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FeLV, FIV, and FIP in cats

FeLV, FIV, and FIP in cats Two weeks after adopting my kitten Cleo in January 2014, we took on the battle of Parvo head on & beat it! Cleo was in the 1% of survivors. Along the way she caught a secondary infection and the veterinarian mentioned testing her for FeLV, FIV, and FIP. But […]

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Think before submitting that FREE pet sitter inquiry request!

  When pet owners submit FREE inquires to websites like to find a pet sitter – the pet sitter pays for that lead!! Please try to take into consideration if you are positive you REALLY NEED a pet sitter & if you are willing to pay for a professional pet sitter before inquiring. Because […]

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Ultimate in Pet Sitting for East & West Dundee, IL

Ultimate in Pet Sitting for East & West Dundee, ILIf you are a resident of East & West Dundee, IL and are in need of a Pet Sitter look no further than Shannon’s Pet Sitting! Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning professional pet care service specialized in pets with behavioral issues, medical needs & […]

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Does you pet sitter know what to do in a medical emergency?

Does you pet sitter know what to do in a medical emergency? We don’t like to think it will happen while we are away but you never know. Your pet ends up having a medical emergency while you are out of town and they are left with a pet sitter.  Does your pet sitter know […]

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Pet Sitting in Hoffman Estates, IL

Pet Sitting in Hoffman Estates, IL   If you live in Hoffman Estates, IL and are in need of a pet sitter to care for your pets while you are out of town or on vacation you have come to the right place! Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning professional pet care service serving […]

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Micro-chipping Your Pet Isn’t Enough

Micro-chipping Your Pet Isn’t Enough So many pets are micro-chipped that are adopted from rescues & shelters. Pet owners also get their pets “chipped” by their vets as well if the breeder or rescue didn’t already do it. But that little device won’t do you or your pet any good it it’s not registered and […]

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Cat Food Recall!!

Cat Food Recall!! It was announced today that Pro-Pet LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Hubbard Life and QC Plus dog food and Hubbard Life and Joy Combo cat food because of possible salmonella contamination. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Pro-Pet, based in St. Marys, Ohio, […]

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This Pet Sitter got stuck in the snow!

Last night was honestly one of the scariest I’ve had in my 15+ years of pet sitting! Chicago has been getting pounded by snow since December. People are not keeping up with their driveways & walkways! I went on a consultation to meet a new client in Barrington, IL last night. Our appointment was at […]

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The Effects of Feeding Wildlife

Providing wild animals with a steady, human-supplied food source can lead to problems for both the animals and humans. You should refrain from feeding the wildlife for a number of reasons – one such reason is that it attracts mice and encourages them to search for additional food sources and enter the building(s). In addition, […]

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What to look for when booking a Pet Sitter for the Holidays

Hard to believe in October you need to worry about a Pet Sitter in November, December or even January! But if you want a GOOD pet sitter, Yes you have to start thinking about booking them that far in advance! Thanksgiving, Christmas, And New Years are the busiest time of year for pet sitters. A […]

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“Earth Friendly” Poop Bags not THAT “Eco-Friendly”

I was at the H.H. Backer Total Expo this past weekend and stopped at the “Earth Rated” Poop bag table. At the previous years event “Earth Rated” were handing out their famous Green Dispenser and poop bags. I’ll admit I think I came home with between 4-6 of the holders and enough poop bags to […]

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Never TMI (Too Much Information) left for a Pet Sitter

It is a pet parent’s worst nightmare to go away out of town & have something happen to their pets while they are gone. For a pet sitter this scenario has double the anxiety due to the fact that we are not the owner & liable for the pets in our care.  Professional Pet Sitters […]

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Pet “Doggy” Doors & Pet Sitters Liability

I have a couple of client who’s dogs have access to a Pet “Doggy” door leading outside to an enclosed area in case they need to eliminate.  I have had a client’s dog meet me in the driveway as I pulled in after somehow escaping the enclosed area. Thankfully they didn’t run off  and were […]

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Wildlife Rescue: Good Intentions = Bad results

I got a lot of calls from people who have found abandoned or injured wildlife. For reference I have a page on my website that has contact information for a lot of wildlife rescues. Although intentions are good, I DO NOT recommend people try rescuing, caring for or handling any kind of wildlife! There […]

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