Tiсkѕ are раrаѕitеѕ thаt саn bе deadly tо оur pets, other animals, аnd tо humаnѕ. Tiсkѕ саn be present anywhere – from deep wооdѕ and urban раrkѕ to our very own bасkуаrdѕ. Althоugh ticks are соmmоnlу thought of as inѕесtѕ, thеу аrе асtuаllу blood-sucking arachnids likе ѕсоrрiоnѕ, spiders, аnd mites. Adult tiсkѕ аttасh thеmѕеlvеѕ tо thе tips оf grass blаdеѕ аnd vegetation аnd trаnѕfеr thеmѕеlvеѕ onto раѕѕing animals оr humans. Ticks are not very mоbilе; thеу rely оn passing аnimаlѕ tо bоth fееd on and fоr trаnѕроrtаtiоn. Thе tiсk will аttасh itself tо......
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......
Frostbite is a medical term used to describe damage to the skin and other tissue due to extreme cold. Frostbite tends to occur on the extremities of the bodies furthest from the heart and in tissues with plenty of exposed surface area. Dogs are not immune to frostbite, and they are most likely to get it on their paws, ears, and tail. Especially if the dog is damp or wet, there is a higher chance that the mentioned parts can get frostbite. How to Prevent Frostbite The smaller the dog, the harder......
For a long time, veterinarians have been administering vaccines to dogs year after year or as prescribed by vaccine manufacturers. This was done to ensure that the dog has optimal immunity. There is, however, an increasing debate as to whether a majority of these vaccinations and booster shots are necessary. Some have been associated with effects that could be detrimental to dogs’ immune system as well as other body functions. Legally and ethically, veterinarians should observe the label recommendations when administering vaccines. However, vaccine manufacturers are under pressure to give evidence supporting......
Dogs, unfortunately, are no stranger to the unpleasant experiences associated with fears, phobias, and anxiety. Fortunately, there are ways to calm your dog naturally! First, you should really make yourself aware of and understand the differences of fears, phobias, and anxiety. Fear is an emotion that is felt in response to a real or imagined threat. This feeling produces action that in the nervous system that tells your dog to react in one way or another which is known as the fight or flight effect. Fear is completely normal and without......
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,......
As the summer rolls around, you might be tempted to shave your dog’s coat. After all, the coat is there to keep them warm. Do they really need it in the summer? Most humans shave their heads in the summer, so is there anything wrong about shaving a dog? The reality is that shaving your dog carries a number of risks. Let us help you with your decision. When NOT to Shave your Dog To Prevent Them From Shedding One of the common reasons people shave their dogs is that they......