November 2013

Top 10 Most Recent Popular Cat Names

Did you know that cats have been domesticated pets since 10,000 years ago, and that the ancient Egyptians used to worship a cat god as well as have their pets mummified and buried with them so they can be together in the afterlife? Now THAT'S love. What can we say? Cat owners really adore their feline companions and with good reasons. Cats have quirky personalities, sass, and are very affectionate and bonded to their owners! I thought it would be fun to list the most recent top 10 cats names: Top Male Cat Names:                                                                                       Dexter Loki Thor Cooper Zeus Ziggy Winston Bentley Jackson Sheldon [caption id="attachment_1653" align="alignright" width="292"] My Siamese girl, Willow[/caption] Top Female cat names: Penny Izzy Stella Luna Willow Katniss Ellie Olive Fiona Charlie (although typically a boys name,...

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Does a Pet Make a Good Holiday Present?

Picture this: It's Christmas morning and you can't *wait* for your little girl to get up so you can give her the new kitten you bought her, or for your boyfriend to see the dog you've gotten him. Sure it's wonderful to see the (you hope) delight on their faces and watch as they spend time with the new addition the next week or so. But like most gifts, the newness and excitement wears off. Pets are A LOT of responsibility!!! Just in case you missed that...

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How to administer medication to dogs

Often, our dogs become sick, injured, or need medications or supplements to be more comfortable. Your Tempe pet sitters have learned a variety of tips and tricks to get furkids to take their medications! -          Wrap the pill in a tasty treat.  A slice of lunch meat, some cheese, or a piece of hot dog may do the trick. If you have a picky pup that can tell you’re trying to give him or her a pill, try handing out treats without anything in them occasionally so there is no suspicion at medication time. One client successfully uses peanut butter spread on a Milkbone with the pill hidden in the peanut butter. -          Try some wet food.  Many dogs who eat dry kibble daily LOVE a scoop of wet food and will eat it without hesitation.  This works for my personal dog who takes 3 medications a day to control his seizures and allergies.  All I do is...

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What makes this Tempe pet sitting company the best?

Our love for animals First off and most importantly, the staff at Critter Caretakers LOVE animals!  It is impossible to be a great petsitter without an unbridled passion for the furkids.  We have veterinary technicians, emergency animal medical technicians, animal rescuers, and more working with your kiddos.  Most of us are pet parents to a number of animals and have enjoyed this type of work since childhood.  Speaking for myself, I remember petsitting a huge boa constrictor when I was in high school!  We love animals so much that when we go about our personal lives and visit friends or family, we sometimes spend more time with their pets than we’d like to admit! This is primarily what makes us such a great group of pet sitters for the critters in Tempe. Attention to Detail Not only does our love for animals help us serve our furry clients, but our attention to detail gives you confidence that your...

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