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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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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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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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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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5 Ways to Solve Your Litter Box Problems – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

Has your cat stopped using her litter box?  You’re constantly cleaning-up other areas — either right around the box or in various places in your home?  Perhaps, there has been irreparable damage to some items?  And, you’re wondering how to get her back on track?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Here are my …

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How to Hide a Litter Box – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

If you’re the proud caretaker of kitties, you know that a necessary evil that comes along with them is the litter box.  The daily scooping, refilling, repurchase, etc.  And, the many choices there are to make with a seemingly simple task:  What’s the best type of litter?  What’s the best scoop?  How many litter boxes? …

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Tips on How to Prepare for Your First Cat – Lucy’s Pet Care

Tips on How to Prepare for Your First Cat Over the weekend my best friend adopted two kittens.  They are so stinking cute, I mean absolutely adorable.  It doesn’t help that I almost always have kitten fever.  I just love them so much, from their lovable little faces their fluffy little bottoms that rise when …

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How To Choose a Professional Durham Pet Sitter – Employee vs. Contractor

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 …

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Who Can You Call When Your Durham Pets are in Trouble?

  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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Cat Sitter

Most folks realize the need for a dog sitter/dog walker…dogs require more obvious care (outdoor potty breaks and exercise outlets).  But, what about your cat?  She may free-feed on dry food and she uses a litterbox.  Does she really need daily visits from a professional pet sitter?  Absolutely!   Cats are not Second Class Citizens …

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Will My Pet Sitter Visit My Pets in Bad Weather?

Concerned pet parents often ask me the question, “What happens if there’s bad weather?  Will you still walk my dogs / visit my pets?”  So, I thought I’d take this blog opportunity to answer. Your animals’ well-being is our first priority.  Thus, we take the necessary steps to help ensure their care in all situations. …

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