Why Your Cat’s Whiskers Matter: Understanding and Treating Whisker Fatigue
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.
Happy Birds, Happy Home: Why Mental Stimulation is Essential for Your Parrot’s Health
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.
Hot Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the 4th of July Holidays!
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.
Rattlesnake Safety Tips That Could Save Your Dog’s Life
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: The Risks & Dangers of Variable Length Dog Leads
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.
Marijuana & Pets: Risky Business!
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 Benefits of Safety-Focused Dog Walking
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.
Asking a Pet Sitter to Ignore Your Cats or Skip Visits is a BAD Idea
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.
Biofilm: The Common Slime That’s Poisoning Your Pets & Family
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!
17 Common Internal Parasites & Their Reptile Hosts
A parasite is any animal that lives on or within a second animal, and for the most part, parasites live in harmony with their hosts in the wild. They derive sustenance or protection from them, and although they may not offer any benefit in return, this delicate balance between parasite and host in the wild takes on new meaning in captive reptiles. In some cases, a parasite that would not normally harm its reptile host in the wild can cause deadly disease in captivity.
Stir Crazy Critters? Keep Your Pet Entertained with Fun Winter Activities!
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!
Learn How to Prevent Pet-Related Fires in Your Home
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, […]
40+ Helpful Tips to Pet-Proof Your Home & Keep Pets Safe
Hazards are all around your home. Your pet’s safety depends on you! Companion animals don’t realize that anti-freeze, chocolate or moth balls are poisonous — they just think these toxic items taste great. And the kitchen and garage are full of delicious “treats” to get into. Use these tips to help spot dangers to pets […]