Archives for March 2016

Your Special Needs Pet: Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease we are all too familiar with. It’s so prevalent in people that most of us know at least one person who is dealing with this illness. What some people may not be aware of is that it’s also very common in animal medicine.

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Danger! Top Toxic Plants For Your Pet

What is one of the first things you think of when you want to show someone you care? You buy them flowers! Flowers are also beautiful touches you can add to your decor and bright accents to brighten up your personal space. But if you are a family with pets, be aware that there are plants that are dangerous for them! Here are a few of the top toxic plants that might pop up this spring:

Danger! Top Toxic Plants for Your Pets!

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What To Do When Your Dog Has a Grand Mal Seizure

I was lucky the first time my dog had a seizure.  I have a background in the therapeutic field and I knew exactly what was happening to him and I was able to keep my head about me to help him. It was still scary and unnerving, but it wasn’t the end of the world for him (or for me!)  Here are some tips on how to get your dog (and yourself) through his seizure: [Read more…]

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4 Tips on How To Give Your Pet a Subcutaneous Injection

A large part of being a certified vet tech is interacting with clients.  One of the most common appointments I am called in to help with is for newly diagnosed diabetic or kidney disease pets that would need a regular subcutaneous injection or fluids at home. Most of the time these parents are a little overwhelmed, trying to wrap their minds around such a new aspect of their pet’s at-home management. Each time I give the same tips and advice, and these parents usually (with practice) do perfectly fine at home. For those that don’t like or want to do the injection themselves, there are still a number of options (including an experienced pet sitter!) that they can work with to provide their pet with at-home treatments.

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4 Things to Do to Prepare for Your Professional Pet Sitter!

 
When you leave your pets in the care of a professional pet sitter, you should be able to travel with peace of mind. At this point, you’ve done your research and found a professional that is a good fit for you. They are insured, are certified in or have Pet First Aid experience, and have appropriate forms and a contract so that you are covered and feel good about leaving your fur babies.
The last steps before you leave home is to make sure your pet sitter has all the necessities to take the best care of them!
 
 
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How a Professional Pet Sitter Safeguards a Client’s Home and Personal Information

At the top of a professional pet sitter’s priority list is ensuring the security of our client’s homes and personal information.  We take the utmost precautions from the time that we input your information into our online database, until we have completed our visits to your home.  We know that relying on someone to care for your pets and your home can be a challenge for most people, and a professional pet sitter’s goal is to eliminate this concern as much as possible by building a trusting relationship with each of our clients.

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ARCC Celebrates Professional Pet Sitter’s Week!

Mark your calendars now for the 22nd annual Professional Pet Sitter’s Week, March 6-12, 2016! I know if you are like me, you start rolling your eyes that there seems to be a day, week or month for every occupation, illness, fruit, vegetable and … well almost anything.  That being said, I think this week is worth not just celebrating, but recognizing our incredible Professional Pet Care providers!

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