November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, November 26th, 2018

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Nothing is as heartbreaking and as devastating as receiving the news of a loved one or a pet companion diagnosed with cancer. It is a very emotional and taxing ordeal for everyone involved – most especially for the patient and their close family members. We could go years and not once consider the possibility of it affecting us or our loved ones, until we get blindsided one day and the world starts crumbling all around us. No one is ever fully ready when it comes to cancer, and no one will ever be the same when it happens to them or someone they love. But with the right knowledge and information, we can brace ourselves for the worst, and hopefully, come out of it in one piece. November is Pet Cancer Awareness month. Not that we need any more reminders to always stay on top of our pet’s health, but it doesn’t hurt to educate ourselves on what it really is we’re dealing with when it comes to pet cancer. (more…)

Michigan Halloween Costumes (and Safety Tips) for Your Pets

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

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Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are once again out and about this Halloween season, and with that come some pretty cool things to look forward to. Top on our list, of course, is the chance to dress our little furry babies up in their very own Halloween costumes (as if we need another excuse to dress them up). If you’re like us, you’d jump at any opportunity to get creative with our pets (often at their expense). Halloween isn’t just for people; animals should get in on the fun too. We’ve come up with some great Halloween costume ideas for you and your pets to try out. But before that, some important Halloween safety reminders from us at Pet Nanny: (more…)

Pet Care Tips For September 2018

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

September spells the beginning of fall. The air is crisper, the days are shorter, and the leaves are starting to shed their spring colors and transform into warmer hues of red. Autumn is brisk and beautiful — but with all the amazing things the season brings, come different hazards that could endanger your cats and dogs. Don’t worry, though! We’ve rounded up a list of things for you to watch out for, as well as tips for you to keep your pets protected. (more…)

Why Pet Sitting Is Better Than Pet Boarding

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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Being a pet owner can be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling things in the world. Spending time taking care of a living, breathing animal can be a lot of fun, but we should never forget that having pets come with a lot of responsibilities along with them. Not only do our pets depend on us for shelter and their daily feeding, we have to clean up after they poo too – a small price to pay for our cuddly, furry babies’ love and affection. There will come a few instances, though, where you will need to be away from your pets for extended lengths of time – be it work-related or a vacation – and you’ll have to decide between whether to get a pet-sitter or leave them at a pet-boarding facility. Check out our list below for our top reasons why hiring a pet-sitter is the better option between the two. (more…)

Why Cats Need Pet Sitters Too

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

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Cats, most especially domesticated cats, have always had a reputation of leading independent lives apart from humans. We imagine them to be very self-sufficient and needing little to no attention from their owners whatsoever. You could just fill up their food and water bowls, leave them to their own devices, and be on your way. Although this could be true up to a certain degree, it would appear to not always be the case for our feline companions. Cats are very prone to stress and anxiety when left alone at home, especially for extended lengths of time. Being creatures of habit, they can get very irritable if their daily routine isn’t held up, leading to destroyed furniture or runaway cats. Before you book your vacation to the tropics, we suggest making sure your cat is in good hands while you’re gone. Below, we list down our top four reasons why hiring a cat-sitter is more important (and convenient) than you think. (more…)

Tips On How To Stay Cool With Your Pets This Michigan Summer

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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Summertime is here once again and we’re sure you can’t wait to get out there and bask under the rays of that golden summer sun. But before you do that, remember that summertime can also cause a few problems, not just for us humans, but for our pets as well. Animals are not spared from the harshness of the summer heat. Unlike humans who can sweat out the heat, dogs have to pant to cool themselves down. Rapid panting or thick, sticky saliva could be early signs of heat stroke. They are also very susceptible to sunburn and paw pad burns. Protect them from the dangers by being prepared and knowing what to look out for. We’ve come up with a list of ways you and your pets can keep cool during this summer. (more…)

How to Tell If Your Pet Has Michigan Seasonal Allergies

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

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It’s springtime once again and with it comes flowers blooming, bees a-buzzing and birds a-chirping. Unfortunately, that’s not the only thing that comes with it. Yes, you guessed it – It’s allergy season! Commonly triggered by environmental allergens such as the sprouting of trees, grass and the release of pollen by different types of flora; pets are just as susceptible to seasonal allergies as their human counterparts. Add environmental pollutants in the mix and you have one big bag of allergy pie just itching to hit us and our pets right in the face.   (more…)

What does a Walk Mean to Your Dog?

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

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Spending quality time with our dogs can be the most fun and certainly the most memorable experiences for both owners and pets alike. From playing fetch to dishing out belly rubs; bonding with our dogs creates a significant impact on everyone involved. One of the best activities you can do with your dogs is taking them out on their daily stroll. Walking your dog isn’t just a good way to pass the time; it also has a lot of great benefits for you and your four-legged friend. Below, we list down just what a walk means to your dog:  (more…)

What Does Your Dog Think About When You’re Gone?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

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Ever wonder what goes through our furry buddy’s brain whenever they’re left alone to their own devices? Worry not, using data based on scientific research and a little bit of imagination, we’ve come up with an almost accurate dialogue of our dogs’ thought processes when we’re gone. Here’s what they think about the minute to four hours after you step out of the house. (more…)

Interesting Dog and Cat Facts | Pet Nanny

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

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Any pet owner knows that dogs and cats are special – they’re by far our most common pets, and for good reason. They’ve been providing humans with companionship for thousands of years. You’d think we’d know everything about them by now, right? Well apparently not so: let’s take a look at some of our favorite pets’ little quirks that people don’t always know about: (more…)