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Easter Lilies are Poisonous for Cats

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Every year around Easter Sunday I get a sweet gift of an Easter Lily from a well-intentioned friend. I think they are absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, Lilies of all types are very poisonous for cats, so I don’t bring them in my house. I wondered what I could find to share with my clients about the effect Lilies have on their kitties. I checked the blog of one of my favorite veterinarians. It was no surprise he’d written about this exact problem. Here’s what veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker had to say on his blog about Lilies: “We don’t know why, …

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Lost Cat Finder

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The Lost Cat Finder! Pet detectives get dozens of requests of “Help me find my pet” every day. One out of every 3 cats go missing  in their lifetime, which translates to thousands of lost cats all over the world. I’ve experienced the devastating panic when my own cat was lost in 2008— and the relief of finding him using my SAR training. Finding a lost cat is more complex than many people realize. Understanding displaced cat behavior is key in the puzzle of finding a missing cat. A wonderful book to help you find your lost cat is: …

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Great Ideas: Pet Owners Plan For Pet Sitters

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Below you will find help to be prepared in our blog post: Pet Owners Plan for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.  Before leaving for your trip, it is best to equip your sitter with what she needs to know. This will help her perform her tasks better and make things easier. First and foremost, it is a good idea to have a meet-and-greet session where your pet can meet his sitter. This is so they can get acquainted with one another and you can decide if it is a good idea to leave your pet with this sitter. If …

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There is No Place Like Home For Pets

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There is No Place Like Home For Pets! “Pets Prefer Pet Sitting”  No Place Like Home for pets Pets love being in the comfort of their homes!   Cats are not fond of change or their carriers.  I thought “Oh, no; not again!” upon seeing a news item yesterday afternoon containing the words “cat” , “Air Canada”, and “escaped”. Fortunately, it was not another story of  a cat gone missing from cargo, possibly never be found again Ripples’ crate was securely latched when he arrived at the airport, but the person conducting his security check did not properly snap the …

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PET OWNER STATISTICS

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Did you know? PET OWNER STATISTICS Dogs Statistics There are approximately 77.5 million owned dogs in the United States Thirty-nine percent of U.S. households own at least one dog Most owners (67 percent) own one dog Twenty-four percent of owners own two dogs Nine percent of owners own three or more dogs On average, owners have almost two dogs (1.7) The proportion of male to female dogs is even Nineteen percent of owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter On average, dog owners spent $225 on veterinary visits (vaccine, well visits) annually Seventy-five percent of owned dogs are …

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