Whether it’s your furry new company mascot or a stray cat you’ve decided to adopt, helping a pet acclimate to your home while trying to start a new business venture can be tricky. Fortunately, you have several resources at your disposal as you work to get your business off the ground and to keep the newest member of your household happy, healthy and stress-free. Take a look at these suggestions from Moringa Yorkie Terriers.
1. Calming Treats and Toys
Pet stores offer a plethora of anti-anxiety aids for animals, from CBD treats and massagers to crates with soothing onboard sound. Pay attention to your new pet’s temperament to decide if a calming collar or a DogTV subscription might be a worthwhile investment in those first few weeks of adjustment.
2. Pet Sitters
On occasion, your business needs may require a pet-free workspace. When that happens, don’t hesitate to splash some company cash on a dog walker or pet-sitting service. You’re never being a “bad” pet parent by asking for help, especially if it's business-related. Your sitter may also have tips and tricks for handling your new animal.
If you plan to retain the services of a pet sitter frequently and you haven’t yet set up a limited liability company, now’s a good time to do that too. Creating an LLC offers flexibility and myriad tax benefits, and you can establish one in minutes using an online formation service. Each state has its own regulations governing LLC formation, however, so be sure to check with yours before you begin, or use a state-specific service like California-LLC.net to avoid any hassle.
3. Phone and Tablet Apps
Your phone is probably central to your business and your productivity. Put it to work for you as a pet parent, too, with useful apps:
● PetDesk – Use this versatile app to track your pet’s vaccinations, schedule vet appointments and even keep a to-do list.
● iKibble – If you’re unsure if your new dog can safely eat that or not, ask iKibble.
● Relax My Cat – When you’re ready for your cat to chill out, this app has feline-friendly sounds to delight even the most finicky audience.
● Wag! – Wag! connects dog owners with bonded and insured dog walkers who have each undergone a background check. You can even watch your dog’s stroll on your phone using GPS.
● Friskies Cat Fishing – You can entertain felines for a surprisingly long time with this mobile game that challenges your kitty to catch fish flitting across the screen.
● Pet First Aid – This app from the Red Cross is loaded with helpful advice for dealing with both emergencies and everyday situations.
4. Professional Trainers
Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your family and your home-based business is to seek the help of an experienced dog or cat trainer. A professional is likely to be able to spot problems and devise solutions in a way that you can’t.
Welcoming a pet is exciting and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to cramp your nascent company’s style. Make use of all the resources available to you and your pet, and you can look forward to easing into a comfortable new routine together.
If you’re ready to bring a new furry bundle of joy into your family, contact Moringa Yorkie Terriers. In addition to our puppies, we sometimes have adults available - no matter the age, we can help you find your new best friend!
Author a Yorkie Lover!