Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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Howdy Friends,

Thanksgiving is this week and we will all be celebrating with our family and friends.  Just a quick reminder that although we love our pets and want to share every occasion with them, we have to make sure to keep the human food away from them to avoid a trip to the emergency vet.

Check out the tips below from the American Veterinary Medical Association to make sure your pets are safe so that you enjoy the day with your entire family!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

XoXo

– Bea

 

  • Keep the feast on the table—not under it. Eating turkey or turkey skin – sometimes even a small amount – can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis. Fatty foods are hard for animals to digest, and many foods that are healthy for people are poisonous to pets – including onions, raisins and grapes. If you want to share a Thanksgiving treat with your pet, make or buy a treat that is made just for them.
  • No pie or other desserts for your pooch. Chocolate can be harmful for pets, even though many dogs find it tempting and will sniff it out and eat it. The artificial sweetener called xylitol – commonly used in gum and sugar-free baked goods – also can be deadly if consumed by dogs or cats.
  • Yeast dough can cause problems for pets, including painful gas and potentially dangerous bloating.
  • Be careful with decorative plants. Don’t forget that some flowers and festive plants can be toxic to pets. These include amaryllis, Baby’s Breath, Sweet William, some ferns, hydrangeas and more. The ASPCA offers lists of plants that are toxic to both dogs and cats, but the safest route is simply to keep your pets away from all plants and table decorations.
  • Quick action can save lives. If you believe your pet has been poisoned or eaten something it shouldn’t have, call your veterinarian or local veterinary emergency clinic immediately. You may also want to call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 888-426-4435. Signs of pet distress include: sudden changes in behavior, depression, pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. Contact your veterinarian immediately.

Visit AVMA for more safety tips on how to keep your pets safe if you’re hosting a big family party and have people coming in and out of your home or if you are traveling with your pets this Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

*Thank you to Precious & Few Photography for the beautiful image.  

Pet Events 11/10/2016 to 11/13/2016

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Howdy Friends!

I have a few events for you to enjoy this weekend, starting tomorrow through this Sunday.  Let me know if you do attend any of them.  I would love to hear all about it.

Enjoy!

Xo Xo,

– Bea

 

Open Bark Night NYC

Bark & Co HQ
221 Canal Street, 4th FL
New York, NY
Thurs., November 10, 2016
Time: 7PM - 9PM

Dogs make life a little weirder and a lot funnier. Bark & Co is hosting a hilarious dog-centric stand-up comedians for a series of pee-your-pants-funny dog stuff. Come grab a drink (or a few) with us and enjoy some pup tales performed by comedians with fellow dog parents and dog lovers!  Pups are always welcome but note that this party is on leash so pups who are joining should be chill with sitting with their human watching the show.  More info at Open Bark Night. 

Get A Bull Presents Party for the Pitties 2

Manning's Pub & Grill 
377 Old Country Road Carle Place, NY 11514
Fri., November 11, 2016
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST

Last was the best time ever and a great success so we are doing it again! Music, food, Beverages and Raffles! $40 to enter and drink and eat for 3 hours.  Come and party with us and help us raise much needed funds to save even more lives in 2017!! More info at Get A Bull or call 516-714-4403.

 

Viewpoint Holiday Pooch Photo Shoot

Benefit for LI-DOG
Sat., Nov. 12th, 10AM – 4PM
133 NY Ave., Huntington, NY

The 2016 Viewpoint Photography Holiday Pooch Photo Shoot is ON! Join LI-DOG for this special holiday photo session for dogs from noted photographer Pamela Setchell of Viewpoint Photography in Huntington. Get an unforgettable 5×7 finished portrait of your dog on a beautiful winter-themed set designed by Scarsella’s of Laurel Hollow—all for $40. Great NEW holiday cards and holiday card packages, extra prints, gift tags, ornaments and other items with your dog’s photo are also available for purchase. To RSVP and more info visit LI-Dog.


Whiskers in Wonderland

Petco - Union Square
Broadway and East 17th Street, New York, NY
Sun., November 13, 2016
Noon–5:00 p.m.

The Whiskers in Wonderland holiday pet adoption event, presented by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, features cats, kittens, and rabbits just waiting to be welcomed into new homes for the holidays. In return, these furry new friends will give the gift of unconditional love all year round! More info at Alliance for NYC’s Animals.

 

 

*If you are holding a pet related event and would like to be listen in future Pet Event posts, please contact me and I will be happy to add your event.

Pet Events October 1-2, 2016

Wiggily Waggily Pet Events

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Today is going to be a pawsome day!  Not only is it Friday, but it’s also the last day in September, the best day of the year.  Why do I think September 30th is the best day out of the 365 days of the year?  Well, if you haven’t guessed yet…it’s my BIRTHDAY!! Yup my big day, haha, and I am planning on enjoying every minute of this day.  Help me celebrate by having a treat in my honor and giving one extra to your fur-babies – take a picture and tag me on IG or FB (both are under @wiggilywaggily).  Ok enough about me.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend with the family and bring your fur-kids too, then I have some fun things for you.  It’s suppose to rain, but lets cross our fingers it holds off till all the fun is over.  Below is a list of the events happening on Long Island that you can enjoy with your entire family.  If you do go to any of these, make sure to let me know how you like them and tag me in your pictures.  Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

XoXo

   -Bea

 

Blessing of the Animals 2016

St. John’s Episcopal Church | Sat Oct 1, 2016 at 3PM

12 Prospect Street, Huntington – 11743 (Map) 

Description

Please bring your collared & leashed, or small caged Animal companions (or photographs of your pets who can’t attend in person) for a special Blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals.  Light refreshments will be served immediately following. Go to St. John’s Episcopal’s website for more info.

 

Jungle Bob at Connetquot Public Library

760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – 11716 (Map)

Date & Time: Sat Oct 1, 2016 – 1PM to 2PM

Description

Bring the family and join us for an encounter with some of nature’s most fascinating creatures.  “Jungle Bob” will show live examples of exotic reptiles from around the globe including a Cuban rock iguana, albino Burmese python, a giant African Pixie Frog and more.  Contact Dawn DiAngelo at 631-567-5079 or for moe info visit their Website.

 

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge

Sun., Oct. 2nd,  11AM – 3PM

The Refuge, 515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY (Google Map)

Does Sunday brunch outside with your dog sound great? How about brunch with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar, and delicious waffles, French toast, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s? If all that sounds fun, join us for our first ever Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge, right off Route 110 in Melville. Besides great food, there’ll be raffles, drink specials, dog treats and more!  For more detail please visit the LI-Dogs website.

 

Dog Days of Smithtown!

Smithtown Historical Society –  239 Middle County Rd.,  Smithtown

Celebrate the heritage of Long Island with Fido at the Smithtown Historical Society’s 2nd Annual Dog Days of Smithton on Sun., Oct. 2nd, 12 to 4 PM. Bark Avenue Bath & Biscuit in Ronkonkoma is proudly sponsoring the afternoon event that will include a workshop on dog-friendly gardens, basic at-home grooming demonstrations, doggie style red light/green light, musical chairs, and more! For details, go to Smithtown Historical Society’s Dog Days of Smithtown.

 

Almost Home Animal Rescue Fall In Love

At Friendly Drugs, Holbrook, New York.

Almost Home Animal rescue is having another great event.  Come on down and join us to see our four legged friends waiting for their Forever Home as well as Raffles, Face Painting, Chinese Auction and much more.  It is taking place Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.   You can have some fun while supporting  a great cause.  It will be a lot of fun for the whole family! For more details please visit the Almost Home Animal Rescue website.

 

 

*If you are holding a pet related event and would like to be listen in future Pet Event posts, please contact me  and I will be happy to add your event. 

Thank You For A Great Summer!

Hi friends!

How are you all?  I hope everyone had a great summer.  Yes, I know fall officially started last week but we had such a busy Pet Sitting/Boarding season at Wiggily Waggily that I haven’t had time to write my first blog till now.  Thank you for your patience!

It has been a little over two years since I took a break from my business and to come back and have so many past clients come back to get services from us was so wonderful.  And as if that wasn’t amazing enough, many more pet parents and their fur-babies joined our Wiggily Waggily family as new clients this summer.  That was just the icing on the cake.  I am so grateful for each and everyone of you.  All I can say is – Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Here’s a little clip of some of the wonderful pets we took care of this summer.  Enjoy!

XoXo

-Bea