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Headed Back to Work After “Quarantine”?

Things in Raleigh are finally (finally!) starting to get back to normal.  Places are opening up and people are starting to get back to work at their usual work places.  Unfortunately, alot of pets (mostly dogs) are quite stressed right now.  After being used to having company throughout the day for the past few months, everyone is gone again and they’re suddenly all alone.

This is where All Critters Petcare can help out.  We’ve been in business in the Raleigh area for almost 3 years, our specialty is coming by during the day while you’re at work to get your pup(s) out of the house to potty, get a little exercise and some middle of the day TLC.

In addition to mid-day (or, really any time of day) walks, we can also help out when you’re away from home for an extended period of time.  Whether it’s for overnight, a weekend, or 2+ weeks at a time, we can come by and look after your pets & check in on your home.

And, like our name suggests, we look after ALL critters!  Anything from dogs and cats to fish, turtles, birds & rabbits…and anything else too!

For your peace of mind and protection, we’re insured and bonded, our sitters are all background checked and during this stressful time we use best practices to try and minimize anyone’s exposure to Covid-19.  We’re 5-star rated on Google, Yelp and Facebook.

Become a new client today & receive THREE FREE WALKS (or visits)

For a very limited time (the next 72 hrs.), anyone that contacts us and schedule’s their free meet & greet will receive three free walks!  (after walks 1-4, walk 5 is free.  After walks 6-8, walks 9 & 10 are free).

Give us a call at 919-710-8709 or use the contact us form right on this page.

We hope to hear from you soon!

National Dog Biscuit Day

National Dog Biscuit Day

National Dog Biscuit Day is nothing to turn your nose up at.  After all, if it wasn’t for this national day, your dog may not know “biscuits or “treats” as he knows them today. National Dog Biscuit Day is celebrated annually on February 23rd

Dog biscuits were not always called “biscuits”. In fact, way back in the 1800’s, biscuits or treats as we now know them, were referred to as dog bread.  The name came to fruition due to the fact that dogs were indeed served bread. Not just any bread though, dogs were given the bread that was deemed not edible for human consumption. Day old, hard, moldy ….well, you get the picture. So, the bread was quite literally thrown to the dogs! They took what they could get, but one very important person came along that would change what was thrown to the dogs altogether. [Read more…]

National Pet Dental Health Month

National Pet Dental Health Month

Pet Dental Health MonthNational Pet Dental Health Month is upon us.  We just wrapped up celebrating Valentine’s Day, a day devoted to treats for all the loves in our lives, including our dogs and cats. So, I thought it would be only fitting to address a common misconception regarding dental health and pets. Many people think that dental health is not a priority for our pets. I’m here to tell you that is completely false. Dogs and cats are very susceptible to exhibiting signs of periodontal disease before they ever even make to the age of three. If not treated, periodontal disease can have serious long term effects. Proper dental care should be provided for your pets just as you would provide it for the human members of your family.

Know the Signs!

Knowing the signs of potential pet dental health is key! You should be very aware of what a healthy mouth should look like in your dog and cat.  This will make spotting possible issues so much easier. Also, keep an eye out for some of the same signs of trouble as you would your human counterparts. Bad breath, broken, loose or extra teeth, bleeding and swelling of the mouth, and drooling can all be signs of periodontal disease. Furthermore, any indication that your pet is experiencing pain of the mouth or jaw, as well as refusal to eat as usual should be taken seriously.  Any of the above signs can be a flashing red light that your pet’s mouth is not as healthy as it should be. [Read more…]

Our End of Summer Dog Walks Promo

Hi everyone!

The Summer is coming to an end, school is starting back and now that we don’t have quite so many vacation/pet sitting visits each day, we’d love to be able to add a few more regular walking clients to our schedule each week.  Our mid-day (early afternoon) schedule is just about completely full (although we do still have some availability), but we have plenty of availability in the mornings, later in the afternoons and evenings.  

Three dogs taking a walk

Whatever you need, whether it’s an early morning walk &/or breakfast, a late morning walk, a quick potty break during the day, or a longer visit in the afternoon, we can help out.  Most of our clients have a pretty regular schedule and schedule things several weeks in advance, but we try to be as flexible as possible.  

Now comes the good part!

To help fill up our schedule, we’re offering something we’ve never offered before…50% off of ALL of your walks for the first month you’re with us.  To take advantage of this you must be a new client, book at least 3 walks per week and pre-pay for four weeks of walks when you sign up.  (after the first month you won’t have to pre-pay, you’ll be billed at the end of each week)  Also, this special is for regularly scheduled (3 or more times a week) dog walks…not pet sitting, cat visits, etc.  Although, we’d LOVE to help you out with those too.  Give us a call, we have other specials for those type visits. [Read more…]

Benefits of Hiring a Pet Waste Removal Company

Raleigh pooper scoopersBenefits of Hiring a Local “Pooper Scooper”

Are you considering hiring a pet waste removal company? If so, you’re not alone! Now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to up the convenience factor. Believe it or not, hiring a pet waste removal company is one way that families with pets are doing just that. 

So, are you trying to weigh the benefits? I can help with that.  Let’s explore some of the reasons for hiring a pet waste removal company will make your life better for you and everyone else.  In fact, you might be surprised at just how beneficial it can be to hire a pet waste removal company.  [Read more…]

Keeping Your Dog Cool this Summer

dog cooling off in front of a fanKeeping Your Dog Cool this Summer

Summer temperatures are beginning to soar and that can spell danger for your beloved dog. Many people think that dogs are well suited for all temperatures, but that’s completely false.  While a dog’s fur has the ability to protect your dog from heat and sun, dogs can suffer from the effects of the summer heat just like their humans.  Following some easy guidelines can help keep your dog cool this summer and thereby prevent heat stroke.

Hydration

Dogs need to be hydrated all year long, but especially so in the hot summer months. Drinking cool water will help your dog stay hydrated and cool. On an average day, your dog should ½ – 1 oz. of water for each pound of weight.  So, a 40 lb. lab should drink anywhere from 20-40 oz. of water per day.  When exposed to heat, your dog can be expected to drink even more water than that.  Monitor your dog’s water intake to be sure that he is staying well hydrated. Outside water bowls should be plastic or ceramic as metal bowls heat up very quickly and retain heat in the summer sun. [Read more…]

Obesity in Dogs

overweight dogIs Your Dog Overweight?

Many pet parents admit that they don’t pay too much attention to their dog’s weight.  The lack of knowledge regarding obesity in dogs can result in serious long term and lifelong effects. In fact, neglecting to help your dog maintain a healthy weight can cause major health issues as well as reduce a dog’s lifespan.

What causes obesity in dogs?

Obesity in dogs can be linked to a few different factors and health conditions.  Extra weight in dogs is often caused by over-consumption or eating too much.  If what a dog is eating is not in proper balance with the amount of energy he expends, then the likely result is weight gain. Furthermore, if a dog regularly consumes a diet that is high in calories or an overabundance of table scraps or treats, that will also cause obesity.  Obesity has also been linked to health issues such as pancreatic cancer, hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease. [Read more…]

7 Reasons NOT to Give a Bunny as an Easter Present

Easter RabbitThinking of Purchasing a Bunny for Easter?

Are you on a quest to give a bunny as an Easter present? Think again. While bunnies are synonymous with spring and Easter cheer, they are many reasons why you should not give a bunny as an Easter present.  Bunnies are a huge commitment and they can make wonderful pets, but they are not something that should be casually purchased and given as a gift, especially to a child.

Bunnies are high maintenance creatures. 

Contrary to popular belief, bunnies need a lot of attention. If you think that you can engage a bunny on a whim and keep him in his cage for most of his life, you’re sadly mistaken. Bunnies need human interaction. After all, they’re social creatures.   In fact, bunnies need just as much socialization and interaction as dogs and cats.  On top of the socialization, bunnies require at least 30 hours per week of exercise to maintain good social, emotional and physical health. [Read more…]

How To Properly Care For Baby Hamsters

Baby HamsterCaring for Baby Hamsters

Expecting, are we? It can be unexpected but not surprising.

Hamsters sexually mature quickly. They can reproduce as early as 4 weeks of age. If you bought them at a pet store recently or already have them as pets, it could be that the female hamsters were sharing a cage with the male ones.

How To Tell if Your Hamster is Pregnant?

You can tell that a hamster is pregnant if she appears to have gain weight. A noticeable bulge in her abdomen just over her hips can be seen days before the delivery.

She acts restless and agitated. She hoards more food than usual and begins to add more bedding materials to the nest.

It can be a bit tricky not knowing when the mating took place. Before you know it, the pups are on their way and you are totally unprepared. [Read more…]

There’s an App for That!

cute kitten playing on an iphoneApps for Pet Lovers

Ever hear the phrase “There’s an app for that”? Pet lovers everywhere are rejoicing because there’s literally an app for almost everything to do with pets.  Photo taking, travel assistance, first aid, tracking devices, subscription boxes, pet-friendly hotels and so much more can be accessed right from an app on your phone!  How convenient is that? We’ve worked to compile a list of some of our favorite apps for pet lovers just for you! [Read more…]

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