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Monday, August 18, 2014

Pet Care After Pet Adoption

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 Pet Care After Pet Adoption

Many of you have taken part in the many pet adoption events this past month. Az Pet Professioals are so happy to hear the many stories of pets getting adopted this month and hearing the success stories of the shelters working so hard at trying to adopt out so many dogs and cats!
With that in mind, how many of you feel a little lost now that you've brought your new pet home?
We put together a short, simple list of some basics to assist you the first weeks of your new pet's living arrangements and introduction into their new fur-ever home!


If you own a dog you should have:

· Dog dishes (a stainless steel, no- tip water bowl and a stainless steel or heavy plastic food bowl. If you have a large dog, it is better if the dishes are up high.

· A place for your dog to sleep.  Dog bed, Dog crate

· A toenail clipper or Pedi Paws type nail file

· A brush and/or comb (Furminators work great for heavy coats!) Ask our amazing groomers which brush they'd recommend in between grooming appointments!) www.azpetstylist.com
· A large and a small shaver if you have a small dog that needs trimming before his grooming appointment

· A high quality dog or puppy food and treats (We have a homemade dog treat business you can refer to! www.furbabiesdelectabledelights.com!

· An appropriate collar, leash or harness for walking. Current rabies tag, microchip tag and identification on the collar. Rolled leather or heavy duty nylon is best for your larger dog and a harness is best for your small breeds.  Make sure that if you notice any concerning behavior within the first couple of weeks that you choose a well known, professional, force free dog trainer to assist your training needs. www.bekindtodogs.com.  Our very own Kathrine Breeden of course!

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If you just adopted a feline, adult or kitten, here are a few essentials for our felines to help make their transition into their new home, fun and exciting!

First, every cat loves food, right?

Cat dishes (a stainless steel no- tip water and food bowl) Many cats enjoy the new water fountain type dishes you can Purchase at many pet stores!

· A place for your cat or kitten to sleep, a comfy pet bed will do or a kitty tower that has some form of a box-like hiding spot.

· A toenail clipper so you can keep his/her nails trimmed short

· A scratching post- Cats love to perch! They enjoy being in their "Tree" and being able to overlook their surroundings. A safe, fun place for them. You can also teach them to use their cat tree for the scratching that cats need!

· A brush or comb- Especially if medium to long haired. Again, just call up our amazing groomers! Yes, they do groom cats too! www.azpetstylist.com

· A litter box or two, or three..... recomended to have at least one per cat in different areas of the house. A problem noticed with new kitty? Call on our very own Jane Erlich, our "Cat whisperer" if you will! www.cattitude.com

· A high quality cat or kitten food and treats. Pet Club can assist you with many different Kitty Treat options! www.petclub.net.

· A breakaway collar with identification in case he/she escapes outside.

Better yet! If your new pet, cat or dog, came without a microchip, get in asap to have a microchip implanted! We have amazing veterinarians under "Veterinarians" to the right of the page under Current Members!

A couple of our favorite veterinarians!

http://amcofc.com/ or

San Tan Valley and Queen Creek areas:
www.santanvalleyvets.com if you live in Queen Creek or San Tan Valley!


If you own either or both, a dog or cat, you will need to keep all health records in a file so if you need them you will know exactly where to find them.

You are off to a great start on being a good pet owner! Please make sure to contact your veterinarian for a first visit! Don't wait to establish a veterinarian/patient relationship under a medical problem, do it now while they are healthy so you are well prepared in case of an illness!

Lastly, for all of your current and new pet needs please browse through each of our members to the right of the page. We have you covered from A to Z with professional pet experts! Each member has a link that will take you directly to their website!
Thanks pet friends!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Have you Checked your Pet's Chip?

August 15th is “Check the Chip” Day!

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Microchip that is! If your pet has a microchip you have a better chance of recovering a lost or stolen pet, but…. What if the chip is bad? What if the chip has migrated and can no longer be picked up by a reader in the universal position between the shoulder blades? That is why the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) along with AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) teamed up together to create “Check the Chip day.”

First things first
. If you have not already had your pet/s microchipped get it done as soon as you can! It’s never too late! Call your family veterinarian today to schedule your pet for a microchip implantation. It’s quick and easy to do!

Secondly, if your pet is already microchipped make sure your registration is up to date including your home address, telephone numbers and emergency contact numbers. Your pet’s microchip will not do him/her any good if you’ve moved or changed any information and not updated those changes with the manufacture. If you aren’t sure which manufacture your pet’s microchip is from you can take your pet to any veterinarian that has a Universal Microchip Scanner. (Most do) This scanner will read the majority of any microchip. Your veterinarian can tell you which chip your pet has and give you the needed telephone number to call.

The most important database to register your pet with along with your manufacture’s, is AAHA’s “Universal Microchip LookUp Tool”. This large database is the one that most Shelters and Veterinarian’s use when searching for a Microchip Number.

So if you haven’t “Chipped” your pet yet or you haven’t “Checked the Chip” recently,  make a trip to your family veterinarian and do it soon! Make sure your pet’s chip is readable, has not migrated and that your registration is up to date!

Thanks Pet Parents!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Scottsdale Pet Photographer...... more than just pictures

Michelle Pelberg is the owner of  


Cow Dreamz Photography

We are proud to have such talent in our network group and pleased to share her with all of Arizona!

As a pet photographer, Michelle is able to capture the true essence of her subjects with tremendous accuracy. She believes that every animal has a unique personality and story to tell, which she cleverly captures in her photographs.

She is known for and specializes in photographing skittish, shy or overactive animals which has led her to work with many pet shelters, adoption agencies and pet rescues.  

Michelle combined her love for pets with her gift of photography and loves capturing pets in their natural setting. She believes that allowing them to be in a familiar environment, like their home, she is more likely to see their true personalities come out.  She also donates her time taking photos for Gabriel’s Angels and other animal organizations around town.


Along with pet photography Michelle is in the process of finishing up the construction of her creative community in down town Scottsdale.  Located at what used to be Mandall’s shooting range (the sign was of a teddy bear holding a gun) will be a co-working space for artists. The space will have both traditional studio spaces as well as open spaces where artists can collaborate and build a community.  


We couldn’t be prouder of Michelle and all of her accomplishments! We are honored she is one of our pet experts in Az Pet Professionals! Stay tuned and we’ll announce the date to her grand opening of her creative community studios in Scottsdale.


See Michelle's portfolio at her business website: www.cowdreamz.com

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Missing Pet Detectives

Missing Pet Detectives



Well this will be easy! She's a "One-of-a-Kind" Pet Service! Deborah and her canine search dogs can assist pet owner's who've lost their pet/s by using knowledge, timing and her dog's noses! Pretty cool, right? You may think this is an easy job, but can you imagine searching for a lost pet in temperatures over 100 degrees? Deborah can't just let her dogs "Go" she actually runs the distances alongside of them! Deborah trains her own dogs and is Nationally Known and Recognized for her efforts in Search And Rescue. 

Is she always successful? That's a great question! Think about this; we are working with canines who although they can smell 1,000 times better than humans can, they are after all, dogs. 

By hiring Deborah you must keep this in mind! If for none other than your peace of mind knowing that you didn't give up, you tried your hardest to find your beloved pet, and did everything possible, I'd say that's a pretty good feeling. 

Az Pet Professionals have known Deborah for over 4 years as a member of our group and she is a dedicated, compassionate, pet lover. We love her like family and really.......that's what she's become!

Deborah doesn't always search with her canine team. You can call Deborah for some tips on what to do if you've just lost your beloved pet because she provides a "no obligation" professional consultation.

If you'd like to keep Deborah's website and telephone handy in case you ever lose your pet here are some links directly to her website. Don't forget to watch Deborah in action on her videos. Thank you Deborah for being such an amazing, compassionate, dedicated pet expert! Your family at Az Pet Professionals couldn't love you more!

Business website:  www.missingpetdetectives.com.   Business telephone: 480-751-9700 

Kim MacCrone

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Scottsdale Pet Sitter!

Business Telephone: 480-314-1232

"Once again we have the extreme pleasure of introducing you to our Scottsdale Professional Pet Sitter! For those of you who know Angela you already know how incredible she is! For those of you meeting her for the first time you will soon know too! Angela is a responsible pet service. Angela has received Certification of Completion in Pet CPR and First Aid for over 4 years in a row now! Would you hire anyone who wasn't educated enough to care for your pets?" Kim M.

Cloud 9 Pet Sitting offers exceptional individualized pet and home care in clients' homes in North Scottsdale. 
We are located in the 85255 or 85260 zip codes offering visits in DC Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Silverleaf, Windgate Ranch, Grayhawk and Sweetwater Ranch. 

If your pets need weekly care while you are at work or when you are on vacation we are always here for you.
Cloud 9 also offers 10-12 hour overnight visits in your home which are great for the pets who need that extra one-on-one time! Especially now with the Monsoons! Many pets are frightened by these summer storms and could sure use the company!
Cloud 9 is happy to inform you that we've earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau because we always come through for our clients! 
We are responsibly insured, bonded and our employees are offered a class to become educated and certified for completing a Pet CPR and First Aid Class! Would you hire someone who wasn't?

We like to think we are more than just your average pet sitting company because our staff is experienced in pet and client care. We individualize pet and home care for each of our clients! There are no "Cookie Cutter" Pet Sits!
Professional, compassionate, responsible and educated! That's us! Our clients love the care and attention to detail that we offer! 
Check out some of our Testimonials from some amazing clients! 

"Lastly, but certainly not least, we are happy to inform you that we now accept major credit cards for your convenience! Isn't that the cat's meow? Or is it the dogs Woof? Either way, we aim to please!
Here's is a link to my website so that you can read more about my services! Don't forget to follow me on Facebook! http://www.cloud9petsitting.com."  
                                                             Thanks Pet Parents! 
                                                                                  Angela Carlson
Cloud 9 Pet Sitting, LLC

Business website: www.cloud9petsitting.com

(Photographs by bybrenna.com. Owned by Angela Carlson and authorized for use only by Angela. 
Rights Reserved)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Your family Chandler Veterinarians

Welcome Animal Medical Center of Chandler!

 Introducing your South Chandler Veterinarians!

We are so excited to announce that Animal Medical Center of Chandler is now a proud member of Az Pet Professionals! Several of us have known Dr. Stickland and Dr. Duregger for some time already and feel assured we are placing you into the most loving, caring of professionals. 

Please take a minute to click on their link to see pictures of Dr. Stickland's brand new, beautiful Practice located on the NW Corner of Chandler Heights and Arizona Avenue.    

Website: www.AMCofC.com

Dr. Andrea Stickland                                                                         Dr. Carolyn Duregger


270 W Chandler Heights Rd #3
Chandler, AZ, 85248

Business Phone: (480) 339-0406
Website: www.AMCofC.com
Don't forget to "Like" their Facebook Page! 


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Summer Safety

Summer Safety


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  1. Never, ever leave your dog in the car;
  2. Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water;
  3. Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside;
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day;
  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws;
  6. If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off;
  7. Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet;
  8. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats, and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat.


Household pet tip for dogs from Blue Ribbon K9 Academy:

Train your dog to use a pet door by putting a dab of butter on the bottom edge of the flap. Have another person hold the dog on the side with the butter and you stand on the other side with treats. Your dog will lick the bottom of the flap, pushing it open while you encourage it through and offering treats. Happy Training!

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