Effects of Heat Exhaustion in Dogs
By Katy Fogt, DVM Summertime means vacation, sunshine, and beach trips, but it also means high temperatures. When the temperature begins to climb, heat exhaustion (or more commonly known as heat stroke) can be seen in dogs and humans alike and is a medical emergency. However, unlike humans, dogs lack the ability to sweat […]
Don’t Leave Your Dog In The Car, Not Even For A Minute. Here’s Why.
You know you shouldn’t leave your dog in the car in summer, but do you know exactly what happens inside your dog’s body in the heat? Do you know why it’s so deadly? First, let’s look at exactly how hot a car can get in the summer. Check out the chart below to see how […]
Keeping Fido Safe from Fire: Tips for National Pet Fire Safety Day
Pets and flames definitely don’t mix! Did you know that around 1,000 fires are started by pets each year according to the National Fire Protection Association? That’s a scary number, and it doesn’t take into account the number of pets affected by fires annually. That’s why the American Kennel Club (AKC) and ADT Security Services formed National Pet […]
Fireworks, The Fourth, and Frightened Pets: ID Tags Bring Lost Dogs and Cats Back Home
Summer is officially here, and so is Independence Day. The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. This is because it takes place in the summertime, which is my favorite season. Also, I love to watch fireworks! Yet, as much as you and I may love fireworks, many dogs and cats are terrified of them. […]
Can My Pet Be Identified and Returned Home To Me?
It’s every pet parent’s worst nightmare: To arrive home after a long day at work and let the dogs into the backyard only to realize ten minutes later that the meter reader left the back gate open. Now the dogs are having a blast exploring the neighborhood, but they have a ten-minute head start when we […]
Is Your Pet Identifiable if Lost?
What would happen if your cat slipped out the front door when you weren’t paying attention? What if you have a loose board on your fence and your dog finds it before you do? What happens if your dog slips out of his collar while you’re out on a walk and chases after a cat? […]
Professional Pet-Sitter Perks
This week, March 1st -7th 2015, is Professional Pet-Sitters Week! Being a professional pet-sitter myself, I thought I should write a little about the different options you have for pet supervision while you are away from home, and the pros and cons of each so you can compare them. I Need a Dog-Sitter It can […]
How To Take a Vacation When You Have an Anxious Dog
As a pet-sitter, I’ve seen many signs of anxiety from dogs when they are dropped off at my house by their owners for the first time. While most dogs are fine and happy from the start, some dogs will pace, whine and pant when their owners leave. Other dogs act nervously by tucking their ears and […]
On the Road with Rover? Here’s Some Pet Travel Advice!
I love to travel with pets. As a pet-sitter, I am surrounded by dogs and cats all day every day. I step over dogs and their beds, which litter the floor of my home, when I walk into my kitchen for a cup of coffee. I wake up each morning to the insistent noises made […]