Colorado Hiking: 3 Water Sources Your Dog Should Avoid

Water Sources Your Dog Should Avoid When Hiking
Image by fxxu from Pixabay As you hit the trails this summer, keep your dog safe from potentially contaminated water sources. It may be tempting to count on natural sources of water for your dog in order to minimize the weight of your pack. But there are three water sources you should never let your dog drink from or swim in! Would you know whether a natural water source on the trails is ok for your dog to drink? Or even to swim in to cool down? Often, unforeseen dangers lurk in what appears to be clean, fresh water. BelowRead more

Colorado Hiking with Your Dog: How to Avoid K9 Heatstroke! 

Colorado Hiking with Your Dog: How to Avoid K9 Heatstroke! Image by 2999607 from Pixabay For the ultimate mountain and dog lover, hiking season is here!   But first, learn some lifesaving information about K9 heat exhaustion and deadly heatstroke. You just might save your dog’s life!   Without a doubt, we have the best trails and mountain views in the Rocky Mountain State of Colorado! But to enjoy the safest experiences, it’s important to effectively prepare before heading out!   Did you know that even in the cooler temperatures of the mountains, your dog can still be challenged with heat stress/exhaustion; and if left unaddressed, can lead to life-threatening heatstroke?   It’s true.  Image by Terje Ansgar Eriksen from Pixabay  Remember, most dogs don’t have an “off” switch especially ifRead more

Colorado Hiking with Your Dog Avoid These 6 Plants

Colorado Hiking with Your Dog Avoid These 6 Plants Image by Janet Meyer from Pixabay With warmer temperatures, it’s the perfect time to hit the trails with your dog! But before you do, read this quick blog to know which plants are not dog-friendly!  I love hitting the trails in Colorado with my K9 friends. But with all the snow, and now warmer temperatures, it’s critical to stay vigilant for native plants that could harm your dog. Even some of the most beautiful wildflowers pose a very real risk to an unsuspecting dog (or human). So before you lace up the hikingRead more

It’s Chip Your Pet Month; Have You?

It’s Chip Your Pet Month; Have You?   Photo 472497 © Kitsen - When your pet goes missing, a simple embedded chip could help him find his way back home sooner. Before it’s too late, get your pet chipped! REAL STORY!  Just last week, one of my sitters saw a post in her local neighborhood Facebook Group.  The post was about a found poodle.  It didn’t have a picture, so we responded, asking for a picture, low and behold, we recognized this Standard Poodle as one of our grooming clients at The Ken Caryl Pet Spa!  We texted &Read more

Did You Know First Aid Could Save Your Pet’s Life?

Did you know first aid could save your pet's life
Did You Know First Aid Could Save Your Pet’s Life? April is National Pet First Aid Awareness … would YOU know What to do in the event of a pet emergency? What you do – or don’t do – could save your pet’s life! No one ever counts on an emergency happening. But they will happen and what you know (or don’t know) could drastically affect the outcome, especially for your pet. Even if you do end up seeking veterinarian help, the first few minutes of a pet-related emergency could mean the difference between life and death. Emergencies can happenRead more

It’s Time to Show Your Pet Sitter Some Love!

It’s Time to Show Your Pet Sitter Some Love! The first full week every March is dedicated to Professional Pet Sitters. Let’s show some love to those who love our pets!   As a pet owner, we understand your pet is a member of the family. When life gets in the way, whether its long hours at work, business travel or vacation travel, it’s just as important that your pet’s schedule and care remains a top priority! Having a trusted dog or pet sitter makes that easy! But, not all “pet sitters” are the same; and not all pet sittingRead more

It’s National Train Your Dog Month!

National Train Your Dog Month Cat Sitting Littleton CO

It’s National Train Your Dog Month! Training is not just for the brand-new puppy; it offers benefits throughout your dog’s life and helps re-strengthen your bond with your beloved family member. Whether you’re going to do it on your own or search out a professional trainer, dog training should be a staple (like exercise, food and medical care) in your relationship with your K9. Training is never a “one-and-done” activity and it’s so much more than just obedience commands and the recitation of moves. All training (no matter the specific method) should be positive and force-free, consistent, relatively short and

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Help Your Pet Avoid Cabin Fever During Cold Winter Months

With colder temperatures and snow, keeping your pet happy and content can be a bit more challenging, especially if they (or you!) are not fans of winter months. Also, with the extra demands of the holiday season, it can be a struggle to find enough quality time to spend with your pets. But despite the colder temperatures and crowded holiday schedules, it’s just as important to provide regular physical exercise and mental stimulation for your pets. Or hire someone who can help. Pet Winter Safety: Active but Safe Just like their human owners, pets can become bored, complacent and even

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National Walk Your Dog Week: October 1-7

Excuse us, your dog would like to make an announcement. The first week of October is National Walk Your Dog Week! Created in 2010 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige, National Walk Your Dog Week focuses on improving the health and well-being of America’s dogs by talking them (and ourselves) for a walk! Why is This Week So Important? Interestingly, the National Walk Your Dog Week precedes and addresses another important October “pet holiday” … namely, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (on October 10th this year). Did you know that being overweight or obese is an

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Pet Suffocation is a Preventable Tragedy!

Pet Suffocation is a preventable tragedy

You come home to find your pet motionless with a chip bag or other type of bag over their head. These mylar type bags become a hazard that your pet may find in the trash, cupboard or on the counter. We never want to hear of this untimely tragedy for any of our clients, so please help spread the word! Make sure to dispose of these types of bags properly (cut the bottom off) and make sure you pet cannot reach counters or trash cans. Resources:

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