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- How to be an Eco-friendly Pet Parent
We're still in the first month of the year...much too early to give up on those New Years Resolutions! For those who decided to be less wasteful this year, you may have already reduced the amount of plastic you use, started recycling, or installed a new shower head. What you may not want to overlook are the few changes you can make with your fur baby to live an even more sustainable lifestyle. Here are a few simple things you can do to get started! Buy Food in Recyclable Packaging Next time you're out of your fur kiddo's food of choice, check the packaging before you buy. There are plenty of brands that sell their food in recyclable packaging. If you can't find food suitable for your fur baby in a completely recyclable package, most brands tend to layer their packaging with plastic but have a paper lining as well. If these layers can be separated, you can recycle the paper and toss the plastic. It's a tiny change, but every little bit helps! DIY Treats Most pet-related waste is from the plastic packaging they come in. Instead of buying pre-packaged treats, make some at home! Look for fun and simple recipes you can make at home. Not the cooking type? That's fine too! Canned vegetables, like green beans and plain pumpkin, make an awesome snack for doggos and they come in recyclable cans! Use Sustainable Litter There's a lot of litter options out there. Some litter choices are chock-full of chemicals and materials that are difficult to produce or negatively affect the environment when thrown away. Instead, you can switch to a sawdust or paper based litter to reduce some of the (stinky) trash your litter makes. If your cat is picky and you can't change litters, check to see if their favorite brand comes in cardboard or recyclable packaging. Purchase Recycled Pet Waste Bags A good poopy bag is an important tool for any pet parent. Sturdy bags made of recycled plastic are easy to find online or in local pet stores. Even better, if you have plastic bags around the house that would wind up in a land-fill anyhow, use those instead! How do We Try to Keep the Environment Clean? At Fluff, we opt to equip our sitters with pet waste bags that come from recycled materials and train sitters to recycle pet food containers whenever possible. We also do our best to assign sitters as close to your home as possible. Not only does this save on gas and emissions, but it also ensures your local sitter is close enough to help out at the drop of a hat. If you want to meet your local sitter to make sure they're a good fit for your fur babes it is free to do and doesn't obligate you to use us. Get your free consultation today!
- 3 Popular Workouts You Can do with Your Dog
The New Year and all of our resolutions for 2022 are here! Many of us like to start off with aspirations of a healthier lifestyle. Lucky for us dog owners, we already have a workout buddy ready to support our more active lifestyle. Here are three great pup-friendly workouts! 1) Running or Jogging While dogs may be more docile than their wolf ancestors, we couldn't (and wouldn't) breed away their natural love of running! Because our four-legged buddies love the outdoors and jogging so much, they make the perfect running partners. Personal Challenge: Dogs are born to be power sprinters. Entertain your pet and push your limits by racing against your dog as part of interval training. You might be surprised at how much your fur baby can help improve your run time! 2) Hiking As professional pet sitters, we know from just a few walks how curious and adventurous our pups can be. That's what makes them the perfect hiking buddies! Just remember, if your fur baby isn't used to traversing long trails, make sure you give them time to build up their stamina too. Personal Challenge: Our canine buddies need mental stimulation, just like we do. That's why going new places or taking them to different routes is important to help satiate their curious minds. This year, challenge yourself to explore different trails or areas as part of your hiking goals. 3) Frisbee What's more iconic than tossing a frisbee for your fur buddy? Not much! But don't think that you have to sit still while your dog gets all that heart-healthy cardio. Frisbee games have evolved into many active sports, like ultimate frisbee and disc golf. Personal Challenge: While your dog may help you work up a sweat now and again, you may want to step up your workout routine by inviting some structure. Join a local ultimate frisbee league or set up one yourself! Need more info? For local running and hiking trails that are pet-friendly, check out this local guide. If you're interested in joining a local ultimate frisbee league, look here. Or if you want to enjoy a local disc golf course, there's a great public location here. If you're looking for help getting your dog some appropriate exercise, or you just need a rest day, Fluff provides a mile of exercise for your pet on each walk, guaranteed! To learn more about our services, visit our website. Or, if you'd like to meet your local sitter, get your free, no obligation consultation here!
- Pet-Safe Thanksgiving Flavors
Thanksgiving is nearly here, and that means plenty of food, drink, and for the fur kids...table scraps! There's sure to be enough food to go around this season, but let's keep in mind that not all Thanksgiving favorites are safe or healthy for your pets to consume. So which foods are okay to give your dog when they are giving you those puppy eyes? A good rule of thumb is to avoid any foods that are overly processed or seasoned (like boxed stuffing). To clear things up, we've listed some safe (and yummy) options for your fur babies this Thanksgiving: Turkey Salmon Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Carrots Pumpkin Eggs Remember, all of these food options should be COOKED and UNSEASONED to avoid any digestion issues. Common seasonings, like garlic powder, can be hazardous to your pet's health so always avoid anything that's already been prepped for human consumption. PRO TIP: While you're cooking, set aside a Tupperware container to place a few unseasoned items for your fur babies. Done boiling the sweet potatoes? Set one aside for Fido's snack. Cracked open that can of pumpkin? Spoon a little out before adding it to your pie mix. Boiled those eggs? Put one in a doggy bag before you devil 'em up! You get the picture. Leaving the Fur Babies Behind this Thanksgiving? That's okay! Fluff is here to spread the love this holiday season and we'd be happy to take care of your babies over Thanksgiving. You get a full update with photos every time your Fluff sitter comes by so you don't have miss your babe while with family. Meeting your local sitter is always free to do and doesn't obligate you to use us. We just want to make sure we're a good fit! Get a free consultation with your sitter or contact us with any questions about our services.
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Requesting Help 1. Open the Fluff - Pet Services App and login. 2. Select the three bars on the top left of your home screen to open up your menu. 3. Select the "Help" section. Here, you can find our direct contact information and a link to our FAQ page . For anything you cannot find on the FAQ page, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.