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What’s Wrong with My Pet? – Pet Sitters: Home When You’re Not

Dr. Rossi’s guest this week is pet sitter Nickee Mixon, of Creatures Great and Small Petsitting Service in the North Florida area. Nickee has 10 years of experience as a licensed and insured pet sitter and cares for dogs, cats, birds, fish and rodents. she gave a great argument for the benefits of pet sitting over boarding your pets, which include: less stress for your pet(s), less exposure to diseases from other animals, less travel, maintains your pet’s routine, and is far more personalized.
In addition to the feeding and walking of animals, pet sitters can also medicate animals and perform routine house sitting services, such as watering plants, taking in the mail or newspaper, and any other special requests agreed upon. Nickee mentioned that their service does not care for aggressive animals, due to liability issues, and recommends these animals be cared for by a family friend while the owner is away. One of the benefits or modern technology is that a sitter can text or email a report daily to the owners of the animals. The prices for pet sitting service are extremely reasonable, and Nickee even offers overnight sitting. Nickee can be reached at OR (904)703-8581
Dr. Rossi then reported on the HAPPY ENDING of the story of the cat that was accidentally dosed with Advantix, and that the cat is doing very well. He also discussed the emergency treatment for bee and wasp stings, and how to recognize when your pet is experiencing anaphylactic shock.
Finally, Dr. Rossi shared an amusing and educational story about 3 dogs and fairness in the animal kingdom and possibly the political world… and as always ended with the reminder that though our pets can’t vote, the economy heavily affects them, too, so please adopt a shelter or breed-rescue pet when possible!

If you’d like more pet tips and money-saving pet information, or his latest heart-warming book, “All Things Cold and Slimy,” they can be found on iTunes,, and with his publisher