Who has spring fever? I sure do!
What a winter we had, especially the month of March. And of course, April was not typical spring temperatures either. In fact, it was downright cold for most of the month.
Finally, we are in the heart of spring, with summer not too long away. We are all so happy to get out of the house and take our pups on some nice, long hikes. As much as we are excited to finally shed the winter clothes and enjoy the outdoors, we now have outdoor troubles to worry about. By that I mean: the dreaded ticks. Not a topic most of us want to think about.
Here is some helpful information for you:
Where are the common places dogs pick up ticks?
You may have heard or read on social media last year that we sadly lost Bentley, a five-month-old member of our Just Around the Corner family, after he ate a toxic mushroom in his parents' yard. This is a very difficult posting, but we want to let people know how dangerous mushrooms in your yard can be. There are just no words to express how deeply sad we are and how we wish we could make his mom and dad feel better.
Bentley was playing in his yard, as all puppies do. Everything in the mouth!!!!! He grabbed a mushroom in the yard and swallowed it before his dad could get it away. By the next day, he became very ill. He spent over a week in ICU at CCVS and, sadly, passed away soon after…
PLEASE....PLEASE....PLEASE always check your yard for mushrooms and remove them before letting your babies out. We send our deepest thoughts and prayers to Bentley's mom and dad.
Despite the nearly year-round (except wintertime) occurrence of mushroom poisoning in most of North America, it is probably underestimated, so it's wise for all of us to be vigilant. Don't let yet another tragedy happen to you. “When in doubt, pull it out!”
One of the responsibilities we have as pet owners is to ensure that our pets are groomed on a regular basis. Some of us are able to handle this at home and do it ourselves. Maybe you are the person who lifts your dog into the tubby and you just can’t stand to do it another day? Or maybe a bath is fine, but you just have trouble with cutting toenails and cleaning ears. Could be time to take them to a dog groomer. So, where do you find the best dog groomer in Plymouth, MA?
There are a number of considerations for finding that best groomer for your pet.
All dog owners dread this statement: Oh my god….my dog just ate poop. After the initial shock the question is: Why Does My Dog Eat Poop!! What do I do? The thought of this sends shivers down our spine, even from the best of us dog lovers. The medical term for eating poop is Coprophagy. Now doesn’t that make you feel better? Probably not. No matter how we try to wrap our brain around it, a dog eating poop just grosses most of us out.
When you leave for vacation it is so stressful to leave your furry family behind. You have done your research and hired a professional pet-sitting company so that you can go away with peace of mind knowing that your pets are taken care of. But what about your home? With a Pet Sitter, you can also have peace of mind that your home is taken care of as well. This is a free benefit few realize when they hire a professional Pet Sitting Company. Yes, you read it right.....a FREE benefit.
If you’ve grown with dogs, you probably know that bonding can be as simple as petting them for a few days to become best buddies for life. Bonding is definitely a more difficult process when you decide to get a cat. We’ve all joked about the haughty nature of felines, but most of those jokes come with more than the grain of truth attached to them. . .
If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to contract lice then you’re probably familiar with the irritable pain dogs with lice experience. However, dogs actually catch a different species of lice entirely, one that can’t be passed on to humans.Whew!
The two types of lice are very different. . .
Being a pet owner also involves taking responsibility for anything that pertains to your pet’s health. However, one area of pet care is often neglected and that is the ‘dental’ aspect.
Did you know that holistic healing therapies can alleviate pain and illness for your dog? Specifically, acupuncture has demonstrated a great deal of success. Acupuncture has been used to treat various human conditions for thousands of years and has evolved into a common practice used by holistic healers, chiropractors, and physiotherapists. So think about it, why wouldn’t acupuncture be beneficial for your dog? The fact is that it benefits animals the way that it benefits humans.