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Care for Animals other than Dogs and Cats

“Do you provide care for animals other than dogs and cats?”

The answer is YES ! Pueblo’s Best Pet Care visits all kinds of animals. Pet sitting is not just walking dogs. More and more city dwellers as well as country folk are utilizing the “know how” of today’s pet sitter.
At Pueblo’s Best Pet Care we love them all, and have quite the variety of our own.
As busy as everybody is, we all agree that pet care needs to be a priority for our animal friends, and we have had experience with dogs, cats, fish exotic birds, amphibians, reptiles, horses, cattle, rabbits, llamas, ferrets, a hedgehog and chickens! Whew.

These days, more suburban and urban folks alike are getting on the chicken bandwagon. Whether to earn extra money from eggs or to enjoy themselves, they’re both saving “scratch” at the grocery store! They need some special care but it’s nothing we at Pueblo’s Best Pet Care can’t walk you through. It’s inexpensive, and really does pay off if your troop goes through a lot of eggs !

 

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Spring Allergies and your Pets

hoorayAt Pueblo’s Best Pet Care, the welfare of your pet is at the top of our list. Many times we can alert a pet owner to health problems we spot while walking or pet sitting.
With Springtime finally around the corner, smaller dogs may begin to scratch!
The people At “Hills Science Diet” have this to say…“Allergies are all too common and the same pollens and house dust that cause allergic reactions in people often cause allergic dermatitis in small and toy breed dogs. Allergic dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. It can be caused by many things, but regardless of the source, the end result can be licking, scratching, maybe even hair loss, but definitely discomfort for your smaller dog. Your veterinarian may try to help manage your dog’s allergy by numerous methods including injections, oral medications,nutritional management, topical shampoos, dips, ointments and environmental treatments. At home, you can provide plenty of clean water (your Veterinarian may even recommend distilled water). Do not hesitate to call your vet if questions or problems arise. “

Pet Sitters or Kennels in Pueblo Colorado

Pet Sitters

Pet Sitters or Kennels

As your pet ages, the introduction of a new environment can be taxing and sometimes increase levels of anxiety. Using in-home care or pet sitters for older pets will give them the personalized attention they need and give you peace of mind. At the same time in some kennel environments younger and older animals get minimal personal time and this can add to their stress levels.

1. Estimate How Often You Intend to Travel If you are away from the house for extended periods or find yourself traveling more, in-home care or Pet Sitters may be a better fit for your lifestyle. Dog walking and pet sitter services, which provide your dog with one-on-one care when you are out of town can be a great way to care for your animal. In addition, you can confident that the pet sitter will keep your animals regular routine in the comforts of thier own home and familiar neighborhood surroundings. When your pet knows they don’t have to leave home, the anxiety is greatly reduced when they see the suitcase’s come out.

2. Know Who Is in Your Home When choosing a pet sitter, it is extremely important to hire a professional with references and who is insured and bonded. When interviewing a pet-sitter, compile a list of important questions about previous work experience and ask for references We at Pueblo’s Best Pet Care always schedule a “get to know everyone meeting” before the actual dates of service. This is a great way to reduce any anxiety on Pet’s and owners.

3. Do Your Research and Set Your Standards    The biggest question for any pet owner considering boarding or in-home care is “what will my animal do all day?” For home care, be sure to create a schedule and go over it with your pet sitter. This should include when and how your dog takes meals, medical information, a walk schedule, grooming needs and playtime and bedtime routines. In addition, have an emergency plan in place with important contact phone numbers and emergency meeting location. If your thinking of a kennel, ask the kennel to detail what your animal will be doing and what interaction your pet will have with other animals and with the kennel staff — and how long and how often. It is essential that the boarding facility pairs your pet with others of similar disposition and provides regular exercise and playtime rotations throughout the day. When looking at different kennels, observe the amount of dogs being boarded. Overcrowding can lead to aggressive behavior, which will ensure a difficult situation for both you and your pet. Before considering boarding, or Pet Sitters make sure your pet is up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies, DHLPP and bordetella, and provide a spay/neuter verification.In our opinion the answer for comprehensive personalized care is, Pueblo’s Best Pet Care.