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Some Happy Dogs!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, pet safety | Comments Off on Some Happy Dogs!

Some Happy Dogs ~ Lycan & Luna! I wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful Kaeley was with our two Labs. We needed to go to Chicago for our granddaughter’s christening and didn’t have anywhere or anyone to take care of our dogs. A kennel wasn’t feasible because one of the labs had meningitis and isn’t able to be around other dogs. Thankfully, your service offers overnight sitting. Kaeley texted us as soon as she arrived and throughout the weekend was accessible when we called and even sent us photos to show us how happy the dogs were. She didn’t even mind when the dogs boxed her in at night in bed. Two seventy pound, HOT, dogs who want to lay all over you aren’t fun. Kaeley was a joy and I would recommend her to anyone. Services like yours are a godsend to pet owners. Thank you so much. You’ve definitely gained another customer. -Brenda R. (Holly Springs, NC) Kaeley wanted to share the information below with the owners of Lycan & Luna – and National Dog Week seemed like the PERFECT chance! Lycan is a sweet and cheerful black lab who is sure to walk up to you with multiple toys in his mouth. He is the best cuddler ever and loves to sleep on top of you with his head buried under your chin. He is so easy going and a true lover. Lycan also LOVES to give kisses! Luna is lovingly referred to as Luni Tunes. She is always SO excited to have guests and could relax on the back porch all day if you let her. She loves to sit on her hind legs and put her paws all over you. She is also a cuddler who loves to be as close to you as possible, which usually involves her sitting on your lap until you scratch behind her ears. I truly enjoyed my time with them and hope to see all of you soon! -Kaeley I just LOVE how we help pets & their people! -Allison Smith www.WaggersPetSitting.com Excellence in Pet Care since 2003...

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Saving Your Pet With CPR

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in pet CPR, pet health, pet safety | Comments Off on Saving Your Pet With CPR

Saving Your Pet With CPR

With pets increasingly being treated like a member of the family, many owners are learning emergency techniques like CPR to keep their pet alive before bringing them to a veterinarian. Print the Safety card pictured below and place it on your refrigerator today! Saving Your Pet With CPR If there is no breathing and no pulse begin CPR immediately. Check For Breathing And Pulse – Check pulse using middle and index finger below the wrist, inner thigh (femoral artery), below the ankle or where left elbow touches the chest. Look For Other Warning SignsGums and lips will appear gray colored Pupils will be dilated and not responsive to light If Not Breathing, Give Breath To Animal Cats And Smal Dogs – Place your mouth over its nose and mouth to blow air in. Medium-Large Dogs – Place your mouth over its nose to blow air in. Heimlich Manuever – If breath won’t go in, airway may be blocked. Turn dog upside down, with its back against your chest. Wrap your arms around the dog and clasp your arms around the dog and clasp your hand together just below its rib cage (since you’re holding the dog upside down, it’s above the rib cage, in the abdomen). Using both arms, give five sharp thrusts to the abdomen. Then check its mouth or airway for object. If you see it remove it and give 2 more rescue breaths. Start Compression If No Pulse – Lay animal on right side and place hands over ribs where its elbow touches the chest. Begin compressions. Do not give compressions if dog has a pulse. Repeat ProcedureCheck pulse after 1 minute and then after every few minutes. Continue giving CPR until the animal has a pulse and is breathing. Stop CPR after 20 minutes Animal Size Compress Chest Compressions Per Breath Of Air Cats/Small Dog (under 30 lbs) 1 1/2 – 1 inch 5 Medium-Large Dog (30-90 lbs) 1 – 3 inch 5 Giant Dog (over 90 lbs) 1 – 3 inch 10 Our thanks goes to the American Red Cross for developing such a useful infographic to teach ALL of us! Allison Smith www.WaggersPetSitting.com Excellence in Pet Care since 2003...

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