Pet Care Articles

July 5th, 2012
When it's summer time, it's usually hot.  Here is Las Vegas, it can get VERY HOT.  If you own a dog, you likely walk your dog.  Remember, when it's hot, it can mean bad things to a dog that is low to the ground already.  Consider the following option...

A Cool Collar.  There are plenty of cooling collars on the market depending on the size and needs of your dog. Part of keeping your canine cool is keeping the area around his face and ears from getting too warm. Outward Hound makes a cooling bandana that velcroes around your pet's neck.  However, it can get a bit heavy once it is fully saturated with water. If you have a smaller dog or limited budget, you can get the same effect by dampening a bandana with cold water and tying it around your dog's neck. The wet bandana can provide a cooling effect for your pet on a walk, at play or just hanging out.

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July 2nd, 2012
It's hard to believe it, but we've been blogging online for more than year now and the Paw Minders Plus family would like to wish everyone a SAFE and Happy 4th of July!  Remember, most animals don't like fireworks.  The lights and loud sounds can scare them.  BE CAREFUL with them around your animals.  Our two little ones will be staying at home when we take in the fireworks shows around Henderson this 4th.  We love the shows, but know they don't.  Anyway, enjoy the fun that comes with the 4th and we'll return later this month with more tips and articles on animal care!  In the meantime, click the link below to check out the fireworks show at the Disney-MGM Studios in Walt Disney World, FL. Taped in 2005.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeFi3SDi_n8

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June 17th, 2012
Courtesy of catchannel.com comes the following short quiz about what you see in your cat's litterbox.  We encourage everyone with cats who see this to click the link and take the quiz.  It could be a lifesaver...

http://www.catchannel.com/magazines/catfancy/august-2012/what-does-your-cats-litterbox-say.aspx   Read more...
June 1st, 2012
Believe it or not, there are now more households with dogs (43 million) than children (38 million).  Yes, it's true!  And that means there are more families than ever looking for a good pet sitter.  If you are considering looking for one, click the following link for some good tips on finding one.  Hopefully, after you read these tips, you'll call us if you live in the Hendrson area for a free in-home consult!

http://www.pawminderspluspetsitters.com/articles.php?id=13&p=5&search=
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May 26th, 2012
Courtesy of ABC.com, comes this surprising list of 10 cat-care tips.  I'll just link to the acticle here for convenience....

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/05/10-surprising-cat-care-tips/

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!  Don't forget to spend some good quality time with your pets!   Read more...
May 13th, 2012
If your dog or cat is overweight, now is the time to act to get it under control.  Being overweight can be an eventual death sentence to a dog or cat.  Courtesy of catchannel.com, the following statistics show being overweight for a dog or cat is a serious matter...

From 2007 to 2011, the overweight or obese dog incidences increased 37% and overweight or obese cat incidences increased 90% in cats. Overall, 1 in 5 dogs and cats were classified as obese or overweight in 2011.
 
Obesity or overweight was diagnosed in dogs and cats diagnosed with other chronic diseases, including:
 •    40% of dogs and 37% of cats with arthritis,
 •    40% of dogs and 40% of cats with diabetes,
 •    40% of dogs with high blood pressure,
 •    60% of dogs with hypothyroidism.
 
36% of dog owners and 28% of cat owners ...   Read more...
April 26th, 2012
Well, I don't know what to say other than the following story is truly AMAZING...

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/04/19/special-needs-kitty-specialized-surgery 
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