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House Sit Becoming Nightmare In Kenya

I had been dreaming of spending time in a luxury villa with a swimming pool at the famous Kenyan coast, enjoying a laid back lifestyle under palms, sipping a sundowner and overlooking the pristine turquoise blue waves, which curl over the white sand of an endless beach. But the house sit in Kenya turned out quite differently, to say the least! Continue reading House Sit Becoming Nightmare In Kenya

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My Beagle Ate a Tomato!

Did your Beagle eat a tomato? Not sure if the tomato is safe or not? In general, ripened tomatoes are safe for your Beagle if given in small quantities.

However, you must be careful that your Beagle does not have access to unripened tomatoes. If your Beagle eats a tomato from a vine, make sure he does not eat the leafy greens as these parts contains most of the toxins. Tomatoes and potatoes are members of the Solanum species and are part of the nightshade family of plants, which contains toxic alkaloids that can be harmful to pets.

If these toxins are eaten in large quantities your Beagle may start to show signs of excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, confusion, weakness, behavior changes, dilated pupils, or even a slowed heart rate. If your Beagle has any of these symptoms, call your veterinary clinic immediately.

Source: My Beagle Ate a Tomato!

My Dog is Afraid of Thunder

Did you know that many different dog breeds both big and small are afraid of loud noises like thunder? For instance, some dogs are afraid of thunder and even lightning. This is a common fear, but sometimes the fear can get a little out of hand or extreme. Signs of fear and anxiety may include your dog simply hiding under the bed or sitting close to you.

Extreme anxiety may include your dog pacing, working himself into a sweat, trembling and becoming frantic. One way to help your dog remain calm is to make sure you reward calm behavior at all times.

When your dog panics over a storm, try to calm him with a command and then reward him.

Petting a fearful dog or even allowing the dog to sit close rewards and encourages the behavior instead of addressing it.

If the fear gets out of hand ask your vet for advice.

Source: My Pomeranian is Afraid of Thunder

A House Sit On The Norwich Countryside With Dogs, Horses, Cats and Chickens

Imagine you house sit on a farm with three giant dogs who love to try to sit on your lap after they played in the mud. Their little sister dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is totally crazy in love with Vlou, the traveling Beagle, and shows this by rubbing her body along his side and placing her bum on his head while he tries to have a nap. 

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House Sitting on a farm in Seething Norwich

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House Sit in Thun – Switzerland

On the way from Switzerland to France we made a little detour to be able to house sit for a weekend in Thun. The family – father a Swiss, mother Scottish and two kids – went off skiing with friends to Leukerbad in the Swiss Alps. We, meanwhile, cared for the dogs, Diléas and Tequila, and the cat, Specky. Continue reading House Sit in Thun – Switzerland

House Sit in Zürich, Switzerland

Christmas and New Year in the City of Zürich, Switzerland. Christmas Lights everywhere, Glühwein (hot wine) and Christmas Markets.

We were lucky to find a house sit only a few kilometers from the centrum of the City. Continue reading House Sit in Zürich, Switzerland

Gnawing her own legs

Trying our best to avoid Maggy to gnaw her own paws. Just started house sit in Kenya, caring for two dogs. Maggy with big holes in her back legs, having that problem ever since as the owner told us. Give it a try with adjusted socks of myself.

  

Doggie Day Care for your Pooch

Tips from the vet collected for you:

Vet Tips

A dog that is left alone during the day can be a fertile ground for problem behaviors. Feelings of boredom fuel these undesirable behaviors including chewing, persistent barking, and destructive behavior.

Doggie daycare provides an easy solution in dealing with bored dogs. Your pooch will always look forward to being in daycare because there are various opportunities for interaction with humans and other dogs, as well as time for structured play. The best daycare facilities pamper their furry clients with lots of physical and mental stimulation.

If you are thinking of enrolling your pet dog in doggie daycare, make sure to do your homework. Doggie daycare facilities are not created equal, so you need to assess and compare before choosing the best one you can entrust your dog’s care and wellbeing while you are at work.

In addition to visiting each facility, you should also ask about the cost, staff…

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France, Bourgogne

House Sitting for a month in beautiful, sunny France with Hesper, Pyreneen dog, 2 y. old, Amica, 13 y. old schapendoes (dutch sheepdog) and Cara the cat, only a few month old.

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PS. Travel rent-free as a house sitter anywhere in the world!

Save on accommodation costs as a housesitter. Housecarers has been securely matching homeowners with housesitters since October 2000. Pet owners save on boarding fees and pet stress with a sitter.

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Springer Spaniel in Chicago

Who would have thought, that there are so many bunnies in the bushes in middle of the town in Chicago?! Dany finds them all and gets VERY excited! He likes also to get really dirty in the mud. Good that the beach is not far, so he can have a bath (and me too …).

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PS. Travel rent-free as a house sitter anywhere in the world!

Save on accommodation costs as a housesitter. Housecarers has been securely matching homeowners with housesitters since October 2000. Pet owners save on boarding fees and pet stress with a sitter.

Klick here  —>   House Carers