DOGS:

  1. Chew Barka
  2. Nigel Nosewhistle
  3. Sir Maui Senqkey Schwykle
  4. Spark Pug
  5. Agent 99
  6. Stinker Belle
  7. Vienna Sausage
  8. Furnace Hills Dante
  9. Senorita Margarita
  10. Trigonometry
  11. Spunky Brewster
  12. Captain Awesome
  13. Peanut Von Strudel
  14. Raising A. Ruckus
  15. Flash T. Trousers
  16. Vito Meatball
  17. Marcopolo
  18. Otto Itchy Bobo
  19. Tugboat O’Malley
  20. Ziggy Stardust Floyd
  21. Fudge McDreamy
  22. Dandy Lion
  23. Phat Daddy
  24. Pawly D
  25. Nacho Cheese
  26. Jelly Diamondstein
  27. Monster Truck Mickey
  28. Fuzzbrizio
  29. Cheeto Bear
  30. Miss Snowy Pineapple
  31. Mr. Cashew Maghoo
  32. Fatboy Jackson
  33. Firecracker Jack
  34. Chubster
  35. Whiskey Valentine
  36. Oreo-Dunkin
  37. Santa Paws
  38. Snazzel
  39. Boogie Woogie
  40. Yucky
  41. Yikes
  42. Maximus Von Francis
  43. Tuff Buckaroo
  44. Mr. Bojangles Bobo
  45. Ziggy Pop
  46. Zoolander
  47. Uncle Roscoe
  48. Oreo Pudding
  49. Little Scrappy
  50. Major Sluggo

CATS:

  1. Pico de Gato
  2. Dingleberry
  3. Dumpster Kitty
  4. Schnickelfritz
  5. Koobenfarben
  6. Sassy Pants Huska
  7. Vincent Van Furrball
  8. Kitty Gaga
  9. Beefra
  10. Mister Bigglesworth
  11. Cuddles McCracken
  12. Slim Pickens
  13. Magnificat
  14. My Girl Catastrophe
  15. Friar McFergus
  16. Mr. Chubsy Buttons
  17. Fergus McGillicuddy
  18. Captain Skittlehook
  19. Haircool Pawrow
  20. Bean Bag
  21. Mr. Moss McCheeks
  22. Brown Cactus
  23. Tempurra
  24. Sugar Britches
  25. Tiger Blood
  26. Twinkle Toes
  27. Albus Dumbledore
  28. Madame Meow
  29. Weow Weow
  30. Shatsi Popo
  31. Trinity Sweetypaws
  32. Violet Diablo
  33. Mister Peepers
  34. Mr. Creamsicle
  35. Black Sabbath
  36. Yum-Yum
  37. Kitty Bowersocks
  38. Long John Silverrr
  39. Meow Meow Thompson
  40. Handsome Happy Fella
  41. Kahlua Fudge
  42. Orange Juice
  43. Biggie Shorty
  44. Breezy Chatter Bug
  45. Wahoo Ferguson
  46. Muffin Madonna
  47. Minnie Mouse
  48. Princess Raggedy Ann
  49. Boogey Man
  50. Candyapple

  • SECURITY: YOUR PET REMAINS IN THE SECURITY OF HIS/HER HOME WHERE THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS, AND SMELLS ARE FAMILIAR. YOUR PET CARE PROVIDER IS EXPERIENCED, SAFETY CONSCIOUS, AND CERTIFIED.
  • WELLNESS: EVEN WHILE YOU ARE AWAY I WILL ASSURE YOUR PET STICKS TO THEIR NUTRITION, DIET, AND FITNESS PLANS. YOUR PET DOESN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ADAPTING TO NEW SCHEDULES AND PLANS.
  •  HAPPINESS: YOUR PET RECEIVES SPECIFIC LOVE AND ATTENTION AS AGREED UPON BETWEEN OWNER AND PET CARE PROVIDER.
  •  SAFETY: YOUR PET CARE PROVIDER WILL MAINTAIN A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT. PROVIDING SAFETY EXTRAS TO ALL OVERNIGHT/VACATION VISITS. SUCH SERVICES INCLUDE: SANITIZING AND CLEANING OF THE HOME, DAILY WASH OF FOOD AND WATER BOWLS, CLEANING UP ACCIDENTS, CHECKING THE SECURITY OF GATES, DOORS, AND WINDOWS.
  •  CONVENIENCE: ALL PAWS ON BOARD TAKES AWAY THE HASSLE OF TRANSPORTING A DOG TO AN UNFAMILIAR AND FRIGHTENING PLACE, LIKE A KENNEL. YOUR PET IS ABLE TO STAY IN THE ENVIRONMENT THEY THRIVE IN, AND YOU REST EASY WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR PET FEELS COMFORTABLE.

  •  INDEPENDENCE: YOU WON’T NEED TO IMPOSE ON YOUR TIME AT WORK OR ON VACATION TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PET. ALL PAWS ON DECK WILL DO THAT FOR YOU!
  •  PEACE OF MIND: YOUR HOME IS MORE SECURE WITH DAILY VISITS OR OVERNIGHT STAYS FROM A PET CARE PROVIDER. YOUR SITTER DRIVES AN UNMARKED CAR AND WEARS INCONSPICUOUS CLOTHING TO PREVENT ANY UNWANTED ATTENTION.

  •  CONFIDENCE: YOUR PET IS IN EXCELLENT CARE WITH A TRAINED AND CERTIFIED PET CARE PROVIDER. RELAX WITH TOTAL CONFIDENCE THAT YOUR PET IS IN GOOD HANDS!

1. Regular Exams are Vital

Just like you, your pet can get heart problems, develop arthritis, or have a toothache. The best way to prevent such problems or catch them early is to see your veterinarian every year.

Regular exams are “the single most important way to keep pets healthy,” says Kara M. Burns, MS, Med, LVT, president of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians.

Annual vet visits should touch on nutrition and weight control, says Oregon veterinarian Marla J. McGeorge, DVM, as well as cover recommended vaccinations, parasite control, dental exam, and health screenings.

2. Spay and Neuter Your Pets

Eight million to 10 million pets end up in U.S. shelters every year. Some are lost, some have been abandoned, and some are homeless.

Here’s an easy way to avoid adding to that number — spay and neuter your cats and dogs. It’s a procedure that can be performed as early as six to eight weeks of age.

Spaying and neutering doesn’t just cut down on the number of unwanted pets; it has other substantial benefits for your pet. Studies show it also lowers the risk of certain cancers, Burns tells WebMD, and reduces a pet’s risk of getting lost by decreasing the tendency to roam.

3. Prevent Parasites

Fleas are the most common external parasite that can plague pets, and they can lead to irritated skin, hair loss, hot spots, and infection. Fleas can also introduce other parasites into your cat or dog. All it takes is for your pet to swallow one flea, and it can to end up with tapeworms, the most common internal parasite affecting dogs and cats.

Year-round prevention is key, says McGeorge, who suggests regular flea and intestinal parasite control, as well as heartworm prevention in endemic areas.

Because some parasite medications made for dogs can be fatal to cats, talk to your vet about keeping your precious pets worm-free, flea-free — and safe.

4. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Many dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. And just like people, obesity in pets comes with health risks that include diabetes, arthritis, and cancer.

Overfeeding is the leading cause of obesity, says Douglas, who adds that keeping our pets trim can add years to their lives.

Because pets need far fewer calories than most of us think — as little as 185-370 a day for a small, inactive dog; just 240-350 calories daily for a 10-pound cat — talk to your vet, who can make feeding suggestions based on your pet’s age, weight, and lifestyle.

5. Get Regular Vaccinations

For optimal health, pets need regular vaccinations against common ills, such as rabies, distemper, feline leukemia, and canine hepatitis.

How often your dog or cat needs to be immunized depends on their age, lifestyle, health, and risks, says McGeorge, so talk to your vet about the vaccinations that make sense for your pet.

6. Provide an Enriched Environment

An enriched environment is another key to the long-term health and welfare of your canine and feline friends, says C.A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, a veterinary nutritionist and professor at Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center in Columbus.

Pets need mental stimulation, say the pros, which may mean daily walks for your pooch, and scratching posts, window perches, and toys for your cat. It means play time with you, which not only keeps your pet’s muscles toned and boredom at bay, it also strengthens your bond with your four-footed companions.

7. ID Microchip Your Pet

Lack of identification means as few as 14% of pets ever find their way home after getting lost. Fortunately, “micro-chipping allows for the pet to be reunited with its family,” no matter how far away it is when found, Burns says.

About the size of a rice grain, a microchip is inserted under the skin in less than a second. It needs no battery and can be scanned by a vet or an animal control officer in seconds.

Be sure to register the chip ID with the chip’s maker. A current registration is the vital last step in making certain your pet can always find his way home.

8. Pets Need Dental Care, Too

Just like you, your pet can suffer from gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth pain. And just like you, regular brushing and oral cleanings help keep your pet’s teeth strong and healthy.

“Dental disease is one of the most common preventable illnesses in pets,” Ohio veterinarian Vanessa Douglas tells WebMD, “yet many people never even look in their pet’s mouths.”

It’s estimated 80% of dogs and 70% cats show signs of dental disease by age three, leading to abscesses, loose teeth, and chronic pain. In addition to regular dental cleanings by your vet, “periodontal disease can be avoided by proper dental care by owners,” Douglas says. Owner care includes brushing, oral rinses, and dental treats. Your vet is a good source of information about brushing techniques, oral rinses, and dental treats.

9. Never Give Pets People Medication

Medicines made for humans can kill your pet, says Georgia veterinarian Jean Sonnenfield, DVM. As a matter of fact, in 2010 the ASPCA listed human drugs in the top 10 pet toxins.

NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen are the most common pet poisoning culprits, but antidepressants, decongestants, muscle relaxants, and acetaminophen are just a few of the human drugs that pose health risks to pets. Human drugs can cause kidney damage, seizures, and cardiac arrest in a dog or cat.

If you suspect your pet has consumed your medication — or anything toxic — call the 24-hour ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Also be sure to immediately check with your vet, and if it is during evening or weekend hours when your regular veterinary clinic may be closed, check for a local 24-hour emergency veterinary clinic and take your pet there for an examination. Many metropolitan areas have these clinics.

10. Proper Restraint in a Vehicle

You buckle up for safety when you’re in the car, shouldn’t your pet? Unrestrained pets in a car are a distraction to the driver, and can put driver and pet at risk for serious injury, “or worse,” says veterinarian Douglas. To keep pets safe in transit:

  • Never allow pets to travel in the front seat, where they’re at risk of severe injury or death if the airbag deploys.
  • Don’t let dogs ride with their head out the window or untethered in the back of a truck bed. Both practices put them at risk of being thrown from the vehicle in the event of an accident.
  • To keep pets safe, confine cats to carriers, suggests Douglas, then secure the carrier with a seatbelt. For dogs, there’s the option of a special harness attached to a seat belt, or a well-secured kennel.

Source: http://pets.webmd.com/ask-pet-health-11/default.htm

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