Spring Safety Tips for Cat Parents

By Kathleen Rodgers We’ve set the clocks forward, turned another page on the calendar, and spring is here! The change in seasons brings many changes in our homes as well. WINDOWS Spring breezes are so welcome after winter’s chill, but opening your windows could be dangerous for your cat. Be sure your windows have sturdy… Read more »

DOG FOOD RECALL – FROMM FAMILY FOODS RECALLS 3 OF ITS CANNED DOG FOODS

Lots of Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food, Fromm Gold Chicken and Duck, and Fromm Gold Salmon and Chicken Pate have recently been voluntarily recalled since they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D. Check for the following product that was shipped to distributors from December 2015 and February 2016. Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food… Read more »

MEET OZZIE – OUR PET OF THE WEEK

Meet my special friend Ozzie.  He is a five-year-old rescue who relocated, about a year ago, from North Carolina on one of the coldest days in January.  His traveling buddy Harry found a great place to stay with Abby the Dog while Capital Canines Animal Rescue worked on finding a forever home for Ozzie.  He… Read more »

KEEP YOUR CAT SAFE ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

By Kathleen Rodgers May the luck of the Irish be with you this St. Patrick’s Day.  This Washington, DC cat sitter is asking you not to  leave your cat’s well-being to luck. St. Patrick’s Day began as an Irish feast day in the 17th century, named after an Irish bishop who became the patron saint… Read more »

MEET RIKKI – OUR PET OF THE WEEK

Meet Rikki – our first kitty “Pet of the Week”.  This handsome 15-year-old feline loves his snacks, hanging out in a box, reclining on the big bed, as well as lots & lots of snuggles with Mom.  He also lives with his new roomie Alexander.  This month, he will be visiting the vet for a… Read more »

LEAPIN’ LIZARDS IT’S LEAP DAY: 5 TIPS TO GET YOUR CAT MOVING

By Kathleen Rodgers   Some indoor cats spend their days lounging around the house and don’t expend much in the way of energy. A lazy life can lead to obesity or even to inappropriate behavior caused by boredom. Here are five ways to encourage your cat to exercise. In honor of Leap Day, let’s get… Read more »

MEET HOLLY HOLIDAY – PRIORITY PET SITTING’S FIRST PET OF THE WEEK!

Holly Holiday is our first Pet of the Week honoree.  She was adopted by her pet parents about seven years ago.  She is a world traveler including living in Estonia which required a matching coat and boots for the winters and then also spending time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  A tour of… Read more »

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPAYING OR NEUTERING YOUR CAT

By: Kathleen Rodgers One of the biggest expenses of owning a cat is the cost of spaying or neutering. Spaying is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus and ovaries of a female cat; neutering a male involves removing the testicles. While spaying or neutering your cat (also called “altering” or sterilizing) results in lifelong… Read more »

PLANNING FOR YOUR CAT’S FUTURE WHEN YOU’RE NO LONGER AROUND

By Kathleen Rodgers Your cat is your beloved companion. You dread the day she’ll no longer be around, but what would happen to your cat if she outlives you?   We all hate to address the subject of our own death or becoming ill or incapacitated, and even those cat-owners who do plan for the future… Read more »

THE ANNUAL COST OF CARING FOR A CAT

BY: Kathleen Rodgers  You wouldn’t trade your cat for a million dollars, but how much does it cost to keep your cat happy and healthy? As a pet sitter in Washington, DC, I frequently hear this question from new pet parents. Let’s explore the annual cost of caring for a cat. The first year of cat… Read more »