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Ways to Keep Your Pet from Getting Lost

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Pet Loss Prevention Tips Courtesy of Texas Ruff House A lost pet is every owner’s worst nightmare. We have seen that one of the biggest issues in returning a missing pet to their home is the lack of proper identification. Without pet identification, dogs and cats are much less likely to be reunited with their owners. This is why the team at Texas Ruff House in Pflugerville, TX wants to remind you to review your pet’s identification methods and make any necessary updates. There are multiple ways to protect and recover your pet. The key is to make it as simple and easy as possible. Step One: Keep your pet's ID tag up to date. The first barrier of protection is a well-fitted collar with a legible and up-to-date ID tag. The tag should include a working phone number that you can be best reached at. The phone number should be in large print and easily read by anyone. Avoid putting extra sayings, information, or d├ęcor, just stick to the most important details. This is because when someon

What You Need to Know About Cat Care

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Why Cat Care is Important at Texas Ruff House When you think about pet sitting, what usually comes to mind? Do you imagine someone just stopping by to fill your cat’s bowl with food, refresh their water, and make sure the house is secure? We certainly hope not! Pet sitting goes far beyond that at Texas Ruff House, where your pet gets love, attention, and personalized care from our devoted pet sitters. Our talented and caring pet care team in Pflugerville, TX has over 100 years of combined experience and are sharing all the reasons why regular visits are essential to your cat’s well being.   Time to debunk common cat myths! Cats often have a reputation for being aloof, independent, and non-social. But in reality, cats are creatures of habit and they thrive on predictability. When we arrive for the visit, we announce ourselves to let your cat know that we are there. We give them fresh water and food and clean up their feeding area. It’s very important to check your cat’s litter box and

A Day in the Life of a Pet Sitter in Pflugerville, TX

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Welcome to a Day in the Life at Texas Ruff House  Rise and shine! Good morning from our dog walkers and pet sitters at Texas Ruff House in Pflugerville, TX! It’s time to kick off a busy day full of pet visits, dog walks, and daycare drop-ins. Our team members have just received their schedule reports of their assignments for the day, which details where they are going and at what time. The Texas Ruff House team is getting their gear ready and packing their bags. Have you ever wondered what’s inside a pet sitter’s fanny pack? Here’s a sneak peek: -Your dog’s favorite treats -Waste bags and back up rolls (just in case!) -A squeaker to redirect their attention from a distraction (and to get them to focus for a photo!) -Sunscreen and Chapstick (because protecting your skin is important)       Boarding dogs, daycare dogs, puppies galore! While members of the team prepare to head out for their assignments, Texas Ruff House Headquarters is bustling with activity before daycare dogs even st

Teaching Your Dog Leash Manners

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  Tips and Tricks for Walking Your Dog, by Texas Ruff House When you take your dog out for a walk, does your dog drag you down the street, making you ask, “who’s walking who?” Perhaps you’ve wondered how to get your dog or puppy to stop pulling you on walks. Well, you’re in luck! We are sharing tips and tricks from our professional dog walkers at Texas Ruff House in Pflugerville, TX! It’s important to start by setting expectations for your dog and practicing consistently. If you let your dog get away with pulling you during your walks, then they will keep doing it. But if you show them that it doesn’t work, they will learn what does work over time. This is easier said than done, and it is on you, the dog owner, to be consistent. It’s also helpful for you to focus on getting your dog loose-leash walking, rather than getting your dog to stop pulling. Recommended Tools for Walking Your Dog Here are our dog walkers’ favorite tools at Texas Ruff House to walk your dog:  - 4-6 foot leash -

Why We Started A Pet Care Blog

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    Pet Care Advice From Your Pflugerville, TX Pet Sitters Welcome to the Texas Ruff House Blog! Our talented and caring team of pet sitters and dog walkers have been serving the Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown, Hutto and North Austin areas of Texas since 2015. We have over 100 years of combined pet care experience for all sorts of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, fish, and reptiles. With all of this pet care experience, we decided to start a blog and share our knowledge and expertise with our valuable clients and pet owners everywhere! What Makes Texas Ruff House Special   Texas Ruff House provides high quality professional pet care that goes beyond pet sitting and dog walking. In addition to customizing care according to your pet's needs and routines, we go the extra mile to share valuable information and resources to support new dog owners or pet parents going through challenges. Carla, the owner of Texas Ruff House, has developed many tricks of the trade aft