Vacation Pet Care Options

vacation pet care optionsVacation Planning is in full swing and you’re probably trying to decide what to do with Marley and Milo.  You have quite a few pet care options and you might think this decision is just as daunting as planning the actual vacation.  As your trusted pet sitter here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida we’re here to help you make the best educated decision. Some of your pet care options might include: having a friend or neighbor kids come in and sit for you, boarding at a doggie day care type facility, boarding at your local veterinary clinic or hiring a professional pet sitter.

Here are a few pet care options:

Friend or Neighbor Pros: You already know them and have developed a sense of trust with them.   Your pet might be familiar with them and they may already know some of your pet’s patterns and habits.  This makes them a viable option as you want your pet with someone that you are both familiar with.  This option also might make sense financially.

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Dog Beach Safety, Dangers & Warnings

Fort Lauderdale dog beach safetyA dreamy day at the beach with your best pal, Fido, can quickly turn into your worst nightmare.  Did you know that your dog can get sun burned?  Did you also know that seaweed can be deadly if your dog ingests it?  Well, read on as we tell you more about dog beach safety, dangers and warnings. dog beach safety. 

Ft. Lauderdale dog beach safety tips:

Your best fur-pal may love running along the beach, grabbing up the seaweed and tossing it in the air but Seaweed can kill your dog!  Let me explain.  Some dogs like to play with seaweed at the beach and others like to snack on it.  When dogs eat dried up seaweed, it absorbs the moisture from their digestive track. The seaweed then swells and causes a blockage.  This blockage will prevent food from passing through his digestive tract.  If your dog does eat seaweed, be on watch for signs of a blockage.  Your dog may vomit, stop eating, or display signs that he is in pain.  Your best bet is to seek medical attention as soon as you notice any symptoms or witness your dog eating the seaweed.    An ultra-sound will show if where the blockage exists or if there is even a blockage at all.  If there is a blockage, poor Fido will need surgery.  Watch your pal and do NOT let him eat seaweed.

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