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05 May 2017

We Have An App For That!

We Have An App For That

It is with great excitement that we are announcing our most requested feature of all time – A Client Application! Now you can request services, update your information, view and send messages, review and pay invoices right from your phone.

Get The App

You can also download and start using the Client App starting today! Here are the links to download the App:

Get Started With The App

The short video below will help you get set up and going with the Client App. If you require more detailed instructions please read the Client App Help documentation.

Pet Gal Susan.

25 Apr 2017

5 Fun Ways To Include Dogs In Your Wedding

5 Fun Ways To Include Your Dog In Your Wedding

Dogs and Weddings…What’s not to Love?

When it comes to unconditional love, there’s nothing like the bond between you and your dog, so surely you will want your dog involved in your wedding. The Pet Gal is bringing their expertise to weddings by introducing Wedding Pet Attendant services to allow you to create wedding memories of a lifetime by including your dog on your special day. Your wedding pet attendant will be there every step of the way to help make sure your dog participates in all aspects of your wedding, including the five most requested ways your dog can participate in your ceremony.

29 Jun 2016

Pet Fireworks Safety

8 Pet Fireworks Safety Tips

Like most Americans, your family probably enjoys celebrating with fireworks, but they can be extremely upsetting for pets. Follow the pet fireworks safety tips below to make the Fourth of July enjoyable for the entire family.

Animal shelters around the country are overrun with lost pets frightened during the festivities. The Fifth of July is the busiest day of the year for most shelters.

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If none of these tips work for your pet, ask your veterinarian about medications to alleviate your pet’s fear and anxiety.

If your pet does become lost, contact your local animal control and surrounding shelters immediately and follow the rest of The HSUS’s advice for finding your pet.

If you find a lost pet, contact the owner on its tag, ask a veterinarian to scan it for a microchip or bring to the local animal shelter so it can be reunited with its family.

Pet Gal Susan

16 Jun 2016

8 Symptoms Of Pet Allergies

8 Symptoms Of Pet Allergies

Pet Gal Sam explains how to recognize and treat allergic reactions in your pet. Her qualifications include working as a Veterinary Triage Receptionist at a 24 hour Emergency Animal Hospital in Northwest Austin and treating sick cats at Austin Pets Alive.

Symptoms

Allergic reaction in pets take many forms and happen for many reasons. Symptoms can range from swelling to difficulty breathing. Allergic reactions vary in severity, but should always be taken seriously. The following symptom(s) may indicate an allergic reaction:
Pet Allergies
· Rash or Hives
· Swelling
· Licking or Scratching
· Itching, Runny Eyes
· Vomiting
· Diarrhea
· Snoring
· Labored Breathing

Causes

Causes of allergic reaction vary, as well. The most common causes for an allergic reaction are (not limited to):

· Vaccinations
· Ingestion of food, plant or substance
· Insect bites
· Flea preventative
· Medication

Recommended Treatment For Dogs

The standard Benadryl tablet is safe to give at 1 milligram per pound, and each Benadryl tablet is 25 milligrams, making it easy to calculate the correct dosage for your dog. Administer the tablets every 8 hours. Benadryl can be both short or long-term treatment for allergies. However, it’s crucial to discuss your pet’s medical history, potential causes of the allergic reaction and the best plan of care with your veterinarian.

If you think your pet may be having an allergic reaction, contact your veterinarian immediately to seek medical attention.

Pet Gal Sam.

31 May 2016

Imagine Being Vegan(ish) And Loving Every Minute Of It

Imagine Being Vegan(ish) And Loving Every

Minute Of It

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge in Pittsboro, North Carolina. They are an organization that rescues animals who have managed to escape from meat and dairy farms. I learned so much about the personalities, intelligence and capacity for bonding that farm animals have when they are left to live happy and stress-free lives. Apparently, turkeys are big show-offs and flirts, goats give wet kisses, and chickens can be lulled to sleep by petting their cheeks. The hypocrisy of a culture that spoils cats and dogs while torturing and killing these animals by the masses really stood out after this experience.