Training Kids to be with Your Pets

Training Kids to be with Your Pets

Did you get a new pet? Congratulations – we wish you the best of luck with the training process, but pets aren’t the only ones that need training. Children also need to be taught how to handle and care for pets. Training kids to be with your pets is essential to being a responsible pet […]

Keeping Fido Cool this Summer

Keeping Fido Cool this Summer

Keeping Fido cool this Summer is essential! During the hottest periods of the year, keeping your dog hydrated and cool is very important. Although it’s nice to be outdoors, too much sun can be dangerous. Heat stroke is a deadly condition affecting many people and dogs each year. With the warm weather coming, it’s essential […]

Why Your Dog Licks You

why your dog licks you

We love the slobbery kisses our furry friends give us! But what are some reasons why your dog licks you? Many of us have either experienced or seen it – a dog licking its owner and people is very common. There are many different reasons why a dog might lick, but what is the psychology […]

Recognizing Stress In Your Pet

Recognizing Stress In Your Pet

Much like humans, pets are in danger of being affected by stress. As responsible pet owners, we must keep an eye on our pets to see if they are experiencing signs of stress and unease. Is your pet acting unusual? Do they seem anxious or depressed? Then stress could be the cause of their behavior. […]

8 Tips for Owners of Blind Dogs

  Sharing your home with a blind dog – whether it was born blind or lost its sight later in life – can be difficult and frustrating at times. However, there are many simple things you can do to make daily life easier for your family and your sightless canine pal: Always give your dog […]

6 Winter Items That Can Be Deadly to Pets

With every new season, different hazards arise for your pets. As the weather gets colder, outdoor cats need to be brought inside and dogs should begin wearing a sweater or coat on walks. But aside from temperature-related concerns, you also need to consider that many winter products and home decorations can be toxic to pets. […]

How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to gather and celebrate the joys of family and friendship. But on this special day, it’s important to keep the safety of your pets in mind. As Turkey Day approaches, the staff here at Top Tails Dog Walking & Pet Sitting would like to share a few pet care tips for […]

5 Tips for Protecting Your Pets During Home Improvements

  When it’s time to fix up your house, you need to think about how the renovation process will affect your pets. Specifically, you should make accommodations to ensure the safety and happiness of your furry friends. To do so, consider these five things: Does your home’s paint contain lead? If it was built before […]

4 Ways to Take Care of Your Pet’s Teeth

In order to keep your dog or cat happy and healthy, it’s important to care for its teeth. Not sure how to do so? Take a look at these 4 essential steps for promoting dental hygiene in your pets: Make toothbrushing a habit. One of the most effective things you can do to keep your […]

Tips for Helping Your Pets Transition Into Fall

As summer winds down and the weather begins to get cooler, there are a few things that you should do to help your pets get ready for autumn: Increase the amount of food you give your cat or dog. It takes more energy for animals to stay warm in cold weather. Therefore, your pet will […]