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Three Things to Keep Your Home and Your Pets Healthy

Pet odor doesn't quite top the list of people's favorite scents. In fact, your pets odor can often cause people to think twice about either owning a pets or letting the animal spend time indoors or in a car with them. Pets odors can be many and varied, including bad breath, flatulence, poorly maintained fur and stepping or rolling in do-do. Here is what to do:

Austin Pet Sitter Recommends Pet Therapy

By THERESE J. BORCHARD Associate Editor The day I returned from inpatient therapy, my Lab-Chow mix cuddled up to me on the bed as I cried. She looked into my defeated gaze and licked my tears. My Austin Pet Sitter promised  that I would be astounded that this creature was capable of the empathy that I so craved in my closest friends and relatives. It was like she could read the pathetic and sad thoughts that disabled me and wanted me to know I was lovable in the midst of my suffering. Austin Pet Sitter explains how her dog continues to be a supportive presence in my life, especially on the days that I grow weary of trying on — and throwing out — every mindful exercise and cognitive behavioral strategy… the hours where staying positive seems impossible. She gets it. I know she does.  Every week I hear tales of four-legged creatures becoming angels in times of terrifying darkness. Indeed, a substantial body of research indicates that pets improve our mental health. How? Here are 6 ways  my Austin Pet Sitter explained: 1. Pets offer a soothing presence. Studies indicate that merely watching fish lowers blood pressure and muscle tension in people about to undergo oral surgery. That’s why all the aquariums in dentists’ offices! Think of the behavior Darla in Disney Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” would have exhibited without the fish tank. Other research shows that pet owners have significantly lower blood pressure and heart rate both before and while performing stressful mental tasks — like, say, performing a family intervention or supervising kids’ homework. Finally, persons recovering from heart attacks recover more quickly and survive longer when there is a pet at home. It seems as though their mere presence is beneficial. 2. [...]

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Does You Dog Need Clothes?

 Do dogs need clothes? While this may at first appear to be a light concern to those who would scoff at the idea of dressing a dog, there are still many dog owners who have seen their dogs shiver violently after exposure to winter temperatures but hesitate to put clothing on their dogs for fear of appearing odd. Well, have no fear. If you are concerned about your dog being cold, there is certainly no harm in putting clothing on him . […]

Austin Pet Sitter Warns of Christmas Tree Hazards

Austin Pet Sitter warns of toxic Christmas plants Are Christmas Trees Poisonous To Cats and Dogs? By Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM Learn more about Christmas tree hazards and pets in this FAQ. Answer: Christmas can be a scary time for pets, especially cats who can’t resist the tree and other holiday plants, many of which are poisonous. Toxicity of holiday plants varies from mild to extreme. The level of poisoning (illness) is also related to amount of the plant ingested. […]