Blog Entries - 2014

Keep Your Pet's Vaccines Current

Posted on: December 19, 2014
Tags: Pet health
KEEP YOUR PET’S VACCINES CURRENT   We all have our children vaccinated to help prevent them from getting serious diseases, so why wouldn’t you do the same for your dog? To most of us, our dog is our “child” and we should do read more …

Anxieties and Fears in Dogs

Posted on: December 8, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
ANXIETIES AND FEARS IN DOGS Does your dog act out when you leave the house? Does he chew on the table or chew up the couch? Some dogs can suffer from separation anxiety, whereby they just can’t cope when their owner isn’t home. Separation anxiety read more …

Keeping Pets Warm and Safe in Winter

Posted on: November 14, 2014
Tags: Pet health
We’ve enjoyed a beautiful autumn at Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, but even as this goes to print, old man winter is due to appear! It’s time again to share some important tips for keeping our beloved pets warm and safe during the cold weather read more …

Should I Put My Pet To Sleep

Posted on: November 7, 2014
Tags: Pet health
Should I Put My Pet To Sleep?     While this is not a fun subject to think about, I’d like to pass on some tips that might help you if ever faced with this decision. Deciding if it “is time” to put your pet to sleep is a very read more …

America's Most Popular Pets

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
Few would be surprised to learn dogs are America's favorite pet.  They make loyal companions and seem to sense when were feeling down. They're always there with and an endless supply of unconditional love. Dogs can be great protectors; whether it be read more …

Ear Cropping & Tail Docking

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Tags: Pet health
Ear Cropping and Tail Docking Getting your dog’s ears cropped or their tails snipped (docked) is common in certain breeds, such as Dobermans, Schnauzers and German shorthaired pointers. It may be common, but is it really ok?   Docking is the read more …

Pet Sitter Profile...Debbi Kern

Posted on: September 26, 2014
Tags: Pet sitter profiles
Debbi Kern has been a valued pet sitter for Blue Ribbon for about 6 years. It started long ago when she needed to find someone to care for her beloved cats while she and her husband traveled, which they do quite frequently. Debbi describes her home life as read more …

Picture This...

Posted on: September 19, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
Pet owners and pet care providers, like the Blue Ribbon team of pet sitters in Cincinnati, invest a good part of their busy days caring for animals. We give a lot to them because they give so much to us. Most of the time, we get so caught up in our daily read more …

Caring for your Dog's Teeth

Posted on: September 8, 2014
Tags: Pet health
CARING FOR YOUR DOG’S TEETH Did you know there is such a thing as “dental disease?” It’s true!! Most dogs should start receiving professional dental care by age 3. Caring for your dog’s teeth at home will have an impact on how read more …

Tips on Caring for Aging Dogs

Posted on: August 29, 2014
Tags: Pet health
It isn't fair. Puppies seem to get all the attention while aging dogs sometimes are ignored.  This week we present some tips on providing good care for your aging dog.  As pet sitters and dog walkers, we care for dogs with many different read more …

Cats and Hairballs

Posted on: August 22, 2014
Tags: Pet health
CATS AND HAIRBALLS Have you ever seen your cat spit up a hairball? It’s quite unpleasant. Hairballs result from cats grooming themselves but how can you keep hairballs to a minimum?   When cats groom themselves, their tongue catches loose and read more …

Administering Oral Medications to Cats

Posted on: August 15, 2014
Tags: Pet health
Blue Ribbon Pet Care of Cincinnati takes pride in caring for pets. Our pet sitters provide exercise, feedings, fresh water, treats, play time and lots of T.L.C. when owners can’t be there for them. Often we are asked to administer needed medications as read more …

The Things Animals Do For Us

Posted on: August 1, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
As a pet care provider and dog walker for Blue Ribbon Pet Care, I’m happy to give as much as I can to the dogs and cats I visit when their owners can’t be there for them. On any given day, from Amelia…to Eastgate…to Hyde Park, read more …

Caring For Your Kitten

Posted on: July 27, 2014
Tags: Pet health

 

 

 

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Katy & Chester

Posted on: July 18, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
As a pet care provider and dog walker for Blue Ribbon Pet Care, I enjoy visiting dogs and cats in the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati when their owners can’t be there for them. I’ve made four-legged friends everywhere from New Richmond to Mount read more …

Train Your Puppy Not To Bite

Posted on: July 11, 2014
Tags: Dog training
TRAIN YOUR PUPPY NOT TO BITE   We all know that puppies like to bite, chew and play. And when they play with people, they will most likely want to bite and chew on your hands, fingers and clothing. Obviously this can seem cute when they are 8 weeks read more …

Preventing Problems Between Dogs and Toddlers

Posted on: July 4, 2014
Tags: Dog training
Once your dog has accepted your baby as part of your family, you might think you’re in the clear, but here are some important tips for avoiding problems once your baby becomes a toddler. A toddler’s newfound mobility and playfulness can change read more …

Kennel Cough In Dogs

Posted on: June 29, 2014
Tags: Pet health
KENNEL COUGH IN DOGS   Have you ever heard your dog cough over and over again? Maybe they ate some grass and are clearing their throat. Dogs will cough from time to time, but if you notice it’s not going away, it could be something more serious, read more …

The Akita

Posted on: June 20, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
As a pet care provider for Blue Ribbon Pet Care, I am privileged to care for a variety of dogs and cats all over Cincinnati; from Amelia to Anderson, Eastgate to Hyde Park. Whether it’s a stay at our doggy camp, our midday dog walking service or caring read more …

Taste Deterrents for your Dog

Posted on: June 16, 2014
Tags: Dog training
TASTE DETERRENT FOR YOUR CANINE You may have noticed these common taste deterrents on your store shelves…Bitter Yuck, Bitter Apple Spray, Bitter Cherry Spray and a few others. Some of these sprays are bitter and some are spicy hot. Obviously these are read more …

Music To Our Ears

Posted on: June 6, 2014
Tags: Pet health
As a lifelong music lover, I often enjoy listening to my favorite music with my dogs.  They never complain, of course, but they do seem to prefer some sounds more than others.  It got me thinking about how animals hear and process music. Many read more …

10 Brightest Breeds

Posted on: May 30, 2014
Tags: Dog training
Do you think your dog is smart? We all love our pets so of course we think they’re smart!!  Intelligence in dogs comes in various forms. Some breeds can reach their full potential if their owner puts in the time and effort. However, some breeds of read more …

Shy Cats

Posted on: May 23, 2014
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 Mount Carmel and Mount Washington! Whether it’s a stay at our doggy camp, our midday dog read more …

Hot Spots

Posted on: May 17, 2014
Tags: Pet health
Has your dog ever licked or scratched himself over and over in the same spot?  If so, pay close attention in case he develops a hot spot.  A hot spot is a patch of skin that can become swollen and painful after repeated licking or scratching.  read more …

Fun Games Cats Love!

Posted on: May 10, 2014
Games provide exercise and mental stimulation for cats and can be a great way of breaking the ice and bonding with shy cats. Here are some fun ideas you can try with your beloved cat: Cats like to play ‘hide and seek’. You can hide behind read more …

First Aid for Dogs

Posted on: May 2, 2014
Tags: Pet health
We all know basic first aid when it comes to our kids with cuts, bruises and bee stings, but do you know anything about first aid for your dog? Below you will find some basic instructions for common first aid needs.  Hit By a Car  If your dog is read more …

Spring Tips for Dogs

Posted on: April 11, 2014
Tags: Pet health
Pet care service providers like Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, provide important services to the animals we are privileged to care for.  Whether it is a stay at our doggy camp, doggy day care or our midday walking service (anywhere from Eastgate to read more …

Coco and Peanut

Posted on: March 30, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
From Amelia to Mount Carmel, Eastgate to Hyde Park, at Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, one of our most popular services is our home visit program.  Whether the pet owner is out of town, on vacation or just working a long shift, our skilled pet sitters read more …

What Is Your Dog Trying To Tell You?

Posted on: March 21, 2014
Tags: Pet health
WHAT IS YOUR DOG TRYING TO TELL YOU?   Have you ever asked yourself “what does my dog want” or “what is he thinking?”  It sure would be nice if we didn’t have to guess what our dog is trying to tell us.   The read more …

Road Trips with Your Dog

Posted on: March 14, 2014
Tags: Pet health
Whether you’re a professional pet care provider, petsitter or just a loving dog owner in Amelia, Anderson or Hyde Park, here are some important safety and wellness tips to make traveling with your dog less eventful! First and foremost, dogs should be read more …

Pupppies and Parvovirus

Posted on: March 7, 2014
Tags: Pet health
Puppies and Parvovirus Parvo is a highly contagious disease in dogs.  It affects dogs of all ages, but mostly affects puppies 6-20 weeks of age.  This disease is passed along by oral contact with infected stool.  Stool can be on a dog’s read more …

Sweet Little Rory

Posted on: February 28, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
From Eastgate to Mount Carmel, Amelia to Mount Lookout, at Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, one of our most popular services is our pet sitting and home visit program.  Whether the pet owner is out of town, out of the country on vacation or just working read more …

Six Life Stages in Dogs

Posted on: February 22, 2014
Tags: Pet health
SIX LIFE STAGES OF DOGS   As a dog owner, it is important to be knowledgeable about all of the life stages of your dog.  A dog basically has six stages of life.  They start with puppy, junior, adult, mature, senior, and geriatric.  Below read more …

When Barks Are Worse Than Bites

Posted on: February 14, 2014
Tags: Dog walking
As a dog walker and pet care provider for Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, I have the privilege of walking dozens of different dog breeds; from mini greyhounds and Goldendoodles to Akitas and Great Danes.   On any given day, you'll find our read more …

Common Myths About Dogs

Posted on: February 7, 2014
Tags: Pet health
COMMON MYTHS ABOUT DOGS We all have read pet magazines and/or internet articles about pets that talk about everything from a pet’s health, hygiene, dog food, training, etc.  There is so much information out there, how do we know if it’s read more …

Sweet Moka

Posted on: February 1, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
From Milford to Anderson, Hyde Park to Amelia, at Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, one of our most popular services is our pet sitting and home visit program.  Whether the pet owner is out of town, out of the country on vacation or just working a long read more …

Winter Care for Skin and Paws

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Tags: Pet health
  WINTER CARE FOR SKIN AND PAWS   We certainly have had more than our usual dosage of cold temperatures and snow recently.  We know how to protect ourselves from the elements outside, but do you know how to protect your read more …

Sophie & Kaluha: Two Sweet Beagles

Posted on: January 17, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
At Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, one of our most popular services is our pet sitting and home visit program.  Whether the pet owner is out of town, out of the country on vacation or just working a long shift, we provide the important care and read more …

Tear Stains in Dogs

Posted on: January 10, 2014
Tags: Pet health
TEAR STAINS IN DOGS As a pet owner to 2 white Bichon Frises, I know a few things about tear stains.  It just doesn’t look good on their white coat.   There are two main reasons why dogs can have excessive tearing...irritation in the eye or read more …

Dog Coats of Many Colors

Posted on: January 3, 2014
Tags: Pet stories
As a pet sitter and dog walker for Blue Ribbon Pet Care, Cincinnati, I am privileged to care for a variety of feline and canine breeds all over town; from Amelia to New Richmond to Batavia to Mount Adams. Today I want to share the basic terminology of dog read more …