Trusted Cat Sitters & Groomers

Nowadays, people’s relationships are very complicated. We are faced daily with challenges and unexpected needs to solve new problems. Therefore, trust (people trust) is very important. I like to deal with people who I can trust, as I am sure you do. It allows me to sleep well at night.

Over the years, I have developed relationships with local professionals who I trust to provide cat sitting and grooming services. To help you, I have included a list of trusted cat sitters and groomers below.

Catsitters

  • Ms. Kat Gautreau ( cat sitting, working at veterinary clinic as vet assistant since 2005, able to administer medication and subcutaneous fluids ) – Call 587-777-4439
  • Ms. Lindsay Colosimo  (cat sitting, able to administer medication and subcutaneous fluids; will email photos) – Call 587-777-4377 or visit www.calgarycatwhisperer.com
  • Robertson’s Little Critter Retreat  (cat sitting in her house) – Ms. Lee Robertson – Call 403-701-1125 or email lee.robertson@shaw.ca
  • Scarlett Francis Pet Sitting (cat sitting in SE Calgary, able to administer medication and subcutaneous fluids) – Ms. Kelly Bitz – Call 403-542-2332 or visit www.scarlettfrancis.ca (You can also follow her cat Tuxedo Joe on Facebook or on Twitter @tuxedojoeboxer)

Groomers

Nancy McEwan – Call 403-455-9560

 

Educational Articles

Feline Acute Pain Scale
If you are concerned whether your cat is in pain, this resource is very useful for pain assessment!

Know Normal – Recognizing Signs and Symptoms
Important! Quick and easy ways to know that your cat is fine everyday.

Cat Care Advice

International Cat Care

Happy healthy cats require good owner knowledge and understanding. In this section, you will find everything you need to know about keeping your cat happy, healthy and safe.

Catvets

The key to a healthy and happy cat is a well-informed and understanding owner.

Indoor Cat Initiative

The Indoor Pet Initiative is here to help you make every day your pet’s best day.

Useful Links

Pet Food Recalls & Withdrawals
Pet Food Recalls – of which there are three types – are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm’s own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority.

Top 5 Pet Food–Associated Illnesses
A pet food–associated illness is any disease condition or illness associated with or caused by pet food. Infections and intoxications are most common, but nutrient deficiencies also occur. Pet food–associated illness is not limited to commercial diets; in fact, most cases of nutrient deficiency in pets result from the use of unbalanced home-prepared diets rather than commercial products. Infections and intoxications may be seen with both commercial and home-prepared diets.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is a voluntary membership association of local, state and federal agencies charged by law to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feeds and animal drug remedies.

Petbrosia Custom Pet Food
Petbrosia’s animal nutrition experts have conducted extensive research to ensure their process meets your pet’s needs. They help you determine the right Petbrosia diet for your pet based on breed, age, weight, food allergies, activity level, and other needs you feel should be brought to their attention. They’ve studied how these variables can influence feeding and applied insights to create a system that automatically adjusts energy requirements and ensures appropriate nutrition as your pet changes and ages.

Pet Friendly Hotel Search
In order to make it easier for travellers to find pet-friendly hotelspet-friendly vacation rentals, pet sitting and other related pet-travel services and information, Pets Welcome offers an Instant Pet-Friendly Hotel Search.

Adopting a New Cat
Adopting a cat is a big decision and there are numerous variables that should be contemplated before making the commitment. Cats, like people, have different personalities and it is essential to understand what you want from your feline companion. If you have children or pets in the home already, you will want to consider how this new addition will interact with the existing dynamic.

Introducing a Cat into the Household
Introducing a new cat into a household with existing cats can seem like an overwhelming task. The transition can take several weeks but planning ahead can reduce the stress, allow for an easier transition, and build a positive relationship between your feline companions.

Books and educational reading

Caring For A Blind Cat

Caring for a blind cat has been written as an ideal information source and support tool for cat owners whose cats are visually impaired or blind. It is also helpful to owners of cats with eye problems that may lead to vision problems blindness and would be perfect for a person thinking of re-homing a blind or disabled cat.

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.

Caring for a Cat with Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Caring for a cat with lower urinary tract disease has been written as the best information source and source of support for owners of cats who have been diagnosed with lower urinary tract disease.

Caring for a cat with hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common cat illnesses and is curable in many cases. Caring for a cat with hyperthyroidism has been written as an information source and support tool primarily aimed at owners whose cats have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism

Caring For A Cat With Chronic Kidney Disease

The book is 68 pages long and includes colour photographs illustrating different clinical signs (symptoms) of kidney disease, diagnostic tests and treatments such as a step by step guide to safely and successfully giving pills to a cat.

Caring For An Overweight Cat

An 80 page fully illustrated book aimed at cat owners and veterinary professionals.

Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals

Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping

This guide is a practical tool for veterinarians, teachers, counselors, parents, grandparents and others who are in a position to help children cope with the loss of a pet. Topics include understanding children’s attachment to their pets and the significance of their loss; understanding the child’s concept of death; recognizing how children grieve; encouraging the child’s successful grieving; knowing when and whether to suggest getting another pet; recognizing loss as a valuable lesson about life; and knowing which books are recommended for grieving children.

Finding Peace After the Loss of a Loved Animal Companion

A spiritual guide and practical primer designed to help people of all ages and backgrounds cope with and recover from grief over the loss of beloved pet.

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