We all love the big dog breeds. From Bloodhounds, to Mastiffs, to St. Bernards, and more, these large dogs have as much love in their hearts as they do weight in their bodies, and make outstanding companion animals. Walking Your Big Dog Every dog needs walks. It doesn’t matter if they are toy poodles or … Continue reading How Much Walking Do Big Dogs Need?
Does Your Dog Misbehave? Maybe it Needs a Walk! Dogs are our family members. But they’re also animals, and animals have instincts that are not always compatible with your home. Even the “Best Behaved” dog can still behave in a way that is not ideal for your household, such as aggression, chewing behavior, urination, barking, … Continue reading Does Your Dog Misbehave? Maybe it Needs a Walk!
Tomorrow is “Change a Pet’s Life” day. It is a day that is dedicated to… well… changing a pet’s life. The day is dedicated to pet adoption, as it is a wonderful day to head to your local shelter and give love to an abandoned animal. But as pet sitters, many of our clients already … Continue reading January 24th is Change a Pet’s Life Day
If you’ve used our pet sitting services before (or you’ve read this blog), you know how important your pet’s safety is to us. It is our top priority. That’s why we occasionally like to share safety tips. July 15th, 2018 is National Pet Fire Safety Day, so of course, we’re going to share tips on … Continue reading July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day – How to Keep Your Pet Safe
4th of July is right around the corner! It is a great time to deck ourselves out in red, white, and blue, celebrate our independence, and enjoy all of the freedoms that we are able to enjoy here in the United States. But while we may all love taking the day off and celebrating … Continue reading Fourth of July Safety Tips for Your Pets
Last month, for Mother’s Day, we celebrated dog moms. But we can’t let June go by without a celebration for dog dads as well. Father’s Day is meant to be a time where we appreciate all that our dads have sacrificed for us. But doggy dads sacrifice their time and energy too in caring for … Continue reading Man’s Best Friend Day: A Day for Dog Dads
As pet owners, we all love our pets. But we don’t often take the time to truly appreciate them. Life can be so busy that we often forget that these furry animals are family members that spend each and every day loving us in ways that we cannot even begin to imagine. The first full … Continue reading Pet Appreciation Week is June 3rd to the 6th
They may seem independent. They may seem like they prefer to be alone. They may seem like they do not need companionship or support. But cats need love too, and June is a great time to give it to them. June is Adopt a Cat Month. There are thousands of cats in Lake Mary and … Continue reading June is Adopt a Cat Month
Cats are known for their independence. It is one of the reasons they make such amazing roommates. But their independence can be misleading for pet owners that sometimes feel they can leave their cats for days at a time without someone to check in. We strongly recommend that you have a pet sitter, like our … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons Why Your Cat Needs Daily Visits While You Are Away
The sponge is one of the most germ ridden objects in the home. It contains more bacteria and disease that a toilet. For most homes, it wins the prize as the title holder for the grossest thing in the kitchen. But for pet owners, the sponge may have a competitor: your pet’s food bowl. One … Continue reading It’s Not Your Sponge: Why Your Pet’s Food Bowl May Be The Grossest Thing In Your Kitchen
This month is home to Mother’s Day, a day when moms are honored by their kids for… well… being moms. Being a mom is a labor of love, but it’s still labor, and while so much time is spent caring for each of our kids there is no doubt that moms all over the world … Continue reading Cat & Dog Moms: Here’s to You
May 12th is officially known as National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. It is a day that pet lovers are encouraged to create an action plan for their pet in the event of a disaster. Across the country, pet owners often forget to have a plan for earthquakes, floods, and fires, and unfortunately that can put … Continue reading National Animal Preparedness Day (Hurricane Prep)
Flea Time: How to Protect Your Pets From Fleas When I was growing up, my mom had a groom and board business for cats and dogs that she operated out of our home. She loved it, and not long after, so would I. It is why I created this pet sitting business, and why pets … Continue reading Flea Time: How to Protect Your Pets From Fleas
It may be hard for you to leave your dog. But it is harder on your dog. While we at Furbabies Home Pet Care in Lake Mary do whatever we can to make sure your pet feels loved, cared for, and happy, it is still important that you consider a few helpful tips for prepping … Continue reading Tips for Preparing to Leave Your Dog with a Pet Sitter
If you’ve had a pet, chances are you’ve used a pet sitter, kennel, or some other type of pet care service to watch after your furry friend when you’ve gone on vacation. Pet sitters are frequently called to care for dogs and cats while their owners are away, as no one else is reliably there … Continue reading 5 Reasons Pet Owners Need a Pet Sitting Service BESIDES Vacations
Dogs need exercise. It’s not just about being healthy, either. Exercise stimulates your pet’s mind and uses up their stored energy. Dogs that exercise are happier, less likely to suffer from behavioral issues, and maintain better mental health. It is best to take your dog outdoors whenever you can. The combination of exercise with sights, … Continue reading How to Exercise Your Dog Indoors
In our last post, we went over some of the “people foods” that you can generally share with your dog safely. It is not advised to share people food with dogs, because dogs have sensitive stomachs, but there are certainly some “cuisines” that your pet will enjoy, and that shouldn’t cause any harmful stomach issues. … Continue reading Foods Your Pet Should Avoid
Dogs may at times seem like scavengers. But they actually have very sensitive stomachs. They can handle the occasional crumb or dropped cheerio, but in general it is not recommended that you feed your dog most people food. Veering from their normal diet can cause stomach upset, and some foods can make your dogs very … Continue reading 10 Foods You Can Share With Your Dog
Despite their reputation, many cats are loving, wonderful animals that truly enjoy your company and your affection. But there’s no denying that cats do not exactly adore being groomed. One reason for this is that cats tend to receive their first grooming later in life. For a species that already has a tendency to prefer … Continue reading Tips for Keeping Your Cat Cleaned and Groomed
To be a dog owner means taking on several important responsibilities. You have to remember to feed it. You have to make sure it gets its walks. You have to play with it and let your dog know that it is a good boy or good girl. You also have to get your dog groomed, … Continue reading At What Age Can I Start Getting My Puppy Groomed?
The holidays are a joyous time for everyone. With great food, plenty of presents, and guests that visit from all over the world, it is a season that many of us look forward to all year. Here at FurBabies, the holidays are often a busy time, as families travel out of Lake Mary in order … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts for Pets During the Holiday Season