Contaminated Pet Food? Report it!
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 […]
Houston’s Best Pet Sitters: Top 10 Plants Toxic to Pets
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 […]
Houston’s Best Pet Sitters: Cat Sitting vs Cat Boarding
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, […]
Houston’s Best Pet Sitters invites you to play with your dog…for science!
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 […]
Houston Pet Sitter: Help Lost Pit Bull Get Home
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 […]
Houston Pet Sitter on Dogs in Hot Cars
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 […]