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’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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Is it Safe for my Dog to Eat Fruit?

Are you looking to mix-up the treats you give to your dog?  Maybe as a healthier and fresh alternative to store-bought or baked treats?  Or, as a way to help control your dog's weight?  Did you know that many of the fruits and vegetables we enjoy as humans are also great snacks for our dogs?  Below is a list of some of the fruits you might give your dog to see if she likes ...
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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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Kenneling vs. In-Home Pet Sitting

Many folks ponder this question:  "Is it better to board my animals or have in-home pet sitting?"  There are various reasons they consider both options.  Below, is an easy breakdown comparison to help you decide which is the best choice for your fur family and budget. COST:  Much of the time, it all comes down to total cost of service.  Sometimes, the bottom line is cheaper ...
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Should I be Worried if My Dog’s Nose is Dry?

Many pet parents look to their dog's nose for indications of illness.  What if my dog's nose is hot and dry?  Or, wet and cold?  Are these signs of a health issue?  Or, is this just an Old Wives' Tale? Hot vs Cold:  The temperatures of dogs' noses fluctuate day to day, even hour to hour.  It's all perfectly normal.  Taking his temperature is a better indication of illness. We...
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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 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 and need just as much TLC as their canine cou...
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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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Essentials You Must Include for Your Dog’s Health

Natural Supplements for your Dog’s Health Do you provide your dog with daily Natural supplements?  If you don’t, you should start now.  Even if you feed your dog the highest quality diet, he is probably lacking in the area of supplements.  Feed your dog a commercial dog food diet?  Well, then you must provide your dog with supplements to keep him in tip top shape.  Don’t...
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Are Green Foods Safe for my Durham Dog?

Are Green Foods Safe for my Dog? With St. Patty's Day fast-approaching, I'm sure many of us are looking forward to celebrating with all things green.  Many of these include green edibles -- green beer, green deviled eggs, etc.  And, we love including our pets in the celebrations.   But, are green foods okay for our dogs?  Can they be toxic or are they beneficial?  Continue...
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How to Say No to Pet Sitting for Your Friends

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Are you the resident Animal Lover?  The "Go To" person whom your friends, relatives and neighbors call whenever they need someone for pet sitting?  The person who always takes on the tasks of caring for everyone else's pet, while they travel to fun places or have to work late?  As much as you love their pets and want to help out, is it becoming a burden?  But, how to say "No,...
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Why Do I Need a Professional Dog Walker?

Why Do I Need a Professional Dog Walker? "Gosh, my neighbor's kid is out walking dogs, all the time!  And, she's only 13 years old. Why would anybody actually hire a professional dog walker?  How hard can it be?  Why are there actual "dog walker" businesses?  Is there that much of a demand for pet care?"  These are questions that I often hear...and, I even posed, before I'd...
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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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