Happy Memorial Day!

It is officially Summer and everyone is starting to travel about! It is hot and Memorial Day is right around the corner:)  What do you do if you can not take your fur babies with you?  Call us!  We service Charlotte and the surrounding areas, we are insured and bonded and voted the best in home pet sitting company three years in a row..so why not?!

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Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking has been around for 6 years, we take pride in all of the services we offer, the sitters we hire and every single one of our clients.  We share in your pet’s care and we mean it.  We back everything we say, we honor every word and we also do everything we can to accommodate you and your fur family, always!

Here are some tips for you and your fur babies, that may come in handy this weekend with the Holiday and all:)

Whether you are going hiking with them, just grilling out at the pool or going away somewhere..keep in mind it is hot and that they get plenty of shade and water:)  Most of all, enjoy the weekend and Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

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http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-checkups-preventive-care/10-pet-prep-tips-memorial-day-weekend

 

 

How to prevent dog bites…

 

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Did you know, there are an estimated 70 MILLION DOGS IN THE US!  National Dog  Bite Prevention Week is May 16-21…. What does that mean you say?  This week is in place to help prevent people from hopefully getting one less dog bite:)  The majority of dog bites involve children, which are usually preventable!  An estimated 4.5 MILLION people are bitten each year.

  • Dog bites were the 11th leading cause of nonfatal injury to children ages 1-4, 9th for ages 5-9 and 10th for ages 10-14 from 2003-2012.
  • The Insurance Information Institute estimates that in 2013, insurers across the country paid over $483 million in dog bite claims.
  • The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery reports that according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 26,935 reconstructive procedures were performed in 2013 to repair injuries caused by dog bites.
  • The U.S. Postal Service reports that 5,581 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2013. Children, elderly, and postal carriers are the most frequent victims of dog bites.
  • The American Humane Association reports that 66% of bites among children occur to the head and neck.
  • Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
  • Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.

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There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how – or if – they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis.

Helpful Links:

https://www.avma.org/public/Pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention.aspx

https://www.avma.org/Events/pethealth/Pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention-Week.aspx

Coconut Snowballs for your fur babies!

Homemade treats are the best!  Check out the Little Friends staff making no bake Coconut Snowballs for your fur babies, Click Here!

The recipe only calls for 4 ingredients:

2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1/3 cup coconut oil

2.5 Tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

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In a food processor, combine 2.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, 1/3 cup coconut oil, 2.5 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter. Pulse until oats are finely chopped and roll into the size you would like according to your dog’s size! Roll around in unsweetened shredded coconut and coat by pressing balls. Place on parchment paper/baking sheet and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Your dog’s will love them, all of ours did! Human approved too:)