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Help! My Cat is Scratching the Furniture!

Here is the bad news…. cats like to scratch. It’s an entirely normal and natural activity. Scratching helps your kitty keep her nails clean and sharp, alleviates stress, exercises her shoulders and neck. Plus, your feline’s paws contain scent glands, so scratching releases her unique smell to mark your home. All of these benefits make scratching …

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Lazy Cat Owner Gift Ideas – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

It’s a myth that all cats just sleep and groom all day.  Even the laziest of cats enjoys some bursts of energy to play, hunt, run and jump.  And, many cats have even more energy…especially, kittens.  They can seemingly play for hours on-end!  And, many times, their owners get worn out before their cats expend …

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Eco-Friendly Litter Disposal + Dog Proof Litter Box Setup

Owning two cats, Midas and Shadow, I’ve wanted to find an eco-friendly litter removal system.  I wanted to eliminate the wasteful practice of going through tons and tons of plastic bags, in the litter removal process.  I also wanted a way to keep my dog, Sammy Star, out of my litter boxes.  Here is the …

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3 Secrets To Getting the Most From Your Pet Sitter

Let’s be real…hiring a professional pet sitter is an expense.  And, it can add-up when you need pet care over several days/weeks.  So, you’ll want to maximize the value you get from every pet visit.  Here are my insider’s 3 Secrets to getting the most from your pet sitter.  CHOOSE THE RIGHT LENGTH OF TIME …

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FIV What You Need To Know – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

FIV, or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, affects cats worldwide. FIV is the most-similar to human HIV.  Symptoms sometimes do not manifest until up to a year after contracting the virus. Once it begins to manifest the cat’s immune system is weakened greatly, which leads them at risk for other diseases. FIV is not typically fatal for …

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This Story Will Make You Think Twice Before Boarding Your Pets

As pet parents, we have several options for care of our pets whenever we must be away from home.    And, we always want the best for our furry babies, so we do our due diligence in researching the very best choice.  Boarding your pets is a popular choice.  I’m writing this post in hopes …

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Moving With Your Cat – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

Moving house can be an exciting time!  However, it can also bring lots of stress.  This stress not only affects the humans in our household, but, it affects our pets, as well.  Cats can be particularly sensitive to changes in surroundings.  In this blog, I’ll share with you some tips for making the move with …

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Something You Should Know About In-Your-Home Pet Sitting…

When you choose us for in-your-home pet sitting rather than boarding, you might not realize the terrific additional services that are included for free.  These services can be worth hundreds….to thousands….of dollars! I’d like to site a recent example of how our in-your-home pet sitter caught a serious problem that could have had disastrous outcome, …

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What You Need For Your New Kitten – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

You’re bringing home a new kitten!  Congratulations on your new fur baby!  Here’s a list of basic supplies you’ll need to make sure your new kitten has everything she needs to be comfortable in her new home. Food and Water You’ll want to select low-lipped food and water dishes to ensure your tiny kitten can …

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Unusual Cat Products ft. Uncommon Goods – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

Is your kitty BORED with the same ol’, same ol’ toys?  TIRED of the same bedding?  Looking for something to PERK-UP her whiskers?  Here are some unusual cat products that might just put a spring in your kitty’s step, again! CAT BEDS: Your kitty will be sleeping in style with a cozy, comfy and unique …

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How to Stop Your Cat Scratching Your Furniture – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

If you are a cat owner, you’ve likely struggled with the age-old issue of your cat scratching on your chairs, sofas, ottomans, etc.  And, you’re used to hearing the unwanted, distinct sound of claws on fabric. Fortunately, I’ve found some easy and fairly cost-effective methods to deter my cat from continuing to shred my furniture.  …

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5 DIY Cat Treat Recipes for Thanksgiving – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

Looking to bake-up some LOVE for your feline over the Thanksgiving holiday?  Here are some tried-and-true recipes to give you some inspurration! HOMEMADE SALMON AND OAT TREATS My cats (and dog!) LOVE anything with seafood.  If your felines are the same, then try baking these crunchy treats for them.  And, they have the added, hidden …

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How to Select the Best Halloween Costume for Your Pet – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

It’s Halloween season, everyone! I know most of you have been dying to dress up your pets and have been anticipating an excuse to do so. With that in mind here are some things to consider before buying the future Halloween costume for your pets. There are a few pets that will happily wear the …

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How to Introduce a New Cat into the House – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

  How to Introduce a New Cat into the House! Getting a new pet is pretty exciting but can also be exhausting. You are introducing your cat to a totally new environment, which can stress the cat out and give them a few unwanted coping mechanisms.  Even the ride home for a cat can be …

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