Dog Dad Zack Manko and his dog Sorcha are ready for SPRING!
March is marked off by two important weeks: National Pet Sitters Week and National Pet Poison Prevention Week. Both of these events are of major importance for dog owners, so join us for a deep dive as we explore these topics.
Professional Pet Sitters week
The annual observance of Professional Pet Sitters Week is held during the first full week of March. This week is dedicated to those hard working helpers that provide care to our animals when we are unable to. Not only is this event meant to honor them, but also encourage pet-lovers to explore this exciting field.
Many people do pet-sitting part time or on the side. For some, dog walking is a great first job, especially if babysitting isn’t an option. Others make full-time jobs out of providing care and oversight for our animals. It’s a fascinating, flexible industry.
Do you have a dog walker, pet sitter, or other animal professional that you would like to show your appreciation for? Pet Perennials offers a thoughtful, convenient, and affordable way to send complete gift packages that celebrate their service.
The Scents of Spring
Had enough of winter and looking ahead to the scents of spring? Can’t wait for those flowers and plants to bloom? We’ve got you covered.
Keep your home, yard, and car smelling fresh and clean with these great gifts from Pet Perennials. First up is our Some Bunny Loves You Car Air Freshener. This clever, cute decoration won’t just freshen up your car, it will inspire you while you drive! Twitch the Bunny will remind you that some bunny loves you, no matter where your path takes you.
Headed out of the car? Bring along some pet waste dispenser bags. These fit easily into your pocket, purse, or backpack and help you clean up after your pooch when you are out for a stroll or a hike. Your neighborhood will thank you.
Pet Poison Prevention Week
March 19-25 is National Animal Poison Prevention Week. Founded by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), this cause is intended to raise awareness about pet poison risks and educate pet owners how to prevent these events and how to care for their animals.
Unfortunately, pet poisonings occur more often than you may think. This is partially because many people are unaware of the substances which pets are most at risk to consume. While most of us know that dogs are “allergic” to chocolate, this particular substance is actually pretty low on the list of the most common poisons that pets face:
In the unfortunate event that your pooch or feline friend does ingest something poisonous, there are several steps for you to take:
Of course, the best intervention for poison is prevention. Pet proof your home and keep any of the hazardous substances mentioned above away from your pets, either up high or behind closed and even locked doors. Protect yourself and your pooch, during National Pet Poison Prevention Week and beyond!
Pet Loss Gifts
While many of us may be looking forward to spring, remember that some others may be going through a rough patch. Pet bereavement can happen in any season, so be aware and be prepared to lend a supporting shoulder or listening ear.
Pet Perennials offers many gifts of remembrance to help soften the blow of pet loss. For example, our RemembeRing Tribute Kit is a touching and hands-on activity to celebrate your pet’s life. Also, our Rainbow Bridge Memorial Mug is a daily reminder of the wonderful times they spent with their beloved furry companion.
If someone you know is suffering pet loss, our resources section has numerous links to help you help them.
Until Next Time
We hope this month’s blog came in AND left like a lamb—no need for lions around here! Enjoy the month, remember the poison tips, and show some appreciation for workers in the pet industry.