How frequently should dogs urinate?

As a pet sitter, I’m asked this question often.  Many people who are traveling will want me to visit their dog twice a day. They will tell me that their dog is able to “hold it” for 12 hours. I am sure this is the case. However, this does not mean it is a healthy practice.

What to do if your dog or cat is stung by a bee

It’s spring and as a professional dog walker in Austin, TX I’ve been seeing lots of bees busy pollinating the flowers. I’ve also noticed that dogs and cats are spending more time outside playing and investigating, so it is not uncommon for them to meet and be stung by bees.

How To Tell The Difference Between Boredom and Separation Anxiety in Dogs

As a pet sitter I am often hired to visit dogs who are bored, destructive and bark excessively. One of the first things we need to establish is whether the dog is bored or is suffering from separation anxiety.

An Austin Pet Sitter Explains How To Give A Pill To A Cat

Most cats won’t take medication easily. I’m often asked to give medication to cats when I pet sit for them while their parents are on vacation. And while it may seem simple for humans to “take a pill”, your fur-kids might not have the same ease.