St. Pete Pet Sitting Tips to Eliminate Begging

Once you start feeding your dog, it will quickly be followed by constant begging, winning, and pawing at every single meal. To begin the process of eliminating begging, the first thing to do is to eliminate feeding of any kind entirely including small scraps here and there.

Some other tips include:

  • Give your dog a toy or bone to occupy him/her while you are eating.
  • Feed your dog at the same time you or your family is sitting down to eat your meal. Give your dog a good long walk prior to meal time so he/she is more inclined to be ready to eat at the same time as everyone else.
  • If your dog continues to beg, ignore your dog completely especially avoid making eye contact.
  • If you want to train your dog to sit calmly under the table while you eat, you may try a training technique that uses their collar and leash to teach them the feeling of restraint around food. Simply have your dog lay down (already with collar and leash on) and leave just enough slack that your dog is comfortable but cannot stand up. Then hold the leash in this position under your foot so your dog lays beneath the table while you continue eating your meal above the table.
  • If all else fails, place your dog in his/her crate for the period of time you are eating your meal.

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…

St. Pete Pet Sitting Tips: Harmful Foods for Your Cat

The list of foods that are harmful to your cat is similar to the list for dogs except for a few additional items that need a little more spotlight shined on them.

  • Onions and Garlic – can cause anemia and damage red blood cells (onions are more toxic than garlic).
  • Baby food – commonly has onion powder which can be harmful over a long period of time
  • Canned tuna and raw fish – large amounts can cause malnutrition from a lack of essential vitamins
  • Human vitamin supplement containing iron – can damage the lining of the digestive system.

 

The list that both dogs and cats share includes:

  • Avocados – it is the persin in avocados that can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Any bones from fish or meat – they can cause cuts in the digestive system.
  • Cat food – this is not made for them and is often too high in fats and proteins.
  • High caffeine items such as chocolate, coffee, tea, red bull – high caffeine, theobromine or theophylline can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Citrus oil extracts – can cause vomiting.
  • Grapes, raisins and currants – can damage the kidneys.
  • Macadamia nuts – can negatively affect the digestive system and nervous system.
  • Tobacco – can cause rapid heart beat, coma, collapse, and death.

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 about harmful foods and liquids for your cat or other pets. 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…