Thursday, January 25, 2018

Caring for Senior Dogs (Yes, We Do That!)

Good morning,

Today we are talking about our grey-haired, white-faced companions. "Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior?' 

'It really depends on the individual dog. In general, giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs. A Great Dane is considered to be senior by roughly 5-6 years old whereas a Chihuahua would likely only be middle-aged then, and probably not considered a senior until 10-11 years. Large breed dogs fall somewhere in between. A Golden Retriever might be considered senior by 8-10 years of age. Genetics, nutrition, environment; all of these play a role in how fast your dog ages."

So what are some things you can expect from your senior dog? What are some special ways to help care for them and make them comfortable? Take a look at today's article share from PetMD here to learn more.

How can we help your older dog? Older dogs, and dogs recovering from surgeries or injuries, may also need more frequent potty breaks. Talk to us about a schedule for your wise old friend to include time in the sun and fresh air, attention, slow and easy walks, medication and clean up as needed. Learn more by visiting:

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 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.'

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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.

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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: 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!

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