from a familiar dog - often the family pet. When a bite occurs, both the dog and child pay a very high price for...

Our Dog’s Most Embarrassing Behavior: Mounting

Our Dog’s Most Embarrassing Behavior: Mounting

Let's be clear; mounting is a common behavior for dogs. It is also a behavior that dog owners find very embarrassing. Most people think "humpie" is a sexual behavior, and it can be. However, since neutered male dogs, females, and even puppies engage in mounting, it's...

End of Life Care for Our Pets

End of Life Care for Our Pets

Dealing with the approaching loss of a beloved pet is one of the most challenging things pet parents go through. Our dogs and cats rely on us for their happiness and health and the very best gift you can give your buddy is to ensure their last days are peaceful,...

May Pet Holidays to Celebrate

May has a lot of pet holidays, and we'd thought we'd highlight a few for you to celebrate this month. May is National Pet Month so let's celebrate our pets all month long! This month-long holiday aims to promote pet adoptions, responsible pet ownership, and the...

April is Prevent Lyme Disease Month!

Sadly, Lyme Disease is now found in all 50 states. It is considered a common infectious disease in the Northeast but don't fool yourself if you live elsewhere, this problem has spread and most likely will continue to. The disease is transmitted to pets and humans by...

Rabies – The Top 5 Things You Need to Know

The word "rabies" creates concern in most of us and it should. Who can forget Stephen King's raging killer dog Cujo? Rabies is an infectious viral disease that is almost always fatal following the onset of clinical symptoms. It's called a zoonotic disease which means...

My Dog Doesn’t Come When He’s Called!

One of the most important things you can teach your dog is to come when he's called. A reliable recall is critical for both their safety and your peace of mind. So, how can we get our dogs to respond to our calls? It's not that hard to teach, but it's a hard command...

Dog Park Safety

Dog Park Safety

Most dogs enjoy an off-leash romp at the park. Dogs are very social animals, and a dog park can be a fun place to take your pooch.Accidents and dog fights do happen at dog parks, but by following a few safety tips, you can lessen the chances of a bad day at the park....

It’s Professional Pet Sitters Week

  March 5-11, 2017 is Professional Pet Sitters Week. What does that mean(?) - yep just another made up holiday. But, in the industry, its an acknowledgement for our efforts. In our commitment and service to you, we are utilizing its inverse and giving back to the...

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month.   There are many potentially harmful items that exist in our homes that we may not realize could be harmful to our pets.  Based on call volume, the Pet Poison Helpline reports these as the top 10 most common toxins:...

Pet Tech 2016

Tech products for pets, commonly referred to as "pet wearables,"  just keep coming!   Check out new and updated versions of pet fit trackers, GPS locators, and remote cameras.  You can track your dogs activities and calories as easy as your own.  My favorite - The...

Baby, it’s freezing outside! Winter tips for your pooch.

I  started to post this Sunday when it was 65 degrees with the tag --  "Baby, it's almost cold outside."  Here we are 4 days later with ice and snow all over which delayed walks Tuesday, mainly due to traffic and irritated paws.   As you know, salt can highly irritate...

2015 – A Time for Treats

Many of you asked about the goodies included in your holiday gift baskets.  Those were beef trachea!  As I keep telling people, no part of the animal is wasted.  "Bully Sticks" are a common item these days at any pet supply shop or store, but they can be costly.  If...

Cooling Off – the Cold Hard Facts

Summer is almost over, and this subject was one of my more recent summer procrastinations.  Given we still  have some dog days left, and fueled by a recent discussion with a client whose dogs we have to beg to drink, I'm finally sitting down. During these 80+ degree...

Homebuying with Dog Amenities in Mind

It happens - you come in from your walk with your sweet sweet pumpkin who wasn't so sweet.  Maybe they ecstatically rolled in horse manure, cooled off in brackish water, or depending on where you live, got skunked.  You two tromp thru the living room, and on up, down...

Benadryl – Dog sitter’s best friend?

I thought this afternoon's walk would be the perfect excursion, cool day, and enjoying a nice stroll with Jules, Seth, London, Milo, Roxy, Mac, Jimmy, & Tiggy, but that suddenly turned to almost panic. Little Mac was stung on the back and paw by a still present...

Ready, Set, Bark!

 

Text us today and mention the word "barketing" and get 10% off your first 2 weeks of service. Be sure to include your location (either exact address, closest intersection or building), days of the week for walking, cat care, or boarding dates desired as well as the age & breed of your pet. We'll get right back to you.