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 […]
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 […]
Houston’s Best Pet Sitters Wishes You Peace of Mind
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 […]
Awesome Pet Sitter & Dog Walker for Montrose, Midtown, Neartown!
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 […]
What happens to my pet if I die?
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 […]