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Very often you hear Cesar Milan "chastising" a dog owner for treating his dog like a human. I guess we do that a lot. No doubt we are to blame for a lot of our dog's misbehavior-such as the owner that unknowingly reinforces the aggressive behavior of a biting little chihuahua. We also know that dogs are pack animals and need a leader. We have all seen the dog owner who lets their dog take over as the alpha dog of the home. But this characteristic goes for humans as well. We all need leaders and rules. Many of us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Merry Murphy Pet Sitters
from Mac Daddy Pet Sitters We're an affordable in home pet sitting service for the Franklin and Brentwood areas of Williamson County in TN. We strive to provide trusted and professional care for your pets while you are away from home. Those who use pet sitting and dog walking services in Franklin and Brentwood believe most pets are happier in their own home environment. It is becoming a popular preference as an alternative to boarding your pet. We can help keep your pet's routine and provide services that keep your home safe while you are away. More good reasons to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Merry Murphy Pet Sitters
Dogs don't realize that we humans find it disgusting when they drink fresh water from a home toilet. Still it is their drink of choice. Even kitty likes the coolness of the lavatory, and porcelain is the dog or cats preferred material when it comes to drinking water in a nice cool basin. That is, they prefer a deep porcelain bowl that maintains cold to cool aerated water, better known as the toilet,commode,or some other French word. They know from just sniffing the water bowl whether or not you have lately provided fresh water. Dogs do not like the taste... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at Merry Murphy Pet Sitters
Some of us remember a time when "socializing" a dog came automatically. Training a dog meant teaching your dog to sit,get the newspaper,your slippers,etc. When it came to "socializing your dog" that was accomplished without thought as the dog followed the children through the house and out to play into the neighborhood. Mothers were generally home when the children were at school, and after school, the children were not committed to structured play activities elsewhere. Those days have passed day for most of us. Dogs and other pets,more than ever, fill a companionship void for families and other urban dwellers.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at Merry Murphy Pet Sitters
Consider the following health tips for your older cat, and keep Merry Murphy Pet Sitters in mind when leaving your older pet home alone for an extended period Unless an older cat has water placed in different areas of the house,they will put off getting the water they need unless it is placed conveniently in their pathway. We have listed some of the issues to consider with older cats. Dehydration of cells and tissues Reduced oxygen flow to tissues Decreased ability of cells to maintain their internal environment (homeostasis) Reduced immune response Declining efficiency of enzyme systems within the body... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Merry Murphy Pet Sitters
What Are Signs of Aging? An older cat may exhibit the following signs: - Meows more frequently; - Avoids favorite resting place (and finds places to hide instead); - Misses or doesn't use litter box; - Doesn't come when called; - Changes sleeping or eating patterns; - Any change in behavior or health - acute or gradual - warrants a visit to your veterinarian without delay. via Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Merry Murphy Pet Sitters