Archives for March 2015

I think I need a Pet Sitter…How Does This Work?

One of the questions I’m often asked is “how does this work?” If you are reading this, you have made the first step! You have already found a professional pet sitting service. It’s best to check the service area to be sure we cover your town. If in doubt you can call or email to confirm.

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Let’s say you are in our service area…great! The next step is telling us what your needs are. If you have specific dates, have them handy. Tell us briefly about your pets and how many visits you think you’ll need. Not sure? What I generally recommend is three visits a day for dogs, four if they are seniors, puppies or have a health condition where they need to potty more often. For kitties we recommend at least one visit a day, twice for seniors, special needs and kittens. Cats that eat canned food can also benefit from twice a day visits.

After I have received all of your information I will then send you an email with a link to read through our Policies and Prodedures and fill out an online Pet Profile. We will also set up a meet and greet at your home. At that time either I or a member of my team will meet you and your pets, see where their food, leash, litter box etc. is kept. We will also pick up a key and go over any security code information. If you want us to pick up your mail, newspapers or water plants please let us know at that time.

Okay, you are all set! You have hired a pet sitter! Enjoy your vacation!

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Ready to book? Give us a call at (267)981-4929

5 Reasons Why Dry Cat Food May Not Be The Best Choice

 When I worked as a vet tech at the Cat Care Center in Morrisville, the question “what should I feed my cat?” came up often. The answer was always wet food. 

 

 Here are some reasons why dry cat food might not be the best choice:IMG_2640

  1. It increases risk for diabetes. Dry food is high in carbs and many diabetic cats who switch to canned food eventually go back to normal sugar levels.
  2. It can make our cats fat. Many veternarians recommend an all canned food diet to control obesity
  3. Dry food can cause chronic dehydration. Cats get a lot of water content  from a wet food diet. If a cat doesn’t drink enough water, dry food can put a real strain on the kidneys.
  4. It’s just not natural. In the wild cats would eat a high protein, low carb diet. Grain is often the second ingredient in dry food.
  5. It’s probably not the best choice for kittens. Some vets recommend not giving any dry food until a kitten is at least three months old.

Check with your veternarian to see if making the switch to wet food might be right for your cat! 

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Looking for a cat sitter in Lower Bucks? Please give us a call at (267) 981-4929.