Working with Timid, Scared, or Insecure Dogs

This past weekend, we were asked to look after a dog for a couple days while his owner went down south to attend the Miami football game.  From the time we arrived at the home to meet the owner and senior pup we would be caring for (who for the remainder of this article we…

Keeping your kids and pets safe as the Temps start to rise

As the middle of May approaches, the high temperatures are once again hitting the low to mid 90s in North Florida and South Georgia. If you have lived in the area for any length of time, you might welcome the various opportunities that this time of year brings.  Longer days mean more time for outdoor activities,…

Pet Safety: What isn’t harmful to you can be deadly to them

As we wrap up the month of March and get ever so closer to the Easter season, the staff at Creation’s Care want to remind you to keep your pets safe from common household items, plants, and sweet treats that are poisonous and even deadly to your family pet.  Most people know that sweet treats like…

keeping your pooch happy and safe while out in public

As has become an annual tradition amongst the staff at Creation’s Care Pet Sitting, we took this weekend to pause and enjoy the wonderful world of equestrian sport. The Redhills International Horse Trials in Tallahassee brings equestrian competitors from around the globe for a three day Olympic level competition right to our back door.  Spectators abound, and with…

Beat the Heat, part II: Know the signs of heat exhaustion.

August 15th marked the first day of school for students all across Tallahassee, Florida, with neighboring counties following suit in the coming weeks, if they haven’t already.  Yet despite this figurative end to summer and many looking forward to the upcoming football games this fall,  the hot and humid temperatures are showing no signs of…

Beat the Heat: Tips on Keeping Your Pets Cool when Temperatures Soar

Summer is here and the temperatures are hot.  It’s nothing new to those of us living in the South and though teachers and students are preparing for the school year to start, the temperatures, well, they’ll be sticking around for awhile.  To help you beat the heat during these remaining dog days of summer, we will…

Pet First Aid Essentials

Whether you are at home, on an extended trip, or taking an extended walk or hiking trip with your dog, being prepared to administer first aid in any situation is essential.  Though larger items, such as blankets, can be bulky and are best left in the home kit and car, most first aid essentials are…

Would you know what to do if your dog was choking?

Preventable accidents, such as choking, are the leading cause of death and disability for pets.  While these occurrences occur more for senior pets, no animal is immune.  Would you know what to do?  Knowing the skills and techniques for pet first aid and CPR can be the difference between temporary and permanent disability; between expensive veterinary…

6 Christmas Safety Tips for Cat Owners, article by Melvin Pena

Keep your cats in mind as you decorate, celebrate, feast, and dash about town this holiday season. Many cat owners will attest that simply moving a chair entices their cats to climb on it immediately. Maybe the cats are just testing out a new vantage point; perhaps they’re asserting that everything in your home belongs…