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I found this great article from Mud Bay about the relationship between diet and behavior. I'd like to share it with you:


Unlike humans, dogs' digestive systems are built to obtain energy from diets that are high in protein and fat, with few if any carbohydrates. Diet t...

Recently I had an opportunity to pet sit for three Sugar Gliders, Loki, Wicket and Willow plus their kitty pal, Noah. In fact, I confess, I had never heard of Sugar Gliders before! Anyway, my client brought them out to show me and it was all I could do to keep from wan...

As I said in my last post, I've been doing a lot of cat sitting lately. Besides the litter box issue, I wanted to talk about the location and size of your cat's water bowl. 


Most cats prefer their water bowl in a location other than next to their food. They don't want...

I've been doing a lot of pet sitting for cats lately. I see that some people place their cat's food and water bowls near the litter box. Perhaps this is a done for convenience, but litter boxes should be placed elsewhere, not near your cat's food and water, and prefera...

Signs of Anxiety include:


  • Licking lips when no food is nearby.

  • Panting when not hot or thirsty

  • Yawning when not tired

  • Hyper vigilance - looking in many directions

  • Pacing

  • Trembling

  • Hyper salivation

  • Hiding

  • Frequent barking or w...

They're so tiny, you can barely see them. But there's nothing invisible about their pestiness: They suck blood, make your pet (and you) itch like crazy, and can transmit diseases to pets and people. So you're forgiven if your reaction to fleas and ticks is to want to a...

Ever since I adopted my sweet little Bichon, Bridget, she’s had airborne allergies….and the kind of annoying itching and scratching that is crazy-making for both her and me!


When she first came to me she had huge sores all over her body from scratching, but after a vis...

More dogs run away on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year. The sounds of fireworks – the artificial squeal followed by the giant burst of explosives and subsequent whimper – drives dogs nuts! And for many, it triggers their innate flight instinct.Many...

Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman’s Garden Supply and other Garden supply stores, contains a lethal ingredient called “Theobromine”.


It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die...

Many canines will eat just about anything. While less common, there are kitties who also chow down on a variety of bizarre items. Pets that consume unusual items not intended for food account for almost half of the visits to veterinary clinics and emergency rooms.



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