Older Dogs and Arthritis and Joint Pain

The number one problem in older dogs is Arthritis and joint pain. If you own a dog you will encounter degenerative bone disease or Arthritis if your pup lives a long healthy life. This is even more prevalent in bigger dogs, with a shorter life expectancy.   What...

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Spain’s Dirty Secret – The Plight of the Galgos

  Having worked with animals in a variety of roles over the years, I’m always surprised when I hear about a breed that I am unaware of. For those who know dogs, a Greyhound is familiar. There is a Spanish Greyhound called a “Galgos”. An ancient breed used...

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Hoovers – Pets Eating Things They Shouldn’t

Working as a vet tech the amount of objects I’ve seen surgically removed from cats and dogs is astonishing! Puppies are generally the worst perpetrators of this, but older dogs can get into mischief too, and cats as well. The worst things your dog can actually munch...

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Foods To NEVER Feed Your Pet

There are many things that you should not give your animal companion. They are dangerous and can cause death in some cases.   As I found out the hard way on a Sunday night in Stamford Connecticut when my dog Aulf got into my purse and ate some sugar-free chewing...

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What To Feed Your Dog Or Cat

Feeding your beloved pet can be a daunting task. There are so many brands available and options. Wet, dry or both?   For cats, they are basically carnivores. Wheat, corn, rice or any type of carbohydrate is not a good idea for them. These ingredients can lead to...

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Pet Loss Support Group In Ottawa Ontario

In my recent community outreach I found a very interesting group. The Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa Carleton, is a forum where pet owners can interact with others who have recently, or in the past, lost a beloved companion animal. During my days in rescue in the...

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Nail Cutting of Breed Dogs, Small Dogs and Cats

There are a lot of various types of equipment on the market for the clipping and nail cutting of large breed dogs, small fogs and cats of pet nails. As pet owners  -- its always unpleasant when we do it ourselves and actually hit a quick and cause our best friend to...

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Ottawa Stray Cat Spaying Program

I recently reconnected with a friend from 4-year old kindergarten! Her name is Alanna Teed. I was once invited over to her house for a birthday party and didn’t quite know how to pronounce her name so she was “alannalouiseteed” to me. Much to my parent’s confusion –...

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Interesting Pet Names

During my rescue years in New York and Connecticut you would often find interesting pet names coming out of the shelter system. Some days you knew exactly what ethnic background the counter person had. Not saying anything wrong with the biggest melting pot in the...

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Meet The Morkie

I recently got a new client, a Morkie named Theseus. Morkies are a cross between Maltese and Yorkshire Terriers. As a close friend of mine renamed them a Yorktease! I thought it was funny..... The owners introduced themselves via email and when I first saw his name I...

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Summer Heat Safety for Animals

With a Special Focus on Summer Heat Safety for Animals Are Brachycephalic Pets During the summer there are many preventative measures you can take to ensure your pet is safe. Summer heat safety for animals is an important thing to consider if you're going to be taking...

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Flea and Tick Prevention

Flea And Tick Prevention For Cats and Dogs As the owner of three cats and two dogs, flea and tick prevention in always on my mind. When I lived in Wilton, CT it was especially bad due to the many deer that shared the property with me. The minute my poor dogs went...

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Things The Pet Nannies Love

We've been very busy filling up our new Pinterest account! After searching the web we've come up with a pretty great collection of quotes, stories, and pieces of advice related to pets! Here are some of our favorite pins: [alpine-phototile-for-pinterest src="user"...

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Pet Sitting FAQ

Thinking of becoming a Pet Nannies client? Curious about what our pet sitting and walking services entail? Check out this list of our most common FAQ! Will I always have the same pet sitter? Yes, your pet sitter is always the same sitter that you have the initial...

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