Employers that offer paid time off when you adopt a pet

Companies nowadays are starting to take a less traditional approach to please their employees. Everything from comfy and dim lounges for napping during breaks to modern offices that offers a more casual and sociable atmosphere. With pawternity leave pet parents are rejoicing with this pawesome benefit package.

 Companies that offer pawternity leave

Yes you’ve read that right, “pawternity leave”. Employers finally received the memo that pets are family members too and that pet parents need time to get their fur baby settled in their new home. The following companies offers pawternity leave.
  • Mars Pet Care- 10 hours of paid leave plus you can bring your pet to work.
  • Bitsol solutions- offers a full week of paid time off.
  • Brew dog (Scottish brewery)- week of paid time off.

Some companies offer pet bereavement, paid time off when your pet passes away.

  • Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants- 3days leave.
  • Mars Inc.- 1 day and flexible hours.
  • VMware- flexible hours.
  • Maxwell health- flexible hours.
  • Trupanion- 1day leave
  • Shoppers drug mart(Canadian company)- days off.

If you’re not sure if your company offer these benefits contact your HR.

Life after leave

Once your pawternity leave runs out or if your employer doesn’t offer such benefits, your pet will still need attention and potty breaks while you’re working 40 hours or more a week. This is when a professional dog walker or pet sitter is needed. If you live in the New Orleans area 70115,70118,70130, or 70124 we would be delighted to help care for your fur kid. You can make a reservation for service by filling out the form below.

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How to tell if your cat has skin issues

Masses/Swelling Just looking at a mass on your cat’s skin can be difficult to diagnose with out the assistance of a vet running a biopsies test. Most pet parents have a fear that a lump means cancer but usually its just a bump holding debris and pus under the skin which is painful for kitty. If you’re cat has a lump, doesn’t … Read moreHow to tell if your cat has skin issues

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.

Symptoms

  • 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.

Treatment

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.

Traveling

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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COVID-19 Updates

Starting Aug 2020, services are offered to Bella Ridge South residents. Mask are required during consultation & when you happen to be home during services. If you are sick please postpone services.  Some services may be limited due to covid. If you're not a resident of Bella Ridge South, you can still support NOLAs Finest Pet Care by purchasing gourmet pet treats and/or sketched  swag for pet lovers.

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