PET FOOD RECALL — Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables, 12.5 ounce can, dog food

PET FOOD RECALL — Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables, 12.5 ounce can, dog food

Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary recall on their 12.5 ounce can of Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables dog food lot number 8-40243-10017-0 with an expiration date of August 3, 2019. This one specific lot of Blue Buffalo Homestyle canned dog food may be contaminated with aluminum metal. If you find… Continue Reading

PET FOOD RECALL Against the Grain Pet Food Pulled Beef With Gravy Dinner for Dogs

PET FOOD RECALL Against the Grain Pet Food Pulled Beef With Gravy Dinner for Dogs

Against the Grain Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed to independent pet food retail stores in Washington and Maryland in 2015 with an expiration date of December, 2019. It has been verified that this lot is no longer on… Continue Reading

Jazz Up Your Pet’s Day – Use a Snuffle Mat!

Jazz Up Your Pet’s Day – Use a Snuffle Mat!

Long walks or heading to the dog park were not high on everyone’s list for fun things to do with their dog this last weekend as frigid temperatures visited the Washington, DC area. Cabin fever was setting in for dogs as pet parents and pet sitters had to reduce the time spent outside due to… Continue Reading

WANTED: YOUR HOLIDAY CHEER CORKS

WANTED: YOUR HOLIDAY CHEER CORKS

Want to add holiday cheer to the kitties at Humane Rescue Alliance, formerly known as the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League? We are collecting your wine corks to take to the shelter for the kitties to use in their play.  They are a great interactive toy for these special furry ones waiting to be… Continue Reading

Top 15 Pet Health Records You Should Have Immediate Access To:

Your Pet’s Full Name as it appears on the Vet’s records. Picture of your pet with you in the same photo. (you may need this during an emergency to reclaim your pet if you become separated.) Breed Age Weight Sex (spayed, neutered, intact) Microchip number and manufacturer Veterinarian contact information Emergency animal hospital information Medical… Continue Reading

Tips to Protect Your Pets from Mosquitoes and Prevent Heartworm Disease

The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) has joined forces with the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases that can be harmful to the health of not only humans—but their animal companions as well. Estimates claim that over 1 million dogs in the United States have… Continue Reading

How to Talk to Your Vet About Healthcare When Your Budget is Tight

How to Talk to Your Vet About Healthcare When Your Budget is Tight

By Kathleen Rodgers We’re all familiar with Murphy’s Law: “what can go wrong, will go wrong.” There seems to be a version pertaining to pets too: your pet will get sick on Friday night of a three-day weekend, probably when your budget has already been strained to capacity. If you’re feeling the pinch of difficult… Continue Reading

PET SITTERS AND PET PARENTS – CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS BOOK ENTRY – THE GEORGIA AVENUE ADOPTION CENTER HAS MOVED!

PET SITTERS AND PET PARENTS – CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS BOOK ENTRY – THE GEORGIA AVENUE ADOPTION CENTER HAS MOVED!

The Georgia Avenue Adoption Center of the Washington Humane Society has moved!  Many of my pet sitting clients have adopted their cats or dogs from this location and also drop off donations of items that are useful to the shelter.  The cramped quarters has brought a lot of joy to pet parents and shelter residents… Continue Reading

QUICK ACTION MAY SAVE YOUR PET’S LIFE – Create a Plan Just in Case Your Pet is Poisoned

QUICK ACTION MAY SAVE YOUR PET’S LIFE – Create a Plan Just in Case Your Pet is Poisoned

By Kathleen Rodgers   Many pet poisonings can be avoided through diligence, but sometimes accidents just happen. What do you do if you suspect that your cat or dog has ingested a poisonous substance?  This is a question that is frequently asked by pet parents to their pet sitters. Several pet poison control hotlines exist… Continue Reading

Spring Safety Tips for Cat Parents

Spring Safety Tips for Cat Parents

By Kathleen Rodgers We’ve set the clocks forward, turned another page on the calendar, and spring is here! The change in seasons brings many changes in our homes as well. WINDOWS Spring breezes are so welcome after winter’s chill, but opening your windows could be dangerous for your cat. Be sure your windows have sturdy… Continue Reading