Although many animals have a layer or fur or hair, this doesn’t always mean that they are protected from the harsh winds and weather of winter.
Greyhounds, Chihuahuas and Dalmatians are among the short haired dog breed that really feel the chill when the temperature starts to dip.
But it’s not just our canine and feline friends that need help to stay warm. Cold blooded, reptilian pets rely on their habitat to regulate their body temperature. They too need suitable housing, lighting and heating to get them through the winter. Continue reading “Keeping Pets Warm in Winter”
Cats are quite reserved creatures and rarely let on exactly how they might be feeling, so it would be hard to recognise whether your feline friend is suffering from stress and anxiety.
We spoke with our friend and experienced animal behaviourist, Dr Jo Rhigetti from Pet Problems Solved, about the signs that we should be looking for to tell if our cat needs some help.
7 Signs Your Cat May be Suffering from Stress Continue reading “7 Signs Your Cat May be Stressed”
Many of the home owners that we speak with comment about how impressed they are with the house and pet sitters who come to stay in their homes. The personalised care for their pets, the upkeep of their homes and the little touches they find when they return, all leave lasting memories of the house and pet sitter and are the difference between a one-time sit and the start of a long-term friendship.
Here are some of the ways that house and pet sitters are making their mark to secure call backs and word-of-mouth referrals. Continue reading “4 Tips to Guarantee A House and Pet Sitting Call Back”
Cat owners, understandably, feel like
ripping their hair out every time they see a new piece of furniture scratched and torn at the paws of their big-eyed feline friend. Although this can be a natural trait for most cats, it is sometimes a learned behaviour that can be addressed.
We contacted our friend and expert animal behavourist, Dr Joanne Righetti from Pet Problems Solved, to give us some tips about how to understand cat scratching and what to do to curb the claws. Continue reading “Cat scratching”
The Mindahome house and pet sitting service is all about connecting home owners with the right house and pet sitters and it’s always good to hear about stories where a perfect match was made.
Danielle’s feline friend, Miss Ivy, didn’t like being alone and her health and emotional well being had suffered from a previous stay in a cattery. So Danielle signed up for a house and pet sitter and found, what she describes, as ‘an Ivy Angel’.
For the four weeks that Danielle and her family were away, they received regular text messages about how Miss Ivy was coping and when Danielle returned, they came home to a happy cat and immaculate home. Continue reading “Finding the right pet sitter for your four legged friend”
All animals have different personalities and unique characters. Some are more laid back than others which can affect how they adapt to change and separation from you.
The different environment and routine of a boarding facility can be stressful for your pet. Some of the symptoms of stress could also continue for a few weeks after your fur friend is back in your care and own home. Continue reading “Choose a pet sitter for the health of your pet”
There’s a global population of about 220 million domestic cats making them the most popular pets in the world with Japan ranked as the most cat-friendly country. With so many cats around chances are high that a pet sitting job in Australia might include taking care of a pampered feline. When looking after a treasured puss, here’s some advice on how to keep your cat sitting a cool and enjoyable experience for both you and the cat! Continue reading “Cool Cat Sitting Advice”