Resources for Pet Parents

Furryornot Petcare offers In Home Pet sitting, House sitting, and private on-leash Dog walking in Abbotsford, Mission, and Chilliwack British Columbia. Contact us to arrange a free consultation. Our pet visit service hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. 7 days a week.

Resources we have used and recommend:

Pet Sitters International  www.petsit.com/pet-owner-tips and Pet Owner’s World Magazine www.petsit.com/pet-owners

Fear Free Happy Homes Fearfreehappyhomes.com

Dogsafe Canine First Aid  www.dogsafe.ca/resources

ASPCA  www.aspca.org/pet-care

Whole Dog Journal  www.whole-dog-journal.com

Modern Dog Magazine  moderndogmagazine.com

Modern Cat Magazine  moderncat.com

Pet Connection Magazine  www.petconnection.ca

Artwork by C. Kuryk

Some Helpful Tips for you and your pets

Human foods that are dangerous for your pets:

  • Grapes & raisins – can cause kidney failure
  • Macadamia nuts – can cause vomiting, tremors
  • Onion, garlic and chives – can lead to red blood cell damage (cats are even more susceptible)
  • Xylitol, a sugar substitute – can cause liver failure
  • Chocolate, coffee, and caffeine – can cause seizures and even death

Pet Poison Helpline www.petpoisonhelpline.com

BC Poison Control Centre 604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911

http://www.dpic.org/bc-dpic-fact-sheets/holiday-hazards-fact-sheet

Tips for Multi-cat homes

If you have multiple cats most experts recommend having one litter box per cat plus one extra. So for 3 cats you should have 4 litter boxes. If your cat is having litter box issues try setting up an additional litter box, change the location ( to the spot where they are going outside of the current litter box), or adjust the size of the box, and/or type of litter used. Often the size of the litter box is just too small so try a larger size or even use a different type of storage bin so your cats have lots of room to find the right spot. Some cats may prefer a sand or gravel type over the larger pellets, or an open box rather than one with a lid. If you are not sure which type they prefer set up a few different options and see which one is the most ‘popular’. Check with your vet if problems persist because bad litter habits could be due to an illness or other health problems.

Information about sleep habits for your pets:

Tuck Advancing Better Sleep
www.tuck.com
How much do cats sleep?
How much do dogs sleep?

Sleep Help Institute
www.sleephelp.org
Everything You Need to Know About How Dogs Sleep

Other stuff we recommend checking out:

PIP My Pet pet recognition app  www.petrecognition.com

Doggie Detail dog waste removal  doggiedetail.com

HomeoAnimal www.homeoanimal.com

In Home Pet sitting, private on-leash Dog walking, and House sitting Services in Abbotsford, Mission, and Chilliwack BC