Poopy Bags – Green Or Not?

Poopy Bags – Green Or Not? Most of us understand that we need to pick up after our pooches and poopy bags make the task more convenient when we are out and about. But are poopy bags ecologically sound? Ask Kermit the Frog – it’s not easy being green. Many waste bags are made from plastic, […]

Things Humans Do That Annoy Our Pets!

Things Humans Do That Annoy Our Pets! We love our pets so much it’s painful to think that we may be aggravating them without realizing it. As much as they love us, even our best friends have limits. Go over this list and see if you may have inadvertently antagonized your best friend (don’t worry, […]

Test Your Pet Knowledge With a Quiz!

durham pet sitters

Test Your Pet Knowledge With a Quiz! Who has more varied vocalizations, dogs or cats? If you guessed dogs, you’re totally and completely wrong! Cats have up to 100 vocal sounds. Dogs, on the other hand, have about 10! Who received more mail, President Clinton or his cat Socks? Ok, this one was easy, of course, it […]

What Does Your Dog’s Growling Mean?

durham pet sitters

What Does Your Dog’s Growling Mean? Grrrrrrrr… often when a dog growls, it’s a warning – time for you to step back and assess the situation. Growling can happen for a variety of reasons: when a dog is afraid, in pain, or needs you to back away from its territory or possessions.  However, many dogs […]

Winter Exercise Tips for Dogs – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

durham pet sitters

Winter Exercise Tips For Dogs! Even though the weather outside is frightful, your doggy friends still need to get their daily exercise. Not only is it important for their physical and mental health, but it is an important part of the relationship between you and your pup. Here are some ways to get those exercises […]

BEST DOG BREEDS FOR APARTMENT LIVING

durham pet sitters

Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living               Dogs are the most popular furry friend for people regardless where they live. Some dogs will thrive and be happy in an apartment sized castle, but some dogs need larger spaces in order to be happy and healthy. Of course, the general size of the dog is taken […]

Pet Safe Candles – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

durham pet sitters

I love having candles burning in my home.  The soft, flickering light adds so much more interest to an area and ups the cozy factor.  However, also sharing my home with my 2 cats and my dog, I have to be very aware of safety issues associated with open flames.  I want to make sure […]

How to Make Your Move Less Stressful on Your Dog

When moving to a new home, there are quite a few things to think about. For one, you may have to sell your existing home or find a tenant for it. The house has to be ready to show. There are loads of things to pack and possible repairs to consider. When you add a […]

Make Sure Your Dog’s Food Has These 3 Things

There are more brands of dog food that you can probably care to count to accumulate throughout our supermarkets. When choosing, you may wonder if it’s best to go for the most affordable, the kind that you see promoted most often, or the kind that just has the best packaging. In actuality, you need to […]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get A Dog – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

durham pet sitters

Dogs can add so much pleasure to our lives!  And, puppies are sooooo cute!  But, dogs aren’t always the best choice of pet for everyone.  Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t get a dog. You Want Protection Dogs can be very protective of their owners.  And, can be a great warning system of approaching […]

Help! My Dog Is Overweight! – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

60% or more of dogs that veterinarians see in the US are overweight. Of that 60%, half of those are considered obese. Excessive weight in dogs can lead to many health problems. Joint disease, metabolic issues as well as inflammation are among the issues that can arise in an overweight dog. Obese dogs normally will […]

3 Secrets To Getting the Most From Your Pet Sitter

durham pet sitters

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 […]

Things Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat (And What To Do If They Do)

The dog may be the four-legged kid in the family, and it is tempting to slip him a treat from the dinner table now and then. However, there are some things that a dog shouldn’t eat. Foods that are perfectly good for humans can be poisonous for dogs, sometimes fatally so. Here is a list […]

Lyme Disease And Your Dog – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

durham pet sitters

Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans and dogs by ticks. It is common in the northeast United States. It is difficult to diagnose because most dogs and people who test positively for it are not clinically ill. Only about 10% of positively tested dogs will ever […]

Five Things First-Time Puppy Owners Need to Remember

durham pet sitters

Five Things First-Time Puppy Owners Need to Remember Congratulations! You just brought your new puppy home, and you’re excited about spending your life with your new companion. While your puppy will make a wonderful friend, there’s a lot you’ll need to teach him while he grows up. If you’re a first-time puppy owner, it can […]

How To Stop Puppy Nipping – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

durham pet sitters

Puppies love to play! One of their ways of playing that can be problematic is biting. We want to nip puppy nipping in the bud ahead of time before they get any bigger than a year or so. The overall end of this is to make them stop biting all together. The first lesson is […]

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

durham pet sitters

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, […]

Sun Protection For Your Dog – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

durham pet sitters

Summer is a great time to take your dog out on some adventures. Applying sunscreen is important for you, but, is also important for your pet!  Here are some tips for your dog’s sun protection. Sunscreen: When chosing a sunscreen for you and your pet, you should pick one that blocks UVA and UVB rays. […]

Where to Get Frozen Dog Treats in Durham – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

durham pet sitters

Summertime is upon us!  This means lots of fun outdoor play with our pooches:  hiking, swimming, wading, rolling in the grass, playing fetch, etc.  Once playtime is over, we love to treat our pups to something tasty and refreshing to help cool them down.  Here are some frosty ideas of yummy goodies you can get […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Pet Dads – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

Do you know a Proud Pet Father?  Is he just the most caring, loving, compassionate pet parent on the planet?  Will he do anything for his furry, feathered, finned or scaled friend? Whether or not he’s a parent to a human child or fur babies, he’s still a GREAT DAD!  Here are some ways to […]