(FULL DISCLOSURE: Jenn’s Pet TLC is an affiliate of The Farmer’s Dog and is seeking affiliation with Small’s brand pet foods. This is an opinion piece, with the main goal of this article is to educate you, the pet parent, on seeking good pet foods.)
Have you seen the stories on social media about dogs and cats suddenly becoming very ill and worse passing away after eating Purina Brand foods? Are you concerned about your pet getting sick as well? We’ve been reading story after story about mostly young, seemingly healthy pets, suddenly becoming violently ill and some even succumbing to their sudden illness. Purina Brand Pet Foods have been agonizingly quiet about this; even denying that something is wrong. We understand that correlation does not mean causation, and we urge caution when jumping to conclusions, but hundreds and hundreds of pet parents with the same story suggests that this is not a baseless concern. The latest numbers we can find state that there are around “969 reports of dogs or cats getting ill after eating Purina food, including 234 deaths”. Source
That is absolutely frightening!
If you suspect that there might be a problem; symptoms to look out for are: lethargy, vomiting (bloody or otherwise), diarrhea, muscle weakness, seizures, rapid weight loss, rectal bleeding, excessive urination, and refusal to eat.
If your dog or cat is experiencing any of these symptoms, especially if they are sudden, seek veterinary attention immediately!
If your pets are eating Purina but are otherwise stable; consider consulting a holistic or integrative vet who is open to the idea that food may be causing issues. Concerningly, many traditional vets are holding fast to Purina’s statements of “[t]here are no health or safety issues with our products, and they can continue to be fed with confidence” Source.
It remains to be seen whether Purina foods are the culprit, but we are prepared to call the circumstances suspicious and cannot, in good conscience, any longer recommend Purina as a trusted brand, given that it seems to be a common denominator in the sudden spike in illnesses.
This is a list of foods associated with the majority of the issues:
*Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach
*Purina Pro Plan EN (Prescription)
*Purina Pro Plan Lamb and Rice
*Purina Pro Plan Chicken and Rice
*Purina Pro Plan Salmon
*Purina Pro Plan Bison
*Purina Pro Plan Adult Complete Essentials
*Purina Pro Plan High Energy
*Purina Large Breed Shredded Blend
Purina One Joint Health
*Purina SPORT 30/20
*Purina One Lamb and Rice
*Purina One True Instinct
*Purina Dog Chow
*Purina One Skin & Coat
*Purina One Chicken and Rice
*Purina Puppy Chow Tender and Crunchy
*Purina Pro Plan Kittens Salmon
*Purina One Salmon Selects Dry Food
*Fancy Feast Wet Cat Food
*Purina Pro Plan Ocean Fish Pate
*Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chicken Pate
*Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chow Nurture
*Purina Pro Plan Live Clear
*Purina One +
*Purina Friskies Gravy Lovers (all flavors)
*Purina Friskies Tender and Crunchy
*Purina Kit and Kaboodle
*Purina Beggin’ Strips
*Purina Pro Plan Beef and Carrots
*Purina Pro Plan Chicken and Turkey
Purina (and parent company Nestle) own dozens of pet foods that you may be feeding your pet. The list is long, but please read through it: Alpo, Baker's, Beggin’, Beneful, Beyond, Busy Bone, Cat Chow, Chef Michael's, Dog Chow, Dentalife, Ever Root, Fancy Feast, Felix, Friskies, Kit & Kaboodle, Lily's Kitchen, Mighty Dog, Moist & Meaty, Pioneer Woman, Prime, Puppy Chow, Purina One, Purina Pro Plan, Purina Veterinary Diets, Whisker Lickins, Terra Canis, Zukes.
There may be more! We compiled this list from various sources. Needless to say, Nestle Purina has a lot of money invested in their pet food brands, which means they have a vested interest in offering assurances rather than admitting any fault (should they, indeed, be liable).
So you’re probably asking, “ok great, I get it Purina may not be a great brand, what do I do now?” Or maybe “my pet isn’t exhibiting any of these signs and we’ve been feeding these brands for years, do I really need to switch or be concerned”
Our recommendation is that you should consider switching foods regardless of symptoms. Yes, Jenn’s Pet TLC has a vested financial interest in other pet food brands. Our interest in those brands, however, extends to our desire for your pets to lead long, happy, healthy lives with you. Beyond acute concerns regarding (possibly) tainted batches; there are plenty of things in Purina foods that your pets shouldn’t be eating anyway. So before we offer our recommended brands, we’d like to simply offer open recommendations of what you should be looking for; even if you opt for another brand.
-High meat content (humanely sourced), with a high ( ideally 70%) moisture content.
-Whole food ingredient (protip: if you can’t read it, it’s probably a chemical filler)
-Raw, Freeze-dried, ‘gently cooked’, or ‘air dried’
-AVOID STARCHY CARBS (Peas, Lentils, Wheat, Corn, Soy, Potatoes, and Chickpeas)
-AVOID MEAT BYPRODUCTS or MEALS
-AVOID SYNTHETIC VITAMINS and MINERALS (Though this can be very difficult as many of these are added-back after processing)
-AVOID ULTRA PROCESSED KIBBLE (It’s basically a meal of potato chips or bread)
-AVOID BINDERS (Carrageenan, gar gum, and gluten of any kind)
So what DO we recommend? Sadly, our list is pretty short as Purina isn’t the only sketchy brand out there.
-The Farmer’s Dog (Affiliate Link)
-Just for Dogs
-Just for Cats
*word of caution with WeRuVa, some of the pate formulas have a few gums listed in the ingredients. We aren't a fan of these gums, however this is still a better option that the Purina brand foods and other cheap brands.
If you need a veterinary diet, we recommend Medicus Veterinary Diets. These diets are thoughtfully curated to help ease your pet through a difficult time. They are made with wholesome ingredients meant to transition your pet back to a “normal diet”. We’ll talk next time about how the “veterinary diets” your vet may be pushing are not meant for life long use, and may actually be keeping your pet sick.
We hope this helps you find the best food for your pet. What you feed them does truly matter. Just like us, what goes in, reflects what is shown on the outside. And if the food is of poor quality, poor health is inevitable. Many highly processed pet foods are made from rendered parts (aka the parts at the meat processing plant that don’t meet the standards to human consumption, technically called feed, roadkill, euthanized animals, etc), there’s little oversight into the ingredients put in the pet food, most of the grains are sprayed with glyphosate (aka roundup), many contain mycotoxins (which are “generated by fungi…with toxic effects and widely distributed in food and feed” Source.)
As the saying goes, when you know better, you do better. This isn’t meant to shame anyone reading this. It’s meant to educate. Jenn has spent months studying how the pet food industry really works and what the ingredients really mean. It’s a deep rabbit hole and she’s more than willing to traverse it for you. Our goal is to be a resource for information and tips for all of our pet parents. We only want what’s best for you and your pet.
Most pet parents want to include their pets in the festivities of the holidays, including gift giving, –and why not? Our pets are part of the family, they deserve gifts too! And just like giving thoughtful gifts to our human friends and family, we need to be thoughtful about the gifts we’re giving our pets. Here is a quick guide to finding the best gifts for your pets this holiday season. Scroll to the bottom to find suggestions for each type of pet and type of gift.
Pocket Pets: (rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, rats, etc.)
Losing a cherished pet is an incredibly heart-wrenching experience that many of us will face at some point in our lives. Our pets become beloved members of our families, offering unwavering companionship, unconditional love, and countless cherished memories. Coping with their loss can be an emotional and challenging journey, but there are ways to navigate the grief and find healing. In this blog post, we'll discuss some strategies to help you cope with the loss of a pet.
1. Allow Yourself to Grieve:
Just like losing a human loved one, it's important to give yourself permission to grieve. Understand that the bond you shared with your pet was genuine and significant. It's okay to feel sadness, anger, guilt, and even confusion. Everyone's grieving process is unique, so don't rush or suppress your emotions. Your surviving pets will be grieving too, so be sure to allow space for your whole family to mourn.
2. Create a Memorial:
Creating a memorial for your pet can be a cathartic way to honor their memory. Consider planting a tree or flowers in your pet's favorite spot, crafting a scrapbook filled with cherished moments, or even writing a heartfelt letter to express your feelings. These tangible gestures can provide comfort and a sense of closure. As a company, we will send a little gift to our clients who have lost a pet to help memorialize their pet.
3. Seek Support:
Don't hesitate to lean on friends, family, or support groups during this difficult time. Fellow pet lovers can understand the depth of your grief and offer a listening ear or shoulder to cry on. There are also online forums and social media groups where you can connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Your pet sitter can be a good resource too as we, unfortunately, often deal with pet loss.
4. Remember the Good Times:
Rather than dwelling solely on the pain of loss, try to focus on the joy your pet brought into your life. Remember the funny quirks, heartwarming moments, and the unconditional love you shared. Celebrate their life and the positive impact they had on you.
5. Maintain Routine:
While grief can disrupt your daily life, maintaining some semblance of routine can provide stability and distraction. Stick to your regular activities as much as possible, whether it's work, exercise, or spending time with other pets. This can help alleviate the feeling of emptiness and give you a sense of purpose.
6. Create a Legacy:
Consider ways to honor your pet's memory by giving back. Donating to an animal shelter, volunteering, or even fostering another pet in need can be a wonderful way to keep your pet's spirit alive and help other animals find happiness.
7. Professional Help:
If you find that your grief is overwhelming and affecting your ability to function, seeking professional help can be incredibly beneficial. A therapist or counselor experienced in pet loss can provide you with tools to navigate your grief and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
8. Give Yourself Time:
Healing is not linear, and there's no set timeframe for how long it takes to move forward. Be patient with yourself and allow the healing process to unfold naturally. Over time, the intensity of your grief will likely diminish, but your pet's memory will always hold a special place in your heart.
Losing a pet is undoubtedly a heartbreaking experience, but it's also a testament to the love and connection you shared. By allowing yourself to grieve, seeking support, and finding positive ways to honor your pet's memory, you can gradually find healing and move towards a place of acceptance. Remember that you're not alone in this journey, and your pet's legacy will forever be a part of your life.
Black cats have long been shrouded in mystery and superstition. Throughout history, these sleek and elegant felines have been associated with both good and bad luck, depending on the cultural context. Unfortunately, they have often borne the brunt of unwarranted myths and negative beliefs. We're here to debunk these myths and shed light on the truth about black cats, ultimately celebrating their beauty and uniqueness.
1. The Myth of Bad Luck
One of the most enduring myths surrounding black cats is the belief that they bring bad luck, especially if they cross your path. This notion has been perpetuated by various cultural beliefs, movies, and literature. However, it's crucial to remember that luck is not determined by the color of a cat's fur. In many cultures, black cats are considered symbols of good luck and prosperity. For example, in ancient Egyptian mythology, black cats were revered and associated with the goddess Bastet, who represented home, fertility, and protection.
2. Black Cats as Witches' Companions
The idea that black cats are witches' companions is another myth that has persisted for centuries. During the European witch hunts of the Middle Ages, black cats were often linked to witchcraft and dark magic. However, this association is based on fear and ignorance rather than fact. Cats, including black ones, have been cherished companions to people throughout history, offering pest control and companionship. Black cats deserve to be valued for their unique qualities rather than feared due to baseless superstitions. If you've ever seen Hocus Pocus (the one from the 90's), you'll recall that the Sanderson sisters cursed Thackery Binx to live as an immortal black cat after trying to rescue his sister from the witches. He then ends up helping Max, Dani and Allison lift the curse the witches bestowed on him. Isn't that pretty lucky?
3. The Black Cat Halloween Curse
Black cats are also often associated with Halloween and spooky imagery. Some believe that adopting or even encountering a black cat during the Halloween season is a harbinger of bad luck. This is simply a continuation of the broader superstition around black cats and their mythical connection to misfortune. In reality, Halloween should be a time to celebrate the diverse and mysterious world of cats, including black ones, rather than perpetuating unfounded beliefs. And remember, no matter the color of your cat's coat, keep them inside during the Halloween season. Nefarious people do some pretty sinister stuff around this time of year to cats.
4. Celebrating Black Cat Beauty
Black cats are remarkable creatures with their own unique personalities and traits, just like cats of any other color. They are often overlooked in animal shelters and adoption centers due to these lingering superstitions, leading to the unfortunate phenomenon known as "black cat syndrome." There's also an unfounded belief that black cats are difficult to photograph. This is completely untrue as we've taken some beautiful photos of our black cat clients. By debunking these myths and shedding light on their true nature, we can encourage more people to adopt these enchanting felines and give them the loving homes they deserve.
5. Promoting Positive Awareness
To counter the negative impact of these myths, it's important to promote positive awareness about black cats. Sharing stories of black cat owners who have experienced nothing but joy and companionship can help dispel misconceptions. Social media campaigns and educational initiatives can also play a significant role in challenging these myths and fostering a more inclusive and accepting attitude towards black cats.
Black cats are not harbingers of bad luck or symbols of evil. They are living beings with their own unique personalities and qualities, just like any other cat. By dispelling these unfounded myths and replacing them with a more positive and informed perspective, we can appreciate black cats for the wonderful companions they can be. Let's celebrate their beauty, charm, and the joy they bring into our lives, debunking the myths that have unfairly overshadowed their true essence for far too long.
This may be a bit controversial, but we feel it needs to be said. With folks still working from home, the temptation to hold meetings, chat with friends and family or catch up on your social media while walking the dog is very high. But we’re begging you; please put your phone away while you’re walking your dog! We don’t allow our staff to use their phones while walking dogs for multiple reasons --all of them having to do with safety. Our jobs as pet sitters (and your job as guardians) is to keep your pets safe while in your hands. Your cell phone is a total attention sucker. There’s a reason why driving while holding a cell phone is now illegal in all 50 states. When you’re engaged with your cell phone, your attention is split and you aren’t fully engaged in either activity (chatting on the phone, driving, walking, etc.) And you may say, “I can multi-task”, sorry to say that multiple research studies debunk the myth of multitasking. You’re either doing one thing at a time well, or doing multiple things at the same time poorly.
The number one reason why we don’t allow our staff to talk on the phone is so they are alert to potential dangers while walking. Those same dangers we encounter, could happen to you too. Dangers such as cars backing out of a driveway, or pulling into a driveway, loose dogs, crazy cyclists, kids on skateboards on the sidewalk. If you’re engaged in conversation, you aren’t fully aware of these things and prepared to keep your dog safe.
Also, when your attention is focused on your phone, you’re not paying attention to what your dog is doing. Are they eating something they shouldn’t? Did they step in something? are they drinking fetid water from the gutter? We’ve seen people walking their dog so unaware of what their dog is doing that they didn’t stop to let the dog potty. Isn’t that the whole point of the walk?
The walk is time your dog has to bond with you and explore its environment. You’re together in this activity. Frankly, the walk is for the dog; not necessarily for the human. We’ve seen people so keen on speed walking, they don’t allow the dog to sniff or leave their mark on the neighborhood. Remember, you have the freedom to leave the house whenever you please. The walk is probably the only time your dog gets to leave the house and explore anything outside of its home.
The walk is mental stimulation for your dog, its exercise, it’s bonding time. Enjoy the outdoors with your dog. Take in the sights, the smells, the sounds. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of busy life. Learn from your dog. They are amazing teachers.
April is pet first aid awareness month. Did you know you should have a pet first aid kit that has the essentials for all the pets in your home? While you don’t really need one kit per pet, there are items that a dog can use, but a cat cannot (like a muzzle) and if you have a horse, they should have their own first aid kit in your trailer or tackroom --not at your house. If you do have a first aid kit for your pet(s), when was the last time you checked it to make sure all of the medications weren’t expired and it had everything you needed? This should be done about once a year. Make it in January to keep it easy to remember, new year, new first aid kit essentials.
You might be saying, “Great! That’s all well and good to have a first aid kit, but I don’t have the time to search up and down CVS and find the items needed to make a kit, and then ensure they’re safe for my dog and/or cat.” Luckily, there are a plethora of premade kits available with just a simple Google search. Chewy.com and Amazon have some great options. One of our favorite brands is Adventure Medical Kits. Available on Chewy.com for dogs (and people) of all different adventure levels, from your average dog to working dog, they have you covered. Chewy also has a great Equine Triage Kit available. For cats, the best one we found was on Amazon from ARCA
With so many great premade kits available online, we really don’t recommend building your own. It’s very time consuming and will cost much more than purchasing one. But if you really want to build your own, here is a short list of items we recommend: (1) adhesive bandage tape, (2) over the counter antibiotic ointment (dogs only), (3) antibiotic eye ointment, (4) antiseptic spray/lotion/powder, (5) betadine, (6) cotton bandage rolls, (7) cotton balls/swabs, (8) ear cleaning solution, (9) elastic bandage rolls, (10) hydrogen peroxide, (11) instant ice packs, (12) alcohol prep pads, (13) latex gloves, (14) muzzle or strips of cotton to create a muzzle, (15) tweezers, (16) non stick bandage pads, (17) petroleum jelly, (18) leash, (19) syringe without the needle, (20) rectal thermometer, (21) saline solution, (22) scissors, (23) gauze rolls, (24) styptic powder, (25) towels or blankets.
Also, it’s very important to know how to use all of these items. There’s nothing worse than to have the correct items and in an emergency, not know how to use them! Denise Fleck, of Sunny Dog Ink, is an amazing teacher of pet first aid and she has a great YouTube channel, where she teaches the basics of Pet First Aid and CPR.
One of the benefits of having us as your professional pet sitter and/or dog walker is everyone here is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid, and we renew this training every two years. In fact, we have a few team members up for renewal this year. Interested in joining us in learning Pet CPR and First Aid? We’re more than happy to send you a link to the class we’re attending online (or at least one very similar). Hopefully come next renewal time, we can take an in-person course again.
Easter is on Sunday (4/4/2021), so hard to believe! But with Easter comes it’s own share of pet safety concerns. From chocolate bunnies, to Easter basket grass, to family members not keeping doors closed, to Easter lilies, there are a few things to keep in mind this weekend.
Chocolate bunnies, plastic Easter eggs, candy, etc: Chocolate should not be ingested by any pet as it is toxic and requires an immediate vet visit. Do not offer your pet any Easter candy, no human candy is safe for pets as they contain fake colors, sugars and other chemicals that are dangerous to pets if ingested.
Easter Dinner: While a few bites of lean ham/meat (no fat) or plain green beans/veggies are ok, everything else should not be given to your pet. Onions, garlic, grapes are all toxic to pets, fatty foods can lead to gastrointestinal issues and pancreatitis. Avoid salty foods as well.
Easter Basket Grass: Jenn has personal experience with this one. Her childhood cat decided to eat the plastic Easter grass in her basket. This landed him at the emergency vet overnight while they worked to get him to pass it. Paper grass is a safer option, but even so, if your pet eats too much, it could cause a blockage and a visit to the emergency vet. So be mindful of your child’s Easter basket, and make sure it’s kept out of the reach of pets.
Family/friends gathering: If you’re having family and friends over for Easter this year, be sure to remind your guests to keep doors and gates closed so your pet does not escape. If your pet is feeling nervous about seeing a bunch of people after a year of really only seeing you and your immediate family (and possibly your dog walker), put your pet in a quiet room or in their crate for the duration of the gathering. Give them a safe bone or chew toy to keep them busy. Also play relaxing music or put on doggy/kitty TV for them.
Easter lilies: NO! These are not to be brought into your home if you have pets, no exceptions! All parts of the plant are toxic and absolutely deadly to cats. If you like the look of lilies, get a fake plant. The life of your pet is not worth a pretty flower.
Alcohol: NO! While it may seem cute to see your pup drink some beer or wine from your glass, it is not ok. Alcohol is very toxic to pets and just a little bit can lead to kidney failure.
While all these things need to be considered during Easter, we want you to enjoy the holiday with your family/friends and your pets as well. Happy Easter to those who celebrate and make it a safe one for you, your family and your pets.
Spring is here and the weather is warming up! It’s the perfect time to take your dog out to the park, stretch their legs and have a great time. We have a few great suggestions for getting out with your pup.
If your dog is good with dog parks we have a couple recommendations: Jeffrey Fontana Park in Almaden Valley is one of our favorites. It has a nice big area for larger dogs with water, plenty of pooper scoopers and the small dog area is great as well, also with water. Many pet parents leave toy donations here and the dogs just love playing with the toys. Another dog park we recommend is Miyuki dog park (which according to the website was San Jose’s first dog park!) This one is smaller with only one play area for both big and small dogs, but it is well maintained, has water, plenty of places for humans to sit and a nice grassy area just outside the gate. (Note: the website says no fountains available, but we can attest that there is water). If you live in Los Gatos, we also like the Los Gatos Creek Dog Park. This park has water, pooper scoopers, separate areas for small and big dogs and is well maintained. If you want to spoil your pup, one of the best parks around is located in the Morgan Hill Community Park at 171 West Edmundson. This park is huge with lots of grass, space to run, plenty of water, pooper scoopers and separate areas for large and small dogs. This is a great place to let your pup run till their heart's content, plus the added bonus of a small lake populated by duck.
Santa Clara County has plenty of beautiful locations to take your dogs hiking as well. Linked below is the guide of Dog Hikes around the Peninsula and South Bay from the Open Space Trust. A few of our local favorites include the Los Gatos Creek trail which is a very easy, paved winding trail that has many trailhead openings along its path. Plenty of doggy bag stations but do bring water. If you’re up for a challenge, Almaden/Quicksilver is a beautiful hike through the hills of Old Almaden and you may just learn some fascinating history about the area too. If you’re up for driving up 280 north for a bit, Arastradero Preserve is a lovely hiking spot that is not too difficult to traverse. But do bring bags and fill up your water bottle at the trailhead. As with all hiking spots, please keep your dog on leash. Many of these lovely hikes are also open to equestrians, and horses can be spooked by a dog approaching them. This can endanger your dog, you, the rider and the horse. Remember, always yield to horses when on the trail; that is not just me saying that, it is proper tail etiquette.
So if you’re ready to get your pup out for some fresh air, there are a plethora of options just right outside your front door or a short drive down the freeway. Take advantage of this beautiful area we live in. Right now the hills are green, the air is fresh and the weather is perfect! Get out there and enjoy.
San Jose Dog Parks
Los Gatos Dog Park
Professional Pet Sitters week may be over, but we always want to keep the conversation going about what it means to be a professional pet sitter; what you should expect from one and the advantages of hiring one. Let’s start with the definition of a pet sitter. In 1997, Patti Moran was successfully added “pet sitting” to the Random House Dictionary with the following definition “the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away”.
In a nutshell, that’s what we do best! Pet sitting includes the actual care the pet gets while their pet parent is away (feeding, giving medications, playing, etc), but it also includes dog walking as well “since it involves coming to the pet’s home to provide exercise and companionship." according to www.petsit.com.
So what does it mean to be a professional pet sitter? It means that we have chosen this as our career. We have dedicated ourselves to the betterment of our clients’ pets. And while a love for pets is a perfect way to start, it takes much more than that. There are so many things we need to learn and study to become the best professional pet sitters we can be (and the learning never ends).
We study animal behavior, best practices, the needs of different species of pets, signs to look for if something seems off, pet safety, personal safety, differences between various pet products/brands, plus the nitty gritty business and legal details. A professional pet sitter will dedicate themselves to excellence, continued education and great customer service. They will also be bonded, insured, have a local business license, client contracts, certifications in pet care/behavior/etc and have chosen pet sitting as their main job.
Ryan and I have taken our quest knowledge even further and have become Certified Professional Pet Sitters (CPPS) through Pet Sitters International (PSI). What does a CPPS entail? To “maintain the CPPS-Certified Professional Pet Sitter designation, pet sitters must:
What then should you expect from a professional pet sitter? A professional pet sitter will require a meet-and-greet before service begins so they can get to know you and your pet, as well as ensure they are the correct fit for your needs. Typically a meet-and-greet will last about an hour in which the sitter will ask many questions like, what is your pet's usual routine? What are they afraid of? Where does your cat hide? How is your dog on leash? What is your pet allergic to? How does your dog react to seeing other dogs on the walk? How do they react to loud noises? Any many more.
A professional sitter will also be willing and able so show any credentials they have such as business license, insurance, CPPS and more. And a professional sitter will also have a contract ready for you before the meet-and-greet or will be presented at the meeting.
This is the time for you to ask any questions you have and a professional sitter should be willing to answer any of them. We really want to form a relationship with you and your pet for many years to come, and we want you to be completely comfortable with us in your home and caring for your pets. You are entrusting us with some of your most precious things, your pets and your home and we take that very seriously.
What are the advantages of hiring a professional pet sitter? Including all the things above, a professional pet sitter provides peace of mind that your pet is in the best hands and will be cared for as you have instructed while you are away. If something were to go wrong, a professional pet sitter will immediately communicate with you and take necessary immediate action. A professional pet sitter will often go above and beyond for the pets they are caring for, simply because we love what we do!
Jennifer, CPPS has loved caring for animals since childhood, and she’s had quite a few throughout the years. From cats to dogs, to birds, hamsters, fish, guinea pigs, and even a horse; she’s had more four-legged family members than two legged ones!