Mardi Gras in your home pet care

Carnival time is around the corner yall &there’s about 7 days till the 1st Uptown parade that kicks off the season. Live within  a short walking distance of Napoleon Ave 70115 we’ll take your dog out for a walk, feed your dog or cat so you can continue partying!!  Second pet is FREE! No aggressive pets, pets … Read moreMardi Gras in your home pet care

Keeping your pets hydrated this summer

New Orleans summers can be hotter than a steamy pot of gumbo so it’s very important to keep your fur babies hydrated. As always NOLAs Finest Pet Care have you covered with the best tips to keep your pet hydrated.

Hydration Tips

  • Always make sure your pet’s water dish is clean. bowls should be washed daily to kill any bacteria that your fur baby leaves from their salvia, This is especially the case with dogs.
  • Purchase a dish that isn’t easy for your pet to knock over.
  • The bowl should be large enough to where your pet has enough water till you get home from work but not too large, Don’t want your pet to drown
  • The toilet bowl isn’t a water dish, I repeat the toilet bowl isn’t a water dish. Allowing your pet to do so is very unsanitary and can cause health problems.
  • After walks make sure your dog have cool water. If playing at the park make sure to bring a travel dish. On really hot days cut walks and outdoor play short to prevent overheating.
  • If you work long hours consider a professional pet sitter like us, NOLAs Finest Pet Care. to make sure your pet has cool water & plenty of cuddles while you’re working.


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Signs Your Pet May Have Arthritis

Signs Your Pet May Have Arthritis

The different life stages that pets experience is really no different from us humans. Especially when old age approaches, a lot of pets both cats and dogs may experience arthritis at some point in their life time. There are some circumstances where young dogs may end up with this condition. Regardless the age, living with arthritis can be very challenging. However there are ways you can help your beloved pets with their condition.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a type of joint disorder that consist of inflammation in one or more of the pet’s joint. This disorder can be a  result of trauma to the joint, infection in the joint or just old age.


  • Limping– may start when your pet gets up from laying down and become less noticeable when walking for awhile.
  • Issues with moving– stiffness occurs and your dog may have issues getting in or out the car. Arthritic cats may stop jumping on high surfaces. Cold temperatures may also increase the stiffness.
  • Spinal problems – Arthritis can also affect different parts of the spine causing sore neck or hunched back
  • Tiredness– this means much shorter walks and wanting to sleep more.
  • Irritated mood– Pets become more irritated and may nip or jump (not in a playful manner) while handling them.
  • Muscle atrophy– muscle tissues that die off due to inactivity, in this case one of your dog’s or cat’s leg may be significantly  thinner  then the other three.
  • Excessive licking or biting– if your pet is licking or biting a certain area, this may be where it hurts the most. This may cause inflamed skin and/or hair loss.


At this time there isn’t a  cure for pet arthritis however there are many different types of treatments that can help. To find out more about the options that are out there consult with your vet.


It can be difficult to get pets with arthritis  in the car of have them laying on a hard floor at a boarding facility. which is why in your home care is the best choice for elderly pets, keeping them home where they are most comfortable. If you don’t have a pet sitter contact us, NOLAs Finest Pet Care

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