PARK CITY DOG BOARDING DAYCARE & ADVENTURE

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Park City dog boarding daycare and adventure clients:

Peace For Pets recently merged with “Mountain Hounds Adventure Daycare and Boarding“, and “Hank and Bullets”. We will continue to operate the facilities as usual under the name Peace for Pets.

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Our main service is now doggie daycare, adventure on our 40 acre ranch and kennel free boarding. You dogs will love the freedom and exciting activities we have to offer.

 

Contact us for details!

PARK CITY PET SITTER TV TIPS

As seen on Park City TV June 27th 2017, Park City’s top pet sitter Breanna (owner of Peace For Pets) offers tips for pet care during hot summer months.

https://youtu.be/mh38mcgHipg

♦ Some little to medium size dogs can have their trachea get pinched causing them to make a funny grunting noise while they are trying to breathe. This is sometimes called reverse sneezing and can sound very alarming. To help your pup you can blow down the nose and rub the neck muscles to help relax them.

♦ Never give your dog a cooked bone of any kind, especially chicken bones. They can splinter and rip your dogs intestine open and this is usually fatal. Some raw bones are ok but talk to your vet if you want a better opinion about raw bones or food.

PETS LOCKED IN HOT CARS SOAR

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Instances of Pets Locked in Hot Cars Soar with Summer Temperatures

Temperatures are rising throughout the country with the coming of summer, and with the rising heat, instances of pets being trapped in hot cars are on the rise as well. In fact, some states are report that over two dozen cases have been reported over the last month, and in some cases, the pet required medical attention as a result. In most cases, the illness caused to the pet was not due to intended abuse but ignorance, as many pet owners are unaware how hot the interior of a car can get, and how quickly.

Temperatures Inside Vehicles Rise Within Minutes

Some owners believe it’s not harmful to leave their pet in a locked car, especially when they’ll only be inside a store for ten or fifteen minutes. However, what they might not know is that even in the shade, the temperature of a car’s interior can rise within fifteen to twenty minutes. In fact, even when the temperature is in the low 80s, the temperature inside a locked car can reach over 100 degrees in less than half an hour. A dog or cat can suffer from heatstroke in a very short time because their bodies don’t have any sweat glands. Instead, they cool themselves down by panting, and the harder they pant, the more distressed they can become. Hundreds of animals die each year when they are left behind or forgotten by their owners, and several states in across the U.S. have now begun legislature to make this action illegal.

Are Laws Changing?

As of 2015, sixteen states have made it illegal to leave an animal confined in a parked car, no matter what the weather. In most states, breaking this law is a misdemeanor and comes with a fine. In addition, police officers, animal control officers, and fire and EMT personnel may all break into the car, which includes breaking the glass, to release the animal. Some states that currently enforce these laws include Nevada, New York, South Dakota, California, and New Jersey. Other states that are currently filing laws to prevent the suffering of animals that are left in parked cars include North Carolina and Texas. While there are some animal cruelty laws in place that protect dogs and cats, there are no specific laws that prevent owners from leaving them in parked car.

Keeping Pets Safe

While it is not illegal to leave an animal in a parked car in many states, there are steps animal owners can take to keep their pets safe. First and foremost, they should leave their pets at home with fresh water in temperatures that exceed eighty degrees. If they must travel with their pets, they should be removed from the car at rest stops and be offered fresh water each time. Even if a pet enjoys riding in a car, if the owners plan on making any stops, the dog or cat should be left at home to ensure its health and safety.

Summary: Hundreds of animals die each year when they are left behind or forgotten by their owners, and several states in across the U.S. have now begun legislature to make this action illegal.

PARK CITY PETS – CHOOSING A COLLAR

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How to Choose and Outfit Your Pet’s Collar

When you live in Park City, Utah and own a dog or a cat, no matter its size or breed, a collar is a necessity for the safety of your pet. A collar lets people know your pet isn’t a stray, keeps it safe when leashed during walks with you or a Park City pet sitter, and carries important information. Some owners don’t give much thought to their pet’s collar and grab the first one they find at their local supermarket or chain store. Some owners might feel that their cat or indoor dog doesn’t need a collar, but if your pet should escape your home without one, the chances of recovering it are slim. If you have recently adopted a pet and need to shop for a collar, there are many factors to consider, and choosing the right one for your dog or cat’s breed, temperament, size, and for the area in which you live are all vital for its health and well-being.

Choosing the Proper Fit

The best way to choose a collar for your pet is by bringing it with you to the store, if possible. Many pet stores allow you to bring your pet along with you while you shop, although it’s typically easier to shop with your dog than your cat. Choosing to buy a collar at a pet store also gives you the advantage of shopping with knowledgeable employees who can help you choose what kind of collar would be best for a particular breed or size. A proper fit for your pet’s collar is very important because if it is too tight, the pet may be uncomfortable and have a hard time swallowing or breathing and if it is too loose, it may slip out of it during a walk with your Park City pet sitter and either run off or get killed in the road. Dogs with a great deal of hair especially need to be fitted correctly because it can be difficult to gauge whether or not the hair will get in the way of the collar if it can easily slip over the head.

Most dog collars today have a snap-lock feature that makes the collar easy to put on and remove. If you’re choosing a collar for your cat, a breakaway collar is a good choice because it will pop open if it becomes snagged or caught on something. Some cat collars are affixed with small bells to keep indoor/outdoor cats from successfully stalking and killing small animals, such as birds and chipmunks, and this is something to consider if you enjoy inviting wildlife into your yard via a bird feeder. If this is your first pet, your local Park City pet store employee can help you choose the collar that’s best for your dog or cat.

Adding Tags to Your Pet’s Collar

Once you choose the right collar, the next step is to add an ID tag to it. Tags come in all shapes and sizes and should include your pet’s name, your name, and your address and phone number. Some stores including free engraving for your pet’s collar when you buy the tag in store, which can be convenient when it comes to one-stop shopping. Including an ID tag on your pet’s collar is vital because if it gets lost or stolen, it may never be recovered, and those that are lost are only given a few days to be claimed at the pound before they are euthanized. If you have chosen to have your pet microchipped, don’t forget to add its microchip ID tag to the collar as well, as this will tell anyone who finds your lost pet that they have a microchip, which can be scanned at most local veterinarians’ offices or shelters. The better your pet’s collar fits properly and the more information it carries, the better the odds it will stay in place and help your pet find its way home to you if it gets lost.

Summary: Some owners don’t give much thought to their pet’s collar and grab the first one they find at their local supermarket or chain store. Some owners might feel that their cat or indoor dog doesn’t need a collar, but if your pet should escape your home without one, the chances of recovering it are slim. If you have recently adopted a pet and need to shop for a collar, there are many factors to consider, and choosing the right one for your dog or cat’s breed, temperament, size, and for the area in which you live are all vital for its health and well-being.