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!
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 we review in our Austin 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!
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.
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!
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!
The Pet Professional Guild (PPG), a professional pet industry member-association that advocates for force-free dog training and pet care, proudly announced that Bat Country Pet Sitting has met their required exacting standards and has therefore qualified for membership in the PPG.
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!