Home Sweet Home Petsitters

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HOME SWEET HOME PET SITTERS: THE GREAT DEBATE

SHOULD YOUR PET STAY OR GO?  WHO SHOULD CARE FOR YOUR PET WHILE YOU ARE AWAY?

Many pet owners have wrestled with these questions for years.  Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters is in the business of doing what is best for your pet, not your pet sitter or kennel.  Our recommendations have always been based on this because we recognize the importance of quality pet care.  Our experience and the expertise of veterinarians and organizations such as the Humane Society will hopefully provide enough information for you to make an informed decision and one that is in the best  interest of your pet.  The primary objective should be to eliminate any stress your pet may experience while you are away.  On a more personal note, several years ago we owned a beautiful “Sheltie” that would cower if he saw a suitcase.  We learned quickly and acted accordingly.

What are your options?

*  Friends, neighbors or relatives – Usually not a viable option because few people have someone qualified should an emergency occur or they do not want to impose such a responsibility on someone.

*  Kennels – If you decide to board your pet, get references and personally inspect the kennel. Your Vet can help you in this regard.

*  Hire a Pet Sitter – We feel this is the best option because your pet is kept in his own home, familiar surroundings, will be played with and kept on his normal schedule.  HSH tailors our pet sits to you!

Should you decide to hire a pet sitting company be sure to set up a meeting with you AND your pet!

The Humane Society recommends having your pet microchipped before you leave them anyplace unfamiliar to the animal!

**Thanks to The Humane Society for being such an outstanding resource for pet owners and pets!

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“HOME SWEET HOME” TRAVELLING: SHOULD YOUR PET STAY OR GO?

PLANNING A TRIP?

Pet owners planning to travel for business or pleasure have an important decision to make.  Should you take your companion animals along or leave them at home.  While we know how tempting it may be to take them along, you have to consider that some animals are not suited to travel due to temperament, illness, or physical impairment.

The most humane approach is to think of the animals needs first.  You may think that your dog won’t be able to tolerate separation from you and taking him is a good idea.  But if you are vacationing, will you have to leave him in a hotel room or strange kennel?  This will make your pet more anxious than ever, so finding a good, experienced pet sitter and leaving your pet in his own home would probably be a better choice!

 

*Thanks to the Humane Society for being such an outstanding resource for people and their pets!


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FOODS YOUR DOG SHOULD NEVER EAT #9

SALT:

It’s not a good idea to share salty foods like chips or pretzels with your dog.  Eating to much salt can cause excessive thirst and urination  and lead to sodium ion poisoning. Symptoms of to much salt include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, and seizures.  It can also be fatal.

 

*Our thanks to WebMD for being such a valuable resource!