Apex Pet Sitters

I mustache you a question…

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, cat sitter, dog sitter, Dogs, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on I mustache you a question…

I mustache you a question…

I mustache you a question…   When will one of the Wagger’s Pet Sitters be back to play some more? Huh huh huh??? When when when???   Waggers offers a variety of services to handle all of your pet care needs. Worried about that vacation you’ve been planning? Who’s going to watch after the pets? That’s what we’re here for! To give you the peace of mind to enjoy your vacation knowing your beloved pets are happy at home.   Services & Pricing Daily Dog Walks: $13.00 (add $2.00 for each additional dog)   Small Animal Visits: $15.00  (add $1.00 per visit for each additional animal)   Potty Breaks: $12.00  (add $1.00 per visit for each additional animal.)   30-Minute Visits this includes feeding of pet: $17.00 (Add $1.00 per visit for each additional animal.)   Private Dog Boarding: $25.00 per day (Add $12.00 per day for each additional dog)   Pet Taxi: $30 per hour   Home Sweet Home (In Home Pet Sitting): $75.00 per night (8PM – 8AM)   Additional Home Sweet Home Options HERE.     *Weekly clients receive a discount for using Waggers on a regular basis. Contact Us for details. ^There is an additional $5 (add $1 for each additional pet) Holiday Fee on every service during the following times: New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend and Thanksgiving Weekend. Contact Us...

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What do your pets have planned for the holidays?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, cat sitter, dog sitter, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on What do your pets have planned for the holidays?

What do your pets have planned for the holidays? Do you have someone to watch them for you? Or are you willing to take the chance that your home will look like this when YOU return from vacation? Have you considered finding a pet sitter to watch over your pillows? Pet-sitting services are a great alternative to boarding for dogs and cats. Here is a short list of questions to ask yourself when you are making such an important decision. Do your pets have problems with large groups of animals? Though many dogs seem to like the social aspects of a boarding kennel, shy, aggressive or nervous dogs may be stressed by groups. Cats and birds can be intimidated by other animals as well. Has your pet experienced separation anxiety when away from his own home and family? While many pets, especially dogs, enjoy new experiences, some feel much more secure at home. Keeping their habits the same can be good for their mental and physical health. Do your pets have all the vaccinations required for boarding? For the protection of all dogs in a kennel, a bordetella (kennel cough) inoculation is required twice a year and other vaccines must be given annually. Owners of dogs and cats that have had bad reactions to vaccinations in the past may prefer not to vaccinate often and therefore cannot board. Is your pet older or does he/she require specific care due to health problems? Older pets are often happiest when their routines and surroundings are constant. Pets who require special health care will likely get a much better service from a pet sitter. Do have multiple pets? It can get very expensive to board more than one pet and you can get a much cheaper and personal service with a pet sitter. Do you prefer knowing that your pets are at home in familiar surroundings? With a pet sitter you don’t have to worry about getting your pets to a boarding facility, how they might react to the facility and arranging pickup when you come home. With a pet sitter, your loving pet will be waiting for you when you walk through the door!   If you would like more information about our services, simply visit us here. Allison Smith www.WaggersPetSitting.com Excellence in Pet Care since 2003...

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As Temps Rise, Veterinarians Advise Early Flea & Tick Prevention

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, Dogs, pet health, pet safety, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on As Temps Rise, Veterinarians Advise Early Flea & Tick Prevention

As Temps Rise, Veterinarians Advise Early Flea & Tick Prevention

Hike Planned with Your Pet? Outdoor Fun? As Temps Rise, Veterinarians Advise Early Flea & Tick Prevention DENISON, TX They’re not just in your pet’s fur–they’re everywhere. With the warming temperatures, they might be jumping earlier than usual. Fleas may be ready to dive into your animal, but there’s a way to stop the scratch before it starts. “It’s always skin irritation. Being sensitive to the flea bite,” Billy Martindale said, DVM, Animal Hospital of Denison. Man’s best friend may have something to sweat about this summer. “When you have animals, you’re going to have fleas unless you control them,” Martindale said. As the mercury rises earlier than usual this year, veterinarians advise pet owners to use flea prevention early. “Fleas feed on animals. That’s the only place they feed. That’s the dinner plate. They can be off the animal for a long period of time, actually for years,” Martindale said. According to veterinarian Billy Martindale, fleas thrive when it’s 80 degrees with 80 percent humidity. However, cold weather doesn’t stop dormant bugs from looking for a bite to eat. “Doesn’t mean the fleas aren’t going to be inside the house, doesn’t mean they’re not going to be on the animal, because they will be,” Martindale said. Fleas aren’t just outside. They could be in the carpet. Martindalae recommends spraying your home for pests regularly, not just once a year. “You got to be able to control the pet and do something inside the house, or even outside the house,” Martindale said. During summer hikes in the woods, ticks are another pest to be wary of because of the diseases they may carry. “Fleas do not pose a human health problem. Ticks pose a humongous human health problem,” Martindale said. Flea prevention can come from a pill or topical treatment. “Some animals are predisposed to being sensitive to fleas,” Martindale said. It might keep Fido from scratching later. The Environmental Protection Agency advises pet owners to vacuuming frequently to remove eggs, larvae and fleas. It’s also important to clean carpets and cushioned...

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New Year’s Safety For Pets

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, Interest, pet health, pet safety, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on New Year’s Safety For Pets

New Year’s Safety For Pets   by Stacy Fox khou.com Posted on December 28, 2011 at 6:36 AM  New Year’s Eve is the one party that the whole world is invited to, and it’s just days away!  As we get ready to ring in 2012 with a loud, colorful display of festive fireworks, we need to remember to keep our furry friends safe.  The excitement of the sparkling, popping and cracking sounds might be fun for humans, but it can make many pets agitated and scared. Without proper care, pets can get lost during the festivities.  Here are a few helpful tips to keep your furry friend safe this New Year’s Eve: Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with identification tags with current information.  Cats should wear break away / safety collars. Microchipping your pet is always advised. Keep your pets indoors in a quiet area that is familiar to him / her with plenty of fresh water and give dogs several safe chew toys.  Dogs who are crate trained may feel safest in their kennels.  Cats will do best in a bathroom or utility room with food, water and their litter box. Resist the urge to soothe and comfort your agitated pet as this can actually reinforce his / her stressed behavior. Instead, stay calm and “matter of fact” when dealing with a pet who is upset by loud noises. Frightened outdoor dogs have been known to jump high fences and dig holes to escape the sound of fireworks.  Indoor animals should be kept away from large glass windows or doors because when scared they are capable of crashing right through. Make sure to keep all alcohol, festive foods / chocolates, floral arrangements and party decorations away from your pets.  Alcohol can be dangerous and deadly while balloons, streamers, party hats and confetti can become lodged in your pet’s intestines, causing an intestinal blockage.  Chocolate is especially toxic to both canines and felines. Remember to keep a watchful eye on your pet and put the name and number of your veterinarian and local animal emergency clinic in a designated area. For more information, visit...

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Waggers Pet Sitters wish you and your pets Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on Waggers Pet Sitters wish you and your pets Happy Holidays!

Waggers Pet Sitters wish you and your pets Happy Holidays!

Waggers Pet Sitters wish you and your pets Happy Holidays! We would like to take a moment and thank every one who trusts us with their pets… we LOVE each and everyone of you and your furry friends! Please have a safe, happy and FUN holiday season no matter what your family celebrates! ~Allison Smith ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (dog version) It was about time for Christmas, and all through the house A creature was stirring, but it wasn’t a mouse I knew right away it was my wife’s little pup, She thought we were sleeping, and so she was up The dog was a gift it was coercion, really, A woman can pout, ’til a man gets downright silly. And now the wife was snoozing she was really sacked out She wouldn’t have awoke from less than a shout. Yes, her in her nightgown, I in my BVDs, We had finally settled down to catch some Zs When off in the kitchen there arose such a clatter, I rolled from the bed to see what was the matter. Away down the hall, my head in a muddle, I reached the kitchen…and stepped in a puddle. The glow from a nightlight illuminated the room, So how come I stumbled over the broom? I fell in a sprawl, my legs were not stable. On the way down, my nose hit the table. My head was a spinnin’ and when I came to rest Four miniature dog feet stood on my chest. With a lick and a bark, she bounded away, Into the living room, she ran to play. More rapid than mouses, that rat terrier ran, Me on the follow, rolled newspaper in hand. “Stop, Skeeter! Stop, Dog! Stop, Pup! Halt, Pooch! Halt, Girl! Oh, come’ere, you mutt! “Get off the new couch! Now let go of that curtain! Ohhh…If I ever catch you, you’re gonna’ be hurtin'” As winds of a Texas tornado do fly, She spun round the room, down low and up high. Then up on the countertop, that puppy went She stopped for a second. I thought she was spent. I make a quick lunge, she ducked me and then Yawned when I dove through the flour bin. As I drew out my head and was turning around, She made for the presents, in a single bound. I was covered with flour, from my head to my toes, My robe in tatters, and blood on my nose. A bag full of toys, she grabbed with glee I nabbed her, I thought, but instead got the tree. The ornaments, they broke, as they began to fall The lights, how they fizzled, and that is not all. When I reached for the plug, to turn the bulbs out, What flowed through my body, but electricity, so stout! As smoke encircled my head like a wreath, That dog held my big toe, tight in her teeth. “Skeeter,” I moaned, “I give up. Oh, Skeet, I give in.” So she bit my swollen nose, and nipped at my chin. She spoke not a word, but went back to work, Down came the stockings it took just a jerk. Then up from the hall, came the sound of feet, Momma, it seemed was awake from her sleep. “Now you’ll get it pup,” I announced with glee. Then Skeeter walked over and put her little head on my knee. She looked up at my wife – so innocent – and at me, so, so sad. And it didn’t take long, to know I’d been had. Then came the wife’s voice, so...

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Mal Kitty, Shadow Boxing

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Interest, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on Mal Kitty, Shadow Boxing

Mal Kitty, Shadow Boxing Hi Mom & Dad, Miss Allison and the Waggers Pet Sitting crew is taking great care of me… they brought me this thing called a BOX today, it’s been hard to concentrate on anything else. I have been playing Lion of the Sahara Desert all day – once I crouch and stare the box down, then I jump thru and start all over. Can’t wait to show you how I keep this BOX in control. Chris Alduino’s kitty, Mal staying entertained with boxes… it’s the simplest of joys that keep you young! ~Allison Smith, Owner of Waggers Professional Pet...

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