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Avoid Turning Water Into Whine (Automated Garden Irrigation)

One of the things I love about pet sitting is that I get to use many different household products and discover their effectiveness without actually buying them myself. Garden watering products are one category of product I’ve appreciated learning about over the years. I’ve seen lots of products break or wear out faster than others. . . . → Read More: Avoid Turning Water Into Whine (Automated Garden Irrigation)

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Ant Misbehavin’ (Pet-Safe Ant Deterrents and Poisons)

As long as I’ve been a professional pet sitter, I’ve been helping people keep their dog and cat food dishes free of ants. So for years I’ve been implementing non-toxic, safe deterrent methods. Only recently did I have my own ant problem at my own home which led me to research how to kill off . . . → Read More: Ant Misbehavin’ (Pet-Safe Ant Deterrents and Poisons)

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Oiling Point Of Fur Mats (Using Olive Oil To Remove Clumps Of Matted Fur)

My favorite technique for removing furry mats from dogs and cats is to apply olive oil to the base of the mat. Then just sit back and wait for the mat to fall off on its own. If you apply enough oil to the right spot, the mat will just fall off within a few . . . → Read More: Oiling Point Of Fur Mats (Using Olive Oil To Remove Clumps Of Matted Fur)

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Why I Don’t Carry Fluffs By The Scruff (Scruffing Cats Only When Medically Necessary)

The repercussions of scruffing cats can be detrimental and damaging to relationships, behavior, and even their physical health. According to the ASPCA’s Manager of Applied Research, Natasha Drain, “Scruffing a cat, where you firmly grasp the skin at the top of the neck or base of the head, can cause some cats to become defensive . . . → Read More: Why I Don’t Carry Fluffs By The Scruff (Scruffing Cats Only When Medically Necessary)

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Mess-less In A Bottle (Catnip Pellets vs Flakes)

If your cats like catnip but the messy flakes annoy you, give catnip pellets a try.

Catnip pellets are just dry flakes that have been compressed into potent pellets. Balls made from compressed catnip have been around for ages and for some reason those don’t hold my cats’ interest the way the smaller pellets do.

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