Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
I love this catchy slogan so pass it on to anyone who needs this reminder!
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
|Harold looks forward to "helping" me write notes about his visits for his mom to read.|
|Occasionally, clients will request that I visit their cats every other day rather than on a daily basis because they insist that their furry friend is independent. My response to clients is that it is my policy to visit cats daily for the following four reasons:|
|Even timid cats such as Newman felt better knowing I would look under the bed to say hello to him.|
|As soon as I scoop Norman's litter box he has to inspect it.|
|Shy Sebastian never missed a minute of me scooping his litter box and filling his food and water bowls to the brim.|
|If my friends do not greet me at the door I look for them immediately. In this case, Sparky was found waiting for me to turn the faucet on for him!|
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Any cat owner will tell you that their cat is cool but when the temperature starts to rise how do you keep your cat REALLY cool?
According to my cat, Buster, there are 7 ways to keep your cat cool this summer:
1. Get plenty of sleep
2. Camp out and get comfy in a shady spot
5. Drink plenty of water
7. And above all, keep your chin up! The dog days of summer will be over soon!
Now that Buster has shared these cooling tips, he'd like to know how you keep your cats (and dogs too) cool in the summer heat?
Monday, June 20, 2016
Since it's the first day of summer and temperatures are expected to rise higher than ever this year I wanted to reiterate how important it is to keep your dog's paws safe by following these 7 rules of paw:
1. As a basic ‘rule of paw’-If the pavement feels too hot for your bare feet, it is too hot for your dog.
2.Pressing your own bare hands and feet on the pavement for at least 7-8 seconds is a recommended strategy to assess heat level
3.If the 7-8 second test yields a comfortable temperature, it is still critical to consider other factors to assess safety accurately.
4. The air temperature is NOT an accurate reflection of ground temperature at all!
5. Asphalt and other ground surfaces retain heat and this temperature rises exponentially as heat and sun exposure continues. (See chart above).
6.Furthermore, the time of day is very relevant!
7.Asphalt soaks up the heat all day and can only cool down at a certain rate and only when the sun retreats- so pavement that was deemed safe for a walk at 9 am may differ greatly at high noon and into the early evening.
If you want to take an outing with your dog in the summer think water! Even non-water dogs still like to run along the edge and get their feet!
Please pass these post along to anyone who might need to review these safety reminders! Thank you!