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10 Reasons Why You Need a Cat Sitter

Nobody enjoys leaving their cat behind when they travel. But in general, cats aren’t very good travelers and are much better off at home. You shouldn’t have to start your vacation or business trip nervous, guilty, and rushed. You should be able to say goodbye to your cat calmly, on time, and feeling relaxed. That’s […]

Lost Pet – What to do Before and After

It’s every pet parent’s worst nightmare. The heart-pounding, can’t breathe, sweaty palms kind of nightmare. Your beloved pet is missing. Fido took off after a squirrel and you lost your grip on the leash or Kitty ran out the door in that split second when you were coming or going. If that happens to you, […]

Fireworks Tips for a Happy New Year for Houston’s Pets

Thanks to the Houston Fire Marshall for some great tips to help ensure that your pets are safe and happy this New Year’s Eve.  Fireworks can be seriously stressful for some pets, so here are a few steps you can take to make sure your best friend is comfortable:     Do not take your […]

Have Cat Allergies but Want to Adopt a Cat?

Want to adopt a cat, but you’re allergic to cats? You say you’re prepared to take antihistamines, and you have a HEPA air filter in your home? Some cat breeds are considered more “hypoallergenic”  than others. Cats do produce cat dander, an allergen, but the real problem for the estimated ten percent of the population who are allergic to cats may […]

Hiking and Camping with your Pet: The Biggest Risk

Attacks from predators? No.  Falls?  No.  According to the AVMA, exposure to disease is a much bigger risk.  From the AVMA website, some good-to-know info: Outdoor enthusiasts and their animal companions (including dogs and horses) can be exposed to infectious diseases not only from infected animals and improperly cooked food, but also via insect vectors […]

Don’t worry, pet owners: Experts say H3N2 dog flu is no cause for panic

By ERYN BROWN There’s a new strain of canine flu in the U.S., and it has some pet owners worried about their furry family members. More than 1,000 dogs caught the illness during a recent outbreak in Chicago, and infections are reportedly emerging in other states, including California. But the H3N2 canine flu — not […]

Houston’s Overnight Pet Sitters. Comfort for pets, another layer of security for homes.

While there’s no denying that pets just love snuggling up with their favorite pet sitter, that’s not the only benefit to having your pet sitter bring the jammies and bunny slippers and stay overnight.  Just knowing that someone is there to look after your pets and to make your home look lived in and uninviting to […]

Cat Contortionist

There’s just no explaining some things.  

Houston Pet Sitters Vote for Best Cat Litter

Once upon a time, I was cleaning the litter box during a cat sitting visit, and thinking about how much difference cat litter makes in cleaning the box.  On the way to the next pet sitting visit, I started wondering if other sitters had an opinion about the best–and worst–cat litter types and brands. I sent out […]

Houston’s Best Pet Sitters: Preparing Your Pet for Disaster

Can you believe it? It’s been thirty-one years. Thirty-one years ago next Monday, Hurricane Alicia tore through Houston, leaving a mess you had to see to believe.  We lived in the Galleria then.  I remember walking down Westheimer with Bobby,  just after the storm.  I had never seen that street empty, day or night. Filling in for […]