October 17, 2018

New Issue of Pet Care Pro Quarterly is Online Now!

The Q4 2018 issue of IBPSA’s digital magazine Pet Care Pro Quarterly is now online and available via the READ IT NOW button, below. From your desktop, you can also download as a PDF (just look for the little down arrow in the upper left hand corner at the READ IT NOW link). Another jam-packed issue with informative and entertaining business insight, news, and trends for pet care services providers including: Hire Slow, Fire Fast – Smart staffing guidance You […]
May 2, 2018

Get Certified in Infectious Disease Management for Free

Heroes for Healthy Pets LIVE from Chicago June 6, 2018 Get certified in Infectious Disease Management for free with Heroes for Healthy PetsTM The Heroes for Healthy PetsTM certification program was created to help veterinary professionals and pet businesses create facilities dedicated to being disease free. The program is co-sponsored by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Pet Sitters International, Barkleigh Productions, VETgirl and PetVet Magazine and is powered by Clorox […]
March 20, 2018

Health Risks of Chemically Scented Products for Pets and People

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. “Scented laundry products release carcinogens, study finds” That was the headline from CBS News in 2011. According to the news report, a study suggests scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk. The study, published in the August 2011 issue of Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, indicates the presence of more […]
November 1, 2017

Marijuana Poisoning in Dogs

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT Board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist and toxicologist Consultant, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center With the legalization of marijuana in several states, there has been an increased prevalence of accidental exposure to dogs, cats, and children within the past few years.1-3 This can occur with the accidental ingestion of […]
October 19, 2017

Every Day Safety: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. by Ben Day – Ben Day Business Consultants Do you know the second most common cause of non-fatal disabling injury in the workplace? It slides in just behind overexertion. It’s slips, trips, and falls. Of course you know your pet care premises inside and out ― where the carpet is frayed a bit or the sidewalk […]
July 20, 2017

Every Day Safety: Workplace Violence – Robbery

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. By Ben Day Earlier this year, a pet boarding facility in Osceola County, Florida, was robbed at gunpoint. According to law enforcement reports, two men walked into the facility and struck up a conversation with an employee behind the check-in counter. Moments later, they drew handguns, pointed them at the employee, and demanded money from the […]
June 2, 2017

Every Day Safety: Heat Stress Protection

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA’s digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. Oh, the joy of summer! Your clients are planning vacations and your profit margins will be going up. But, oh, the other “joy” of summer. As mild days give way to soaring temperatures and thick, oppressive humidity, the season also calls for extra precautions. Along with this joyous time lurks the danger of having one of […]
September 9, 2016

How to Take the PACCC Exam

We were pleased to host a live online webinar on how to take the first Professional Animal Care Certification Council exam happening in November (2016). More than 250 pet care professionals attended the live webinar to learn about becoming a Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP) but, if you missed it, you can now watch it online, below. We also have details on our PACCC certification resources for preparing for the exam here. Independent certification in the pet care industry […]
August 19, 2016

Senior Pet Boarding Stories

This summer, we read a heartbreaking story about a senior dog that was seriously abused by a pet sitter hired through a popular online service. While it was difficult to see, it reminded IBPSA of why we do what we do. Why we’re proud of our membership and our commitment to education, training, and Code of Conduct. The reason the caring and concerned pet owner offered as to why he chose an in-home pet sitter was he “worried about how […]
June 22, 2016

FLASH SALE: Pet Care Business Safety Education Products

You don’t need to be a super-hero to prevent or survive a disaster, but you do need to be super-prepared. And to help you get super-prepared, we’re having a FLASH SALE on safety-related educational products available exclusively for IBPSA Members* – see details, below. Safety matters not only for the lives and well-being of your clients and staff, but from a financial standpoint as well. OSHA very recently handed down a $120,000 fine for putting workers at risk for blocking […]