In honor of Valentines Day, we are showing our “client LOVE” by releasing our new Client Referral Program. Refer a pet parent to Floofins & Co. When they become a client, receive a $20 credit towards future services. How is that for some floofy Valentines Day fun?
Ruff Life: A New Place To Shop For Healthy Pets
As professional pet sitters and dog walkers, it is important to stay on top of other great local pet businesses. Chris Diederich has a long history in retail, but didn’t discover his passion until a few years ago. That passion, it turns out, is high-quality pet food and nutrition, inspired in part by his love of his family’s two Shih Tzus and an intense interest in their health. And so, Ruff Life opened on May 1st 2014 in Elmhurst, IL.
All of the edibles at Ruff Life are soy, wheat and corn-free. Absolutely nothing is from China. They carry a variety of brands in conventional forms like kibble and also offer a selection of raw food. If there is a brand you prefer that meets Ruff Life’s quality standards but that they do not regularly stock, they will order it just for you as often as you like. Ruff Life primarily sells food and edibles of the highest quality, but also offers toys, a neat selection of clothing/sweaters, leashes, collars and toys, and some grooming supplies. [Read more…] about Ruff Life: Dog Food and Nutrition in Elmhurst
Floofins & Co. is excited to announce that PACT Humane Society in Bloomingdale, IL will be the recipient of all the donations collected this year through our annual ‘Cram the Van’ event. Each year, coinciding with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, Floofins & Co. joins forces with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) for the “Presents 4 Pets” campaign, a collection drive to benefit pets in shelters. Last year, we collected over $2,000 worth of food, blankets, kitty litter, cleaning supplies, etc. for DuPage County Animal Care and Control. This year we would love to collect over $3,000 worth of new or ‘lightly loved’ items. We will be holding the Cram the Van event on Saturday, November 8, 2014. We will post more information on our Facebook page in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Got Undercoat? Wondering If The FURminator Works?
Summer has officially begun! We have had many hot days already, and our furry Floofins are shedding. Shedding is the natural process of losing hair which allows for a new coat to fill in. Believe it or not, all dogs shed unless they are classified as a hairless breed. Of course, breeds vary in the amount of hair shed.
With three dogs that romp around the house I am always on the lookout for products that can help manage the mass amount of accumulating dog fur. After seeing FURminator products at many different pet stores, I decided to buy and test the ‘Medium Short Hair deShedding Tool’ which was the recommended size their website suggested after I entered information about my dogs’ weight, fur length, and fur type. FURminator advertises that their products can reduce shedding up to 90%. The specific FURminator that I purchased has a stainless steel deShedding edge that reaches deep beneath a dogs top coat to gently remove the undercoat and loose fur. There is a ‘FURejector’ button that cleans and removes loose fur from the tool.
What can you do when you find a dog locked in a hot car?
Warmer weather is approaching, finally! If the spring and summer of 2014 in Chicago is anything like last year, we will be seeing 90°F within the next month. With that said, most pet owners, and pet care professionals are on the look out for dogs that are locked inside of a car on a hot day. The feeling of dread can be overwhelming – knowing that a dog locked in a hot car can be a death sentence. We all ask ourselves, “What should I do? Do I break the window? Do I call the police? Do I try to find the car owner?”
Unfortunately, there seems to be no easy answer as the dog sits helpless in the car.
During warm weather a car can reach temperatures upwards of 120°F in a matter of minutes, even when parked in the shade. Dogs do not perspire the same way humans do. The only sweat glands a dog has are on the pads of their feet. If the air surrounding a dog is not considerably cooler than the dogs body temperature, heatstroke can occur. Signs that a dog may be suffering from heatstroke include: [Read more…] about Steps to Take to Save a Dog Locked in a Hot Car