Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How do I know if my dog is in pain?

Good morning,

Last week we shared an article about some potentially toxic spring plants for our canine and feline friends. This week we want to dig a little deeper and explore some ways your dog might be trying to tell you they are in pain. Of course we love and know our pets so well that any behavior out of the ordinary will cause us to take notice. However there could be smaller, less obvious ways your dog is trying to tell you something isn't quite right. Thanks to an article from VetsNow, here are a few ways your dog might be trying to communicate pain to you:

1. Antisocial or aggressive behaviour
2. Changes in eating, drinking, and sleeping habits
3. Being more vocal
4. Excessive grooming
5. Heavy panting or altered breathing
6. Mobility issues
7. Signs of agitation
8. Changes in their body and posture

To learn more about each one of these things click here for the original article link. 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

6 Spring Plants That Can be Harmful to Cats and Dogs

Good afternoon pet lovers!

"Spring conjures up images of blossom, birds singing, and flowers blooming. Unfortunately, it’s not as sweet and cheery for our furry companions. Some of the spring plants that grow in your garden or bloom in your vases can actually be dangerous for our four-legged friends. For that reason, it’s vital for animal guardians to be extra vigilant about keeping certain spring blooms away from their homes and gardens. Here are some spring plants that can be harmful to your cats and dogs."

Click here to read the original article and learn about 6 spring plants that can be harmful to your furry friends.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 8-14

Good morning,

Yesterday started Dog Bite Prevention Week and we are sharing some information from Doggone Safety about bite prevention and safety. Here at Loudoun Pet Sitting, we think this is really important information to share because so many people misunderstand dogs! So take a look at the graphic below and follow us on Facebook for more dog bite prevention tips as the week goes on.