Archive for the Pet Sitter Littleton CO Category

It’s Time to Show Your Pet Sitter Some Love!

It’s Time to Show Your Pet Sitter Some Love! The first full week every March is dedicated to Professional Pet Sitters. Let’s show some love to those who love our pets!   As a pet owner, we understand your pet is a member of the family. When life gets in the way, whether its long hours at work, business travel or vacation travel, it’s just as important that your pet’s schedule and care remains a top priority! Having a trusted dog or pet sitter makes that easy! But, not all “pet sitters” are the same; and not all pet sittingRead more

How Do We Compete With Companies Like Rover & Wag! Popping Up?

Dog sitter, cat sitter, cats, dogs, pet sitter

Any business needs to be on their toes, constantly reinventing themselves to compete in their market and after 20 years, it is crazy how the pet industry has changed. Who would have been able to guess that we would have special software for dog walkers and pet sitters, let alone apps where we can just schedule a sitter we have never met to come into our house to care for our furry family members? When I started this pet sitting “gig” in 1995, most people hadn’t even heard of a pet sitter or the concept! My Goal is to put

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PSP Portal-Payments & Gratuities

To easily pay through the Pet Sitter Plus Client Portal, we have given you some screen shots to assist you! First access your client portal.  Instructions for this are located HERE. (To schedule pet care reservations, instructions are located HERE.) Here is your Account Summary.  We have had many questions about adding a tip for our pet sitters and the latest release now makes this very easy. (see red arrow)  The next column is your total per invoice.  You may click on the pencil/edit icon to add a tip.  (Please know that 100% of any gratuity goes directly to the

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Preventing Knee Injuries and ACL Surgical Repair in Dogs

pet sitting littleton, CO

What’s an ACL or a CCL anyway? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (or CCL which is the Cranial Cruciate Ligament) is one of the knee ligaments that work as a stabilizer to help the knee to support your body. It’s also called the “football knee injury”. Over the years, I have witnessed several dogs with ACL repairs from assisting during the actual surgery to helping provide care post-op through my pet sitting business to watching dogs that have an ACL tear or rupture that has not been repaired. There are recent studies showing that some breeds are more prone to the

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Free Pet Sitting Extras

Free Pet Sitting Extras | Distinctive Pet Care

As professional pet sitters, both your home and your pets are our top priority. Exceptional pet care is not the only part of booking service with Distinctive Pet Care, we include a few free pet sitting extras such as watering plants, collecting mail, and feeding your backyard birds. Here is a list of the free pet sitting extras we offer.   Home Security Having an “at home” appearance to your house helps your home appear to have someone there during our service which may be a deterrent to potential burglars. We offer light & curtain rotation, as well and TV

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Benefits of Hiring a Professional Cat Sitter

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Cat Sitter | Distinctive Pet Care

Your cat prefers the quiet comfort and the familiar smells and sound of home. If Fluffy had it her way, she would never have to leave the house unless of course, you let her outside to catch that Cardinal at the bird feeder. Hiring a professional cat sitter is perfect for Fluffy. She still gets all the comforts of home while still having someone wait on her hand and foot. Here is a list of reasons why you should hire a professional cat sitter for your cat’s next staycation. They Provide Peace of Mind Professional cat sitters pride themselves on

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Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid | Distinctive Pet Care | Pet Sitter Littleton, CO

Being informed on Pet First Aid when an animal related emergency occurs, could save your pet’s life. Before administering pet first aid, always keep your safety in mind! Never hug an injured pet and always keep your face clear of the mouth to avoid a bite. Remember, administering pet first aid is not a substitute for treatment by a licensed veterinarian. Always take your pet to the vet after an emergency occurs! Broken Bones Bone fractures are very painful! Before handling a pet with a broken bone, first, place a muzzle on them to prevent an unintentional bite. Second, to

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Why doesn’t my cat drink a lot of water?

Why doesn't my cat drink a lot of water

We all know cats are picky. They are known to snub their favorite food and often change where they prefer to sleep. When it comes to their water, their pickiness reaches a whole new level. Kidney disease is the number one killer of most domesticated cats. Knowing why your cat is so picky about drinking water and what you can do to get them to drink more water may help your cat’s kidney function and extend their life! Your Cat Still Uses Its Survival Instincts Ancient Egyptians domesticated the first cat over 4,000 years ago, but Fluffy still uses the

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Should I Feed My Cat Wet Food or Dry Food?

Cat sitter, cat nutrition, cat food, cats

Over the years’ veterinarians have gone back and forth on whether dry or wet food is better for your cat. Even the most experienced of cat owners may not have all the facts. Read along to find out the answer to your question, should I feed my cat wet food or dry food? Feline Dietary Needs Cats require a diet that is high in protein, high in water content, and low in carbohydrates. A cat’s natural diet in the wild would consist of birds, lizards, mice, rabbits, and insects. Their natural prey diet would be high in protein, low in

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Why Hiring a Dog Walker is the Right Choice for Your Dog!

A long day at work for you, means a long day at home for your dog. Even the best-behaved dog needs a break from their regularly scheduled program! A midday dog walk or potty break is an excellent way to provide your dog with recess time in the middle of their day. I loved recess when I was in school, didn’t you? Hiring a dog walker is not only beneficial for your dog’s health & well-being, it can be beneficial for your health and well-being too! Bathroom Break Even the best-behaved dog will have an accident if not given the

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