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2018-11-22 09:06:15 -0600 commented question I have two overlapping boarding requests, how do I let one down?

You could simply let the other know that someone contacted you first and that you only accept one dog at a time for safety reasons (to prevent a fight or spread of diseases amongst them (parvo, URI, etc.)). Always offer an alternative Rover petsitter if you know any sitters in your area!(:

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2018-11-19 03:12:50 -0600 answered a question whats this thing on my dogs leg?

Taking your pup to the vet is the best answer any of us can give. Even if we were Veterinarians it would be innapropriate to make a diagnosis from a description alone. If she's still itching she may have FAD (Flea Allergy Dermatitis). If you don't see fleas on your baby that doesn't mean they aren't in the environment (home, yard, etc.). Only about 5-10% of the fleas in an environment are on your pet so you may be fighting a flea problem still. Getting your baby on flea preventative and treating your house with an IGR is the way to go. Treating just one or the other won't get rid of them if you have an infestation. Also remember that vacuuming is a productive way of getting the flea eggs. As for the bump on your pups leg it could anything from a skin tag to a fatty tumor to osteosarcoma so a vet visit is recommended. Hope this helped!

2018-11-19 03:12:48 -0600 answered a question As a sitter, is it a bad idea to take owners dogs to the dog park (with their permission) ?

I live right by two dog parks so I always ask every boarding client if they give me their permission to bring their pup to the dog park. If they seem hesitant at all I do not take them. If they say yes then definitely ask what size dogs their pup is comfortable around and make sure they are up to date on their rabies vaccine and Bordetella. Being a vet tech I always want to know their vaccine history.

If you do take the pup to the dog park and it bites another dog while not being UTD on rabies that could be very, very bad. The bordetella vaccine is suggested for dogs that board, get groomed, or go to dog parks. Basically anywhere they can come in contact with unfamliar dogs that you are unsure of their vaccine history.

Basically just know that taking your Rover dogs to the dog park increases their risk of a dog fight and potential diseases. I would suggest not taking dogs to the dog park unless: 1. The owners are aware of all the risks (dog fight, diseases, etc.) 2. The dog is UTD on at least Rabies vaccine and Bordetella. 3. The owner gives you explicit consent to bring the pup there. 4. The pup is not dog aggressive or toy aggressive.

This probably seems a bit over dramatic but I prefer to take on an overprotective philosophy with my Rover babies!

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