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5 Ways You Can Benefit from Midday Pet Care

February 24, 2016

​   Dogs who are home alone during the day spend a lot of time sleeping. Our midday exercise lets them stretch their legs and burn off excess energy. This way they will be more relaxed, and you will feel less rushed, when you come home in the evening. If you have an older dog, he/she probably […]

What Are You Doing? – Wednesday Wondering

February 10, 2016

I am sitting at Starbuck's, looking out the window at the snow/ice covered trees. I am wondering what people will do with their dogs today for fun. It is too cold out there for many, so what options are there? Play hide 'n seek. Curl up on the couch under a blanket together. A scavenger […]

Are You Ready for a Rabbit?

February 10, 2016

Rabbits live 8 to 12 years. Before you get a rabbit, get the facts! Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, rabbits are NOT good pets for children? Many do not like to be held and can react by biting or kicking, possibly resulting in injury to both! Take this quiz to make sure you – and your home […]

Lucy Lu Who? – A Critter Case Study

January 27, 2016

Always the picture of gentility, Lucy Lu greets me as soon as I get out of my car and walks me to the front door. She also walks me back to my car when the massage is over. Lucy Lu is as happy to see me as I am to see her. After our “Hello. I […]

First-Time Massage During Interview with Pittsburgh Post Gazette

December 20, 2015

Recently I gave a first-time massage to two adorable beagles named Lucy (age 11) and Desi (age 3). Their proud papa is Kerry Kennedy, owner of K.S. Kennedy Distinctive Floral, Gift and Gourmet. Friends of Kerry's, Sue Kerr and Laura Dunhoff, purchased the massages for Lucy and Desi as a gift for Kerry's birthday. As soon as I […]

Plants Poisonous to Pets

December 17, 2015

As we gear up for the holidays, many are decking the halls with festive plants. But with new flowers brings curious pets, and many plants we decorate with may bring potential dangers to our furry friends. While some flowers are harmless for people, cats and dogs are at a greater risk of touching or ingesting […]

Cochise – A Critter Case Study

October 10, 2015

I want to tell you about Cochise, a 13-year-old Springer Spaniel, whom I began massaging in the middle of May 2015. Cochise lost his human daddy in January of this year. They were closely bonded, so it has been a rough time for him. In additional he has a large mass in his belly that is putting […]

Top 5 Ways for Your Critter Sitters to Spoil Your Dog

August 10, 2015

August 10th is National Spoil Your Dog Day, so here are the top 5 ways you can have Your Critter Sitters spoil your pet. #5 – Midday potty breaks so they don't have to hold it (which can contribute to urinary tract or bladder infections). #4 – Midday walks for your dogs while you are at […]

Pet Massage Testimonial

July 26, 2015

We hired Your Critter Sitters in April 2014 for our senior dogs, Amadeus and Alexander. They both had arthritis and Deus also had hip dysplasia. Xander's kidney levels limited our treatment options, so we thought massage was worth a try to manage their pain and maintain their quality of life. Deus was unable/unwilling to use […]

Feline Spraying

July 19, 2015

Cats spray to “talk” to other animals, primarily cats. When a cat sprays, it will normally tread with its hind feet and its tail will quiver. Urine marking or spraying is a normal communication behavior for cats – male or female – spayed, neutered or intact. This how they attract a mate, mark their territory, or respond to stresses. Ways […]

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