Category Archives: Product Reviews

Pet Sitter Product Review: Arm & Hammer Naturals Clumping Litter

arm and hammer naturals cat litter

I have been on a quest of sorts to find my favorite cat litter.  One that clumps tightly, doesn’t have an overpowering odor and low dust and tracking.  I have tried several kinds and will continue to sample different brands until I can determine a favorite.   Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Product Review: Tidy Cat Lightweight Cat Litter

Tidy Cat Lightweight cat litter

I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials for the new Tidy Cat Lightweight cat litter.  I decided to give it a try and review it for you. Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Product Review: WeatherTech Floor Mats

weathertech floor mat

 

Pet Sitters spend a lot more time in their vehicles than the average person.  When we are busy, we almost live out of our vehicles.  Imagine spending your day getting in and out of your vehicle every 20-30 minutes.  During peak times we have been known to eat our meals in our cars which tends to make things very messy. Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Product Review: Nature’s Miracle Urine Destroyer

Nature's Miracle Urine Destroyer

Anyone that owns pets know that with pets come the occasional accident.  Our home is no exception.  We have two dogs and three cats so it’s inevitable.  We are used to small accidents since our youngest dog, Parker, tends to ‘piddle’ when he gets excited.  Those are no problem to clean up and don’t usually require a lot of effort.  Recently however Parker couldn’t wait to go out one morning and he peed on our living room carpet.  Continue reading

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Is Good Customer Service Dead?

So often you read nothing but negative reviews online.  People who have a bad experience will ten people but someone who has a good experience may only tell one.  There are so many good businesses in our area and we’d like to take a moment to give a shout out to some of our favorites.  Customer service isn’t dead, it’s just not as common as it used to be.  Those places that do go the extra mile and provide stellar customer service should be recognized.  If you haven’t heard of these businesses, check them out.  We don’t recommend places lightly. Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Product Review: Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler

I have free ranging chickens.  They are very beneficial in keeping the tick population under control and therefore I do not want to confine them to a fenced in area.  The problem I’m having is chickens like to dust bathe.  Mulched flower beds are prime dust bathing spots and my chickens have been digging massive holes in my flower beds and are destroying our landscaping.  This made my husband VERY unhappy.  After doing some research I decided to give the Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler a try. Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Product Review: Grizzly Salmon Oil (Omega 3 Fatty Acids)

For those of you following along you probably remember reading the post about Bob And The Case Of The Mysterious Balding Ears.  His ear problems had me stumped.  A friend of mine who is a Vet Tech suggested I try giving him some Fatty Acids.  She said she had seen many pets coming in with similar problems due to the long, cold winter (is it ever going to be over?). Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Review: PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control

Ladies and gentleman I’d like to introduce you to the best invention EVER!  As many of you know, we own two Jack Russells.  Zach is almost 15 and Parker is 2.  They get along great and are good (albeit crazy) dogs.  Unfortunately, they started marking the house so we have no choice but to crate them at night.  Zach has been showing signs of some dementia which flares its ugly head every night when it’s time for bed.  The very moment that crate door closes he goes crazy.  We endured many nights that got progressively worse.  He whines, cries, barks and howls which in turn gets Parker going.  This went on All.  Night.  Long.  For about a week.  We had finally had enough.  We needed sleep. Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Product Review: SSSCAT Cat Training Aid

SSSCAT boxI’m sure you know what it’s like living with cats.  You don’t need to set an alarm because cats have some cosmic way of knowing EXACTLY what time they should be fed down to the nanosecond.  Our cats are no exception.  They sleep in my office at night otherwise they bounce off the walls and keep us awake.  This works out great except for the rare days I can actually sleep in.  If I don’t get up at EXACTLY 5:02am to feed them their breakfast they start scratching on the door.  Some mornings they start as early at 4:30am!  I couldn’t take it anymore.  I needed sleep. Continue reading

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The Scoop on Scoopers

ridiculous litter scoop

This, ladies and gentlemen, is NOT an appropriate tool for scooping your cat’s litterbox yet we see this quite frequently.  This always perplexes me as your standard issue, plastic, el-cheapo litter scoop is readily available at any dollar store.  The same litter scoop is also available at every major supermarket although it’ll run you more than a buck.  That being said, we run across all kinds of tools being used as litter scoops.  There are the slotted spoons; they are ok – they are metal so they stand up to tough scoops.  There are the flat, slotted spatulas; they are a little less than ok, but we can work around it.  There are also some people that scoop their litter with a large spoon.  As in, a spoon with no slots in it!  That one I just don’t get.  It takes forever and you end up throwing away more than you need to.

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