Kathy Green
Recent and archived posts by Kathy Green for PetSitter.com
Pet Sitting Resources

Pet Sitting Resources

by Kathy Green  •  June 12, 2015
If you are a pet owner who is overwhelmed with work, or perhaps you're considering going on a longer vacation but can't take your pet with you, you will want to consider having a pet sitter care for your animal companion.
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10 Most Toxic Substances for Dogs

10 Most Toxic Substances for Dogs

by Kathy Green  •  June 02, 2015
I once had a Golden Retriever that you would think had been trained as a sniffer dog for chocolate. No matter whether it was dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, bakers chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, brownies or candy bars, Megan would pace the house restlessly until she found it. We had several close calls, and I will never know how she reached the batch of Christmas chocolates at the back of our very deep kitchen counter. Our knowledge of the toxicity...
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5 Best Dog Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

5 Best Dog Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

by Kathy Green  •  May 14, 2015
You hate your allergies but love dogs. The solution seems simple -- spend the money and buy a hypoallergenic pet. But unfortunately, this might not be the answer. Not widely known is the fact that skin (dander), dog urine and saliva proteins can trigger as many allergy symptoms as the actual dog hair. Most people are not actually allergic to dog fur, but fur does have something to do with it. Sometimes other indoor allergens, like dust, or outdoor allergens, like pollen, can build up on a do...
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Be the Pet Sitter Everyone Wants

Be the Pet Sitter Everyone Wants

by Kathy Green  •  April 28, 2015
As with all employment, to be the best, there are certain standards and qualities to your work that must be present..and then you go one step further! This is certainly true with the job of pet sitting. The animals in your care are very important to their owners, like family, and in order to build a thriving business you need to build a good reputation based on trust and client satisfaction. What exactly does this look like when you are a pet sitter? Tips to Be an Excellent Pet Sitter Be re...
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Spring Health Tips for Your Dog

Spring Health Tips for Your Dog

by Kathy Green  •  April 16, 2015
The longer warmer spring days are welcomed by dogs and their owners alike. A return to more frequent and lengthened walks and frolicking in the park.But as always, with the return of the warm weather, come issues of safety that responsible doge owners need to address.Mosquitoes: With the heat mosquitoes become more plentiful and active. Bites from this insect can not only cause itching and irritation but also transmit heartworms, a potentially fatal disease. It takes the bite of just one mo...
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Cat Sitting

Cat Sitting

by Kathy Green  •  March 09, 2015
Stop worrying about your cat while you go on trips for business or pleasure. Cat sitters are feline-loving individuals who enjoy taking every chance they can to spend time with cats or kittens. Every cat is unique, and enjoys their own variety of toys and ways to play. As well, cats are territorial and very much creatures of habit. They enjoy routine... in feeding, where they sit and how they play. Although owners sometimes leave their cats overnight, it is a misconception that they can be l...
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