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Winter Pet Care Tips!

You know how the song goes …”oh…the weather outside is frightful….”, right? Winter-time and the inclement weather that it brings can be “frightful” for your fur-kids too, but your pet care professionals at Pet and Home Care are here to help you get your pets safely through the winter months. Read on…..
At Pet and Home Care, we suggest that all of our clients do a “garage check” when it starts to get cold (and all year long!). Clean up any chemical spills and make sure that salt-based ice melters are put away. Antifreeze is DEADLY. Fur-kids like it because of its sweet taste and 1 or 2 teaspoons is all it takes to kill your dog or cat. Salt can be a skin-irritant. Make sure that you wash your dog’s feet when they come inside if you’ve been out walking them to prevent chemical burns.
Puppies, senior dogs and sick dogs are more sensitive than others to cold temperatures. Make sure that if you have a puppy, senior dog or a pet with a compromised immune system stays in a warm, dry environment, otherwise you may expose them to hypothermia, frostbite or worse.
Skip the haircut! Do you shave your pets down in the summer? You’ll want to skip that haircut in the winter. They need their winter coats…just like we do! Dogs with short coats or low body fat like Chihuahuas, Greyhounds, etc. will definitely thank you for a warm sweater or their very own winter coat when it gets cold.
Working long hours or traveling and need a pet sitter or dog walker this winter? Let Pet and Home Care meet your pet sitting and dog walking needs this winter. Our trained professionals know exactly what to do to keep your fur-kids safe and warm during the winter months. Call us or email us today!
Winter Weather Reminders!
With yesterday’s winter weather, we thought it was a good time to remind our clients of our winter weather policy. If you need to cancel our services due to bad weather, our 12-hour cancellation policy is waived when schools or the government closed due to snow or ice, when road conditions appear dangerous, or temps are below freezing. During bad weather, if you do not cancel, we will still attempt to get to every home when the roads are safe enough to drive on. If we do have delays, we will contact you right away.
We will still walk dogs during bad weather, but will limit our time outside for them to do their business, then spend the rest of the visit playing and loving them inside. If you have any special requests, please let us know.
Don’t forget to keep pathways clear of ice and snow for the safety of your pet and their sitter. Please salt walkways and steps too. If you are traveling during the winter, please be sure to make snow removal arrangements, and leave a towel and jacket or sweater out for your pups, and wipes for their paws to get any salt off. Also, remember that garage codes do not work if there is a power outage so be sure to have a backup method of entry like a lock box if we usually enter through the garage.
Stay safe this winter!
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