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2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

From Wags to Whiskers is excited to announce that we have received the Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Award! This is our first win and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s an award of consistently great customer service.

From Wags to Whiskers would like to sincerely thank all of our great customers who spread the good word about our pet sitting services, our values and have gone one step further and left public testimonials about their experience.

We promise to keep striving for excellence and to continue providing  high quality services.

Thanks again to Angie’s List and our customers for the opportunity to showcase our service.

The Diagnosis of Parvo in Dogs

The Diagnosis of Parvo in Dogs

Learn About the Signs, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Parvo in Dogs.

Canine parvovirus (also called CPV or parvo) is a very contagious and potentially fatal viral disease seen in dogs. Most commonly, parvovirus causes gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Canine parvovirus is contagious and can survive for several months (some experts say as long as 2 years) in the environment, and is also resistant to many disinfectants. Vaccination is necessary to protect dogs, especially puppies.

Veterinary Q & A: Parvovirus Infection in Dogs
Parvo is a common and potentially serious viral disease in dogs. The virus is officially known Parvovirus. Canine Parvovirus is thought to be a mutation from the feline Parvovirus, also known as Feline Distemper virus. The canine version of this disease is commonly referred to asParvo. The virus first appeared clinically in 1978, and there was a widespread epidemic in dogs of all ages.

What are the signs seen with Parvovirus (Parvo) infection?
Parvovirus infection is a serious disease that affects the gastrointestinal or cardiac systems of dogs. Parvo is a highly contagious and often sudden viral disease; puppies are particularly susceptible. Learn what the common clinical signs are in this FAQ.

5 Things To Know About Canine Parvo
Some people may be surprised to know that parvo is still around. Unfortunately, puppies and unvaccinated dogs still die from this disease. Here are a five key points about parvo for a quick overview.

Summer Heat-Health Hazards for Pets

Summer Heat-Health Hazards for Pets

Learn about the signs of heatstroke, tips on keeping your pet safe from seasonal poisons an how to keep all of your pets cool and safe in the summer heat.

Make Sure That Your Have Fresh Water Available On The Go!

Warmer weather is on the way — are you prepared? This Quick Tip offers a way to have fresh water available on the road for your traveling pet companions.

Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summertime and the living is easy. A nice thought and often true, but not usually without some foresight and planning where pets are concerned. Humans can change into cooler clothes, get inside for the air conditioned coolness and pack a water bottle to stay hydrated. Pets have a harder time of it when the temperatures soar. Learn about the…

Summer Fun – Summer Safety

Summer pet safety, keep your pets safe from seasonal hazards

Tips for keeping your pet cool and comfortable

While many people enjoy the cool comfort of the air conditioning at work or home, what about the pets? This article offers some quick tips to making sure your pets are as comfortable as possible during the “dog days of summer”.

Critter’s Inflatable Pet Life Vest

This pet life vest is unique in that is self-inflates when it hits water (or when the cord is pullled). The vest can also be inflated by mouth using the attached tube. Unlike traditional pet life vests that cover a lot of surface area, this vest is very low profile. This allows for ease of movement and much cooler on sunny boating days.

Warm Weather Toxic Hazards

As the weather improves and people spend more time outside however, the possibility of pets being poisoned increases.

Safe Mosquito and Fly Repellent for Dogs and Cats

Bugs bug dogs and cats just like they do people. Furry haircoats help some, but flies, mosquitoes, gnats and other flying, biting insects can and do bite pets; sometimes spreading disease (heartworm, pink eye) and causing rashes. Learn how to safely use insect repellents for pets and how to reduce your pet’s exposure to irritating and…

Fireworks and Thunder – Loud Noise Phobias

Fireworks aren’t just for the 4th of July anymore. We have them to celebrate New Year’s Eve, amusement park shows, and baseball games. Same with thunderstorms, while more common in spring and summer, they can happen all year round. Here are resources to learn more about fireworks and thunder problems in pets (loud noise phobias) and how to keep…

Dogs Left In Cars – Risk of Heat Stroke on Warm Days

Every year I see pets, especially dogs, left in the car while the owner “runs a quick errand” inside a store or restaurant. The windows are cracked open, the dog will be fine, right? It’s only for a few minutes. Considering that the closed up car acts like a greenhouse and the inside temperatures can soar to 120F in “just a few minutes,” instead…

Heatstroke in Pets – Overexertion as a Cause of Heatstroke in Pets

Dogs cannot sweat to cool down like people. They can sweat a little through their paw pads, but the main way dogs cool down (rather inefficiently) is by panting. Dogs with short noses are even less efficient at cooling via panting. Given cool shade and water to drink, will dogs “know” when to stop and take a rest while at the beach or dog park? What signs should you watch for so your dog stays co…

How to Remove a Tick From Your Pet Or Yourself

There are many ideas about the best way to remove a tick, one of the most common tricks being to put a lit match on the tick to make the tick “angry” enough to back out on its own. The truth is, this can actually make things worse for you and the tick; injecting more foreign material into you (or your pet) from the tick. Early removal of the…

Fireworks & Thunder – Noise Phobias

Fireworks & Thunder – Noise Phobias

Pet safety tips for making it through fireworks and thunder and other loud noise

Fireworks aren’t just for the 4th of July anymore. We have them to celebrate New Year’s Eve, amusement park shows, and baseball games. Same with thunderstorms, while more common in spring and summer, they can happen all year round. Here are resources to learn more about fireworks and thunder problems in pets (loud noise phobias) and how to keep your pet safe and sane when the volume ramps up.

Pets, Thunderstorms and Fireworks

As many pet lovers know, fireworks and thunder storms can cause a great deal of stress for some animals. Fear of loud sounds – fireworks, thunder, gunshot – are called noise phobias. For a pet affected by loud noises, this is a terrifying and uncomfortable time; both for the pet and the people. Your pet cannot control their reaction to loud noises, and may run away or severely injury themself trying to “escape” the loud noise.

Learn more about this condition, tips for helping your pet at home, and available medical therapies available if your pet has severe anxiety and stress from thunderstorms and fireworks.

Fireworks and Thunder – Tips for Coping

How dogs and cats react to loud noises varies widely. Some animals seem unaffected, others will jump through glass windows in terror. For animals that are afraid of loud noises, they can’t help it, and the effect often multiplies if left untreated. What works for one pet may not work for another.

Here are some things to try to help reduce loud noise phobias. For extreme cases, please see your veterinarian – there are safe and effective medications to help with loud noise phobias.