Ace Pet Care Blog and Dog, Cat and Pet Sitting Information

Beat the Summer Heat for a Happy, Healthy Dog in Austin

July 5, 2016 at 8:31 am by Anne

It’s summer in Austin, Texas and the weather is hot, hot, hot. Many of my pet sitting customers have been asking me how to keep their pets safe and cool in this southern Texas heat.


Do Cats Suffer Heat Stroke?

July 1, 2016 at 8:31 am by Anne

Yesterday one of my pet sitting clients and I were discussing heat stroke in dogs. I told her that she had to be careful of her cat too, because they can suffer from hyperthermia (heat stroke) also.  She said she hadn’t realized this.  So, here is information about cats and heatstroke: (more…)

Austin Surfaces and Healthy Dog Paws

June 15, 2016 at 8:16 am by Anne
Many dogs go through the summer, not worrying about pain, tenderness or the discomfort of paw pad blisters. Today, we’ve put together a great infographic about dog’s paws, surfaces that help and hurt, as well as how to know when hot is “too hot” for your dog’s paws! (more…)

Pet Treats That Help To Beat The Austin Summer Heat

June 1, 2016 at 8:07 am by Anne

For a pet in Austin, summer-time can be an uncomfortable and possibly dangerous time. Today, we are going to look at some ways to beat the heat, and even some treats that you can make your furkid.


Christmas Food: Pets and Foods Sometimes Do Not Mix

November 29, 2015 at 8:26 pm by Anne
Pet owners know that there are dangers for their pets. However, when it comes to food, some obvious and not-so-obvious dangers can be present. And in Christmas foods? Yes, there are definitely some foods that your pets cannot mix with. (more…)

Ace Pet Care on Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2015 at 9:17 am by Anne
Recently, Cliff was highlighted for his military service by Pet Sitters International. As part of the pet sitting industry, Ace Pet Care does not promote his service. However, we would like to mention this inclusion. (more…)

Thanksgiving and Christmas Travel: 7 Reasons Pets On Vacation Might Not Be For You

November 5, 2015 at 2:31 pm by Anne
Thanksgiving and Christmas travel can pose a serious question; do you travel with your pets on vacation, or not? For some people, traveling with their furry friends can be an exciting and fun adventure. For most parents, it causes more stress and difficulty. Which side are you on? (more…)

Austin Pet Professionals That We Love at Ace Pet Care

October 17, 2015 at 9:44 am by Anne

Pet care professionals are always a topic with my clients. Today, I want to highlight some of the best in the southwest Austin, and general Austin area. Who do I turn to when my dogs get sick? What pet shelters would I recommend you adding to your family with?


Halloween Pet Safety Tips Every Austinite Should Know

October 9, 2015 at 12:42 pm by Anne
Halloween is a happy and fun time for us all. For pets, though, it could hold some hidden dangers. Today, we are going to look at Halloween, foods to be careful of and more. (more…)

13 Reasons why in your home pet sitting in Austin from professionals is incredible

September 30, 2015 at 10:55 am by Anne

There are many reasons to choose an in your home Austin pet sitting professional like Ace Pet Care. While this is true, many people rely on neighbors, college students and even Craigslist for unknown help. The surface problem is time spent, but there might be many more issues hidden underneath…


Southwest Austin’s Best: Pet Food, Pet Supplies, Treats & Toys

September 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm by Anne
Southwest Austin is my home. As a pet sitter, being in such a pet-friendly city, there are literally hundreds of pet supplies, dog food, cat food, pet toys and pet treat stores around. Who do we recommend? Who are the most experience? And what toys and treats should you give a look at based on Ace Pet Care’s experience? (more…)

Potty Breaks: How frequently should dogs urinate?

September 11, 2015 at 6:51 am by Anne
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 for potty breaks and more. 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. (more…)

Austin Dog Walking Toolkit [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm by Anne

The Austin heat can be dangerous for everyone going out in it. For most dogs, our uncomfortable turns into a dangerous possibility. Today, we have the Austin Dog Walk Toolkit [INFOGRAPHIC] for you to use.


Austin pet sitting professionals versus hobbyists [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 4, 2015 at 6:01 am by Anne

Professional Austin pet sitters know something the general public might not – we are worth it! Costs aside, region aside, the truest value of hiring a professional pet sitter is the long-term comfort and security that one brings. In the end, the happier and safer you and you furkid are, the better


Why does my cat wake me up so early? [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 31, 2015 at 8:07 am by Anne

Cats are terrific! However, has your furkid ever decided that he or she would like to be your new alarm clock? Wondering why your cat wakes you up so early?


Hidden Gems for Southwest Austin Dog Parks and Furkid Fun

July 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm by Anne

Today I want to talk about some of my favorite parks around the Southwest Austin area for my dogs; my own furkids.


Austin Pet Sitters and Aggressive Dogs: What Owners Need to Know

July 2, 2015 at 7:14 am by Anne

I’ve been pet sitting in Austin, TX for almost 10 years. Every so often I get “the call” that every pet sitter hates; both because of the difficulty in helping the owner, and in the possible outcome. Do you think your pet is aggressive? Wondering if anything can be done to make your furry friend a more social companion?


Estate Planning: Checklist for your furkid, pet trusts & pet care

June 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm by Anne

No one likes to confront the idea of our own mortality. To make matters worse, thinking of what might happen to our loved pets (so much they become our kids), is stressful and can be anxiety-filled.


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

April 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm by Anne

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

April 7, 2014 at 8:15 pm by Anne

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. (more…)