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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Review of the Pioneer Pet "Big Max" Drinking Fountain

During the summer ​months, I find that I am almost constantly re-filling my the dogs' water bowl.  I've even tried having multiple bowls throughout the house. While browsing my favorite site: www.chewy.com ​I stumbled upon drinking fountains for pets.  They come in several shapes and different designs.  I settled on the "Big Max" design because I liked the simple look and design.  

The fountain came and as always with www.chewy.com  the delivery was fast!  Setting up the fountain was quick and easy.  My dogs did not take to it right away so I had to keep a water bowl right next to it; but they were soon fascinated and the flowing water sound is a bonus as it adds a soothing element to the room.

I would highly recommend a drinking fountain for your pets.  Not only because it has a filter, keeping the water fresher longer; I think they are a healthy addition to a pet household.  The fountain attracts hesitant drinkers and the filter keeps less dog hair and other debris from entering the stream.

The Pioneer Pet Big Max Drinking Fountain gets an A+ from The Little Bark Book!

June 25, 2017

4th of July Pet Safety

It is safer to keep your pets at home during Fourth of July celebrations instead of bringing him to your neighbor's party. Keep your pets in the house, rather than in your yard. He will be a lot happier indoors, and not tempted to leap over a fence to find you.

Dogs can be startled by the loud noise of fireworks. Once the festivities begin, keep your pet in a safe room where he can feel comfortable. If he is crate trained put him in his crate covered with a blanket to make him feel secure.

Block outside sights and sounds by lowering the blinds and turning on the television. Play soothing music in the background to counteract the cacophony during the "rockets' red glare.

If your pet seems overly anxious, spend some time with your pet, speaking soothingly to help them to relax.

Avoid scraps from the grill. While tempting to our pets, any sudden change to your pets' diet can cause stomach upset. In addition, some certain foods like onions, avocado, grapes and raisins can be toxic.

Human products can be dangerous to animals.

Avoid spraying your pet with insect repellent and only use special sunscreen that is intended for animal use. Keep your pets away from matches and lighter fluid. They can be extremely irritating to the stomach, lungs and central nervous system, if ingested.

Should your dog get scared, escape and run away, help find him with microchip identification.

June 22, 2017

Benefits of Hiring a Dog Walker or Sitter

Staying at home in his/her safe, secure environment

Being surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds

Following his/her regular diet and exercise routine

Having play time

Receiving love and personal attention

Maintaining medical treatment, when required

Having someone responsible in case of an emergency

Eliminating the trauma of travel or an unfamiliar environment

Helping to ensure good health (no exposure to other animals' illness or parasites