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Training a dog with leash reactivity

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Does your sweet sociable canine turn into Cujo when he sees another dog while walking on leash? If so, he is likely displaying “leash reactivity.” I have met numerous dogs that are as sweet as can be off leash at the dog park but unruly and obnoxious when walking on leash. This […]

Fat cats an epidemic

Posted: June 17th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis If you have a fat cat at home, you are not alone. Fifty-eight percent of our domestic cats are considered overweight or obese. Many people, not realizing their furry felines are overweight, continue to indulge them with food and treats as a form of showing their love. Unfortunately, this is a very […]

Is your cat drinking enough water?

Posted: January 15th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Water makes up 80 percent of your cat’s body and is the most important nutrient they need. Unfortunately, as descendants from desert-living felines who got most of their water from their kills, drinking water from a bowl doesn’t come naturally for many of our domesticated cats.

Is your pet experiencing a medical emergency?

Posted: November 20th, 2015 | Featured, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Being a professional pet sitter, it is essential for me to be able to easily identify when a cat or dog in my care is experiencing a medical emergency. As a pet parent, it is important for you to be able to recognize a medical emergency in your furry kid.

Canine heatstroke: do you know what to do?

Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Canine heatstroke is the result of a dog’s inability to regulate his body temperature when overheated. With summer upon us, it is an ever-present danger. Canines do not sweat as we do. Their sweat glands are in their noses and in their paw pads. Their ability to release heat is basically through […]

How cute is that?

Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis As a professional dog walker and pet sitter, I have cared for hundreds of dogs over the years, and one thing I have noticed is that although they are all different and have their own personalities, there are a lot of things they have in common. Some of their very endearing and […]

Caged critters, the other pet

Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

Ann Eliopulos | Pets When most of us think of pets, we think of dogs and cats, and indeed, those are the domestic mammals most commonly kept as companions. However, there are multiple small mammals that serve as companions for people, and it’s time for those animals to get their recognition.

February is Pet Dental Health Care Month

Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Due to the prevalence of dental disease in dogs and cats, the American Veterinary Medical Association declared February as Pet Dental Health Care month. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats display some form of dental disease by age 3. Veterinary Pet Insurance reported that, “periodontal disease, a […]