Tuesday, November 28, 2017

How Cold is Too Cold for a Dog to Walk Outside ?

Winter hasn't officially begun yet until December 21st, but temperatures are slowly turning and cold weather with snow and ice possible, will be here before you know it! Getting regular exercise for your pet is important for their health and some of our clients know that if their dog doesn't get a daily walk, they have a lot of stored up energy to expend in ways that are probably not favorable. 
So as professional dog walkers and pet sitters you might ask us, how cold is too cold to walk my dog? Well the answer isn't that simple. It depends on the dog’s condition, age, hair coat, activity level, and how long the dog needs to be outside. If there are warnings on TV about dangerous weather conditions outside, it's best to not take a chance. However if you think it will be okay, using your discretion and judgement is important. 

Photo credit: Dogstrailia
If you are looking for more information to help you make the right decision for your pet, here is an article on this very subject from the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital (somewhere it gets VERY cold!). 

If you are looking for professional dog walking or pet sitting services this winter in Leesburg, Virginia visit us online at: www.walkingwetnoses.com!

Monday, November 20, 2017

6 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Bad for Cats and Dogs

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and while you are preparing your menu for yourself, friends or family it is important to think about what menu items your furry loved ones can and can't eat. Today we are sharing a quick article from petsbest.com which talks about six foods that your pets cannot have. Some of the foods listed might be obvious but others might surprise you!
6 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Bad for Cats and Dogs

It's always better to be safe than sorry so if you are unsure of a food but want to treat your pet to some Thanksgiving goodies, here are some alternatives that they can have thanks to an article from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.  7 Thanksgiving Foods Dogs Can Eat

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from Walking Wetnoses!

Monday, November 13, 2017

10 Reasons To Be Thankful For Our Pets

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and in the spirit of the upcoming holiday we want to take a minute to give thanks to our pets out there! There are many reasons pets can bring us joy and make us appreciate the smaller things in life. So today we are sharing an article entitled '10 Reasons to Be Thankful for Our Pets.' We can relate to just about every one of these reasons. Can you?

1. After a tough day at work, there is nothing better than coming home to a wagging tail and slobbery kisses.

2. Good morning kisses make it much easier to get up.

3.  Snuggle time! There is no better snuggler than a soft warm cat or dog.

   4. Early morning walks with your furry pal when the sun is rising, the day is new, and it’s just you two!
   5. Evening walks as the sun is setting, you take to the road with Fido, clear your head, and relish an easy way to get some quality exercise and bonding time with your buddy.

6. Cats and dogs are like children that never grow up.

7. It is hard to feel lonely when you have a pet because you are never really alone.

8. Your pet can make you feel young again!

9.  It’s nice to have an automatic vacuum cleaner around whenever you drop crumbs on the floor.

   10. It is amazing how consistently cute and irresistible cats and dogs are without even trying.

So we ask you, what are you most thankful for about the pets in your life?

Learn more about our holiday pet sitting/walking services by visiting: www.walkingwetnoses.com

Monday, November 6, 2017

11 Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Treats for Your Dog or Cat

Good afternoon,

With the seasons changing, different fruits and vegetables are coming into season! You may be wondering what are some safe fruits and vegetables you can give your pets. Well we have a brief and informative article share today entitled '11 Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Treats for Your Dog or Cat.' For example, did you know that cats lack receptors for sweetness? You might be surprised to learn of some fruits and veggies which are okay, for example:

  • Carrots
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Green bell peppers
Image credit: Anjali Prasertong
Take a look at the link above to learn more! And for all of your dog walking and pet sitting needs, contact us today at: www.walkingwetnoses.com