Blog Entries - 2013

Brushing and Bathing Your Dog

Posted on: December 27, 2013
Tags: Pet health
BATHING AND BRUSHING YOUR PET   Do you brush your dog often?  Every day, once a week, never?  Brushing your dog should be a daily task; however it is thought of as a major chore and therefore “put off” or not done at all.  It read more …

How To Give Your Dog A Bath

Posted on: December 20, 2013
Tags: Pet health
As a pet sitter and dog walker for Blue Ribbon Pet Care Cincinnati, I walk and care for dogs in Amelia, Anderson, New Richmond, Milford and Mount Carmel!  I love learning and sharing helpful information about dogs.   In this week’s blog, read more …

Dog Food Labels

Posted on: December 13, 2013
Tags: Pet health
When you buy dog food, do you read the ingredients label?  We do it for people food, but many don’t think about it when it comes to dog food. Pet food labels have to list their ingredients by weight, just like people food.  So, the read more …

Explorer, the Cat

Posted on: December 6, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
As a pet sitter and dog walker for Blue Ribbon Pet Care of Cincinnati, I am privileged to care for dogs and cats all over town; from Amelia to Anderson to Milford and Mount Adams! I have had the pleasure of visiting a sweet seventeen year old short haired read more …

Which Breed of Dog is Best for You? Part 1

Posted on: December 2, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
  WHICH BREED OF DOG IS BEST FOR YOU?   Part 1   Having a dog in your life has so many perks, including companionship and unconditional love.  However, it can also help reduce feelings of depression, help your immune system and can read more …

Is Your Dog Walking YOU?

Posted on: November 22, 2013
Tags: Dog training
I’ve seen it many times; the humorous sight of a dog appearing to walk a person!  Even as a professional dog walker for Blue Ribbon Pet Care Cincinnati, I learn new things every day!  My fellow sitters and I walk dogs in Amelia, Anderson, read more …

Pet Owners...Don't Make These Mistakes (Part 2)

Posted on: November 15, 2013
Tags: Pet health
Pet Owners…Don’t Make These Mistakes (Part 2) Exercise is important for your dog’s health.  They need exercise just as much as people do.  Dogs are prone to obesity, which can increase their risk for joint problems and/or read more …

The Great Dane: Apollo of Dogs

Posted on: November 8, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
  As a pet care provider for Blue Ribbon Pet Care, I am privileged to care for a multitude of canine breeds from all areas of Cincinnati.  On any given day, you’ll find me pet sitting or dog walking in Amelia, Milford, Anderson or Mount read more …

Pet Owners...Don't Make These Mistakes (Part 1)

Posted on: November 1, 2013
Tags: Pet health
Pet Owners…Don’t MakeThese Mistakes! Part 1   Owning a pet is most often a rewarding experience.  They offer unconditional love and they make great companions!  However, there are many, many mistakes pet owners can make that can read more …

Is Your Dog Smarter Than A Toddler?

Posted on: October 25, 2013
Tags: Dog training
Ever since dogs were domesticated, people have wondered just how smart their best friend really is.  Dog owners and pet care providers certainly know how clever they can be! There definitely is more to canine intelligence than what most people see on read more …

Does Your Home Smell Like Your Pet

Posted on: October 18, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
DOES YOUR HOME SMELL LIKE YOUR PET?   For all of us who own a pet, our home is bound to have a “pet smell” from time to time.  Most prefer not to have their homesmell like cats or dogs.  Below you can find some tips on how to keep read more …

Can A Dog Have Too Many Toys?

Posted on: October 11, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
The only thing greater than a dog’s love for toys might be a dog owner’s determination for finding the perfect toy for their dog.  Everyone knows how much dogs love toys.  You might even know about the benefits of toys for dogs:  read more …

The Most Popular Names for Dogs and Cats

Posted on: September 27, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
When I hear that tagline for the new brand of fresh dog food that refers to “Fido”, I can’t help but wonder how many younger people have never even heard of a dog named Fido.  It got me thinking about the names we give our pets and read more …

Therapy Dogs

Posted on: September 21, 2013
Tags: Dog training
THERAPY DOGS   Have you ever heard of a “therapy dog”?  Do you know anyone who owns a therapy dog? Owning a therapy dog provides a wonderful service where owners take their “registered” therapy dog to visit nursing homes, read more …

How To Keep Your Dog Smiling

Posted on: September 13, 2013
Many if not most dog owners are not aware of the benefits of brushing their dog’s teeth along with providing a healthy diet and chew toys which also can support canine oral health. Dogs may not always have the freshest breath, but if your pooch has read more …

Coprophagia: Ingestion of Feces

Posted on: September 7, 2013
Tags: Pet health
COPROPHAGIA:  INGESTION OF FECES   Have you ever heard someone say “My dog eats its own poop”?  This certainly is an unpleasant thought; however, it is a common problem and is actually considered normal behavior in dogs. There read more …

The Beauty of Ernie

Posted on: August 30, 2013
Tags: Pet stories, Dog walking
One of my first assignments as a pet-care provider for Blue Ribbon Pet Care – Cincinnati was walking a (then) 8-year-old male Bichon Frise named Ernie.  Ernie’s client profile jokingly said he had “bad hair”, so I wasn’t read more …


Posted on: August 23, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
CATS Domesticated cats, meaning those kept as pets, can be considered “man’s best friend”, just like dogs are.  They make great companions and can help to chase away household pests.   They are much easier to take care of read more …

What Personality Type is YOUR dog?

Posted on: August 16, 2013
Tags: Dog training, Pet stories
As a dog walker for Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, I am privileged to care for a variety of dog breeds.  It seems there are as many different dog personalities to go with them!  LOL Some experts say there are six main dog personality read more …

I Wasn't Always a Dog Lover...

Posted on: August 9, 2013
Tags: Pet sitter profiles, Pet stories
I WASN’T ALWAYS A DOG LOVER…   Don’t get the wrong idea…I love dogs now!!  However, about 15 years ago, I didn’t like dogs very much.  All of myneighbors had dogs, and if they licked me, well…it really read more …

Cat-person or Dog-person?

Posted on: August 2, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
There are those who say they are “dog people” and some “cat people”.  Ifyou consider yourself a "dog person" exclusively, the more you knowabout cats, the more you might appreciate them!Did you know cats were first domesticated read more …

Dangerous Diseases in Dogs

Posted on: July 25, 2013
Tags: Pet health
DANGEROUS DISEASES IN DOGS   Lyme Disease Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused by ticks.  The ticks generally live in grassy areas and tall brush which you would more likely find in rural areas, but they can also be found in the suburbs read more …

People Foods Dogs Should Never Eat

Posted on: July 19, 2013
Tags: Pet health
Many of us want to give our dogs everything. We love them so much we want to share the world with them.  I know I'm guilty of that!  But what about when it comes to table food?  A small "reward" here or there can't hurt…or can it?In read more …

Tex & Eve...Best Friends!!

Posted on: July 12, 2013
Tags: Dog walking, Pet stories
TEX & EVE...Best Friends!!!   Tex and Eve…an unlikely pair given their difference in size, but they are best friends!  They are clients of Blue Ribbon Pet Care and are walked five days a week by our loving pet walkers.  They also read more …

Annual Blue Ribbon Summer Party

Posted on: July 4, 2013
Tags: Pet stories
On Saturday June 22 the entire team of Blue Ribbonpet sitters converged upon Gayle's house for our annual summer cookout and poolparty!  A great deal of planning by Gayle (owner of A Blue Ribbon Pet Care -Cincinnati) went into the party with a lot of read more …

Heat Stroke In Dogs

Posted on: June 27, 2013
Tags: Pet health, Dog walking
HEAT STROKE IN DOGS   Did you know that dogs really don’t sweat (except for a little bit through their foot pads)?  When it gets really hot outside,dogs do not tolerate the heat as well as humans do.  They pant in order to bring cooler read more …

Listening To My Heart

Posted on: June 21, 2013
Tags: Pet sitter profiles, Pet stories
I talk to animals every day and, no, I'm not crazy. (There are those who might argue this point! LOL)Those of us who work with animals on a daily basis understand. Listen closely,and you can hear animals communicate.When working intimately with animals, read more …

Dogs and Dehydration

Posted on: June 13, 2013
Tags: Pet health, Dog walking
With the summer heating up, it’s important to remember to make sure your dogs are properly hydrated, especially on hot and humid days.  Dogs can get easily dehydrated just as humans can, so here are a few of the signs and symptoms of dehydration to read more …