St. Pete Pet Sitting Cold Weather Tips

The Houston SPCA offers the following cold-weather tips to keep your pets safe.

• Housing: Outdoor pets should have a well-insulated house that is wind resistant, waterproof and elevated off the ground so wind and moisture can’t seep inside. Install a door flap to protect against drafts. Extra blankets and straw will increase your pet’s warmth. Room and floor heaters should be kept away from your pet since they are fire hazards and can cause injuries .

• Food and water: Provide clean water every day. Outdoor pets need to consume 25 percent to 50 percent more calories than usual because the cold weather tends to deplete their energy.

• Cats and cars: Keep your cats indoors during the winter. Not only can outdoor cats freeze, they sometimes sleep under the hoods of cars to stay warm. When the motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by moving parts. Give an outdoor cat a chance to escape by banging loudly on the car hood before starting your car.

• Warmth: If your dog is a short-haired breed, consider getting it a sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly to keep it warm.

• Antifreeze: Dogs and cats are attracted to the sweet smell and taste of antifreeze, which contains ethylene glycol. A tiny lick can kill your pet, so check your driveway for leaks from your car. Keep containers tightly closed and clean up spills. Check your local retailer for “pet safe” antifreeze.

Information gathered from the Resources section of www.Chron.com (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/7375045.html).

 

St. Pete Pet Sitting Tips for When You Work Long Hours- Should I use a IN-HOME Doggie Day Care?

St. Pete Pet Sitting Tips for When You Work Long Hours – Should I use a IN-HOME Doggie Day Care?

Doggie day cares and day camps for pets are showing up everywhere. This new fad has been created for the busy pet owner who wants to come home to happy pet who feels appreciated rather than a dog who has been left alone (sometimes in the dark if the sun begins to set) all day long.

St. Pete Pet Sitting has designed a new program that capitalizes on the big benefits of doggie day cares and cures the common problems.

Owners can tell if their pets would benefit from more stimulation, interaction and exercise during the day if they notice a change in behavior. Lots of time the dog’s frustration is seen in the form of over activity acts like biting, destroying furniture/toys/shoes, or making messes in the house.  Other times the dog’s boredom can be seen in signs of depression, acting lethargic, moving slowly, laying around, constantly yawning or sleeping.

Although doggie day cares have been the recent cure to eliviate the guilt of leaving your lovable dog at home more than 4-5 hours, it has it’s pluses and minuses.

“They got it right by making an environment for dogs that provided attention, social interaction, and exercise for owners who aren’t at home to walk/play with their dog every 4-5 hours,” owner of Regal Pet Services LLC, Jennifer Kahler says, “however, this type of go-go-go environment does have a tipping point where it begins to cause frustration again for some dogs who cannot find a quite place to rest in between fast-pace play times.”

Commonly in the environment of doggie day cares, camps, or even dog boarding, after several hours of play a dog can begin to overexert themselves by simply not having a place to escape to for re-building energy.

This gap is the exact reason Jennifer Kahler created an IN-HOME DOGGIE DAY CARE program which allows your dog to receive extra attention, fresh water, interaction with dogs, regular feeding IN ADDITION TO being able to nap in their own bed, play with their own toys, and interact with familiar dogs in their regular park. This program allows for your dog to experience the best of both worlds.

Your St. Pete Pet Sitting is currently providing an affordable service that is guaranteed to create a waggin dog waiting for you at your door when you come home and best of all no messes to clean up…leaving your evening wide open for cuddling, resting, bonding, and relaxing for both owner and pet!

 

Your St. Pete pet sitting care provider is certified by the Red Cross in Pet CPR and First Aid and will be able to supply you with any additional information. Your pet sitter is also a member of numerous pet sitting organizations which means you also have access to tons of valuable information just by working with Regal Pet Services LLC.

Just ask your pet sitting provider when you call to set up your FREE initial meeting if you have any other questions you would like your pet sitter to bring to that meeting…

St Pete Pet Sitting Holiday Pet Safety Tips

As you are going off for the usual perfect Christmas tree hunt with your family and decorating the halls with loads of holly, your St Pete Pet Sitter just wants to remind you of the possible dangers pine trees and other holiday plants can cause for your furry loved ones.

Did you know pet sitting tip…

According to Pet Sitters International (www.psi.com) “Keep these poisonous holiday plants away from pets: holly, hibiscus, Christmas roses, the poinsettia and the berries if the mistletoe. Pine tree water can be poisonous, so be sure to cover open tree stand bases. The tree should be secured to the wall with strong wire or twine because a toppling tree can cause serious injjuries to dogs and cats.”

 

Your St. Pete pet sitting care provider is certified by the Red Cross in Pet CPR and First Aid and will be able to supply you with any additional information. Your pet sitter is also a member of numerous pet sitting organizations which means you also have access to tons of valuable information just by working with Regal Pet Services LLC.

Just ask your pet sitting provider when you call to set up your FREE initial meeting if you have any other questions you would like your pet sitter to bring to that meeting…

What is the most common pet related emergency during the holidays?

Can you guess what is the most common pet related emergency during the holidays?

According to Pet Sitters International, “the consumption of human pharmaceuticals.”

That’s right pet owners, the biggest danger for your beloved pets is them getting into your medicine supply so lock up your pill bottles and ensure a happy healthy holiday for your and your furry friends.

 

Your St. Pete pet sitting care provider is certified by the Red Cross in Pet CPR and First Aid and will be able to supply you with any additional information. Your pet sitter is also a member of numerous pet sitting organizations which means you also have access to tons of valuable information just by working with Regal Pet Services LLC.

Just ask your pet sitting provider when you call to set up your FREE inital meeting if you have any other questions you would like your pet sitter to bring to that meeting…