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 Suggests ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)

Austin Pet Sitter gives thanks to Whole Dog Journal.  Original article was written by CJ Puotinen; photos by Stephen Nagy What’s new in holistic pet care? Austin Pet Sitter shares the wonders of ACV. Try apple cider vinegar – or, as its fans call it, ACV. OK, it isn’t new, but this centuries-old product is enjoying new popularity in canine circles. Those who are old enough remember when Dr. D.C. Jarvis of Vermont made apple cider vinegar a household word with his 1958 best seller, Folk Medicine. According to Jarvis, native Vermonters used cider vinegar to cure migraine headaches, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, indigestion, and a host of other ailments. […]

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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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Pet Sitter For Spring Break 2014

Are you ready for Spring Break 2014?  Are you looking for a Pet Sitter? Don’t Let Spring Break Go To The Dogs! After months of being stuck inside during the cold winter, millions of people will pack up their bathing suits and sunscreen to revel in the week long tradition of Spring Break. While you’re off having the time of your life, it’s important to make sure your pets are having just as much fun. Moxie’s Pet Service, South Austin’s Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking service, is devoted to the safety and comfort of pets. Professional pet sitter, Tamara Dailey, has provided the following tips to keep your pets safe and happy this Spring Break. […]

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