• Could Your Cat Have Digestive Issues?

    Digestive problems can cause significant discomfort for your cat, so how do you know if your cat is experiencing a one-off case of a digestive upset or a chronic problem? Consulting with your vet will help you decide what steps to take, such as switching to a different food on your pet food delivery service.

    This video explains some of the questions your vet will ask you to get to the root of your cat’s digestive issues. He or she will want to know how often your cat is having issues, what is in the vomit if your cat is vomiting, and what other symptoms you are noticing.

    If your cat is put on a special diet, EZ Pet Care makes it simple to keep your cat’s food on hand with our pet food delivery service in Dallas. Find out more about how we can help with everything from pet waste removing to food and grooming by calling (888) 613-1320.

  • FAQs About Dogs That Are Picky Eaters

    Dogs have a reputation for eating just about anything they can find, but in reality, some dogs are very particular. If your dog is a picky eater, you may need to work closely with your vet to find out if there is an underlying cause contributing to your pet’s eating habits, or if he or she is simply has some very specific ideas about what to eat—and what not to. A dog food delivery service can make life with a picky eater easier, since you never have to worry about running out of the one food your pet will tolerate. Here are the answers to some questions that dog owners often have about pups who are picky about what they eat.

    Do I have to be worried if my dog is a picky eater?
    Being picky is not necessarily something that dog owners should be concerned about. In fact, some breeds are predisposed to being picky about food, such as Maltese dogs and Yorkies. If your dog is energetic and maintains a healthy weight, generally pickiness is not a concern. However, be vigilant about new pickiness about food, weight loss, a dull coat, or changes in activity level. These could be indicators of an underlying condition, so consider having your dog checked out by the vet.

    Why will my dog eat treats but not food?
    If your dog eats his or her treats with no problem but skips the food bowl, it could be time to scale back on treats. Your dog could fill up on treats and become uninterested in the food you’re providing. However, treats don’t have the nutritional value to keep your dog healthy. Scale back the treats until your dog eats his or her food.

    Should I leave food until my dog eats it?
    If your dog knows that the food will be there, he or she is less inclined to eat it right away. Set regular mealtimes and only feed your dog then. Leave the food out for about 15 minutes, and then remove it if it isn’t eaten.

    When you find the food your picky eater likes, let EZ Pet Care make sure you never run out with our dog food delivery service in Dallas . To let more about food delivery, call (888) 613-1320.

  • How Often Should Your Dog Get a Bath?

    There’s no set formula to follow regarding the frequency of pet grooming. On average, most dogs do well with a bath once per month. Some dogs have a tendency to get messy and stinky much more quickly, and they may need a weekly bath. Some experts warn against bathing dogs more than once per week, as this can dry out the skin. Of course, if your dog enjoys spending much of the day on the couch, you can reduce the frequency of the baths. An easy way to tell if it’s time to schedule professional dog grooming is simply to use your nose. If you can smell your dog, it’s time for a bath.

    Remember that professional dog groomers do more than bathe your pet. A full-service grooming session includes nail trimming, ear cleaning, and teeth brushing—all of which are necessary to keep your pup happy and healthy.

    Schedule your dog’s next bath in Dallas the easy, stress-free way: By calling EZ Pet Care at (888) 613-1320. Our mobile, self-contained pet grooming salon eliminates the hassle and mess of bathtub baths at home.

  • Help Your Nervous Pet Get Past Grooming Anxiety

    Pet grooming is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy, but many animals don’t look forward to the experience. If your pet is nervous whenever he or she gets groomed, there are things you can do to make the process a little less anxiety-provoking. The next time your pet needs to be groomed, keep these ideas in mind.

    Make Going to the Groomers a Positive Experience
    If your pet dreads the entire process of grooming, he or she will only become increasingly anxious with every appointment. When you take your pet to be groomed, make an exciting occasion of it, combining it with things that your pet loves, like treats and walks. Introduce your pet to the groomer and demonstrate your trust of him or her. Give your pet ample time to sniff around and get used to the space so that he or she can feel as comfortable as possible.

    Discuss Your Concerns with the Groomer
    It helps for your groomer to know about your pet’s anxieties, so that he or she is prepared to go a little slower and allow some extra time for a comfortable experience. Your groomer can also tell you which parts of the process seem make your pet most anxious and offer advice that has worked for other pets. For instance, a basket muzzle that allows dogs to receive treats while being protected by the muzzle can help keep some pups calm.

    Try Mobile Grooming
    With mobile grooming, the groomer comes to your home in a vehicle designed to do grooming on site. This means that your pet won’t have to go through the process of traveling to a new location and being around other animals in a grooming salon. Removing this kind of pressure from the process can make grooming much more comfortable for anxious animals.

    At EZ Pet Care, our mobile grooming service in Dallas is the perfect fit for anxious pets, and our caring team of groomers will work hard with you to ensure a comfortable experience for your animals. Schedule an appointment for pet grooming today by calling (888) 613-1320.

  • Should Your Cat Eat Wet Food?

    You can always consult your veterinarian if you’re not sure whether you should change your cat’s diet. And if your kitty is experiencing some tummy trouble, a trip to the vet’s is definitely in order. But in general, veterinarians frequently recommend feeding wet food because it tends to be healthier than dry food.

    Watch this video to hear directly from a veterinarian about why he recommends canned cat food. Since cats are predisposed to develop urinary problems, wet food is preferable because it delivers additional water. Wet food is even ideal for overweight kitties, since it’s lower in carbohydrates than kibble.

    If you’re low on cat food and live in Dallas, call EZ Pet Care at (888) 613-1320. Our food delivery services, via Metro Pet , will bring top quality dry or canned cat food directly to your doorstep.

  • Why Cleaning Your Pet’s Waste is a Bad Chore for Your Kids

    There’s no question that children benefit from contributing to the household. Common chores include feeding the pets, emptying the dishwasher, and sweeping the floor. However, although you might think this particular task can help build character, it’s best to avoid having your kids clean up waste. Pet waste removal can be hazardous for humans and the environment if it isn’t done properly, and the health of your kids is more important than teaching them a life lesson.

    Pet waste carries diseases and parasites.

    Most kids are blissfully unaware of their own vulnerabilities. Even with a dozen lessons on how to stay safe while scooping up pet waste, your kids might not follow your precautions every time. Young kids also tend to not scrub their hands thoroughly. Both of these problems may lead to a serious illness, as dog feces are notorious for carrying diseases and parasites. Your dog’s waste can harbor any of the following:

    • Salmonella
    • Parvovirus
    • E. coli
    • Giardia
    • Roundworms
    • Coliform bacteria
    • Hookworms
    • Tapeworms
    • Threadworms
    • Campylobacteriosis
    • Coccidian

    Dog waste is toxic to lawns.
    Even the most responsible kids can drag their feet on their chores from time to time. How many times have you heard, “I’ll clean my room later,” only to find that “later” never arrives? The longer pet waste is left on your lawn, the more likely it is that you’ll have to ask the landscaping company to bring over some sod. Not to mention the fact that pet waste left on the lawn is smelly and unsightly, and it’s possible to inadvertently step in it.

    Neglected waste is harmful for the environment.
    If your children fail to pick up the poop before it rains, then your dog will be contributing to environmental pollution. Each time it rains, the poop, and all of its parasites and bacteria, get washed away into drainage systems. From there, it can contaminate nearby waterways like lakes and rivers.

    The prompt cleanup of dog feces is essential, but many families simply can’t keep up with all of that poop. Call EZ Pet Care at (888) 613-1320 to deal with it for you. We’re a leading pet waste removal service in Dallas, and we also offer dog food delivery and mobile pet grooming!