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Pet Sitters International Convention

Forgive me for not blogging for a long time but I have been out of town visiting my family and most recently, attending the PSI convention in Indianapolis.
The convention was amazing. Of course it was extra special for me as I was crowned as PSI's Pet Sitter of the Year for 2013. They had a whole ceremony with pictures etc. which I hope to share with you soon.The line up of Speakers was awesome and I learned so much about caring for our wonderful pets. Topic sessions included: Geriatric Pets, Exotic Pets, Cats and Litter box issues, Aggressive dogs, Pet First Aid, End of Life Options for pets, Finding Missing pets, etc.

It's All in the Details

Summer holidays are in full swing and for many of you that means traveling away from home. Although a lot of people take their pets with them on vacation, many furry, winged, and gilled pets are left at home in the care of a pet sitter. Hopefully you have done your due diligence and hired or acquired someone competent, reliable and trustworthy. That being said, here are a few reminders before you leave.
  • Make sure you confirm your travel dates with your pet sitter. Let him/her know what day and time you are leaving and returning.

Get Rid of the Litter Box Liner

 I don't know whose brilliant idea it was to put a plastic liner at the bottom of kitty's litter boxes but I know for sure it wasn't a cat!
Cats HATE the liners. The litter box is supposed to resemble the sand/dirt where cats in the wild bury their waste. I can assure you there are no plastic liners in the wild.
Cat's like to use their claws to help bury their urine and feces so that predators can't track them in the wild. It works very well. When we domesticated cats and brought them into our homes, we created litter boxes so that they could do the same thing indoors.

The Sixth Annual Doggie Street Festival

 One again, San Diego welcomes the Doggie Street Festival at Liberty Station.

Sixth Annual Doggie Street Festival
When: Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4.p.m., Parade at 10 a.m.
Where: NTC Park Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, Point Loma
Tickets: Free

This event is not to be missed. Come and bring the kids including the four-legged ones who are well socialized. There is plenty to see, learn, and eat. Also, if you are looking to adopt another furry kid, there will be numerous dogs and kitties looking for their forever homes.

Holy Foxtail Batman!

Yes it is that time of year again. Foxtail season. In San Diego the foxtail is out in full force from May until December. These nasty little weeds are bad news for dogs and outside cats and can cause lots of problems.
The head of the seed is barbed and as a result it sticks to eyes, ears, feet and genital areas. It can also migrate and be inhaled.

The body is unable to break down the seeds and they can often cause infection  as well as a great deal of pain and discomfort. Make sure you keep your pets away from these nasty things while on your walks and in your yards.
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