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Hurricane Matthew Statement

October 7, 2016 : Savannah Pet Sitters

Due to Hurricane Matthew, pet sitting services are suspended until the storm passes and conditions improve. If you evacuate, please take your pets. If you cannot evacuate, some of the hurricane shelters in Chatham County are pet friendly, contact CEM Read More »

Why Choose In-Home Petting Over Boarding?

October 22, 2015 : Savannah Pet Sitters

When it comes to caring for your pets while you are out of town, at work, or any other engagement you may have, there are two primary options – in-home pet sitting or boarding. While there are many great boarding facilities staffed by knowledge Read More »

Hiring a Pet Sitter Around the Holidays

October 16, 2015 : Savannah Pet Sitters

The holidays are one of the most common times that people normally need to hire a pet sitter. If you have travel plans for any of the upcoming holidays you should observe the following tips for making your trip as easy as possible: Book your petsitte Read More »

Xylitol Gum Warning

June 9, 2015 Posted in: Pet Care

Many sugar free gums use the artificial sweetener xylitol. The most popular brand that uses this sweetener is Trident.

Many people are not aware that this particular sweetener can be extremely toxic to dogs.

The exact amount of gum that can be toxic for dogs can vary depending on the brand of gum, dog’s weight, age/health of the dog, and other factors.

If you suspect your pet has eaten any gum containing xylitol you need to contact your vet immediately.

Many vets will probably have you induce vomiting immediately (hydrogen peroxide can be used for this purpose) and then bring the pet in for further examination.

Xylitol can affect both liver and kidney functions so it is very important to take action if you suspect your pet has ingested this sweetener.

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