Guide for Dummies: How To Find a House Sitter

Guide for Dummies: How To Find a House Sitter

Going on a vacation is almost always a double-edged feeling. There is that blissful excitement of taking a break and just exploring the world and the beauty and culture it has to offer. However, at the same time there is also the feeling of worry and anxiety of what you are about to leave behind: your house, pets, and plants. Worry no more though, as house sitters and pet sitters are here to save the day!

 

“House sitters and pet sitters?”, if this is some term that you have only encountered, they basically do what a babysitter does but instead of babies or children, they look after your home, pets and plants. Where do you find one and how? If you are a newbie house owner hiring a house sitter, let us guide you step by step through the possible ways of how to find one.

Is Your Dog More Prone to Separation Anxiety?

Is Your Dog More Prone to Separation Anxiety?

Did you know that dogs experience stress and anxiety too? Yes they most certainly do! Just like us humans, prolonged stress and anxiety in your pet dogs is never a good thing. Chronic anxiety in dogs has been studied and it has been found out that dogs who lived almost everyday in fear were more susceptible to diseases and had decreased lifespans than their carefree counterparts. Environment and past experiences of the dog definitely plays a role on how these anxieties were formed but a recent study shows that some dog ...

Becoming a Traveling Gardener, is it possible?

Becoming a Traveling Gardener, is it possible?

The sun is shining ever so bright with not a single cloud in sight. The radiant heat wraps around you like a warm blanket, making you sweat a little. It's summertime! All of your friends are packing their bags and readying their swim suits all ready for their beach get away this summer. And here's you, the gardener, still cannot make any summer vacation breaks because the very thought of leaving your plant babies to dry while you splish and splash in the sea sends a chill running down your spine. Is traveling even possible ...

Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Misbehaving When You Leave

Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Misbehaving When You Leave

Separation anxiety in dogs? Never heard of it? Paint a picture in your mind of this scenario. It is 6am in the morning and you are peacefully preparing to leave for work. The whole neighborhood is still silent as you start your car. The moment you start your engine, there it goes, loud barks emanating from inside your house. If this sounds like you, your canine friend might be suffering from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs affects around 20% to 40% of dogs brought to veterinary behavior specialists, making it more common than you would think.