Exciting Changes for Pet and Home Care!
On behalf of Pet and Home Care’s staff, I wish you a happy new year! 2018 is a very special year for us as we approach our 20th anniversary of delivering the highest quality pet care in Maryland and D.C. I am incredibly proud of our stellar team members, who work night and day to make certain each client gets the best care possible. It is my honor to announce that for the first time in PHC’s history, we now offer healthcare benefits to all of our employees! I believe the strength of a great company comes from its staff and core values, and I thank every member of our team in making PHC pawsitively purrfect!
In other exciting news, my husband and I are expecting our first child at the end of April! While I won’t be taking a full mutt-ternity, I do plan to take some time off to welcome our new bundle of joy. Office managers Kira and Teresa will be handling most of the daily bookings and communications while I’m away. Thanks for your understanding during this time of transition.
CEO, Pet and Home Care
Book Your Long Weekend Services Now!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 15th and President’s Day is Monday, February 19th. Don’t wait to book your services if you’re planning a long weekend getaway. Additionally, we kindly remind you to please cancel your daily in-home visits if we are not needed on those days.
Our kennel-free Pet Resort in Clarksburg, MD is a great way to board your pup so you can stay stress-free on a long weekend. We can even pick up your dog in our pup van! No pets? No problem. Pet and Home Care can also come by your house to check mail, bring in packages, water plants, and rotate lights. Book now!
Beware of Winter Pet Hazards!
This winter has already brought record-breaking low temperatures and extreme weather conditions. Keep your pets safe this winter season by avoiding these cold-weather hazards.
Antifreeze: Pets are attracted to the sweet smell and taste of antifreeze, which can leak from cars and form puddles in your garage or driveway. Antifreeze is extremely toxic to pets, and causes permanent damage to kidneys and vital organs, and can be fatal. The chemical is absorbed quickly once ingested so it is crucial to immediately take your pet to the vet if exposed.
Salt: While our staff appreciates a salted sidewalk, it’s important to check your pet’s feet after coming back inside to make sure there are no salt crystals stuck in paw pads, which can lead to painful cracking or chapping. Try purchasing pet-friendly ice melts that minimize toxicity.
Hypothermia & Frostbite: Extremely low temperatures greatly increase the risk of hypothermia and frostbite for pets. Ears, paws and tails are especially susceptible to frostbite as these sensitive areas will naturally have less blood flow in the cold weather. Bundle up your fur-buddy in a pet sweater or coat and keep outside time to a minimum.