January Newsletter

Obesity is a huge problem with pets and it’s shortening their lives. I already believe that our furry family members are never with us long enough! There are entire books written about different ways to eat, whether it’s for specific allergies or the simple desire to feel healthier. So what’s the fuss? Why is it so complicated to eat? If it makes anyone feel better, dogs have similar issues to humans in the field of nutrition. Some dogs have allergies to specific meat, (like chicken) or reactions to grains in their food (thus grain-free formula was made). Since it seems

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Tips For Your Meet & Greet With Your Pet Sitter!

As a new client to Distinctive Pet Care; we want your experience to be outstanding! How can you help? Here are a few tips and suggestions! 1) Be Organized! Have your information together to include; your vet’s address and phone number, travel info including dates & times of travel and emergency contact information. 2) House Key-Have a well-used copy of your house key for your pet sitter. Even if we will be using an alternative form of entry like a garage key-less code, we do like to have a back up key. Over the years, we have had power outages,

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Pet Sitting For 20 years—What I’ve Realized!

Pet Sitting Littleton, CO

I started my official pet sitting business November of 1995. My friends and family were skeptical. What is that? How can you make money taking care of pets? I knew there was a need for this type of service after working in a veterinarian’s office and seeing the pets that didn’t do well in a kennel-type situation. I jumped in and started a service that was unchartered territory for pet parents. Over the past 20 years, pet sitting has become a well-known alternative in the pet industry. There are still somethings that pet parents do not realize about pet sitting.

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5 Reasons To Use Coconut Oil with Your Dog or Cat!

Coconut oil has many benefits for you and your pets!  They also tend to like it so it is easy to administer on their food and some will lick right off the spoon! 1)  Coconut oil improves the mental health & joints of your older pet-it can also help to reduce weight, regulate insulin and thyroid levels and help heart disease! 2)  Coconut oil can help improve “doggy breath” and digestive health! 3)  Coconut oil can help with wounds, bites and stings-just be sure that your dog doesn’t lick it off which will delay the healing of the injury spot.

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In-Home Euthanasia

by Dawn Olson, Distinctive Pet Care Euthanasia is a tough subject.  “When” is the most common decision that we can agonize over, but now there we need to consider the “Where”.  In years past, our precious family members had no choice but to get in the car, and head to in many cases, to the very place that they had spent time being poked and prodded.  Guilt from pet parents having to make that final drive and visit compounded with the anxiety of the pet and the finality of this decision.  Now there is an option of having your pet

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Picking Out Your New Puppy

Do your research – How much activity will this breed need?  What type of activities do I want to be able to do with this breed?  What health issues is this breed known for?  What formulas of food do these breeds to best with? Are they known for liking other dogs, cats, children, etc?  What will you do with this puppy while you are at work or on vacation?  Will you board your pet or have a pet – sitter visit him? Try to be objective – You are looking for a well – balanced puppy that doesn’t show extremes

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