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Breakfast With Bengals!

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
Lori Waters is the author and voice behind Thee Inside Poop as well as the owner and operator of The Litter Sitter, a local dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami Beach, FL. When she's not busy blogging and taking care of clients' pets you can find her running around with her german shepherd Zoey or having in-depth conversations with her two fur balls, Michi and Oakley!
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“Good Morning” – Valentino

 

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“Where’s deh breakfazt?”

This is how my mornings start when I visit Valentino and his sister Akasha (Bengals). Their automatic feeder is typically empty by the time I stop by (usually because Akasha eats most of it… she’s currently on a diet) and so commences the meowling by Valentino who is extremely upset because it’s empty and he’s STARVING!

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Once breakfast has been served, you can usually find him on the balcony stairs sun bathing! He loves people watching on these steps which overlook the city and can literally sit here for hours… although I don’t have the luxury of hanging out for that long!

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Wordless Wednesday – Oakley & The Cookie

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
Lori Waters is the author and voice behind Thee Inside Poop as well as the owner and operator of The Litter Sitter, a local dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami Beach, FL. When she's not busy blogging and taking care of clients' pets you can find her running around with her german shepherd Zoey or having in-depth conversations with her two fur balls, Michi and Oakley!
Lori Waters

Wordless Wednesday - Oakley Wordless Wednesday - Oakley My little Oakley kept insisting that he had to have a piece of my chocolate chip cookie even after I repeatedly told him “NO” and stuffed it back in the bag… he just kept pulling it out! He didn’t actually eat any of it but I’m sure if I’d let him he would’ve chewed off a chunk! Continue reading

Are Pregnant Women Safe If Their Cat Has Toxoplasmosis?

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
Lori Waters is the author and voice behind Thee Inside Poop as well as the owner and operator of The Litter Sitter, a local dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami Beach, FL. When she's not busy blogging and taking care of clients' pets you can find her running around with her german shepherd Zoey or having in-depth conversations with her two fur balls, Michi and Oakley!
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Do I Need To Give Away My Cat?

NO, you don’t.

I’ve heard so many people throw this false piece of information around that it’s pretty ridiculous. I think the people who say this statement are just terrified of the “what if’s” and go completely overboard and get rid of their cats(s). But if you’re armed with a little bit of research and implement some safety precautions there’s no reason why you, your unborn baby and your cat can’t have a happy 9 months!

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What Are Some Natural Flea Products For Dogs And Cats?

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
Lori Waters is the author and voice behind Thee Inside Poop as well as the owner and operator of The Litter Sitter, a local dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami Beach, FL. When she's not busy blogging and taking care of clients' pets you can find her running around with her german shepherd Zoey or having in-depth conversations with her two fur balls, Michi and Oakley!
Lori Waters

Flea season is here and it’s back with a vengeance! In our home it’s a constant battle when it comes to fleas especially when the summer time rolls around. Zoey is usually the one who starts itching and scratching and then the cats follow not long afterwards, creating this vicious cycle between all three pets in which fleas are just jumping from one to another!

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Avocado: Toxic or not?

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
Lori Waters is the author and voice behind Thee Inside Poop as well as the owner and operator of The Litter Sitter, a local dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami Beach, FL. When she's not busy blogging and taking care of clients' pets you can find her running around with her german shepherd Zoey or having in-depth conversations with her two fur balls, Michi and Oakley!
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I can’t remember who I spoke to but someone once told me that avocados were toxic to pets and I never thought to double check the information so whenever I came across someone who asked me about it or when I saw someone trying to feed their pets avocados I’d always tell them they were toxic! But lo and behold that isn’t necessarily the case… sort of!

Persin a natural, oil-soluble fungicide and also the toxic component of avocados is contained within the  leaves, bark, seeds, skin and pits of avocados. It’s virtually harmless to humans unless they suffer from some sort of allergy but can be deadly in certain species of animals. For the record, it is not toxic to both dogs or cats, the only thing pet parents should be concerned about is the rather large pit of the avocado which if swallowed can cause a blockage or obstruction in the pet’s esophagus, stomach or intestinal tract. Other than that if your pet is a fan of avocados they can definitely eat it so long as it is in moderation as it can cause vomiting and diarrhea if given in excess.

As for our other furry friends and large animals caution is to be exercised.

 

For our birds, signs to look for for persin toxicity include:

– Difficulty breathing

– Weakness

– Unable to perch

– Liver/kidney failure

– Death

 

For rabbits (and mice) look for signs of:

– Difficulty breathing

– Inflammation of the mammary glands

– Decreased milk production (if your pet is lactating)

– Cardial arrhythmia

 

For large animals (cows/horses):

– Mastitis

– Decreased milk production (if lactating)

– Gastritis

– Colic

– Sudden death

 

Now that we’re all in the know let’s spread the good news about avocados!

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