Pumpkin is a Miracle Food for Dogs

Pumpkin is a miracle food for dogs.  Did you know that? Well, Tis the season for pumpkins and lots of them.  From Benefits of Pumpkin for dogs. the pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie and bread, pumpkin cupcakes, and even pumpkin cereal, there’s no shortage for ideas to use this festive gourd this time of year.  In addition to just tasting really good to people and their dogs, Pumpkin also has many health benefits for your dog. [Read more…]

Finding the best pet sitter near me

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Wondering how to find the best pet sitter? People love their pets.  In fact, Americans are now spending to the tune of billions of dollars each year on their pets!  That’s just one indicator to show just how much people are invested in and care about their pets.  So, it’s no wonder that when it comes to choosing the best pet sitter, people agonize and fret over just who to choose.  Some families even refrain from taking vacations because they’re so worried about who to entrust with the furry members of the family.  While choosing the best pet sitter for your pets is a very important decision and should not be taken lightly, it doesn’t have to be SO hard. If you have found yourself wondering “How do I find the best pet sitter near me?” then you’ve come to the right place!  [Read more…]

The Importance of Heartworm and Flea Prevention

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Summer may be over, but heartworm and flea prevention is just as important as ever. It seems that mosquito’s linger longer and longer each year. It’s November and I just got bit twice today! So, whether you are hitting trails with your dog or just letting your pets outside potty breaks and exercise, they need to be protected all year long

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Fall Fun With Fido in the Katy, Cypress, Spring and W. Houston Areas

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October is finally here! The temperatures are starting to fall along with the leaves. Even better than that, Fall festivals start popping up everywhere. Now that the oppressive heat of summer is subsiding, going to out for some fall fun is a must. [Read more…]

Cool Gadgets and Toys for Your Pets

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The newest coolest gadgets of the season are always a big topic come Christmas time.  But we’re not the only ones who love new gadgets and toys, your pet can also get in on the fun!  Here are some awesome gifts that you and your pet can both enjoy. [Read more…]

Why You Should Hire a Pet Sitter Instead of Using a Friend

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A lot of people think that hiring a pet sitter while you’re at work or out of town is an unnecessary expense. I mean, going out of town can be expensive as it is and after all of those long hours at work you don’t want to see your hard earned money go to waste, right?  It’s no wonder a lot of people turn to their friends or neighbors when they need someone to check up on the pets.  While it can be easy on your wallet, it is not always easy on your pet.  Here are just a few reasons why professional pet sitters are always the best bet. [Read more…]

Pet Friendly Apps

 

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It’s pretty much a daily fact that we practically live on our smart phones nowadays.  Our social, business, and banking information is kept neatly in our hand held device that is by our side almost 24/7.  I often think that my phone is not really a phone at all, just a tiny computer with a telephone app that allows me to call out.  Like most people I use my phone more for the apps than the phone itself sometimes. We use our apps for all sorts of reasons; most people have ones for social media, business, or games, but there are a whole lot of other apps out there.  There are apps for counting steps and calories, or tracking stars, pretty much anything you can think of has as app that you can download.  So, why not use one for your pets?   There are actually a handful of pet friendly apps out there that can help you track and train your pet. [Read more…]

Cleaning Your Pet’s Dishes

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I bet it’s pretty hard to picture yourself eating a fresh meal out of a dirty plate, right?  Even if you licked it clean the night before and it doesn’t look all that dirty, it doesn’t mean that the plate is actually clean.  However, this is what many of pets face each day. Why is it seemingly okay for our pets to eat and drink out of the same food bowl day in and day out? That just seems, well, pretty gross to be honest. [Read more…]

How to Fight Pet Allergies

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I know a lot of people think spring is the season synonymous with allergies, but for a lot of people allergies are just as bad in the autumn when the leaves start to fall. Some lucky few, like yours truly, have allergies all year long because we’re allergic to everything.  Did you know that pets can have allergies too?  I didn’t know that until my cat started sneezing and breaking out into a funky little rash when she was a kitten.  Luckily she outgrew them, unlike me who actually grew into my allergies as a teenager.  I had always had a little bit of hay fever, but of a sudden I was allergic to all nuts, seeds, and worst of all…cats.  The problem was, I’m a huge cat lover. [Read more…]

Pet Sitting vs. Boarding

 

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As much as we love our pets, there are sometimes when we have to go out of town and leave our fur-children at home.  When you are on the road, the last thing you need to worry about is how your pets are doing while you are gone.  Usually, there are two main options when it comes to overnight pet care; having a pet sitter come to your house or taking your pet to a local boarding house.  Both of these have their benefits and drawbacks, so it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you and your pet. [Read more…]