Benefits of using Pawsitive Pet Care

Dog Walking
As responsible pet owners, we all want what’s best for our pets. Although it is clearly evident that a daily dog walking program will benefit your dog immensely, a busy schedule can sometimes deter this from happening.

Our dog walkers develop a personal relationship with your pet, giving them lots of love and reassurance during their visits. We don’t do group walks, so your dog will get our undivided attention during their walk. We’re happy to adhere to your pet’s normal routine and reinforce basic commands such as “sit,” “stay” and “come.” We also practice street safety skills at all times.

A daily dog walk includes a walk (20 – 50 mins, you choose) around the neighborhood or to the nearest park, lots of exercise and playtime, fresh water, treats and, of course, hugs and kisses.

The main benefits of a daily walk include:

  • Provides regular exercise that can have a calming effect on your pet
  • Provides socialization and mental stimulation thereby decreasing behavioral issues
  • Helps to maintain a consistent housebreaking schedule
  • Offers a nice break in the day for dogs that have been cooped up for hours
  • Takes place rain or shine because even in bad weather your dog still has needs
  • Eliminates your guilt from spending long hours at work
  • Provides peace of mind knowing you don’t have to rush home to avoid a mess
  • Dogs adapt and develop a bond with their dog walker very quickly. Many times, the dogs are sitting at the window, anticipating the visit.

Pet Sitting
For pet owners, in-home pet sitting provides a unique alternative to boarding facilities or relying on family or neighbors to check on pets. Pet sitters come to the home daily and animals are able to keep to their regular routine of feeding, watering, exercise, and one-on-one attention. Pets experience less stress and adjust better to their owners’ absence when they are able to remain in their normal environment.

According to the American Humane Society, pets are most content when they are at home – surrounded by those sights, sounds and smells familiar to them. Unlike boarding services, your pets will not be unnecessarily exposed to potential disease or parasites, nor will they be placed in potentially stressful situations.

Pet Massage
The benefits a pet will gain depend upon the reason for their massage. If your pet has a health problem and a vet has recommended a massage as a form of therapy the benefits will relate to fixing or at least relieving the health issues.

Often a vet will recommend massage when there is a muscle injury, circulation problem and even arthritis.

Main benefits of pet massage regardless of the reason include:

  • Massages improve blood and lymph circulation – maximizes normal function of tissues, organs and bodily systems (i.e. digestion, absorption of nutrients)
  • Massages can relieve muscle tension – effective tool to detect stiffness, pain, swelling, and tension
  • Massages can help a pet to recover quicker from injury – reduces the build-up of adhesion’s in the muscles that result from injury, surgery or trauma
  • Pets can de stress with massage – when done regularly, it helps prevent the negative effects of stress
  • A massage can help to re-balance energy – soothing and comforting
  • Massaging a pet can increase the immune system