Feeling a little nervous about tossing a party for your dogs, or looking for a helping hand with other nutrition, health and safety matters? Never fear, there’s likely to be an app — umm, we mean a service — for that. Here are a few leads.
• Take the muss and fuss out of pet parties by signing up with a party planner. Many, like Petaholics cater, decorate, host and clean up after.
• If you’re bringing home a new puppy, ask a trainer or dog sitter if puppy-proofing services are on offer.
• According to some holistic experts, raw milk can be good for dogs. Find a local source at the Campaign for Real Milk site and check to see if any offer home delivery.
• In some parts of the country, homebound seniors can have food delivered for their pets through Meals on Wheels’ “We All Love Our Pets” (WALOP) program. Visit their website and search for WALOP for more information. Other programs are operated by Feed the Petz and a variety of community and hospice groups across the nation.
• An increasing number of vet clinics are offering home delivery for prescription meds; find out if yours does.
Julia Kamysz Lane, owner of Spot On K9 Sports and contributing editor at The Bark, is the author of multiple New Orleans travel guides, including Frommer’sNew Orleans Day by Day (3rd Edition). Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Poets and Writers and Publishers Weekly.