Happy 4th!

Tomorrow we will celebrate American Independence. But please be careful not to let your pet gain too much independence during this holiday! Did you know that more pets are lost on July 4th in the US than any other day? Loud noise from fireworks is one key factor, so if your pooch prefer quiet, please make sure you make them as comfortable as possible if fireworks are near. As a pet parent you can help to minimize stressful situations, like loud noises. First, be wary of signs of distress, such as uncontrolled barking, shaking, drooling, pee accidents, poor appetite and attempts to hide.   

If you aren't sure how your happy creature will react to fireworks, it might be best to play it safe and make sure they are home by the time fireworks start. Double check that dogs have their collars and ID tags on firmly and keep outside doors (and windows!) secure to reduce the chance of a run-away. Also, if possible, avoid leaving your pets alone, even in a confined room. Animals can get very scared and might end up unintentionally hurting themselves. You can close curtains and play music or TV to distract your pets from the outside noises. Taking a dog walk just before fireworks is also a good idea to avoid a pee accident.

One other important consideration: Never scold a scared animal, as it will only intensify their fears.

Here is to a happy and pet safe 4th of July holiday!

Kudos to Fat Orange Cat Studio

Do you love how cute your happy creatures can be just hanging out at your home or on a wall? I personally love to have pictures of my pets hanging up on the wall or on my desk at work. Pets are part of the family and bring great pride and happiness. I like taking pictures of the pets I care for and sending them to their owners who always are extremely thankful for the images. Have you ever tried to capture your cute little creature smiling? If you are like me and have made countless attempts to shoot Fido in this fun or wacky situation without success, you know that being a pet photographer is a not so easy task to fill.

When I started my company, I wanted to have some professional photographs taken of my pets so people visiting my site would get a sense of how much I care for animals. I had such an amazing experience and loved the photographs that I wanted to share my photographer’s information with you in case you wanted similar images of your cute creatures. Her name is Li Ward and my experience with her was simply wonderful. She is professional, easy-going and talented with animals. She was able to capture great shots for my website and some others for my personal collection. Wait, did I mention how sweet, loving and patient Li is with pets and pet parents? Thank you Li Ward for capturing priceless memories of my happy creatures.