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Tips for Dog Walks in Hot Weather

Happy Summertime!

It is starting to get warm already.  Make sure that you use all of the safety precautions that you can when you are out walking your furry family members.

  • Stay hydrated.  That goes for you and your dog.  Bring extra water and a dish for your furry family member.  It doesn't take much to have a heat stroke.

  • Stick to shady places if possible.  Parks are always a great place to go.  They have shade and usually a water fountain.

Valentine's Day Toxins for Pets

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and you would think that it a harmless enough holiday. Think again.

Here are a few dangerous and toxic things to watch out for:

  • Roses.  Roses have thorns that can cut your pets mouth or paws.  If ingested, it can cause bowel obstruction. 

  • Chocolate.  Chocolate is very toxic and can poison your animal if they ingest a large amount. Especially, dark chocolate. Feed them a healthy treat instead.

  • Xylitol.  This is a commonly used sugar substitute.

What to do with your pet during Spring Break


After months of being stuck inside during the winter months, millions of people will pack up their bathing suits and sunscreen to revel in the weeklong tradition of Spring Break. While you're off having the time of your life, it's important to make sure your pets are having just as much fun.

Here are a few tips from Whiskers and Tails Pet Sitting.

Find a Reliable Sitter:

While friends and family members can certainly be trustworthy, pet sitting isn't their profession and chances are they won't put as much effort into the care that you'd like.

A New Client at Play

This is Charlie.  He is our newest edition to the Whiskers and Tails Family.
Charlie is about 5 months old and was adopted from the Humane Society.

Christmas Animals

At this time of the year we all become a bit eccentric with our animals.  Check out these great pictures of our Holiday pets.

Halloween dangers for dogs and cats

Of all candy, chocolate is one of the most toxic to pets. Over the past year, more than 1,100 calls to Pet Poison Helpline involved exposure to chocolate and 98 percent of them involved dogs. Many dogs are inherently attracted to the smell and taste of chocolate, making it a significant threat. In general, the darker and more bitter the chocolate, the more poisonous it is. The chemicals in chocolate that are dangerous to pets, methylxanthines, are similar to caffeine and more heavily concentrated in the darker varieties.

Pet Proofing Your Home for the Holidays


The bright colors and intoxicating scents of the holiday season are enough to transform any moping mutt or cranky cat from melancholy to downright jolly. Unfortunately, many of the delights and decorations of the holidays pose significant risks to companion animals. PETCO offers the following safety tips on keeping pets safe and healthy for many holidays to come.

Christmas Trees. Pine needles can lodge in an animal's esophagus, making it difficult or impossible for your pet to swallow.
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