September is Happy Healthy Cat Month

September is National Happy, Healthy Cat Month. You can celebrate this month by making sure you have a cat that is as healthy and happy as you can get. Cats are easier to please than you would think. Keeping them healthy is a bit mo...

Pets are a privilege; they are bundles of joy that brighten our days. Yet, as they age, they will need care tailored to their unique circumstances. If your pet is getting up there in age, here’s what you can do to make their senior years a little easier.


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Sweet, loving, grateful, spirited-- these are just a couple of adjectives dog owners often use to explain the personalities of their senior pets. Individuals can get quite passionate about their older dogs and cats, and some even commit their lives to adopting senior p...

One of the greatest joys people can experience is the joy of having a companion animal to live by their side.  However, if you have never had a pet before, you may find it difficult to narrow down what type of pet or breed you want, without even getting into the questi...

Let’s face it. We all love to spoil our pets, and the holidays are the perfect time to really dote on our loved ones. Making informed decisions for our pets should be a priority and gift giving is no exception.  Be sure to check the quality of a product and avoid items...

Summer has finally arrived. It’s time to grab the leashes and get our fur babies out walking!


I partner with a local Police Department and teach a program called Dog Walker Watch. The idea is simple, we teach you and Fido what you can do to keep your neighborhood safe...

October 13, 2017

I've had many clients at Preferred Pet Sitter that battle daily between multiple cat households. There is always one overweight cat in the bunch that acts as the school yard bully stealing the others snacks. And generally, it's not just a few pounds the cat gains from...

August 1, 2017

Every year we get two to three requests for wedding day related pet care. The trend began 4 years ago, and was a surprising extension to my pet sitting business. It all began with a group of three small schnauzers whose entire family were going to be away at a wedding...

June 14, 2017

Anal Glands: What are they exactly? Where are they? And is my veterinarian making them up a mythical medical concern to add expenses? Anal glands are indeed real! They consist of two pouches located on the inside of your dogs rear end. Think of it as looking at a clock...

May 1, 2017

Ten years ago, back when I was a younger and a freshly graduated high school student- I felt it was time to begin caring for a furry being. My mom and I walked past a local pet supplies store that was hosting a pet adoption event. I had always dreamed of owning a black...

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