Mar 22

The weather’s warmer and spring fever is contagious.  We hope these tips help you & your pet safely enjoy the sunshine together!puppy-flower

  • If you love gardening, but don’t love Fido’s landscaping contributions, read our post on pet proofing your yard.  Is Kitty an indoor cat?  She can join you outside in a Kittywalk outdoor playground or enjoy the garden view from an enclosureContact us for more ideas….
  • Paws need cleaning? We love the paw plunger, shammy cloths, pet wipes, and paw cleaning gloves.
  • There’s nothing like a good, long-lasting chewy or treat-filled toy to keep Pup busy.  The right toys can save your furniture, deck or hot tub cover.  We’ve updated our dog & cat toy lists.  (We can help you deal with destructive chewing and feline ankle ambushes!)
  • A tired pet is better-behaved.  Interactive games & toys are wonderful.  Dog parks, dog walkers and daycares help, too.   Contact us for tips on choosing the best exercise for your cat or dog.   Make sure your vet approves of any new exercise routine for your pet.
  • Flea & tick season is here, too! Read our “What’s up, Doc?” post for info on protecting your pet from these pests.  Only use veterinarian-prescribed preventatives.  Watch this video about the dangers of over-the-counter flea/tick topicals.
  • Want to go for a swim? Revisit our summer post for tips on water safety and keeping pets cool.
  • Renew those resolutions to get moving.  Include your pet!

Whew!  After enjoying a glorious spring day, curl up with Fluffy for a well-deserved nap.  (Watch sleepy-head Bizkit sleepwalk.  Note – He’s OK, maybe a bit embarrassed.)

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Mar 1

sleeping-beagle1Sometimes we all just need a break.  Here’s a charming “tail”:

“An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard.  I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me; I gave him a few pats on his head.  He then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner, and fell asleep.

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside, and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.  This continued off and on for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: ‘I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.’

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: ‘He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 – he’s trying to catch up on his sleep.  Can I come with him tomorrow?'”

Source:  Internet.

While we didn’t run this story by snopes.com, it’s a believable scenario.  Family life can get hectic for parents, kids & pets, alike!  (Many cats  simply refuse to come home again when things get too chaotic.)  Contact us if you need help creating a peaceful balance in your home.  We’ll work with you to develop a training plan that meets your goals & suits your busy lifestyle!

© 2009 CritterConsulting