Monday, April 15, 2019

Bird, Bird, Bird…Bird is the Word.

For many of us in the Fox Valley our exotic parrots are part of our family.  With proper care, some live for decades and bring joy to a household through generations.  Not only that, but they are not cheap!  Buying the right bird to suit your home is an important decision…properly caring for it is even more important.

If you are ready for an extended vacation, you may have some guilt about leaving your beloved parrot(s) for an extended period.  Maybe you’re afraid that your baby will be traumatized.  Perhaps you are convinced that you are the only person on earth who can properly care for them.  Or, just maybe you are worried that they won’t forgive you.

They are very much like humans with feathers and if you need to leave your Southern Fox Valley home for a few days or more someone who is trained in the care and feeding of exotic birds should be looking in on them.  The answer is Sandy and her amazing team of pet lovers at Critter Sitters.  Give her a call for a free in-home visit at (630) 844-9554.

Monday, April 1, 2019

A Proper Dog Walk.

Just what is the proper method and time as well as frequency to walk your dog?  There is a right way to walk your dog.  Your pooch should either walk beside you or behind you, never in front of you. You should walk your dog, not the other way around.  It means a great deal in your dog's world.  When you let a dog walk in front of you, you're communicating that he's the one who is in charge of the walk.

How long a walk does your dog need, anyway?  Twenty minutes is a good amount of time to aim for most dogs—even seniors, if they’re in good health.  If your dog is very active, he may need longer, more vigorous walks, maybe even two or more times a day.  Or try slow, short jogs to get your active senior moving.

Proper dog walking is an art.  It is one that has been mastered by the pet care professionals at Critter Sitters.  Twelve months a year a Critter Sitters loving pro is excited to walk your dog…puppy or senior or in between.  Call Sandy at Critter Sitters serving the Southern Fox Valley of Western Chicagoland for an in-home visit at (630) 844-9554.