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The scoop on kitty litter

Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis When it comes to choosing cat litter, there are a multitude of choices available these days. There is clumping and non-clumping, scented and unscented. You can also choose between granules, crystals, grains, pellets and silica gel beads. Litter may be made of clay, corncobs, walnuts, pine chips, wheat or recycled newspapers. Some […]

Fat cats an epidemic

Posted: June 10th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis If you have a fat cat at home, you are not alone. Fifty-eight percent of our domestic cats are considered overweight or obese. Many people, not realizing their furry felines are overweight, continue to indulge them with food and treats as a form of showing their love. Unfortunately, this is a very […]

Are dogs and cats intuitive?

Posted: March 11th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis I recently went to meet a new client who had told me on the phone that his dog was a rescue and was quite timid around new people. When I met her, Lola appeared somewhat shy. I spoke to her softly and with his permission, offered her some treats. She took them […]

Six benefits of brushing your cat

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

By Sari Reis As a professional pet sitter, one of the questions I ask potential clients at the consultation appointment is, “Does your cat like to be brushed?” About 15 percent say “yes,” another 20 percent say “no,” and the other 65 percent have said, “Never tried to brush the kitty.”

Is your cat drinking enough water?

Posted: January 8th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Water makes up 80 percent of your cat’s body and is the most important nutrient they need. Unfortunately, as descendants from desert-living felines who got most of their water from their kills, drinking water from a bowl doesn’t come naturally for many of our domesticated cats.

The importance of grooming your dog

Posted: October 9th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Just like us, dogs need to be bathed. Depending on the type of fur or hair they have, activities they engage in, their skin condition and general health, their bathing frequency will vary. However, regardless of these variances, it is important to establish a routine bathing schedule.