“Insured & Bonded”: What that Means for a Pet Sitting Business
Finding an insured and bonded pet sitter is the best thing you can do for your pets and property. And as you Google search for a new sitter, you (hopefully) will see the words “Insured and Bonded” on pet sitter websites and profiles. Sure, it has a safe and secure ring to it, but do you know what having this kind of insurance coverage means for you and your pets?
Happy Birds, Happy Home: Why Mental Stimulation is Essential for Your Parrot’s Health
Mental stimulation is one of the most important areas of caring for parrots. A healthy mind and attitude are essential for maintaining a parrot’s overall health and well-being, and can prevent boredom, behavioral problems, and destructive behavior.
Asking a Pet Sitter to Ignore Your Cats or Skip Visits is a BAD Idea
Do your beloved cat the favor of having a cat sitter provide him with daily care while you’re gone, and don’t skimp on his meds, food supply, or waste clean-up. A truly professional pet sitter will not let you cut corners on your pet’s care–ever.
Biofilm: The Common Slime That’s Poisoning Your Pets & Family
As pet owners, we’ve all seen or felt that nasty slime that forms in our pets’ food and water dishes (and on shower curtains, in toilets, and many other areas of your home). This slime is called bacterial biofilm and can contain deadly bacteria, such as: staph, E. coli, listeria, candida, salmonella, H. pylori, and many more. Your pets and family members are at risk–learn what to do about biofilm in your home!
Why In-Home Pet Sitting Beats Vets & Kennels
While it might make sense to board your pets in an offsite boarding facility or at your local vet, your animals would benefit much more from having an experienced, insured and bonded pet sitter care for them in the comfort of their home environment.
Exploring the Exotic Pet Phenomenon: Your Guide to Exotic Pet Ownership
Explore the allure of exotic pets and what is required for specialized pet sitting services. Discover rising ownership trends, popular species, and the unique care needs of these amazing exotic creatures!
Getting the Most Out of Your Pet Sitting Service
By helping your sitter prepare for your absence, we can work together to ensure that everyone’s pets get ample time for cuddles and brushing, meals, potty breaks and playtime, and that your experience with your sitter’s services is a positive one!
Why Your Cat’s Whiskers Matter: Understanding and Treating Whisker Fatigue
Whisker fatigue is a condition in which a cat’s facial whiskers become sensitive or sore due to excessive stimulation. Explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment of whisker fatigue in your feline friend.
Modern Cat Furniture: Cat Ownership Has Never Looked So Good!
The ancient Egyptians were the first to put cats on a pedestal. Not a lot has changed since 3100 BC! Nowadays, these pedestals are baroque cat trees and perches and lofted bridges and walkways, and other types of modern cat furniture crafted in myriad configurations of fabrics, ropes, and wood that would have dazzled Frank Crow, the inventor of the original cat tree.
Hot Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the 4th of July Holidays!
Fireworks, picnics and other Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for people. But, all of the festivities can be frightening and dangerous for pets. Whether or not you’re planning your own Independence Day celebration, it’s important to take precautions to keep your pets safe both during and after the July 4th festivities.
Essential Guide: Building a Reptile Emergency First Aid Kit
Having a well-stocked first aid kit for your reptiles is crucial to being prepared when an injury, illness or accident happens to your snakes, lizards, and other reptiles. Learn how to build the best reptile emergency first aid kit!
Retractable Leashes: The Risks & Dangers of Variable Length Dog Leads
Retractable leashes are popular primarily because they aren’t as confining as regular leashes, allowing dogs more freedom to sniff and poke around on walks. Unfortunately, there are many downsides to using this type of leash, with sometimes fatal results.
Marijuana & Pets: Risky Business!
With legalized medicinal and recreational use of marijuana on the rise around the country, veterinarians are reporting more incidents of marijuana poisoning in pets. Leaving cannabis or cannabis-laced foods in easy reach of your pets is asking for easily-avoidable trouble!
The Benefits of Safety-Focused Dog Walking
At Bat Country Pet Sitting, your dog’s safety and happiness are my first priority. I only walk your dogs at each visit, allowing me to handle your pets safely, provide appropriate supervision free of distractions, and lower the risk of injuries and accidents for your pets.
Protect Your Financial Health with an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
Our world is more vulnerable to disasters, evacuations, public health events, crime and terrorism every day. While setting aside stores of water, food, first aid, and supplies is essential to being prepared for everything from a two day loss of power to a longer, emergency evacuation or grid failure situation, have you prepared and protected essential documents and financial resources?
First Aid, Emergency Preparedness & Weather Warning Apps for iOS and Android
Explore this list of the mobile apps reviewed in my Pet First Aid & Disaster Preparedness certification course. They are useful to pet owners, pet care providers, and emergency personnel, or anyone who wishes to have resources for emergencies and disasters right at their fingertips!
17 Common Internal Parasites & Their Reptile Hosts
A parasite is any animal that lives on or within a second animal, and for the most part, parasites live in harmony with their hosts in the wild. They derive sustenance or protection from them, and although they may not offer any benefit in return, this delicate balance between parasite and host in the wild takes on new meaning in captive reptiles. In some cases, a parasite that would not normally harm its reptile host in the wild can cause deadly disease in captivity.
Stir Crazy Critters? Keep Your Pet Entertained with Fun Winter Activities!
The more you can do to keep your pets healthy, fit, socialized, and engaged with you and other pets, the more your pets will benefit from improved health and mental and physical agility, which are especially crucial as pets age. Be creative finding ways to make your pet happy in cold or inclement weather, have fun and enjoy your time with your pet!
Learn How to Prevent Pet-Related Fires in Your Home
Pet Fire Safety & Fire Prevention Tips The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 1,000 home fires each year are accidentally started by the homeowners’ pets. By following the tips below, you can prevent a pet-related fire in your home: Extinguish open flames – Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, […]
40+ Helpful Tips to Pet-Proof Your Home & Keep Pets Safe
Hazards are all around your home. Your pet’s safety depends on you! Companion animals don’t realize that anti-freeze, chocolate or moth balls are poisonous — they just think these toxic items taste great. And the kitchen and garage are full of delicious “treats” to get into. Use these tips to help spot dangers to pets […]
On the Road? Keep Your Pet Safe While Traveling By Car
Keep Your Pet Safe & Secure While On the Road According to the AAA/Kurgo Pet Passenger Safety Study, nearly 56% of people transport their dogs in their cars at least once per month. From trips to the veterinarian’s office to day trips to a dog park or pet-friendly beach, more and more pet owners are […]