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Can Animal Diseases Be Transferred To You?

Animal Diseases Be Transferred To You? 

When many of us were kids we played at our grandparents farms and chased chickens, (could never catch them!) and pestered the pigs until all hours.  I remember those days as fun and innocent. We didn’t have a care in the world then, fast forward to today…..Veterinary medicine has progressed so much!  Wow!  What we didn’t know then! read more

When Is It Too Hot To Walk Dogs in Texas – Pet Sitting Richardson, TX

when is it too hot to walk dogs in Texas?

When Is It Too Hot To Walk Dogs In Texas?

It Is That Time Of Year Again!

We all love to be outdoors when the weather allows for daily walks, playtime outdoors, camping, fishing, and all of those fun summer activities! Actually, it was not that long ago when we had freezing temps in our area, but when is it too hot to walk dogs in Texas?

When you are a pet lover this becomes a concern and even more so while pet sitting! By early May and sometimes in April here in Texas the weather starts to warm quickly and we find ourselves in the midst of 90 degree weather before we know it. Do you consider the health of your pets at this time? How do you keep your pets safe from the heat?

Quoted from the ASPCA Website:

Hot Dog How To Keep Your Pets Cool!

“Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat,” says Dr. Lila Miller, ASPCA Vice President of Veterinary Outreach, “and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.”

Watch out for the following symptoms of overheating in pets:

  • excessive panting or difficulty breathing
  • drooling
  • mild weakness
  • stupor and even collapse

Pets can also suffer from seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomiting, along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees.

What Is Separation Anxiety? –

Maddie and Separation Anxiety?

What Is Separation Anxiety?

“Where’s my mommy?” “Is my master coming back?”

 

These are thoughts that could likely go through your dog’s mind, when you’re gone away, if you have a dog suffering from separation anxiety.

Separation anxiety is common with  certain breeds, particularly among indoor or rescued dogs. If you notice your dog showing the following symptoms, it could have this condition. read more

Dog Food Recall For Mans Best Friend

mans best friendJust as summer is getting into full swing and we are vacationing and spending time outdoors , we hear of yet another dog food recall for mans best friend. What is going on this time is The Natural Dog Company, Inc is recalling their 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  These are in the 12 ounce bags  without a lot number or expiration date but with UPC number: 851265004957. read more

Is Your Cat Lonely For Our Midday Visits?

Is Your Cat Lonely For Our Midday Visits?Most of us cat people certainly understand that our cats don’t always like to be alone. There are times when they need companionship.  It is understandable that most people believe cats don’t need anyone to feel content, and happy, but that is not true. In some cases, they cling to emotional bonds more than people do.  Have you noticed this? read more

What Happens At A Pet Visit? Plano,TX Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting Plano, TXWhat Happens At A Pet Visit In Plano,Tx?

This is one of the first questions we are asked.  Of course, it depends on what type of pet visit  being performed, but most clients are surprised to know that they choose what happens, NOT us.  We will follow your instructions during our visits to the T. It is your pet sitters job to care for your pet (s) the way that you would if you were home! read more

Best Cat Litter? We Answer You – Cat Sitter – Plano, TX

Cat Sitter Plano, TXWorking in pet sitting for 12+ years has led me to have an opinion or two on the best litter for your kitty!  You can imagine can’t you?     We’ve taken care of a large number of cats!  One of the jobs we do is to make sure the kitty litter is sifted and to clean the box.  It is a yucky job that is for sure!   There are times that litter only does a half a—-ed job if you know what I mean!   Seriously, here is a list of some of the litters we have used and the pros and the cons of each.  Of course, this is from the view point of pet sitting. read more

Does Your Cat Need A Pet Sitter – Richardson TX

If I leave enough food and water out for my cat surly my cat will be fine!

There are many reasons as to why your cat need a cat sitter!  Depending on your cat’s personality, age, and socialization, all cats should not be left alone.

1. Cats can become lonely, or fearful.  Yes, cats like their ‘space’ but do still enjoy human contact.  Your pet sitter will make sure that there is interaction, play time, and lots of affection while pet sitting. read more

How Do We Pet Sit? – A Client Wants To Know!- Plano Tx – Pet Sitter

This is how we pet sit.

How Do We Pet Sit?

I was asked a great question the other day that I have never been asked.   The phone call was from a lady that is within a 1/2 mile of my home.   She was very afraid and worried because she has a surgery scheduled at the end of next month and she is fearful that read more

3 Dogs Die in Day Care – Please be careful with your pets and trust an IN HOME Professional Pet Sitting Service!

More info on why to use a Professional Pet Sitting Service!

Everyone knows by now about the Proctor and Gamble voluntary pet food recall that happened earlier this week.  Now we are hearing stories from our news reporters that 3 dogs have died while in a day care in Ohio.  One client specifically asked for his dog not to be put with other pets while in day care, but that request was not honored.  The dogs were all given the recalled pet food causing them to become ill and die. read more