Come join your friends at HSHV for Pets and Pajamas Movie Night!

Come join your friends at HSHV for Pets and Pajamas Movie Night!
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Arthritis really acts up in Lowcountry winter weather so our older dogs seem the most affected by our damp, chilly cold. If your older pet lives outside, I recommend you bring him or her inside, especially at night, during this time of year. But remember that concrete, tile and hardwood floors may be quite cold. Thick wool bedding is important to get these older pets off the cold surfaces. One of my patients, an elderly boxer, refuses to sleep on her comfy bed. She used to sleep on the couch, but now that she can no longer jump on and off, she seems to prefer the hardwood floor. But, she awakes so cold and stiff that her owner was concerned. This problem was solved by putting her in pajamas at night. She seems to love them and she wakes up less stiff. Other older pets may benefit from non-electric heating pads (electric heating pads can be a fire hazard and can burn a pet if they get wet, say from inappropriate urination or drooling) or light bulbs overhead. Just make sure that your pet can easily move away from the heat source if they get too hot. Puppies should be treated in the same way because they have a decreased ability to maintain body heat.
Here's to the people who will be spending New Year's Eve at home in pajamas with their pets!
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Pets can become overheated when wearing clothing, particularly if the temperature begins to rise or if they are very active during a walk. If your pet begins to pant while wearing a sweater or pajamas, remove the item immediately. Come join your friends at HSHV for Pets and Pajamas Movie Night!
Photo provided by FlickrCome join your friends at HSHV for Pets and Pajamas Movie Night!
Photo provided by FlickrHere are some pictures of Tara wearing her pets pajamas…
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The Pets Pajamas is located in the West Market Plaza I.  Centrally located near several retail shops and restaurants, the store provides almost anything your cat or dog might require. You will find several treats for your dog to nibble on, and if you want to give your pet a special collar or outfit, Pets Pajamas has what you need. If you are in the market to purchase a pet, the store has a selection of puppies and kittens. If your dog needs a detail, the grooming staff will give him the royal treatment."Pooches in Pajamas" as an alternative to a traditional boarding kennel for our dog. Member Comments on Angie’s List: We have a 2 year-old rat terrier that picked up some bad habits after his first experience of being boarded at a traditional dog kennel. After that experience, we searched for an alternative and feel very fortunate to have found Pooches in Pajamas. Basically, this company locates families (some who have their own pets, some who don't) that take your dog into their home while you are away. The price is comparable to a traditional kennel but without the negative aspects of that kind of setting. They look for people who are retired or work from home so that your pet has a lot of human companionship during their stay. They are respectful of your routines and follow through on your directions. Best of all, they give your pet lots of love and attention while you are away. We have left Indy with two of the Pooches in Pajamas families and feel that he has been exceptionally well taken care of. We would, without any hesitation, use them again in the future.My vision of ‘Pooches In Pajamas’ dog boarding started in 2003, shortly after I opened a professional pet sitting/dog walking service. My husband and I, being avid animal lovers, began to accept dog guests into our private home. Pet owners began flocking to us. Our clients loved the concept of leaving their pets in a home environment that would be just like their own home.Pajamas might have been a lame gift when you were a kid and were wishing for the latest toy or piece of technology, but for a cat, dog, or even kangaroo, nothing could be better! These 20 pets showing off their brand-new pajamas could not be more excited. From start to finish, these snug little guys and gals are definitely ready for bed.