Could Your Home Pass a Pet Safety Test?

Our goal at PlayTime Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers is to keep your pets healthy and safe, whether in your care or ours. Check off your pet safety list with our following lists of common household dangers. 

The Coolest Cat Gear This Summer

Inspire creativity and natural instinct, while promoting overall wellness for your cat this summer! Here are our top picks to keep your cat feeling like royalty: 

Start the New Year Right

There are a ton of fabulous ideas for New Year’s resolutions that concern your pets. We’ve handpicked these as our top five because if we were furry, feathered, shelled or scaly, it would be what we’d want.

Fish Need Love & Attention Too!

A common disease that is seen in many pet fish is called Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, also known as Ich. Ich is caused by a protozoan organism that is currently one of the most common parasites to infect fish.

Ferret Health

Cunning and persistent, lively and gregarious, ferrets have become popular household pets. But owning a pet ferret is not always fun and games. They require just as much care and attention as a dog or a cat, as well as proper diet and adequate housing.

Common Health Concerns

Not everybody wants or needs a pedigree dog. That’s one of the reasons why mixed breed dogs have always been (and most likely will remain) so popular among dog lovers. These dogs are truly one-of-a-kind with individual markings, personalities and qualities all their own.

Arthritis & Obesity

When It Hurts to Move: Helping Your Arthritic Dog Cut the Fat Jenifer Merchant-Sullivan Sheba, a Labrador retriever/shepherd mix, started “filling out” when she was just two years old, but it wasn’t until she hit midlife that her owner realized the seriousness of Sheba’s gradual but continuous weight gain. At age seven, Sheba suffered a […]

6 Signs of Stress in Dogs

When a dog is anxious, she will often quickly stick out her tongue and lick her lips. It’s usually just a fast, little flick. Watch your dog; this is one of the most common sign.

Dementia in Cats as Well as Dogs – Senility Trend In People Also Occurring In Animals

Thornton Penny, a Shih Tzu-poodle mix, was increasingly forgetful, often coming into a room and then being unable to find her way out. She slept during the day, wandered at night and showed little interest in eating. A visit to her veterinarian, Robin Downing of Windsor, Colo., found no obvious reason such as an ulcer […]

Management of Feline Stress

From the late 20th century to the present, Stress has become a catchword of a generation. For humans, it has become a lifestyle – and indeed the amount we have to do, and the pressure we are under, are worn with pride as a statement of our importance. The cats with whom we share our […]