Helpful Tips!

Looking to hire a pet sitter?  You have come to the right place!

From hiring, to preparations to tips…we have you covered.  WE SHARE IN YOUR PET’S CARE.”

Great article on preparing for your Pet Sitter: http://www.petsit.com/contentmgr/get.php?id=BDUBNFM5DWpRMwht&fld=BWoAaVx8UWc%3D&f=BHYBc1JkASRXZwMlATlWaVE0VA1da1NpVHUBW1J7CGEGcVMhXFABJFFlBSVdU1V3UToBcwAkU2MGJwReVWBQMgRvAXVSYAE2V2oDMgF%2BVndRN1Q0&uid=c5e66e328556995d3a8fde7e0a4fe035

Read the following Press Release from PSI and Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking, for tips when looking for a Pet Sitter: Hiring a Real Pet Sitter- Press Release

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Do’s & Dont’s of crate training: http://www.petsit.com/contentmgr/get.php?id=BTRTZlQ%2BVzAGZAFk&fld=VDtXPgUlATc%3D&f=AnRQOVV2BiABDwAyVGpWdVQJVTBUdgE1V3AHZwQLAHIHdwRlADoGPQc%2FBjxcallXUzRTMQE4VndVZwRjADwBYgIuUCBVYgY1&uid=b0d8cdbed360c4bb21767d16beb71ddd

 

Pet-Friendly Assisted Living

Thinking about retiring or assisted living, with your pet!  We have you covered!  I wanted to share a great article I received about areas in Charlotte that allow pets.  Not all do, and for the majority of us-pets are our family and a piece of home away from home!

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Just a few residential communities that allow pets are Carmel Place Independent Living, Brighton Gardens and Legacy Heights.  Shuttle service will make it a breeze to get around with your fur babies!  Everyone and anyone who has had pets and who has pets currently, does not want to leave them behind.  More and more communities are becoming pet friendly, if you are not sure, look online!  Hope this information helps for those of you looking for a nice retirement spot in Charlotte:)

To read more about pet-friendly communities in the area, please go here.

We Share in Your Pet’s Care!

Thank you to each and every one of you who has let us share in your pets care!   Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking finds it a privilege to be able to serve you and your pet family.  We want to make sure the service you receive is exceptional. We will not accept anything else. We want you to know that we take pet sitting of your pets very seriously and that we want to provide top notch service that you deserve.  If you were satisfied with your service, please let us know.  We like all forms of feedback so that we can continue to strive to be the best pet sitting company in Charlotte.  Please feel free to share your experience with others by writing a review about the service you have received with Little Friends!

 

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News on Beneful

Have you heard about Purina’s Beneful dry food?  In case you have not, here is a news update.  On February 5, 2015 a class-action lawsuit was filed in California, stating that the dry dog kibble made by Nestle’s Purina Pet Care company, has killed or made thousands of dogs sick.  This breaks our hearts:(

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One case, from a family who began feeding their three dogs Beneful in late December of 2014, have linked the dog food to the death of their English Bulldog and sickness in their other two dogs.  An examination of the English Bulldog who died reportedly found signs of internal bleeding in the stomach and liver lesions, according to the lawsuit. Similar symptoms were found in the other two dogs, a German Shepherd and a Labrador Retriever.  

Ingredients in Beneful:

Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, rice flour, beef, soy flour, meat and bone meal, propylene glycol, sugar, tricalcium phosphate, salt, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, animal digest, sorbic acid (a preservative), mono and dicalcium phosphate, dried spinach, dried peas, dried carrots, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, calcium propionate (a preservative), choline chloride, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, Red 40, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, copper sulfate, Vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, Blue 2, thiamine mononitrate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.

The lawsuit contends that propylene glycol is a known animal toxin and a component of antifreeze. However, the company states that the type it uses is FDA-approved and is also used in human foods such as salad dressing and cake mix.  In addition, the suit claims that mycotoxins, which are toxins produced by mold found in grains, are a health risk to dogs.

After research, it was found that thousands of clients had the same complaints and were trying to draw the same link to their dog poisoning, from Beneful.  Be aware and read articles that are published about Beneful, stay tuned and watch your pups if you have been feeding them this brand.  Take them to the vet if they have any of these signs:  lethargy, decreased activity and appetite, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood or mucus), increased thirst and increased urination.  The lawsuit is alleging negligence, misrepresentation, product liability and unfair business practices on the part of Nestlé Purina and is seeking more than $5 million in damages, plus costs and fees.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/02/lawsuit-claims-purinas-beneful-dog-food-is-poisoning-pets/#.VPXJ8fnF8gs