Physiotherapy for dogs

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis When I first started my pet sitting business, I had the opportunity and privilege of doing some volunteer work with Trish Penick, a physical therapist with special training to work with animals. Trish worked her magic in a heated pool and provided swimming, an underwater treadmill, as well as various other forms of […]

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Features, News, Pets, Top Stories | No Comments

By Sari Reis

It is unconscionable that anyone would intentionally or inadvertently hurt or abuse an innocent animal, but because it is so prevalent, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated the month of April as Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month with the hope of raising awareness.

Animal cruelty, according to the ASPCA is defined as “acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals.”

Is your cat in pain?

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis In a study done at Texas A&M, it was discovered that 90 percent of cats over the age of 10 had x-ray evidence of painful arthritis and their owners had no idea. Although this is disturbing, it is completely understandable as cats are well-known for hiding any signs of illness, weakness, or […]

Antibiotics and probiotics for pets

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Chances are, if you have a dog or cat, you have used antibiotics at some point in time to treat an ailment your pet has had. But how much do you really know about them? Antibiotics are a group of medications used to fight bacterial infections in the body. They fall into […]

High tech has gone to the dogs

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis It’s not surprising with everything trending high tech these days that some enterprising entrepreneurs with a love of animals would partner with some brilliant software engineers to create some awesome electronics for our furry companions. The pet industry, which continues to grow in leaps and bounds, is ripe for development of devices […]

Don’t take pets for granted during holidays

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis As the holidays approach, I encourage you to invite your social, furry kids to participate in as many festive experiences as possible. When friends and relatives come to visit, allow your pets to interact with guests, rather than relegating them to a crate or behind a closed door. If you are planning […]

Every other day doesn’t cut it

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

Sari Reis As a professional pet sitter I have cared for more than 200 cats during the eight years I have been in this business. I consider that to be a vast amount of experience in knowing how to assess potential problems when kitties are left at home.

Training a dog with leash reactivity

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Does your sweet sociable canine turn into Cujo when he sees another dog while walking on leash? If so, he is likely displaying “leash reactivity.” I have met numerous dogs that are as sweet as can be off leash at the dog park but unruly and obnoxious when walking on leash. This […]

Acupuncture for pets, really?

Posted: August 12th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Acupuncture is a non-drug treatment that was developed in China about 5,000 years ago. Its goal is to encourage the body to heal itself by correcting energy imbalances that exist. The philosophy is based on the concept of “Qi”, the life force of energy, which when out of balance, causes disease. By […]