Pet sitting the Granny Way

THE PET GRANNY

ANIMAL TRIVIA:

  • Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating.  They sweat through the pads of their feet.
  • Dachshunds are the smallest breed of dog used for hunting.  They are low to the ground, which allows them to enter and maneuver through tunnels easily.
  • The Dachshund is one of the oldest dog breeds in history (dating back to ancient Egypt).  The name comes from one of its earliest uses - hunting badgers.  In German, Dachs means "badger," Hund is "hound."
  • The theobromine in chocolate that stimulates the cardiac and nervous systems is too much for dogs, especially smaller pups.  A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal.
  • Dogs have far fewer taste buds than people - probably fewer than 2,000, while humans have about 9,000, .  Although they may not have as many taste buds, it does not mean they are not discriminating eaters.  They have over 200 million scent receptors in their noses (we have only 5 million) so it is important that their food smells good and tastes good.
  • Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible.
  • Every known dog except the Chow has a pink tongue - the Chow's tongue is jet black.
  • A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.
  • A cat will almost never meow at another cat.  Cats use this sound for humans.
  • A cat will never break a sweat because it has no sweat glands.
  • A cat's brain is more similar to a human's brain that that of a dog.
  • A group of adult cats is called a clowder; a group of kittens is called a kindle.
  • A cat's jaw cannot move sideways.
  • A cat's tail held high means happiness.  A twitching tail is a warning sign, and a tail tucked in close to the body is a sure sign of insecurity.
  • A fifteen year old cat has probably spent ten years of its life sleeping.
  • The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

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REQUEST INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING CLASSES:

The Complete PetSaver Program includes approximately 6-8 hours of classroom training which includes:

  • The Primary Pet Assessment
  • Restraining and Muzzling
  • Rescue Breathing
  • CPR
  • Choking Management
  • Shock Management
  • Bleeding Protocols
  • Fractures and Limb Injures
  • Snake Bites
  • Poisoning
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Heat Injuries - Heat Stroke
  • Cold Injuries - Frost Nip and Frostbite
  • Seizures
  • "Snout to Tail" - Wellness Assessment
  • Assessing Your Pet's Vitals
  • Pet First Aid Kit Contents
  • ....and Much More!

Your pets, just like children, are at a greater risk of death or injury from preventable accidents than for any other reason.  Taking the correct and proper actions can significantly increase the chances of survival and reduce the extent of injury to your pet, before transporting them to your veterinarian.  The Pet Granny is now offering PetTech's pet first aid and care classes.  These classes are ideal for pet owners, pet sitters, groomers, trainers, members of rescue groups, or employees of pet stores or shelters.  If you love animals this class is for you!  Training consists of informative lectures and demonstrations with lots of hands-on skill practice.  The class includes a PetSaver Program Handbook,and Certificate upon successful completion

First Aid and CPR for the pet babies that share our lives

Whether your pet is young or old, it's never too late (or early) to take responsibility for the quality and quantity of your pet's life!

The complete PetSaver Program includes approximately6-8 hours of classroom training.  Cost $125.00

PetTech Inc. is the first international training center dedicated to CPR, first aid, care and safety for dogs and cats  PetTech and their network of instructors promote "caring, conscientious, responsible and loving pet ownership".  Their mission is "improving the quality of pet's lives, one owner at a time."  Skills and techniques taught through this program are taken from the book, "Handbook of Veterinary Procedures & Emergency Treatment"by Bistner & Ford.