Houston’s Best Pet Sitters Wishes You Peace of Mind

December 12, 2013

One of the benefits of having a pet sitter come to your home while you’re away is the extra layer of security.  And peace of mind.  We bring in the newspapers off the lawn, take the flyers off the door, and park in your driveway, even if only for a little while.  All giving your […]

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Awesome Pet Sitter & Dog Walker for Montrose, Midtown, Neartown!

November 25, 2013

I’m a little tardy in introducing our pet sitter and dog walker for Montrose.  Meet Jenny (and Lennox her Scottish Fold kitty).  Jenny has a degree in Psychology from Texas A&M. So it’s no surprise that she describes her favorite part of being a pet sitter this way: “…getting to know all of the different […]

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What happens to my pet if I die?

March 16, 2013

Recently a cat sitting client told me, “I finally have a cat who will outlive me.” Which started me thinking, “I wonder how many of our clients have given this some thought?” What would happen to my pet if I died today? Would anyone know about her food, her medications, her allergies, her fears, her […]

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Contaminated Pet Food? Report it!

March 7, 2013

Your dog or cat gets sick after eating pet food you now suspect is contaminated.  After getting veterinary care for your pet, what do you do next?  Throw out the rest of the food?  There goes the food, the package, and the lot numbers which would identify when and where the food was manufactured.  Call […]

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Houston’s Best Pet Sitters: Top 10 Plants Toxic to Pets

March 5, 2013

March 17 kicks off National Poison Prevention Week.  I did a quick search to find poisonous-to-pets plants I am not familiar with.  There were hundreds!  However, only a small percentage of plants are truly dangerous and poisonous to your pet.  Make sure you know which plants are most deadly to avoid your dog or cat […]

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Houston’s Best Pet Sitters: Cat Sitting vs Cat Boarding

February 21, 2013

  I answered my phone and the caller told me he was looking for a place to board his cat. I explained that Houston’s Best Pet Sitters only does in-home cat sitting, not boarding. I asked him if he had considered this option, since cats are much happier at home. Too expensive, he said. Now, […]

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Houston’s Best Pet Sitters invites you to play with your dog…for science!

February 15, 2013

Houston’s Best Pet Sitters–and a team of researchers–wants to know:  How do you and your dog play together? Tug-o-war?  Chase?  Or my personal favorite, the “Jump, Tuck, and Scoot”?   Upload a short video of you and your best friend at play, and you and your dog can contribute to our better understanding of man’s […]

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Houston Pet Sitter: Help Lost Pit Bull Get Home

March 31, 2011

I don’t want to turn this blog into a bulletin board, but goodness knows pit bulls have enough strikes against them and can use all the help they can get.  A pit bull isn’t at the top of most prospective pet adopters’ wish list of desired breeds.  So, when a pet owner is trying hard […]

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Houston Pet Sitter on Dogs in Hot Cars

March 24, 2011

As a pet sitter in Houston, I’m keenly aware of the temperature.  I keep a close eye on dogs I’m walking, because the heat can get to some of them almost before you get from their front door to the sidewalk.  Some dogs are hyper-sensitive to heat because of their breed, coat, age, or their […]

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Houston Pet Sitter on Fat Cats

March 19, 2011

What if I told you that you could do one easy thing and it would add two or more years to your cat’s life?  Would you do it?  Of course you would!  So here it is:  don’t let your cat get fat. If your cat is obese, he is at a higher risk for diabetes, […]

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