Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Avoid feeding chocolate to your cat or especially your dog. Even in relatively small amounts chocolate is poison to cats and dogs. Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, two different types of stimulants that affect the central nervous system and the heart muscle, as well as increasing the frequency of urination. If the animal was to eat a larger quantity of chocolate he may become very sick and develop vomiting or diarrhea. When the amount of chocolate eaten is excessive, symptoms can include restlessness, hyperactivity, muscle twitching, increased urination and/or excessive panting. White chocolate has the least amount of stimulants and baking chocolate or cocoa beans have the highest. A better idea is to buy chocolate drops which are made specifically for pets, as they will not harm your pets' teeth or cookies made with carob chips specifically for pets.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Plant/Flower Toxicity

Recently one of my networking members from Talega, San Clemente called me worried about his cat. He was lethargic and had fasciculations. With no poisons around and the cat in good health I quickly asked if the cat could have been chewing on cut flowers or a plant. Turns out the cat had been chewing on some new flowers on the table. Fortunately the cat ended up getting through the process without having to visit the Vet, but many times it is necessary to make a visit. There is a long list of plants and flowers that are toxic to pets. You can visit the internet or local book store to find a comprehensive list. Here is a site that is a good starting point. Good luck and hope this helps. Mike

Sunday, August 17, 2008

San Clemente Journal

I am pleased and excited that the SC Journal has chosen to run a story on Mike's Pet Care in it's recent summer issue. Please pick up a copy the next time you are out and about. I will try and get it scanned and put on here soon! Thanks for everyone's support!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hey everyone, I've got a new page on my website all about Pet-Sitting in San Clemente it's,

check it out and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Excited about new website!

Hi there, give me some feedback on my new website it's,

I think it's the only website on Pet Care that offers over night stay in San Clemente. Let me know what you think?