BEST PUPPY TOYS 2019 – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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Having a new puppy in your household is a lot of fun!  And, takes a lot of energy!  So, you’ll want to have a good supply and variety of toys on-hand to help keep them happy, active and strong!  Here is a list of 5 of the Best Puppy Toys as compiled from Amazon reviews, […]

Five Things First-Time Puppy Owners Need to Remember

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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 […]

What You Should Know Before Getting a Pot Bellied Pig – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

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Are you looking for a pet that’s different from most?  One that is super-cute and smart?  Is “Charlotte’s Web” your favorite book?  Well, perhaps a pot bellied pig might be your perfect pet!  Here are a few things to consider, before making the choice to add Wilbur to your family. ZONING/PERMITS/REGISTRATION: You’ll want to check […]

Tips for How to Stop Destructive Dog Behavior

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How To Stop Destructive Dog Behavior Sometimes you have a pup that just won’t stop chewing and biting on your things while you are away. It could either be a behavioral problem in your dog, fear, separation anxiety or changes in the environment around them. That coupled with their doggie genetics could make for a […]

St. Patty’s Day Fun With Your Durham Dog!

Shamrocks and beer is usually how people see Saint Patrick’s Day.  But it’s also another great chance to admire and spend time with your dogs.  There are a lot of happy, curious and independent breeds that hail from the Emerald Isle and there is a lot of fun to be had with your pet. Irish […]

Tips for House Training Your Dog – Lucy’s Pet Care

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Tips for House Training Your Dog Welcoming a new member of the family is always an exciting time.  Whether it’s a new puppy or an older rescue dog, the happiness they bring into the home is simply wonderful.  What’s not exactly wonderful is cleaning up accidents on your carpet. However, with patience, persistence, and consistency […]

Are You Ready to Become a Foster Pet Parent?

Are You Ready to Become a Foster Pet Parent?   Becoming foster pet parent is a temporary, yet considerable, commitment for both you and the foster pet. A foster home for pets is an incredibly important part of their adoption process. Having a safe home where they can socialize and learn a routine is key […]

Is it Okay to Give a Dog as a Gift?

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  The holidays are around the corner and you may be thinking about getting a new dog as a gift for the family.  While you should never give a dog as a gift to someone unexpectedly, a dog can be a great present for an older child or loved one.  There is a lot to […]

What Does It Mean When My Durham Dog Is Lethargic?

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What Does It Mean When My Durham Dog Is Lethargic? Why is My Dog so Tired? Dogs are usually playful, happy, and curious beings. However, like humans, dog’s energy levels fluctuate depending on a number of factors. Things that can affect your dog’s energy include diet, fitness, stimulation, and health. If you notice your dog […]

Sad Dogs: Signs of Dog Depression

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Sad Dogs:  Signs of Dog Depression Is My Dog Depressed? We all know that humans have a tendency to suffer from depression. However, far fewer of us are aware that our beloved fur buddies can also suffer from depression from time to time. If you’re concerned about your dog, consider a few tell-tale signs that […]

How You Can Treat Your Dog’s Chronic Bronchitis

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Chronic Bronchitis and your Dog Does your dog have a harsh, dry cough that won’t go away?  Is the cough exacerbated by exercise?  Your dog may be suffering from chronic bronchitis. Coughing fits are no fun and can cause major discomfort. Unfortunately, it is difficult to pin point the cause of chronic bronchitis in most […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do All Dogs Know How to Swim?

Do All Dogs Know How To Swim? Dog paddling comes naturally, right?  Not necessarily!  Not all dogs can swim…or, even like the water!  In the warm months, you may want to travel with your dog to the pool, lake or beach.   And, you may assume your pup will leap for joy at the prospect […]

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 […]

I Have Allergies! Can I Still Have a Dog?

You’d LOVE to have a dog, but…you’re allergic!  With all the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany being around dogs, you just don’t think you can live with one 24/7.  And, it breaks your heart!  Isn’t there some breed of dog with whom you can happily co-habitate? Do Not Despair! While no dog is completely hypoallergenic, there […]

How to Choose the Best Puppy for Your Family

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Traits to Look for in Your Prospective New Puppy You have taken the first step towards becoming a new parent to a new puppy — making the decision to add to your family.  First of all, Congratulations!  Becoming a pet parent is such an exciting time! You have probably already done some research on different […]