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National Mutt Day

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To celebrate National Mutt Day I asked my friend and wonderful dog walker from my pet care business to provide a guest post for us.  Ameera Skandarani has a unique exposure to all types of mixed breeds and pups in her various professions but holds her education in professional writing. Ameera entered the pet service industry as a dog walker and apprentice …

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Holiday Travel with Your Pets

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Roadtrip With My Besties In just a few weeks my husband, 3 dogs and I will be making the 426 mile trek down to my parents house. Its a biennial adventure that even for us seasoned pro’s – takes a good bit of coordinating. I’ll spare you the details about wrapping and packing all the gifts, that in itself is a …

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The Most Common Holiday Hazards for Your Pets

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The winter holidays are HERE! While you decorate the house and stress about getting it ready for the family, Chloe and Max are starting to stress about all the changes and strange smells. Ornaments, candles, tinsel, ribbons and wrapping paper seem to be everywhere! There are lilies, holly, mistletoe, and a tree in the living room. Grandma’s chocolate chocolate chip powdered …

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National Adopt a Senior Pet Month-November

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Old vs. Young When you weigh the options of bringing home a shelter pet the age of the animal always plays a significant role. As a volunteer for the Boxer Rescue, one of my rolls is to be a foster home for dogs in transition from their former life to their new loving home. When the announcements come into our …

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Learn Pet First Aid and CPR Better by Taking it Online

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Why Online Learning? I was interviewed about our online dog and cat first aid & CPR certification course for a podcast hosted by Bella Vasta of JUMP Consulting – Pet Business Coaching. Following the podcast Bella Vasta made a post on her consulting Facebook page regarding the available option for pet sitters to take this online course. An in-person instructor …

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Book Your Pet Sitter for the Holidays NOW!

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If you’re reading this it might be too late but it’s worth a shot. You’re headed to your in-laws or even off to the tropics this winter break but you just looked down and saw Bella and Bandit staring up at you – shoot – you forgot to book a pet sitter! The good news is there are many options …

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Halloween Safety for Your Pets

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Ding-Dong. . .  tips and tricks when the trick-or-treaters arrive Halloween is DEFINITELY one of my favorite holidays. It conjures up memories of trick-or-treating; walking through the rustle of the freshly fallen leaves and collecting as much candy as you can to go home and sort your stash for trade with siblings or friends the next day at school.  It was …

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National Vet Tech Week 2016

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Oct 16-22, 2016 – This week we celebrate the wonderful pet nurses. They’ve hugged your pet, have you thought about hugging them? Ok, you should probably ask before you go doing so but our veterinary technicians are the nurses of the pet world. They perform a thankless job of restraining, cleaning, expressing, injecting, drawing blood and many other tough tasks that …

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The Triple Treachery of Rawhide & A Spotlight of Success

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The Danger of Rawhide The pet food blogger Rodney Habib, a well known pet nutrition blogger wrote a very informative piece about the dangers of rawhide chews. As pet parents many of us don’t even blink at the thought of bringing home this now known staple for the enjoyment of our pups. As a pet care provider myself I find …

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October 1st is National Black Dog Day

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If you share your life with a black dog you already know the joys of your dark mysterious mate. Did you know black dogs are the most overlooked pups in shelters? In terms of branding, the black dog doesn’t catch the eye of the lighter colored, tan, red or white pups. Black is a harsh color and certainly avoided in …