April 2013

How to prepare for your pet sitting experience in Gilbert

After all your research you’ve found your perfect Gilbert Pet sitter – we hope Critter Caretakers was top on your pet sitting company list.  Fluffy, your iguana, and Killer and Jaws, your Chihuahuas, are going to be safely cared for while you’re away. The consultation has been done, dates reserved and your bags are ready to be packed. Now that we’re coming to your home, what can you do to have the best pet sitting experience? First we encourage you to have all the proper pet sitting supplies you will need. That means plenty of food (and treats, if provided), available. Does Fluffy need special bugs flown in from Madagascar for her diet? Please have her favorite beetles stocked in your pantry so we don’t have to try to track them down if she runs out.  Do you have cats? Yep, that means plenty of litter on hand for us to...

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Why are once a day visits necessary for cat sitting?

Critter Caretakers does a lot of cat sitting. And occasionally we will get a call from a client requesting a cat sitter who will do every other day visits.  However, our company does not offer every other day visits. Many pet owners underestimate the importance of every day pet sitting for cats. Contrary to popular belief, cats are social animals. While they may not show it like our dog friends, they enjoy the companionship of their human counterparts. Once a day visits let them know they have not been forgotten about when you go on vacation. They also dislike any change to their routine. By having a once a day cat sitter come, they continue the feeding and play routine they're used to. Cats are incredibly curious and playful creatures. If they don't have something (or someone) to spend time with, they will go looking for something to do. This can lead...

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Gilbert Pet Sitter alerts clients to another recall

We're not just another pet sitting company in Gilbert. We like to let our clients know about nutrition and food advisories that we run across. So today we are alerting you to a raw food recall from the pet food company, Bravo! Raw diet frozen dog food is being recalled due to a potential contamination from salmonella, a bacteria that can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever according to the article. It can also lead to similar symptoms in humans, which the article lays out in detail. Those feeding a raw diet should always err on the side of caution and wash your hands thoroughly after handling such a  diet. You can find the full article here which outlines specifically which of their products have potentially been effected: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/bravo-raw-frozen-dog-food-recall/    ...

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Why hire a dog walking professional in Mesa?

Dogs need exercise. Period. Most dogs love love LOVE their daily dog walk and depending on the breed and energy level of your dog, they may even need more than one walk a day. Why is it so important to walk your dog you ask? Dog walking has many benefits. First and foremost are the health benefits. Just like people, dogs need to be exercised to stay in shape. It keeps their heart and lungs strong and healthy contributing to a longer life span. It helps them avoid being overweight which can potentially lead to chronic illness such as diabetes. It can also help with their digestive system to prevent constipation. Second is the fact that dogs live their lives through their noses. Getting out and allowing your dog to sniff around his neighborhood is mental stimulation for them; it serves the important purpose of providing relief for an instinctual urge and...

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