Maysie’s Pet Care – UK Corporate Excellence Award Winner

20th March 2018
We’re proud to announce that Maysie’s Pet Care placed first in our field in CV Magazine’s UK Corporate Excellence Awards… Best Pet Boarding Service 2017 – Kent Whilst we do what we do because we love it, rather than for awards – it’s always nice to be recognised… and who doesn’t love getting certificates, right? Many thanks to all of our doggie guests & owners, as well as everyone who was involved with making this award happen! For a sneak peak at the certificate that shall shortly be on the wall at Maysie’s HQ, click here – Maysie’s Pet Care – UK Corporate Excellence Award For further info on the awards and a full list of 2017’s winners, click here –


29th October 2017
It’s that time of year again. The fireworks are out and it’s great fun for all the family… except the dog. No matter what you try (short of building a soundproof bunker…. but that’s a post for another day), your four-legged friend is going to hear those strange, loud bangs. Some dogs suffer worse than others, but I can’t say I’ve ever met a dog that liked fireworks. Whilst you may not be able to avoid them, you can take some steps to make things as stress-free as possible for your four legged friend. Some are quick and easy, others require a bit more planning – but are well worth investing the time and effort!   Exercise Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise earlier in the day. Those boots were made for walking, so get to it! Throw in a few games of tug or fetch. Whatever you can do to get your buddy as tired as possible before the evening’s events start. It’s hard to get stressed out when you’re fast asleep!   Companionship Keep your dog inside during the fireworks and, if you can, stay with them. Scary noises and flashes may be terrifying to your pooch – but it will be that much easier for them knowing you are there (and being able to sneak onto the sofa for a cheeky cuddle). Where possible, close the windows and curtains.   Safe Place Provide a safe place inside where your dog can retreat to. When scared of sounds they don’t understand and can’t find the source of, dogs often prefer small enclosed areas. If your dog is comfortable in a crate that’s a good option, especially if you can cover it with a blanket (this helps with the noise and any bright flashes, as well as making them feel safe).   Distraction Distract them with something fun. A Kong toy is always a good choice – just make sure you get the right size and fill it with something your little buddy loves. Maysie’s Pet Care recommends: Kong Classic Dog Toy   Sound Therapy This one may sound a bit new-agey for some – but stick with me! Sound therapy can work wonders with dogs. Gradually helping them get used to the sound of fireworks beforehand can be well worth the effort. Using audio recordings and gradually increasing the volume over time will get your pet used to the idea that loud bangs don’t have to signal the end of their little doggy world. Better yet, you don’t have to go out and hand over loads of cash for the right stuff; Dogs Trust have a few handy booklets and sound files you can download right here.   Thunder Shirts Dogs really respond to tactile sensations. Thunder shirts can work wonders during times of stress (such as fireworks night). The basic concept is that it’s a cuddle in jacket form, that provides instant therapy for many of the things your doggy is afraid of; storms, loud
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