Resources for Pet Parents

604-302-1780 or Abbotsford, BC

Furryornot Petcare offers In Home Petsitting, 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 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 7 days a week.

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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

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

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.

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Resources we have used and recommend:

Pet Sitters International and Pet Owner’s World Magazine

Fear Free Happy Homes

Dogsafe Canine First Aid


Whole Dog Journal

Modern Dog Magazine

Modern Cat Magazine

Pet Connection Magazine

Other stuff we recommend checking out:

Doggie Detail dog waste removal

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