Blog Entries - tag: 'Pet health'

Raising the Perfect Kitty!

Posted on: August 7, 2015
Tags: Pet health
RAISING THE PERFECT KITTY!!   If you are thinking about getting kitten, or two, there are a few things you need to know in order to properly prepare for his/her arrival!!   The following items are very important to have on hand before you bring read more …

Joint Health in Dogs

Posted on: May 14, 2015
Tags: Pet health
JOINT HEALTH IN DOGS   With summer just around the corner, I’m sure you will be spending more time outside with your beloved pets! Many dogs like to run, jump and chase. It’s important to remember that a dog’s joints can take a read more …

LYME & HEARTWORM Disease in Dogs

Posted on: April 10, 2015
Tags: Pet health
  LYME & HEARTWORM DISEASE IN DOGS   Since Spring is officially here, I wanted to refresh your memory about Lyme Disease and Heartworm Disease.    Both can cause serious harm to your beloved pooch.  LYME DISEASE is a read more …

How Often Shoud Your Pet Visit the Vet?

Posted on: March 1, 2015
Tags: Pet health
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOUR PET VISIT THE VETERINARIAN?   Our furry friends are like our children, so it is important that their visits to the Vet are on-schedule. You should take them to your Vet for vaccinations and check-ups to keep them healthy, but how read more …

Is Your Dog Aggressive?

Posted on: February 13, 2015
Tags: Pet health
IS YOUR DOG AGGRESSIVE?   Does your dog become aggressive around other dogs or people? It can be a major problem for dog owners, but it’s important to understand the causes of dog aggression. Dog aggression stems from a dog’s frustration read more …

Should I Walk My Dog In The Cold and Snow?

Posted on: January 19, 2015
Tags: Pet health
SHOULD I WALK MY DOG IN THE COLD AND SNOW?   All dogs should be walked daily. It is a great form of exercise and it helps to release any extra energy they might have. Even when it is cold outside, it is ok to walk your dog, but remember that your read more …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Caring For Your Kitten

Posted on: July 27, 2014
Tags: Pet health




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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Springtime in Cincinnati

Posted on: May 18, 2012
Tags: Pet health
This season has been extremely difficult on our canine companions.  There has been a large rise in the number of dogs that have allergies this season.  If that is not difficult enough - this is proving to be tough to avoid ticks this season as read more …

Sophie's Medical Issues

Posted on: April 11, 2011
Tags: Pet health
So, Sophie continued to have problems...Special shampoo & conditioner, special food, medications etc..  One morning she was having an acute skin flare so I called the vet, dropped her off and went on about my day.  Dr. Hendricks and I have a read more …

Snickers and Sophie Meet

Posted on: February 7, 2011
Tags: Pet stories, Pet health
So we arranged the meeting on neutral grounds for all...I failed to mention it but of course a top priority is that Snickers approves of any new dog that comes into our home...Snickers and I take a drive to meet with Sophie... The meeting was very read more …

New Year

Posted on: January 3, 2011
Tags: Pet health
Everyone here at Blue Ribbon Pet Care wishes all of you a very healthy, happy and prosperous new year!!! This is a good time to review all of your vet check up dates for the upcoming quarter and make sure you have your pets check ups scheduled.  Yes, read more …