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Do you know what to do in case of a pet emergency? This checklist can ensure you're prepared. During today's theme of being prepared for emergencies, take a moment to learn these 7️⃣ things. You can find more helpful information here: https://bit.ly/3tc7Qs0
A WORD ABOUT WAGS
Contrary to popular belief, a wagging tail doesn’t always mean a dog is happy. You may have heard - “I don’t understand why that dog reacted badly to me; his tail was wagging!”
Dogs communicate through so many different types of body language, but the wag and the tail position are probably one of the easier to notice.
As with most things dog behaviour related it depends on the individual dog. Some breeds naturally carry their tails in a different position and some breeds wag their tails differently to others.
Wags and tail positions should always be looked at in context and in conjunction with the rest of a dogs’ body language.
By taking note of how your dog’s tail usually looks or how that tail behaves when they’re really excited or happy to see you, provides a good base line to interpret other types of tail language.
I’m probably odd, but I often watch my dogs’ tails with fascination as they stalk or hunt for something, bark at something outside the gate or see another dog approaching while out walking.
The type of wag and position of their tails gives me so much information about their emotional state.
Although some people won’t agree, I definitely see wags to the right when my dogs are happy and wags to the left when there is arousal, uncertainty, predatory behaviour or other emotions going on.
Not only is the tail an important method of communication but it also plays a role in balance, stability, movement and counterbalancing when a dog quickly changes direction.
I believe that tail docking destroys an essential part of a dog's ability to communicate with other dogs by creating a distinct social disadvantage or misunderstanding as tail signals can’t be read.
People with working dogs believe that tail docking is necessary to prevent tail injuries or improve permormance, but many countries have banned this practice either completely or only under specific medical circumstances.
Start taking notice of what your dog is doing with their tail - you may find it interesting and it may open up a new way of understanding how your dog is feeling.
PREVENTING DOG ATTACKS
As dog parents we hope that this will never happen to our dogs, but in reality, many of us have personal experience with this really traumatic event.
The consequences of a dog attack are immense - not just the potential physical injuries, but the emotional trauma that often changes a dogs behaviour from there on.
I often wish that I could go back in time, knowing what I know now. I wish that I could have prevented what happened to my dogs if I had tried some of these methods. All I did at the time was scream – I didn’t know what else to do. Screaming only escalated the situation.
My dogs were attacked while out walking in the neighborhood as a person arrived home and opened their front gate just as we had walked past. 2 big dogs chased us up the road and attacked my dogs. One of my dogs had serious injuries requiring stitches, drains and days at the vet. She recovered physically, but years later is still fearful of bigger dogs and hides behind anything she can find in the environment until they have disappeared.
One of my other dogs, although not physically injured at the time, began reacting to any dog that was bigger than her and still does this, years later. The emotional trauma is often far greater than the physical.
Knowing what methods to try in an attempt to prevent a dog attack are so important. It may seem like a hassle to have to carry a few extra things when out walking or to always have to be aware of the environment.
It may sound terrible to have to resort to putting your little dog into a nearby dustbin to protect them or to use a spray or horn device to deter the approaching dog, knowing that it will affect your dog as well.
There is never a guarantee that these methods will work and every situation is different, but we need to do all we can to prevent an attack from happening.
Today (March 8th) is the first-ever celebration of Thank Your Pet Sitter Day™!
We would like to thank the thousands of professional pet sitters and dog walkers around the globe who are committed to offering reliable, professional pet-care services.
You are making the world a better place for pets—and their people!
Happy Professional Pet Sitters Week™!
This annual observance was first introduced by PSI in 1995, and this year marks the 29th celebration of PSI's Professional Pet Sitters Week.
This annual observance honors professional pet-care providers, seeks to educate the pet-owning public about the advantages of professional in-home pet care and encourages pet-loving entrepreneurs to explore professional pet sitting as a viable career.
👉Learn more at www.petsit.com/ppsweek
2022 has left the building. Hello, 2023! Happy New Year! 🎊😻🍾🎉🐶
I hope Santa is bringing me my forever home...
Merry Christmas everyone 🎄
Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year from the PSI Team!
Pro pet sitters and dog walkers, THANK YOU for all you do to give pet parents the 🎁gift of peace of mind🎁and the ability to travel knowing that their pets are receiving amazing care during the holidays and all year long!
New specialty and emergency veterinary hospital opens next Thursday.
📣BIG Announcement!! 📣
ARISE Veterinary Center in Queen Creek will begin treating cat and dog urgent and emergency patients starting on Thursday, December 8th. Our Internal Medicine Specialist and Radiologist will also begin treating pet patients by appointment only.
Please check back with our page often for the latest information.
The heat is on! Keep your pets safe today and throughout this summer with these pet safety tips!
First aid tips for pet owners.
What would you do if...your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter?...your cat had a seizure right
Tips for pet owners if there is a wildfire.
Smoke from wildfires and other large blazes affects pets, horses, livestock and wildlife. Protect your pets and livestock.
Tips for disaster preparedness for pets.
Be prepared to take care of pets and other animals, especially during disasters such as fire, flood, or other emergencies.
Tips for disaster preparedness for horses and livestock.
Address the unique planning and evacuation considerations for horses and other livestock during a disaster with preparedness tips, evacuation kits and more.
Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. I will be posting tips on how to be prepared should a disaster ever happen.
🚨 TODAY is calling for a weather alert of our first 100° day in Phoenix!!
As we head into our summer months, and with so many families relocating to our beautiful Valley of the Sun, we want to take this moment to remind everyone of the symptoms of HEAT STROKE in our 4-legged family members.
👉DON'T leave your dogs or kids in a parked car! Temperatures rise quickly, even with a window cracked.
👉DON'T take your dogs on hikes! All trailheads are closed to canines once our temps hit 100°
👉DON'T walk your dogs on hot asphalt or pavement without feeling the ground first! If it's too hot for your hand, its too hot for their paws!
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms of pets and children!
Happy National Dog Mom's Day to all the dog moms!
May 1-7 is National Pet Week!
May 1-7 is National Small Business Week
Happy National Pet Week! May 1-7
Thank you to all the veterinarians, technicians, assistants, receptionists and kennel techs!
Happy Earth Day!
Have a mini farm or ranch? Farm/ranch visits are always fun! I enjoy being around the horses, goats, sheep, chickens, cows and pigs!
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