Help Wanted: How to Hire a Pet Nanny

iStock_000020427225_SmallWith summer just a heartbeat away, many of you are likely thinking about your pet’s plans this summer. You may need an alternative to boarding your pet while on a trip, or maybe you’re considering options for keeping your dog active during the day while you’re at work.

Hiring a pet nanny, be it a pet sitter or a dog walker (or a combination of the two), can be a great option for many pet parents – especially for those with a multi-pet household, or for pets that have severe boarding anxiety. But what do you look for when hiring this person? And where do you even start?

Help Wanted

If you’re looking to hire a pet nanny, you have a few options to consider.

Professional Services – There are, of course, professional pet sitting and dog walking businesses in our area. These can be a great option, especially if you’re looking for someone that is licensed and insured. However, you should always do your homework and Continue…

Battling Pet Allergies At Home

Cat scratchingSpring has finally sprung! But with it has come a slew of pollens, grasses, and weeds; and pets and owners alike are suffering from allergy issues, full tilt.

Unlike people, who have mostly respiratory problems related to allergies, dogs and cats often have skin problems known in the veterinary world as allergic dermatitis. While some pet allergies can be managed at home, others have severe enough issues that they need medical attention. If your pet’s allergy issues are relatively mild, there are several things that you can do at home to help them make it through allergy season.

Say No to Fleas

Did you know that the number one pet allergy is flea allergies?

All pets should be on a quality flea preventative every month. Waiting until you see fleas is not a good idea, as one flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day. By the Continue…