9 Must-Have Apps for Dog Owners!

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9 Must-Have Apps for Dog Owners! Apps have become a significant part of modern life, there seems to be an app available for just about everything.  Did you know there plenty of apps out there now for you and your dog?  They are pretty cool apps, too -  if I do say so myself!  Keep reading to learn about 9 must have apps for dog owners! All are available on iOS and Android....
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How Do I Keep My Dog Out of the Litter Box?

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Does your dog love "all things cat?"  Does he go bonkers for cat treats, food and even toys?  Does his love go even further, so that he goes litter box diving for "snacks?"  Are you having a hard time keeping your dog out of the litter box?  If so, you're not alone in this dilemma.  Those of us with canines and felines under the same roof know this can be a real challenge.  It'...
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What You Need to Know About the Durham Dog Flu

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What You Need to Know About the Durham Dog Flu You may have already heard about a potentially fatal strain of dog flu that's been slowly spreading across the country.  It first made headlines when a large outbreak occurred in Chicago, back in April of this year.  Since then, it's infected dogs in more than 12 states.  With 3 reported cases in Winston-Salem, this illness ha...
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How To Choose a Professional Durham Pet Sitter – Employee vs. Contractor

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How To Choose a Professional Durham Pet Sitter Employee vs. Contractor It's prudent to hire a Durham pet sitter who works with a Team of other sitters.  This helps ensure 1) availability for your requested dates of care and 2) an emergency back-up system.  Having more eggs in the basket is a good thing!  It's not a good idea to be dependent on a single person when you've ...
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How Do I Care for a Dog with Asthma?

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Did you know that asthma can be fatal to humans and dogs alike?  It’s a serious disease yet, quite manageable if you know what to look out for and put in place a proper treatment plan.  As a professional pet sitter, I'm trained in asthma symptoms.  So, I want to pass along our knowledge to you.  Keep reading to learn more about signs of asthma in dogs, diagnosis, and common tre...
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Could You Love the World’s Ugliest Dog?

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  Quasi Modo was recently crowned the "World's Ugliest Dog."  He is a 10-year old pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix, whose spinal birth defect left him with a bit of a hunched back - thus, his name.  He was abandoned at a local shelter, before being adopted by a veterinarian.  So, how can a dog whose appearance can be a little unsettling to some (per his owner, grown men ...
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How To Keep Your Durham Pets Safe from Coyotes

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How to Keep Your Durham Pets Safe from Coyotes Did you know that there are coyotes in Durham?  In fact, they live in every state except Hawaii!   Several of my neighbors in my own south Durham neighborhood have reported sightings - and have heard them howling.  Contrary to the popular belief that they live "out in the wild," they thrive around human civilization.  Urban spra...
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Who Can You Call When Your Durham Pets are in Trouble?

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  At Lucy's Pet Care, we not only provide exceptional pet care service, we also aim to be an all-around source for pet-related information.  We do this with our wide-array of postings on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube videos and Google+ pages; our Newsletter and our Blogs. We are also hands-on, when urgent needs arise. Lucy was recently-contacted by a pet parent w...
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Who gets Pet Custody in a Divorce?

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  Who Gets Pet Custody in a Divorce? Breaking up is hard to do.  Especially so when there are children and pets in the family picture.  We're all familiar with child custody.  But, what about pet custodyt?  Not long ago, pets were considered to be personal property.  Thus, divided between the two parties just as the furniture, cars and family heirlooms.  However, pet...
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How Does My Pet Sitter Keep My Keys Safe?

Keeping your home and pets safe is our top priority.  Thus, we use systems to help ensure the security of your keys, personal information and house alarm codes. One of the reasons we chose to move to using our software system, LeashTime,  is for the convenience of use for our clients.  You can access your profile 24/7 to update, request services or check your account.  Anoth...
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Is it Wrong to Dress-up Your Pet?

Is your Dog or Cat, JUST a Dog or Cat?  Or, do you treat her like a part of the family?  Most of us do consider our pets to be an integral part of our family.  They are our constant, loyal and loving companions.  How much do we humanize our pets?  Do we treat our furry babies as we would our human babies? In bad weather, do you dress-up your pet in a raincoat?  Or a winter s...
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What Is Mobile Grooming All About?

What Is Mobile Grooming All About?   As an in-your-home pet care business owner, I was curious about similar businesses.  Namely, mobile pet grooming.  What is involved?  What do they do?  Is it super-expensive?  What animals do they groom? My pup was in dire need of bathing and trimming, so I thought it the perfect opportunity to find out answers to these que...
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I Have Complaints About my Pet Sitting Service Experience!

We strive to WOW! every client with their entire Lucy's Pet Care experience.  It's why we're here - to relieve your stress, not add to it. But, let's play Devil's Advocate.  So, you read all of our 5 Star Reviews, combed through our detailed website information, talked with Lucy, met your pet sitter and chose us to be your pet care providers.  But, what if, when your schedul...
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I’m Prone to Allergies! Can I Still Have a Cat?

Have you always been a cat lover?     Or, your Significant Other says, "Love Me, Love My Cat!" Or, your child is BEGGING to add a kitten to the family? But, alas, you have allergic reactions whenever around a fabulous feline?  Your allergies cause you watering eyes and a runny nose? Don't Despair! Although, there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic breed o...
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How to Prepare for Moving with Your Pet – Lucy’s Pet Care

How To Prepare for Moving with Your Pet Moving, whether across town or across the world, can be a very exciting time.  And, bring much stress to you and your pets.  All of the commotion and disruption of regular routines can cause a lot of anxiety.  Any change is especially difficult for cats.  Here are some tips to help you best prepare for your move. Choosing a New Home...
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What if I Can No Longer Afford to Care for My Pet?

Resources for Your Pet – Averting a Financial Crisis Are you struggling to take care of your pet?  We have all experienced hard times at one point or another in our lives.  It can be really scary to lose a job or get behind on bills.  We spend a lot of time worrying and wondering where our next meal will come from and how the kids will get a new pair of shoes.  It’s even...
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How Cheap Pet Sitters Can Cost You Big Money

How Cheap Pet Sitters Can Cost You Big Money I often hear potential clients gasp when they get my price quote.  Even though our rates are very reasonable, they still suffer from sticker shock.  This is usually because they've never before hired a professional pet sitting company.   They've used free services from a family member or neighbor.  Or, hired a single-person "hobby...
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3 Signs your Dog may have Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough: Should I really be worried? You have probably heard about Kennel Cough but it seems that many people aren’t really sure what exactly it is and what the dangers are. If you are in that category, keep reading to learn more about Kennel Cough and how to help your pet if he contracts it. Kennel Cough causes the dog’s windpipe and voice box to become inflamed. This i...
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Why Chocolate Bunnies and Peeps are the Healthiest Choice, this Easter

Why Chocolate Bunnies and Peeps are the Healthiest Choice, this Easter No Chicks or Bunnies in that Basket! The Easter Bunny is coming to town and so are the Easter Baskets.  Many folks feel that adding a real live bunny or chick to those baskets is a great idea.  They think “How cute would it be to wake up on Easter morning and find a sweet, little baby!”  Unfortunate...
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How Your Durham Dog Can Help You Make Friends!

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Did you know that your choice of pet species can greatly improve your life?   And, I'm not talking about the obvious, general perks of having a constant, unconditional-loving companion.  I'm talking about creating positive changes in yourself, based on whether you choose a dog, cat, bird, bunny, hamster, etc.  I'm a living example of such change. Are you like me...a natu...
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