Aging pets

When it comes to our pets aging this can be a difficult process. Not only for the animal but also for the owner as it is extremely difficult to see a pet sick, in pain or frail. Easy things an owner can do to make things more comfortable for there aging pets is as follows but definitely not limited to:

  • Switching to senior dog food as it has many ingredients benificial to your aging dog
  • Extra vitamins.  Ask your vet or a dog professional about things such as glucosamine, elk antler pills and many other options
  • Essential oils for calming and soothing
  • AND my newest and favourite addition to my doggy medical kits is healing crystals like the one pictured below that I made

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Carnelian is great for aging pets as it is very grounding as well as soothing. Carnelian is good for depression and puts your elderly dog in a light mood.

Every crystal has a healing benifit and is just waiting to aid your pet with its pain, nervousness, anxiety, aggression and many many more issues your pet may he facing! (My favourite is amethyst)

Thanks so much for your time and please message me with any questions or concerns.

 

Family

When it comes to dog sitting in our home not only do we try to make our fur friend feel like a comfortable Guest we make then feel like family! !! Even for dogs it is very hard to leave home and to be away from those special humans they call family or their pack:)! Brining familair things from home to your house and staying active and fun will always help make your guest feel more comfortable. Also like I’ve mentioned before essential oils diluted and sprayed on or diffused in the air can be very benificial in calming dogs! So next time your sitting for a friend or anyone…..try some of the tips and see what you think 😘

Pictured below….one of our current (guests) and my favourite! Auntie Fraya

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Forbidden FOOD

When it comes to feeding your precious pet everyone seems to have a different way of doing it. I’m old fashion and have to admit at the end of some meals I save a piece of meat or a somewhat healthy treat for our dogs. Or when I’m making tylers sandwich I will toss them a piece of ham. Some people are completely against this and some people go even further! No matter what though there is a list of food that should be Forbidden from your dog to eat. This list is as follows:

artifical sweetener (bad for us too) 

grapes/raisins 

chocolate 

onions 

These food can make your dog extremely ill and can even cause death. Although these are the worst food for your pets there are also more that are not great for dogs, please use your good judgement 🙂

 

vacation

20160605_123327Ahhhhh. ..can’t say how grateful I am for this passed weekend. My fiance and I got away to Vancouver for the weekend for some much needed fresh air and relaxation. I am also grateful to have my besty watching the pooches. Can’t thank her and her husband enough for making this part of the vacation process so smooth and effortless.  We share keys because they are our old roomies and super trustworthy……not only are they the best doggy sitters we could ask for they picked them up from our house which was so convenient! ! If you have dogs I suggest watching your friends and vice versa because not only is your dog more comfortable…..you can be at ease as well! Take care enjoy yourself and get out and so something fun!!! 💜 pictured below are my fur babies sleeping safe and sound at their home away from home xo

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safe place to sleep

Around my house the dog bed that is used most often by my pooches (and friends dogs too) is the dog bed pictured above. This dog bed is in our hall closet where some of the jackets hang.  This is the spot to be and dogs jump for a chance to sneak in before one of their fur friends do the same. Because the bed is in the closet they can fully see their surroundings and feel at ease while resting. Take care ☺ be kind to a dog today! ! Hehe and a human!!

House breaking your dog

When I house broke my girl I read up a bit on puppy eating schedules and toilet schedules. I got lucky (along with good food and this routine) I got a good girl and she was just like the books said and when I would feed her she would need to go poop about half an hour later. She had very few accidents and I never had to use training pads with her. I like to always suggest this method as it’s great for your dog to know from the beginning that its not acceptable to pee/poo inside the house. If you are going to use pads or would like to have something just in case, I would suggest using newspaper as an alternative to pee pads. Although newspaper is obviously not as water resistant its motivation to get your dog trained effectively and quickly. Also it is very cheap and you are recycling something you already used. which is AWESOME!!

Ok so don’t just take my word for it! do some research and check out the best housebreaking techniques; dogs can learn everything from opening the door themselves when they need out, to ringing a bell to let their owner know its time. Take care and enjoy your day 🙂 Also remember that puppies are a lot of work to train!! Please only get one if you have time for them 🙂

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benifits of tricks

One of the best things you can do for your dog is often quick and always fun even though its sometimes tricky ……. that is until you get the hang of it!!! I talked a little bit about tricks before as a form of exercise now I would like to add some of the other benifits of training your fur baby some more tricks!

  • Bonding
  • Eases anxiety
  • Strengthens the human alpha role
  • Often eases humans that are fearful of dogs. Make them smile with your dog’s adorable routines and make them feel less fearful knowing your dog is obedient

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