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How to Bathe Your Cat
  • Meowtel

    Meowtel

  • June 9, 2021

How to Bathe Your Cat

Giving your cat a bath can be a daunting task. The fact is, most cats don’t like water, and they won’t hesitate to let you know it. If you’re not careful, the act of bathing them could end up looking like a war zone: a struggle back and forth, biting, scratching—fleeing for safety.

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6 Tips for Disciplining Your Cat
  • Meowtel

    Meowtel

  • April 28, 2021

6 Tips for Disciplining Your Cat

One thing is for certain: cats are brilliant, socially-aware creatures, and their love and respect for you as their cat parent is the main factor for why they act the way they do. And without being defensive, we as their owners must recognize our shortcomings and offer them the best life possible! The cats, after all, don’t always understand the things they do, and it’s important for us to meet them halfway and teach them how to act.

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Cats and Earth Day
  • Meowtel

    Meowtel

  • April 14, 2021

Cats and Earth Day

With so many ways to honor Earth Day, we wanted to find ways for cat lovers, owners, and enthusiasts alike to observe this holiday in a way that is centered around their favorite animal: cats.

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Cat Psychology: Routines and Schedules For Your Cat
  • Zachary Visconti

    Zachary Visconti

  • March 02, 2021

Cat Psychology: Routines and Schedules For Your Cat

If human psychology isn’t already difficult enough, cat psychology is less researched, less funded, and generally less understood, making it feel nearly impossible to understand our furry friends. Not only are we a different species, but cats aren’t quite intelligent enough (as far as we know!) to let us know what their experience is like, so how can we expect to understand their needs?

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COVID-19 Guidance For Our Community
  • Sonya Petcavich

    Sonya Petcavich

  • January 25, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance For Our Community

Here at Meowtel, we strive to achieve our mission of helping every cat and cat parent live their best life. Keeping our community safe is a core component of achieving this mission so we're pleased to provide our guidance on how to appropriately conduct Meowtel reservations in the wake of COVID-19.

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September Sitter Changes
  • Sonya Petcavich

    Sonya Petcavich

  • August 23, 2020

September Sitter Changes

We're excited to share with you some major changes we are bringing to the platform on September 1st. Over the past few months, we’ve interviewed hundreds of sitters and customers and learned a lot about how we could improve.

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June is Adopt A Cat Month
  • Meowtel

    Meowtel

  • June 24, 2020

June is Adopt A Cat Month

This is the busiest time of the year for animal shelters, due to this increase of kitten litters. To help, American Humane founded Adopt-a-Cat Month: this initiative aims to promote cat adoptions across the U.S. and to highlight the importance of cat spaying and neutering.

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A True Sitter Story: Follow Your Dreams and Pet Every Cat on the Way
  • Krista Franklin

    Krista Franklin

  • March 30, 2020

A True Sitter Story: Follow Your Dreams and Pet Every Cat on the Way

Life is a roller coaster with many highs and lows, and sometimes finding your purpose can be difficult. We’d like you to meet Meowtel sitter Krista. With the love of cats, she was able to overcome obstacles, grief, and negativity. Now she is at a place in her life where she is truly happy. Read her story, and know that you, too, can find joy and happiness.

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Meowtel Cat Sitters Deliver that Purrfect Hospitality
  • Ana Hagedorn

    Ana Hagedorn

  • March 16, 2020

Meowtel Cat Sitters Deliver that Purrfect Hospitality

We know that cat parents want a trustworthy, reliable, and cat-centric sitter to care for their purrbabies. To make sure each and every cat family receives the purrfect hospitality, Meowtel has an exceptionally thorough onboarding process and are very selective about who we allow to join our platform. Learn why you’ll find the purrfect sitter for your kitty on Meowtel and what makes our sitters the best of the best.

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Knowing When to Put Your Foot Down: How to Handle an Array of Customer Situations on Meowtel
  • Melanie Deisz

    Melanie Deisz

  • February 27, 2020

Knowing When to Put Your Foot Down: How to Handle an Array of Customer Situations on Meowtel

At Meowtel, sitter safety is our top priority. We have zero tolerance for any harassment or abuse, and that includes situations between customers and sitters. If you encounter any of the circumstances in this article, please reach out to Meowtel so we can further address your concerns.

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Anatomy of a Text Update
  • Melanie Deisz

    Melanie Deisz

  • February 13, 2020

Anatomy of a Text Update

Meowtel cat sitters are the best of the best! As a result, there is a standard of communication cat parents expect to receive from their sitter. Take a look at our handy-dandy visual of what you should include in your daily updates to clients to ensure that your text messages are up to par.

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Slow Season Self Care
  • Sonya Petcavich

    Sonya Petcavich

  • January 23, 2020

Slow Season Self Care

A letter from our Chief Success Cat, Sonya Petcavich: Dear Meowtel sitters–you are ameowzing! Thank you for all of your hard work. Now that things have calmed down a bit from the holiday catness, I encourage you to take some time to reflect on 2019, set some goals for 2020, and take a break to focus on yourself.

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Cat Sitter Profile 101: Writing a Professional, Engaging, and Unique Sitter Introduction
  • Melanie Deisz

    Melanie Deisz

  • January 09, 2020

Cat Sitter Profile 101: Writing a Professional, Engaging, and Unique Sitter Introduction

First impressions are everything. When clients are looking for the purrfect cat sitter, they will likely be comparing your Meowtel profile to those of other sitters in their city. Therefore having a captivating profile page is a crucial factor in obtaining new clients. We’ll break down what you should include in your Meowtel sitter bio to help you stand out from the clowder.

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Food for Thought: How to Properly Switch your Cat's Diet
  • Melanie Deisz

    Melanie Deisz

  • December 30, 2019

Food for Thought: How to Properly Switch your Cat's Diet

Are you unhappy with your cat’s current diet and considering a change? Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just switch from one bag of kibble to the next. You also can’t starve your cat until they decide they’re hungry enough to eat the new food. Doing so can cause serious health problems for kitty. So, let’s talk about the things you should keep in mind when transitioning your cat to a new diet.

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How To Make Cat Treats: Catmas Time Treats for the Holiday Season
  • Melanie Deisz

    Melanie Deisz

  • December 23, 2019

How To Make Cat Treats: Catmas Time Treats for the Holiday Season

If you’re looking for a healthy snack for your cat’s Christmas pawty, we’ve got the purrfect solution! Making homemade cat treats is as simple as 1-2-3 and is a meowvelous bonding activity for you and your feline sous chef. It’s also a great alternative to all those ingredients and preservatives found in manufactured treats. Here are our fur-avorite do-it-yourself recipes… nom nom nom!

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When and What to Document as a Sitter
  • Melanie Deisz

    Melanie Deisz

  • December 12, 2019

When and What to Document as a Sitter

There is no such thing as too much documentation. As a sitter, it is important that you follow the client’s rules; documenting that you have done so will only help you. If you are unclear about what updates to message your clients or when you should send extra pictures, that’s okay. We’ll help clarify when and what you should be reporting to cat parents.

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Best Cat Cameras on the Market: Pros, Cons, and Tech Specs
  • Melanie Deisz

    Melanie Deisz

  • December 02, 2019

Best Cat Cameras on the Market: Pros, Cons, and Tech Specs

We are fortunate enough to live in an era where technology is unsurpassed and easily accessible by anyone, including your cats! From pet cameras with built-in laser pointers and treat dispensers to security cameras with two-way audio and room panning capability, we’ve got the purrfect pet cam recommendations for you - all specs included!

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What Your Cat’s Poop is Telling You
  • Melanie Deisz

    Melanie Deisz

  • November 18, 2019

What Your Cat’s Poop is Telling You

Everyone poops, including your cat. While scooping the litter box is not the most fun part of being a cat owner, monitoring your cat’s stool is a very important part of their health regimen. Many poo factors such as color, consistency, odor, frequency, and litter box habits can be indicative of health concerns. Do you know what your cat’s poop is telling you? Get the scoop.

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Ragdoll Cats
  • Meowtel

    Meowtel

  • Dec 30, 2017

Ragdoll Cats

We love Ragdoll cats because they’re beautiful, they learn quickly, and they pick up tricks easily. In this post, we hope you learn to love them too!

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