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PET CARE GIVER
Animal care facility seeking energetic Part Time Pet Care Giver to be cross trained between our Central Bark Doggy Day Care service and pet boarding services. This is a permanent part time, physical job that would entail:

  • Caring for and supervising play groups of dogs including, playing with dogs, working on manners, brushing, petting, holding, crating, leashing, feeding, medicating, cleaning up after dogs, etc.
  • Caring for pets in our boarding areas: feeding, medicating, cleaning, petting, playing.
  • Lifting, twisting and bending. Able to lift or move a minimum of 50 pounds. Standing or bending for long periods of time.
  • Cleaning duties such as cleaning up dog waste and cat waste, sweeping, mopping, dusting, disinfecting, shoveling, cleaning crates, cleaning out garbage cans and bathing dogs.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Personal or Industry Pet Care experience
  • Able to work weekdays, weekends AND holidays
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Efficient, detailed and highly motivated
  • Ability to define problems, analyze emergencies and think on your feet

All resumes MUST be accompanied by a completed Harmony Pet Clinic employment application. The application can be found online at www.harmonypet.com or at our facility. We ask that you drop off your application and resume in person at 1208 Dolphin Ct, Waukesha, 53186; Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm.  Details of position will be discussed at time of interview; including hours, salary, benefits, bringing your dog to work, expectations, etc.

 

Keep checking back, we’ll post them here first! We are always accepting applications so feel free to fill out the form below and email it to hpc@harmonypet.com or drop by to hand it in.

We look forward to meeting a new member of our team!

WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT RESUMES WITHOUT A COMPLETED & SIGNED APPLICATION.

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Health Care for Senior Dogs

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Here are some tips for caring for your senior dog to stay young at heart, all dogs show age related changes as they pass into their mature years. Dogs go through their life stages—puppy, adult, senior, geriatric—much faster than their human counterparts. Veterinarians and owners working together have allowed pets to live much longer lives than they did just a few years ago

Diet
Just like people, dogs have changes in their metabolic rate as they age. Most seniors require an adjustment in their diet at some point. Some older dogs gain weight and have shortened life spans due to obesity, while others may lose weight as their intestines become less efficient at absorbing nutrients. Regular weigh-ins and diet analysis can help keep your pet looking and feeling his best.

Exercise

DogAgeChartMost senior dogs experience changes in their energy levels. Physical changes such as arthritis can contribute to this. Keeping your dog active–usually not a problem with dogs that attend day care–can help keep him fit, loosen up stiff muscles and provide physical therapy for joints that are changing. Exercise should be tailored to your dog’s abilities, so don’t expect your senior dog to go as far or as fast as he did as a younger dog.

Hearing and Vision Changes

Dogs excel at adapting to slow changes, so loss of vision or hearing can be tough to detect in the early stages. Dogs with hearing loss tend to bark more and respond poorly to commands. They can be astute at picking up smells and vibrations so will often react to refrigerators or garage doors opening even when they can’t hear them. Dogs with vision loss tend to bump into things, are tentative at going into new or dark areas, and may have behavior changes. Bring these issues to your veterinarian’s attention as the underlying condition may be treatable.

Dental Care

Older dogs tend to make more dental tartar and be prone to more severe dental disease than they did in their youth.  Keeping your pet’s mouth healthy can prevent spread of dental infections to the internal organs of the body. Most dogs require more frequent cleanings and more aggressive home care to keep their mouths healthy in their golden years. The same dog that used to eat your shoes may not be as into chew toys and treats as a senior.

Senior Screenings

Most veterinarians now recognize that our older patients undergo far more rapid physical changes than they did as young adults, and a stepped up medical program for older dogs can provide a wealth of information that can keep your pet healthy longer. Regular check ups at least every six months can help detect changes that may lead to a medical problem later on. The use of blood chemistry panels, blood cell profiles, urinalysis and fecal exams can create a baseline of normal values for your pet and detect subtle changes in their internal organ function. Disorders such as hypothyroidism, kidney and liver disease, diabetes and endocrine dysfunction can be detected on routine lab work often before the dog begins to exhibit any symptoms. Some breeds benefit from cardiac workups as they are prone to heart disease. Your veterinarian is the best person to tailor a senior screening program for your particular pooch based on his age, breed, lifestyle and physical condition.

Seniors Rule

Since owners know their dogs better than anyone, don’t hesitate to bring changes in your pet’s life to the attention of your veterinarian. Changes in appetite, weight, water intake, urination or defecation should be investigated for underlying causes and potential treatments discussed. While some slowing down is expected, older dogs should enjoy good quality of life and a strong bond with their people. Remember, old age is not a disease!

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