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New Photo Catagory!

August 08, 2012 0 Comments Bloggies by Michelle

We have a NEW photo gallery catagory.  ADOPT ME! is a catagory for pets who need homes.  Today we posted two kittens and their Mom who are in need of a family.  Please email or call us if you are interested in meeting them and we will put you in touch with their foster parent.  They are so cute!

Feel free to email us if you or your neighbors have or find pets that need a home.  We will post their picture in our Gallery!

Lost and Found!

July 24, 2012 0 Comments Bloggies by Michelle

Whiskers n' Tails has opened a photo catagory in our website's Gallery page for photos of lost pets.  If in the unfortunate event that you, local friends and/or neighbors lose a pet, please email us a photo with the pets name and we will add it to the gallery.  We would love to help those who have lost their little family member find them safe and sound.

Whiskers n' Tails LLC has a new website!

June 26, 2012 0 Comments Bloggies by Administrator

Check us out at www.whiskersntailspetsitting.com to see our updated site.  It
has been a lot of fun putting it all together.  We hope you like it as much as
we do.  Thanks Aaron for doing such a GREAT job!!!

We also have a page on FaceBook and would love for you to "Like Us" and follow
along in our pet sitting adventures!

We want your PICTURES!!!

June 26, 2012 0 Comments Bloggies by Administrator

We hope that you have had a chance to check out our new website.  We have a
"Gallery" page with pictures of a few of the MANY super cute pets that we have
the pleasure of playing with.  Please submit a photo of your pet if you would
like us to add your furry family member to our site.  We would love to add the
pic of your pet so everyone can see all of our best friends!!!! 
Feel free to email pics to sittinpets@aol.com or post them on our FaceBook page! 
We can't wait to see them!

Graeter's Dog's Night Out!

June 26, 2012 0 Comments Bloggies by Administrator

WOW!  WHAT IS BETTER THAN FREE ICE CREAM!  That is what your canine family
member will think when you take them to Graeter's Dog's Night Out every 1st
Thursday of the Month at the Bexley location.   (May - September)   Each Dog
will receive a FREE Frosty Paw ice cream cup!  (Yes, the human's still have to
pay - but its GRAETER'S - Yummy!!!!)   We hope to see you all enjoying some ice
cream this summer!

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

June 26, 2012 0 Comments Bloggies by Administrator

The summer can be a very scary time for our pets.  As the temps rise so do the
risks for our furry friends.  Here are a few things to remember as well as a few
tips to keep our furry loved ones safe this summer.

  • Please provide fresh/clean water to your pets at all times.  Kitties too!
  • If you let your pets out for any length of time, make sure that they have plenty of shade to rest in.
  • NEVER leave your pet in the car!  Just a few minutes in a car in the hot summer heat and humidity can be FATAL!  Cracking the windows for air is not enough!!!
  • Remember - Our pets are in their bare feet!  The sidewalks , driveways and streets get hot!  In extremely hot weather, limit your dog walks and encourage your dog to walk in the grass as often as possible.
  • In high heat and humidity, please do not jog with your dog(s).  You may want change the hour that you jog to a cooler time of day, or simply keep them at home to enjoy the air conditioning.  :-)
  • HEATSTROKE!  It is a seriouse problem that your pet can face in the hot days of summer.  Below are signs to look for, symptoms and what to do if your pet is experiencing heat stroke provided by www.akc.org.


Early Stages:

Heavy panting.
Rapid breathing.
Excessive drooling.
Bright red gums and tongue.
Standing 4-square, posting or spreading out in an attempt to
maintain balance.

Advanced Stages:


White or blue gums.
Lethargy, unwillingness to move.
Uncontrollable urination or defecation.
Labored, noisy breathing.
Shock.

www. akc.org states that "If your dog begins to exhibit signs of heatstroke, you
should immediately try to cool the dog down:"

Apply rubbing alcohol to the dog's paw pads.
Apply ice packs to the groin area.
Hose down with water.
Allow the dog to lick ice chips or drink a small amount of water.
Offer Pedialyte to restore electrolytes.
Check your dog's temperature regularly during this process. Once the dog's
temperature has stabilized at between 100 to 102 degrees, you can stop the
cool-down process.

It is always a great idea to have your vet check your pet after experiencing
heatstroke.   They are counting on us to keep them healthy. 

For more safety tips and for signs of summer heat distress in your pet, please
look at the following sites.  Our pets count on us to keep them safe.  If they
could, they would do the same for us, and more.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/hot-weather-tips.aspx
http://www.akc.org/public_education/summer_safety.cfm
http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/summerinfo/a/summersafety.-6lv.htm

POISONOUS PLANTS!!! YIKES!!!

June 26, 2012 0 Comments Bloggies by Administrator

Many people are surprised when they arrive at their vet clinic or vet emergency
room that the plants in or around their home were poisonous to their beloved
pet.  For some people, that realization comes too late.

There are so many plants and flowers that are harmful to both cats and dogs that
we found it extremely important to provide you with websites that list them in
detail so that you can check to see if your pet may be in danger.

According to www.dogpack.com below is a listing of poisonous plants by name and
category.

Bulbs:
Amaryllis, Autumn Crocus, Daffodil, Day Lily, Elephant Ears, Gladiolas,
Hyacinth, Iris, Lily of the Valley, Narcissus, Orange Day Lily, Tulip

Ferns:
Aparagus Fern, Australian Nut, Emerald Feather (aka Emerald Fern), Emerald Fern
(aka Emerald Feather), Lace Fern, Plumosa Fern

Flowering Plants:
Cyclamen, Hydrangea, Kalanchoe, Poinsettia

Garden Perennials:
Charming Diffenbachia, Christmas Rose, Flamingo Plant, Foxglove, Marijuana,
Morning Glory, Nightshade, Onion, Tomato Plant, Tropic Snow Dumbcane

House Plants:
Ceriman (aka Cutleaf Philodendron), Chinese Evergreen, Cordatum, Corn Plant (aka
Cornstalk Plant), Cutleaf Philodendron (aka Ceriman), Devil's Ivy, Dumb Cane,
Golden Pothos, Green Gold Nephthysis, Marble Queen, Mauna Loa Peace Lily,
Nephthytis, Peace Lily, Red-Margined Dracaena, Striped Dracaena, Taro Vine,
Warneckei Dracaena
Lillies: Asian Lily (liliaceae), Easter Lily, Glory Lily, Japanese Show Lily,
Red Lily, Rubrum Lily, Stargazer Lily, Tiger Lily, Wood Lily

Shrubs:
Cycads, Heavenly Bamboo, Holly, Jerusalem Cherry, Mistletoe "American",
Oleander, Precatory Bean, Rhododendron, Saddle Leaf Philodendron, Sago Palm,
Tree Philodendron, Yucca
Succulents: Aloe (Aloe Vera)

Trees:
Avocado, Buddist Pine, Chinaberry Tree, Japanese Yew (aka Yew), Lacy Tree,
Macadamia Nut, Madagascar Dragon Tree, Queensland Nut, Schefflera, Yew (aka
Japanese Yew)

Vines:
Branching Ivy, English Ivy, European Bittersweet, Glacier Ivy, Hahn's self
branching English Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy

Misc/Uncategorized:
American Bittersweet, Andromeda Japonica, Azalea, Bird of Paradise, Buckeye,
Caladium hortulanum, Calla Lily, Castor Bean, Clematis, Fiddle-Leaf
Philodendron, Florida Beauty, Fruit Salad Plant, Golden Dieffenbachia, Gold Dust
Dracaena, Heartleaf Philodendron, Horsehead Philodendron, Hurricane Plant,
Mexican Breadfruit, Mother-in-law, Panda, Philodendron Pertusum, Red Emerald,
Red Princess, Ribbon Plant, Satin Pothos, Spotted Dumb Cane, Sweetheart Ivy,
Swiss Cheese Plant, Variable Dieffenbachia, Variegated Philodendron,
Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow


One never knows what might seem tasty to our furry friends on any given day. 
Lets further our protection of them by being mindful of the plants that may harm
them.

Please visit these websites for names of plants that are regularly added to the
list of POISONOUS PLANTS!

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/
http://www.cybercanine.com/toxicplants.htm
http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/poisonous_plants.html

******* If you have ANY doubt that your pet may have ingested a poisonous 
flower or plant, please DO NOT hesitate to call.......
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Poison Control
Center at 1-888-426-4435.