Chihuahuas can be really fun, adorable dogs, but you have to admit that they're pretty unique! As a chihuahua owner, you are probably used to caring for your tiny canine pet, but some dog boarding facilities are not quite as set up and prepared for these little dogs. Boarders can do a great job of caring for your chihuahua, but there are a few steps you may want to take, as an owner, to ensure things go smoothly for your tiny pup and the staff who care for them while you're away.
25 May 2021
Hiring an experienced pet sitter will give you a heightened sense of confidence that your dog will be in good hands when you're away from home for a family vacation. You can ask your sitter to perform a wide range of services in your absence, including feeding your dog, letting it out into your yard to do its business, and even playing with it in the house. Another task that you'll likely want to request is for the sitter to walk the dog.
23 December 2020
When you have a pet dog and a busy schedule with work, you may be feeling overwhelmed and want to make sure that your dog is going to be in good hands while you're at work. If you keep your dog at a doggy daycare to ensure that they're being supervised and that your dog is getting stimulation while you're gone, you may be spending a bit more time than you would like driving them to the daycare every morning.
19 November 2019
While some dogs can easily be bathed and groomed at home, there are many breeds of dogs that require professional grooming services for both aesthetic and health reasons. Some breeds of dogs that have longer coats may need to be groomed several times a year. If you own a dog or puppy that needs grooming on a very regular basis, you will need to find a reputable and skilled dog groomer.
9 January 2019
Cats do an excellent job of keeping themselves clean — so much so that most pet owners don't need to worry about bathing their cats. However, if you think that means you're off the hook for grooming them, you should think again. Not grooming your cat could lead to some nasty health problems down the line, including the potential threat of losing them. Here's why all cats need to be groomed, regardless of their personal hygiene and fur length.
29 May 2018
Whether you are traveling for a long vacation or you are heading out for a quick getaway, you must ensure your dog is well cared for. Boarding them in a safe, professional facility does not have to be a stressful experience for you or your dog. With proper planning and understanding, your dog will be able to stay in a boarding kennel in a safe and relaxing manner. Here are a few things you must bring when your dog is staying in a kennel.
18 January 2018
While cats naturally give themselves a bath, there are still a number of reasons to bring your cat to a pet groomer. If your cat has especially long hair, if they suffer from chronic hairballs, or they continually have tangled fur, a trip to the groomer can solve these problems. When you have an indoor cat, regular grooming can keep shedding to a minimum and allow your cat to have nails that are well trimmed.
15 February 2017
Don't get caught without your pet's essentials when traveling away for the holidays. Go ahead and pack your pet's suitcase to ensure you have everything that you will need to make your pet comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. Some items to pack in your pet's suitcase or overnight-bag include: Your documentation. If your pet is a therapy animal, make sure to bring your documentation, doctor's note, and the pet's vest or harness to show that they are, indeed, a service or emotional support pet.
7 December 2016
Much like parents know to expose their children to all kinds of people, places, and events while they're young, dog owners must also ensure that their new puppy is familiar with the world around it. Poorly socialized and desensitized puppies often grow into anxious and fearful adult dogs, leading to potential issues with aggression or destructive behaviors. Thankfully, with some work at home and the help of a professional dog training service, you can provide your puppy with the strongest foundation possible and avoid the headache of a dog with anxiety problems later on.
21 September 2016
If you're planning a vacation where you want to bring your dog along, it's important that you make some plans with their needs in mind. While you may be comfortable having your dog stay with you in a pet-friendly hotel at night, they can be troublesome if you want to do any sight-seeing or you just want to relax for the day in the hotel. Since you can't simply lock up your dog in the hotel bathroom and enjoy the day, it's a good idea to look into a safe and comfortable alternative.
6 July 2016