Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Keeping Paws Clean In the Mud

Good morning everyone!

Here in Virginia we have had a ton of mud lately. Between the freezing and re-freezing ground, melting snow/ice and the occasional 60-degree rainy day thrown in the mix, it seems like all of our furry loved ones are coming in with mud on their paws! We know how frustrating and time consuming it can be to have to wipe or bathe your dogs paws after every visit outside! So what can you do about it?
Today we are sharing an article from iheartdogs.com which talks about one person's opinion of things you can do to help the overall health and cleanliness of your dogs paws!

"In the winter months, it is important to keep paw pads moist to avoid breakage when stepping on icy surfaces or sharp ice melting salt. A waterless shampoo will turn any washcloth or paper towel into the perfect wet wipe with the benefit of having control of how much product you need. Also, using a paw pad moisturizing will help keep the dogs paws baby soft!"

Click here to read the rest of the article entitled 'An Experts Secrets To Cleaning Muddy Dog Paws.'

To learn more about our pet sitting services designed to give you peace of mind, visit: http://www.loudounpetsitting.com/

Monday, January 15, 2018

More About Us: Office Manager Sharon!

Good morning!

Since we have formed the new Loudoun Pet Sitting Company we thought it might be a good idea to re-introduce ourselves (even though not much has changed and we're still providing the highest quality of care to your pets!). We work hard to make sure all of our clients and their furry loved ones remain safe, healthy and especially happy! One of our tried and true staff members is office manager, Sharon.
Dogs, cats and horses have always been an important part of Sharon’s life.  When she left the United Kingdom in the early 1990’s for government positions in Canada then the US, her horse followed her. Finding top level care for her horse during that time was challenging, so having decided to remain in the US, Sharon started boarding horses for other people along with running her own small pet-sitting business.  She continues to board horses in rural Loudoun where she resides with her husband and their two rescue dogs. Having previously worked for Lysa and Paul, Sharon was excited to join The Loudoun Pet Sitting Co. in early 2017.

To learn more about us visit: http://www.loudounpetsitting.com/

Saturday, January 6, 2018

In Case You Didn't Notice...

Happy Monday All!

In case you haven't noticed, our big announcement was that Walking Wetnoses and Hoofs & Woofs Pet Care Services have merged to become the new Loudoun Pet Sitting Company! We are so excited for this new change in the new year and to be able to continue to provide you and your pets with the best of care. To learn more about our new company and some of our sitters visit: http://loudounpetsitting.com/ or call 703-951-PETS (7387)  with any questions you might have!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year! Exciting Announcement Coming Soon!

Happy New Year to all of our clients and their pets! Thank you for another wonderful year in 2017 and your continued support. We are thrilled to announce that big changes are in the works for this new year, so stay tuned to learn more as soon as the details are ready!

Photo credit: dogmatters.com

Monday, December 18, 2017

Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

"Keeping your furry family members safe during the holidays can be a difficult task. There are the ornaments, plants, presents, lights -- oh, and who could forget the Christmas tree (if do you decide to put one up this year)? Let's take a look at some simple steps that will allow your pets to join in the holiday fun this year, while avoiding any trips to the animal emergency room."

We know how much you love your pets so follow the article link here to get some great tips on keeping your furry loved ones safe this holiday!

To learn more about our professional dog walking & pet sitting services visit www.walkingwetnoses.com

Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter-Smart Strategies for Keeping Your Dog Outdoors

Good morning all,

Keeping up with our 'dogs and winter theme' this week, we realize that not every dog can live inside all the time. So what do you do when your pups need to stay outside or prefer the outdoors? There are some smart things you can do to ensure your pets safety and happiness during their time outside.

Thanks to the folks over at Drs Foster & Smith here are some categories of tips provided in the full article link here:

  • Proper outdoor housing
  • Walking in the cold
  • Nutrition
  • Grooming and routine inspections

To learn more about our professional dog walking and pet sitting services visit us online at www.walkingwetnoses.com.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Dangers of Rock Salt on Dog's Paws

Winter is here and it is only a matter of time until there is snow/ice on the sidewalks and roadways.

"Your well-intentioned neighbors may have covered their sidewalks, driveways and pathways with rock salt to prevent anyone from suffering painful slips and falls on ice. While it’s certainly welcome to have the safety of tip-top traction as you stroll through the snow, there’s a bad side: all of that salt isn’t doing your dog any favors. The tiny granules can irritate the pads of his feet, or cause harmful mouth and stomach issues if ingested. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help avoid your dog avoid pain and injury... "

To learn more about safety for your dogs paws this winter as you head out for walks visit the original article link here.  To hire a reliable, professional dog walker, learn more about our services by visiting www.walkingwetnoses.com