Blog, Dog Behavior, Health and Nutrition, Safety tips

Another Dog Food Company Has Recalled Food Tainted With a Euthanasia Drug

As always, please do the research on what you feed your pups!! And if you have a bag of this stuff in your house, ditch it! Regardless of what the ‘dose’ may be, better to be safe than sorry!! from La Pawtite via IFTTT

Adventure!, Blog, Dog Behavior, Health and Nutrition, Muscles and Muzzles, Op-Ed, Uncategorized

Welcome to “Muscles and Muzzles”!

While writing some of the posts for the "Muscles and Muzzles" series, it took me back to when I was a personal trainer, pouring over information and articles, trying to divise that "best workout" or "best training split" (I still have my 5/3/1 spreadsheet and calculations somewhere). I realized pretty quickly, especially after thinking about… Continue reading Welcome to “Muscles and Muzzles”!

Blog, Dog Behavior

A Heartwarming Tail (Tale)

I can't really come up with something more horrifying than losing a loved one, be it pet or family member. But that's what happened to a gentleman who lived close to my parents, earlier in December 2017. This man adopted a beautiful Boxer, only to have the Boxer escape and run out of the house… Continue reading A Heartwarming Tail (Tale)

Around the World!, Blog, Health and Nutrition, Op-Ed, Safety tips

Do or Dye

I have recently been made aware of a trend in doggy fashion - dying the fur of your pup. I had never heard of such a thing until it became a recent topic of discussion among Pet Sitters International members in our Facebook forum. Some people said they dye their own dog's fur and it… Continue reading Do or Dye

Blog, Op-Ed, Safety tips

Why We Don’t “Ignore the Cat”: Pet Sitters and Requests for Partial Care

One of our policies here at La Pawtite is that we provide pet care on a daily basis during our sitting assignments. That may not seem like it needs to be said, but you'd be surprised. There are often what we call "ignore the cat" requests in our line of work; many sitters have encountered… Continue reading Why We Don’t “Ignore the Cat”: Pet Sitters and Requests for Partial Care

Blog, Health and Nutrition

Muscles and Muzzles – The Farmer’s Market

The Farmer's Market! The one place where you can be fairly certain that everything available is a solid choice! In this "Muscles and Muzzles" post, we'll talk a little bit about that little slice of heaven, and how it can not only benefit your pets, but the entire household. In a classic throwback to the… Continue reading Muscles and Muzzles – The Farmer’s Market

Blog, Op-Ed

Book Review: Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

I received this book as a Christmas gift and by New Year's Eve I was nearly done with it. This work by Peter Singer, an Australian born moral philosopher, was first published in the 1970s, but most of what it contains is still relevant going into 2018. This book has had a tremendous impact on… Continue reading Book Review: Animal Liberation by Peter Singer