May is National Chip Your Pet Month Did you know that 1 in 3 pets will get lost in their lifetime? Heart breaking, but true! Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you lost your cat or dog became lost forever? While that’s not the most pleasant topic to think about, you must always be diligent in your preparedness as pet parents. While you can’t completely guarantee that your dog or cat will be returned to you should he become lost, you can do ONE thing that will......
Your fur-kid tells you he loves you all the time, but perhaps you aren’t paying attention. Here are the “I love you” messages you might be missing: They finish their dinner and belch in your face. They bring you gifts. Like dead birds. They give you the silent treatment when you leave for work because they miss you. They act like you’ve been gone a year when you get home. Even if it’s only been 5 minutes. They wink at you. They “hug” your legs. They take up your whole bed OR......
We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 things your pet would probably do if he did indeed have opposable thumbs. Spend More Time with Their Sitter – They would get online and book more dog-walks and pet-sits with Next Level Pet Care because we are the coolest cats ever. Give You the Thumbs Up – They would probably give you the thumbs-up for being such an awesome pet parent. Hitchhike to the Park – With thumbs, your pet could easily hitchhike his way to the park if you’re too busy to......
Ruff-ly 2 million fur-kids are stolen every year in the U.S. Sadly, only 10 paw-cent of stolen fur-kids ever make their way back to their families – others are used as bait for dog fights, bred in a puppy mill, sold to labs that do animal testing, or face other cruel fates. At Next Level Pet Care we CARE about the safety of your fur-babies and want to help you protect them. Here are some suggestions to help keep your buddy safe and sound: Never leave your barking buddy alone in a......
Did you know that many of the plants that are popular around this time of the year can be extremely harmful to your pets? Here is a rundown of some dangerous seasonal plants: Amaryllis – Every single part of this plant is poisonous. If your pet eats the flower or the stem they will more than likely vomit. However, consuming the bulb is the most harmful. It causes hemorrhagic gastroenteritis and neurological issues. American Holly – American Holly contains potentially toxic compounds that can cause gastrointestinal irritation. Make sure to keep your......
Have you ever wondered what your fur-kid would say if it could talk? We’ve come up with a few things we think they would tell us: Dog: Was that a door? A DOOR?. Did you hear a door shut? I heard a door shut; I know I did. I better go check the front door. And the back door. And the windows. And bark. And bark…and BARRRRRKKKK some more. Cat: Hey Hooman. Yes, I’m independent but if you leave me for a week by myself with a bunch of cat food and......
August 8th (tomorrow!) is International Cat Day, so in honor of them, we ask you to please… take pity on your kitties when it comes to leaving them alone for long periods of time. In our line of work, we pet sitters insist on seeing your kitty every single day for a number of reasons (and twice a day for kittens)… the LEAST of which is money in our pockets. Here are a few: Cats like clean, fresh water. A water bowl full of tepid water that’s developing a layer or slime,......
We’re in the thick of Summer and one thing that pets and humans alike despize is mosquitoes. Did you know that your fur-kid’s fur-coat does NOT protect them from mosquito bites? Not only can mosquito bites cause irritation and possibly allergic reactions, but mosquitoes can also transmit dangerous diseases to your pet like: West Nile Virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus … and the most dangerous… Heartworm!!! Which brings us to the question, how do I keep my pet from being bitten from mosquitoes? The answer is to destroy the......
Did the fireworks scare off your pup? Or did you find a dog, cat, or other pet roaming in your neighborhood? Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do, where to post, and who to trust. Here’s a list of steps to take. If you found a pet: Check to see if it has a phone number, name, or other contact information on a collar, tag, or tattoo. If there is contact information, utilize it to contact the owner. If there is no contact information, but there is an owner’s name, and......
Hey fur-parents! Next Level Pet Care is dedicated to the health and wellness of your furry loves, so we want to send out a PSA to let you know that in all likelihood your pets are TERRIFIED of the fireworks that come along with Independence Day Celebrations. In fact, the American Humane Association reports that July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Why? Well, consider this: animal shelters all across the United States the day after 4th of July are inundated with pets that panicked at the......