A well-stocked cat first aid kit is not just a convenience; it’s a necessity that can mean the difference between a minor incident and a major emergency. This article will guide you through the essential components of a cat first aid kit, tailored to the unique needs of your feline friend.
Owning a large parrot is a delightful experience, but it comes with great responsibility. Large parrots have distinct requirements that need to be met to ensure their health and happiness. By understanding their unique characteristics and following appropriate care practices, you can create a loving and enriching environment for your feathered friend!
Explore the allure of exotic pets and what is required for specialized pet sitting services. Discover rising ownership trends, popular species, and the unique care needs of these amazing exotic creatures!
Having a well-stocked first aid kit for your reptiles is crucial to being prepared when an injury, illness or accident happens to your snakes, lizards, and other reptiles. Learn how to build the best reptile emergency first aid kit!
Finding an insured and bonded pet sitter is the best thing you can do for your pets and property. And as you Google search for a new sitter, you (hopefully) will see the words “Insured and Bonded” on pet sitter websites and profiles. Sure, it has a safe and secure ring to it, but do you know what having this kind of insurance coverage means for you and your pets?
By helping your sitter prepare for your absence, we can work together to ensure that everyone’s pets get ample time for cuddles and brushing, meals, potty breaks and playtime, and that your experience with your sitter’s services is a positive one!
Whisker fatigue is a condition in which a cat’s facial whiskers become sensitive or sore due to excessive stimulation. Explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment of whisker fatigue in your feline friend.
While it might make sense to board your pets in an offsite boarding facility or at your local vet, your animals would benefit much more from having an experienced, insured and bonded pet sitter care for them in the comfort of their home environment.
Mental stimulation is one of the most important areas of caring for parrots. A healthy mind and attitude are essential for maintaining a parrot’s overall health and well-being, and can prevent boredom, behavioral problems, and destructive behavior.
The ancient Egyptians were the first to put cats on a pedestal. Not a lot has changed since 3100 BC! Nowadays, these pedestals are baroque cat trees and perches and lofted bridges and walkways, and other types of modern cat furniture crafted in myriad configurations of fabrics, ropes, and wood that would have dazzled Frank Crow, the inventor of the original cat tree.
Fireworks, picnics and other Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for people. But, all of the festivities can be frightening and dangerous for pets. Whether or not you’re planning your own Independence Day celebration, it’s important to take precautions to keep your pets safe both during and after the July 4th festivities.
Rattlers and other venomous snakes are common in the Southwest and can be a life-threatening danger to dogs of all sizes. But with just a few preventive steps, you can reduce the chances your dog will die from a rattlesnake bite!
Retractable leashes are popular primarily because they aren’t as confining as regular leashes, allowing dogs more freedom to sniff and poke around on walks. Unfortunately, there are many downsides to using this type of leash, with sometimes fatal results.
With legalized medicinal and recreational use of marijuana on the rise around the country, veterinarians are reporting more incidents of marijuana poisoning in pets. Leaving cannabis or cannabis-laced foods in easy reach of your pets is asking for easily-avoidable trouble!
At Bat Country Pet Sitting, your dog’s safety and happiness are my first priority. I only walk your dogs at each visit, allowing me to handle your pets safely, provide appropriate supervision free of distractions, and lower the risk of injuries and accidents for your pets.
Do your beloved cat the favor of having a cat sitter provide him with daily care while you’re gone, and don’t skimp on his meds, food supply, or waste clean-up. A truly professional pet sitter will not let you cut corners on your pet’s care–ever.
Our world is more vulnerable to disasters, evacuations, public health events, crime and terrorism every day. While setting aside stores of water, food, first aid, and supplies is essential to being prepared for everything from a two day loss of power to a longer, emergency evacuation or grid failure situation, have you prepared and protected essential documents and financial resources?
As pet owners, we’ve all seen or felt that nasty slime that forms in our pets’ food and water dishes (and on shower curtains, in toilets, and many other areas of your home). This slime is called bacterial biofilm and can contain deadly bacteria, such as: staph, E. coli, listeria, candida, salmonella, H. pylori, and many more. Your pets and family members are at risk–learn what to do about biofilm in your home!
Explore this list of the mobile apps reviewed in my Pet First Aid & Disaster Preparedness certification course. They are useful to pet owners, pet care providers, and emergency personnel, or anyone who wishes to have resources for emergencies and disasters right at their fingertips!
The more you can do to keep your pets healthy, fit, socialized, and engaged with you and other pets, the more your pets will benefit from improved health and mental and physical agility, which are especially crucial as pets age. Be creative finding ways to make your pet happy in cold or inclement weather, have fun and enjoy your time with your pet!
Pet Fire Safety & Fire Prevention Tips The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 1,000 home fires each year are accidentally started by the homeowners’ pets. By following the tips below, you can prevent a pet-related fire in your home: Extinguish open flames – Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, […]