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New payment options for Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Services – La Costa & San Marcos CA It has been coming for awhile now but I am happy to announce I am moving away from checks and accepting electronic payments such as Google Wallet. Update: As of January 2018, Google Wallet is now known as […]

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During wildfires, things can change on a dime.  As was the case in May 2014 with the Cocos Fire & Poinsettia Fire.  A few policies had been put into place which helped things run as smoothly as possible. Pet sitting during disasters Your pet sitter will make a reasonable effort to provide the agreed-upon pet […]

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Guest post by Laura Capra of Keep Me Company Petsitting   We’ve all been there – something comes up last minute and the scrambling begins to get it all done because always, whatever comes up last minute is THE-MOST-AWESOME-THING-EVER-THAT-IS-GOING-TO-BE-EPIC!  Like a ski weekend with friends, or a free ticket to Vegas, or a dinner date, […]

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In the service industry, it is common to have a policy in regards to how they handle canceled appointments/bookings. Pet sitters, dog walkers, dentists and hair stylists are a few examples of providers who have these types of policies. My policy was included in the paperwork sent to you for your consultation. It contains guidelines to let […]

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Do you know which items in your house could be potentially hazardous to your pets? While the following is not an all-inclusive list, it will give you a good idea of how many items could be a danger or should be questioned before bringing into your home. Common toxic items in your home Low toxicity […]

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Zoonotic diseases are those that people can get from animals. Some examples of zoonosis are rabies, ringworm, cat-scratch fever, rat bite fever, salmonellosis, giardia, leptospirosis and worms. Salmonellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium salmonella. While Salmonella is present in cats and dogs, there are no reported cases of humans contracting Salmonellosis from cats. There is a high […]

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Scary Facts about Flea Medicine While it can be tempting to use commercial flea treatments, many of these are loaded with chemicals. They are so harmful in fact that the employees of the manufacturer must wear protective clothing & respirators. Pet Flea collars will be phased out over the next year or two per an […]

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Originally written Feb. 2008, reposted June 2013 Pet waste is an environmental hazard It is a warm spring day and you decide to indulge yourself by taking a walk barefoot in the grass. As you stroll along you feel like your in “heaven” and then you step in a pile of dog feces. Ugh crap! […]

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Vaccine duration: how long does immunity last? Recently I have had many inquiries on my website for the duration of vaccines & schedules. Rabies is valid for 3 years Specifically, I am seeing phrases about rabies 2 year or yearly rabies. Please know rabies vaccines are valid for 3 years in all 50 states! Why […]

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Eco-friendly Pet Collars & Green Dog Leashes In a previous article, we spoke about the possible negative health effects of pet collars. In it, I recommend walking your dog by a harness to keep prevent neck & spine injury. I do believe dog collars should be worn but for the purpose of attaching your pets id tag. […]

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