Tips for keeping your dog calm during fireworks

Fort Lauderdale Pet Sitter talking about  tips for keeping your dog calmDogs and fireworks do not mix well and here in Fort Lauderdale where fireworks are sold legally people seem to shoot them off for any occasion.  Here are a few suggestions on keeping your dog calm during fireworks or any loud noises that may occur.

Tips for keeping your dog calm:

Trying too hard to reassure your dog during a fearful event with petting, soothing words, or extra attention can often do more harm than good. This can sometimes add to the problem by reinforcing your dog’s fearful response.

Some dogs are very sensitive to people’s moods and may be influenced by the way that you react to the noise. It is best to act calm and happy.

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Are Toxins Harmful to My Dog?

Are toxins harmful to my dogClients often ask “are toxins harmful to my dog?” Toxins are dangerous for humans and their loyal, furry counterparts, the family dog.   Let’s discuss how toxins impact your dog, where toxins come from as well as ways to help your dog detox. Keep reading to learn about more about toxins and your dog!

Toxins are everywhere.  You’re probably thinking “Well, how does my dog get exposed to toxins, anyway?”  Good question.  It’s really simple; inhalation, skin absorption and ingestion.  Your dog comes into toxins every single day. Anything from mold, mildew, gases, oil, household cleansers, to prescription drugs, vaccinations, food and treats.  It’s really hard to avoid being exposed to toxins these days.  Fortunately for your dog, his little body has a built in detoxification system via his waste removal organs such as the kidney, liver, and skin.  A healthy dog will usually be protected by his built in detoxification system but dogs that are diseased, injured, aging or have an otherwise compromised immune system are at risk for inflammation, illness and potentially fatal diseases such as cancer. [Read more…]

Books for Dog Lovers

books for dog loversWho doesn’t love a good “tail” about a dog?  Are you a dog lover? Folks who love to read will find themselves drooling over this blog as there are no shortages when it comes to wonderful books to read about our loving four legged friends!  I have scoured the web to come up a handful of books especially for you! I suggest you dog lovers sink your teeth into these great books!  Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry.  These books for dog lovers will also make you love your dog all the more!  So, pick a book, cozy down with your furry friend and enjoy!

List of books for dog lovers 

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